Clemency Burton-Hill investigates the life and work of Antonio Stradivari in a BBC documentary from 2013, including close-up analysis of his ‘Serdet’, ‘Viotti’ and ‘Messiah’ violins. Violinist Jennifer Pike also takes part. Watch part one of the programme.

Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here.