該展覽的亮點是呈現了斯特拉迪瓦里、瓜奈利、瓜達尼尼、戈弗里勒四大頂級製琴家族的四重奏作品，喻藝術基金會的弗朗西斯科·戈弗里勒小提琴，與杜普雷（J. M. du Pré）曾使用的同一作者所製的大提琴，及另外兩件馬泰奧·戈弗里勒（Matteo Goffriller）提琴，共同組成戈弗里勒四重奏展出。展覽的首間展廳將以多件其生前持有的樂器，致敬19世紀挪威著名小提琴演奏大師布爾（Ole Bull）。此外，展品還包括達·薩羅、阿瑪蒂、魯傑里、貝爾貢齊、加利亞諾、維堯姆等知名製琴家族提琴作品，其中不乏姚阿幸、克萊斯勒、羅斯托羅波維奇、帕爾曼等音樂大師曾演奏傳承之名作。
On Feb. 4th, 2023, a two-and-a-half-week exhibition ‘Master to Master’ showcasing masterpieces of the violin family is open in the new National Museum of Norway - the largest art museum in Northern Europe. The Francesco Goffriller c. 1730 violin owned by the Yu Art Foundation (‘YAF’) - the instrument previously played by Günter Pichler, the first violin of the celebrated Alban Berg Quartet - has been invited to join the exhibition as part of the Goffriller quartet.
Front page of the exhibition on its official website
The exhibition is hosted by the new National Museum of Norway in collaboration with the Dextra Musica collection of The Savings Bank Foundation DNB (in Norwegian: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB), celebrating the 200-years jubilee of The Savings Bank Foundation DNB. The exhibition presents 28 string instruments from over ten top luthier families covering five centuries, combined with artworks of among others Edvard Munch, Adolph Tidemand and Hans Gude.
YAF's Francesco Goffriller violin
A particular highlight of the exhibition is the four quartets of string instruments made by the most renowned Italian luthiers Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadagnini and Goffriller. The Francesco Goffriller violin owned by YAF, together with the Francesco Goffriller cello once owned by J. M. du Pré and two other Matteo Goffriller instruments, forms the Goffriller quartet. The first room is a combination of gems from the Dextra collection with a special dedication to the famed 19th-century Norwegian violin prodigy Ole Bull. There are also on display a series of instruments from the world-famous luthiers including G. da Salò, H Amati II, F. Rugeri, C. Bergonzi, A. Gagliano and J.-B. Vuillaume, among which many have been owned by violin virtuosos such as J. Joachim, F. Kreisler, M. Rostropovich and I. Perlman.
The Goffriller Quartet on display in the exhibition
The exhibition is accompanied by a rich and varied programme of concerts, commission pieces, lectures, debates and films. On Feb. 10th and 11th, an international instrument symposium was held for instrument makers, professionals and instrument foundations worldwide to share knowledge. Experts including John Dilworth and Carlo Chiesa were on the programme, discussing topics ranging from historical research to today’s technological innovations. In the various concerts, the instruments exhibited are performed by the contemporary musicians, enabling the audience to appreciate the classical masterworks both visually and aurally.
Reference: Nasjonalmuseet and Dextra Musica official website