Stradivari

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    Violinist prevented from taking 1709 Stradivarius on bus

    2017-07-18T17:02:00Z

    Christian Svarfvar claims he was forced to place his valuable violin in the luggage compartment after the driver refused him entry in Stockholm

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    From the Archive: a violin by Stradivarius, 1727

    2017-07-18T16:31:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, December 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: Stradivari’s particular achievement was to bring the violin as near to perfection as to make improvements apparently impossible, through single-minded ...

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    An ensemble of Stradivarius instruments - and one Amati - in Mozart

    2017-07-10T00:00:00Z

    Five Stradivari instruments (two violins, one viola, two cellos) and one Amati viola are performed together at the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy. The ensemble features members of the Stradivari Quartet alongside violist Simone Gramaglia and cellist David Pia in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K364. The ...

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    From the Archive: the 'Aranyi' Stradivarius violin, 1667

    2017-05-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of the 1667 'Aranyi' Stradivarius violin was published in The Strad, November 1986

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter on what makes Stradivarius violins so special

    2017-03-30T00:00:00Z

    If you ask the right questions, the violin will be a mate for life...these Stradivari violins have the amazing capacity to keep the substance of their sound, even when playing at the quietest pianissimo' German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter speaks about the very special quality of her ...

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    Stolen ‘Ames’ Stradivarius violin returns to the stage

    2017-03-10T00:00:00Z

    There was evidence that the thief tried to glue the cracks himself with superglue' - Bruno Price, Rare Violins of New York. The 'Ames' Stradivarius violin is to return to the stage after an extensive year-long restoration. The instrument was stolen from from the office of violinist ...

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    From the Archive: the 'Zahn' Stradivarius, 1719

    2017-02-13T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of the 1719 'Zahn' violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, September 1985. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The violin shown on this month's front cover is the 'Zahn' Stradivarius made in 1719. The instrument is an ...

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    Bach duet on 1734 Stradivarius and Guarneri del Gesù violins

    2017-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra assistant concertmaster David Taylor and his former student Clarissa Bevilacqua perform on two violins made in 1734 - the Antonio Stradivari 'Lam, ex Scotland' and the Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù 'Prince Doria' - housed at the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy. The ...

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    Croall, McEwen' Stradivarius violin, worth £2m, to be auctioned

    2017-01-26T00:00:00Z

    Previous violinists who have performed on the instrument include Frank Peter Zimmermann, Alexander Gilman and Suyeon Kim

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    From the Archive: the 'Harrison' Stradivarius violin, 1693

    2017-01-23T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1695 violin by Antonio Stradivari [the date has since been corrected to 1693] was published in The Strad, June 1985. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs The Shrine to Music Museum [now named the National Music Museum or ‘NMM’] ...