During his lifetime, the German collector owned more than 40 fine instruments, including two Stradivari quartets. Check out the full list here

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The following is an extract from the article ’The man of property: Who was Baron Johann Knoop?’ featured in The Strad’s April 2023 magazine.

Below is a complete list of instruments owned at one time by Baron Johann Knoop, together with their dates and current nicknames.


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