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  • by John Holder

    The thief, his wife and the 'Huberman' Strad


    The ‘Gibson, Huberman’ Stradivari now owned by Joshua Bell has a history worthy of a blockbuster thriller. Stolen twice in the 20th century, the second time it remained undiscovered for nearly 50 years despite being played in public regularly by its thief. In this article from January 1998, Carla Shapreau ...

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    Bronislaw Huberman plays Air on the G String


    Bronislaw Huberman’s playing style fell out fashion, and he is often brought up as the example of peak portamento - in our collection of quotes about portamento last week he was mentioned more than once, and not always admiringly. He is also remembered in the name of the Guarneri violin ...

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    Midori plays the Bach Chaconne at Castle Köthen


    Midori plays the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, at the Castle of Köthen, where Bach wrote the Sonatas and Partitas during the time he served as Kapellmeister (1717-1723). Midori plays on the 1734 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ ‘Huberman’. Read The Strad’s 7 ways to play perfect ...

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    From the archive: The day the 'Huberman' Strad reappeared


    In this article from The Strad, 1987, Charles Beare recalls the media storm that followed the discovery of the stolen Stradivari violin

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    Joshua Bell on playing the 'Huberman' Stradivari


    The November 2013 issue features not only a five-page interview with US violinist Joshua Bell (pictured at the 2013 BBC Proms), but also a seven-page examination of his violin, the 1713 Stradivari that once belonged to Bronislaw Huberman. Luthier Sam Zygmuntowicz first encountered the violin in ...