photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw


Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: unknown

Date: 2nd half of the 19th c.

Owner: H. Wieniawski Primary & Secondary School of Music in Łódź

Inventory number: POSM/II/4-U/136

Provenance: gifted by a private person in the 1980s

Description: spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back

Inscriptions: on a C-bout in black paint: E. Merlen / POSM/II/4-U/136

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Violinists: Piotr Pławner (First Prize at the 1991 International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań); Wojciech Pławner and other top pupils of the school

Catalog card: based on the school’s documentation

Piotr Pławner, Symphony Orchestra of the State Philharmonic in Poznań, conductor: Jerzy Katlewicz, 1991; H. Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14, I. Allegro Moderato, Anthology © Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań

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