The New Tielke
CV Joachim Tielke
The instruments
Still wanted
deutsche Version


This page presents instruments discoverd too late to be included in our publication. Please find here downloads in the format of the book to be placed at its end under the dust cover.

The number of additions to our book has grwon to five, making a total number of 174 authentic instruments or fragments. All newly found instruments, including a supposedly original bridge on a viol, are shown her.

Sorry, all of the following pages are in German:

7. A lute in the Musical Instrument Museum of Willisau, Switzerland, shows all features in its back, that are characteristic of Joachim Tielke's work. Andreas Schlegel and Bob van de Kerckhove sent us photographs of the instrument together with their assumption that is must have come from the Tielke shop, which we happily confirm. The instrument is now listed number TieWV 131a in the oeuvre catalog.
Download of the prelimiary description of lute TieWV 131a (July 2016).
All illustrations and the text are based on Schlegel's and Van de Kerckhove's documentation (and will be replaced once we have seen the instrument oourselves).

6. The baryton in the Munich Municipal Museum has for a long time been considered an uninteresting copy. However, after its examination it must now be looked at as an authentic instrument from the Tielke shop, though much altered. Its date is c. 1685, it is given the number TieWV 37a. Its condition makes determining its original stringing difficult though the instrument's original form is clearly recognizable. - The dendrochronological analysis confirms the attribution to Joachim Tielke.
Download of more complete description of baryton c. 1685 (January 2015).

5. There are some instruments or components thereof that appear to have come from the Tielke shop. But are they authentic? This applies to carvings and representations of antique deities like those following Cornelis Danckerts' "Nouveau Livre...".
Download the discussion of these oddities (new version January 2015).

4. Pochette 1679 with an extraordinarily rich decoration, oeuvre no. TieWV 20a.
Download the description of the pochette 1679 (September 2014).

3. An angélique, dated 1698, has turned up in England; the upper neck and pegbox are missing, but otherwise it is a well preserved instrument. It was given the number TieWV 101a.
Download the description of the angélique 1698 (March 2013).

2. An original bridge for viola da gamba TieWV 32?
Download the short note (January 2013).

1. Lute with Tielke's label of 1703 (TieWV 132a). This label is now untraceable. The instrument has undergone severe alteration; however, the back is apparently from the Tielke workshop.
Download the description of the lute 1703 (December 2012).

The following download might be of interest to anglophone readers:

An English introduction to the List of Errata and to the Addenda — download! See also the Errata page.


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