Ex-Toscha Seidel Stradivarius to be Auctioned in June


(The “da Vinci, ex-Seidel” violin)

 

On June 9, the public sale home Tarisio is because of promote a 308-year-old Stradivarius violin. The instrument as soon as belonged to the Russian violinist Toscha Seidel, who was born in Odessa in 1899 and studied with Leopold Auer.

Seidel performed on the violin for nearly forty years, over the course of a profession that noticed him make quite a few prestigious live performance appearances. He additionally performed the Stradivarius on the recordings for some early Hollywood movie scores, together with the rating for The Wizard of Oz.

We exactly go well with one another, and I’m satisfied it’s one among the best examples of the well-known violin maker,” Seidel mentioned of his violin in 1924.

The instrument is the primary of its form to be auctioned in additional than 15 years: it derives from Stradivarius’s “Golden Interval,” typically thought to embody the years from 1700 to 1725.

“Antonio Stradivari is the best violin maker of all time; it’s our large pleasure to current this instrument, whose beautiful voice nonetheless speaks to us by means of many classical recordings and movie scores carried out by the incomparable Toscha Seidel,” mentioned Carlos Tome, the Director at Tarisio.

“We will solely think about the joys that this instrument has generated for numerous musicians and audiences over the centuries,” he added. “We’re grateful to have the privilege of discovering the following proprietor for this distinctive instrument, and to proceed its residing legacy.”

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