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Giovanni Battista Gabrielli

Giovanni Battista Gabbrielli was working in Florence at a time when Stainer’s influence was strong in central Italy. David Tecchler was probably responsible for importing Stainer’s style into Italy in the early 18th century, and this vogue was taken up by Michael Platner and Francesco Emiliani in Rome, and by all the major Florentine makers.

The trio of instruments featured here show Gabbrielli’s individual, and slightly exaggerated, interpretation of Stainer’s f-hole. However, his archings are seldom extreme in the way that one often sees in the work of his contemporaries, and this was a major contributory factor to his success. Today he is considered to be the leading Florentine maker of his day and was probably the teacher of the Carcassi brothers.

Giovanni Battista Gabrielli

(fl Florence, c1740–1770)

Giovanni Battista Gabbrielli was working in Florence at a time when Stainer’s influence was strong in central Italy. David Tecchler was probably responsible for importing Stainer’s style into Italy in the early 18th century, and this vogue was taken up by Michael Platner and Francesco Emiliani in Rome, and by all the major Florentine makers.

The trio of instruments featured here show Gabbrielli’s individual, and slightly exaggerated, interpretation of Stainer’s f-hole. However, his archings are seldom extreme in the way that one often sees in the work of his contemporaries, and this was a major contributory factor to his... Read more

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Giovanni Battista Gabrielli

23 February 2018 - Dilworth, John

The authentic work of Giovanni Battista Gabrielli can sometimes be hard to discern amongst the crowd of lesser Stainer copyists that thrived throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A very fine and well preserved example thus stands as a marker... Read more

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