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Stradivarius Violin

The Carpenter Musical Trio: Their Passions and Musical Talents

David Drake | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
David Drake

Lauren, Sean and David Carpenter make up the Carpenter musical trio that plays Semi-Canonical Great Feud in their apartment's living room at The Plaza Hotel. The trio is popular for playing as well as selling Stradivarius violins.

Astana Opera on New York's Cultural Radar Screen

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

New Yorkers are in the enviable position that, sooner or later, everyone will come and visit the city. We do not have to travel the world - even though many of us love to do so - to learn about different cultures because the world comes to us.

The Sound of Music in Slovakia

John Feffer | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
John Feffer

The break-up of Czechoslovakia was generally amicable. Two-third of everything went to the Czech Republic and one-third to Slovakia, the formula based on the relative populations.

WATCH: Blind Test Compares Stradivarius Violins, Modern Instruments

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten world-class soloists put costly Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper ones to a blind scientific test. The results may seem of...

Recovered Violin Confirmed As Stolen Stradivarius

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The rare multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen last month from a concert violinist in Wisconsin has been recovered, police...

Stolen $1.8 Million Violin Finally Recovered

AP | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- British police say they have recovered a 1.2 million pound ($1.84 million) antique violin that was stolen from an acclaimed musician in 2010...

Stolen Stradivarius Found After 3 Years

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts

Police said Tuesday they have recovered a rare Stradivarius violin worth £1.2 million that was stolen from its owner in a London railway cafe in 2010...

A $5 Million Instrument

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

IRVINE, Calif. — An Irvine, Calif., concert violinist is playing sweet music on one of the rarest instruments in the world – a $5 million ...

Scientist, Soprano Team Up To Test Theory About Violins

Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/29/2013 11:12 AM EDT on LiveScience Virtuosos who describe the singing voice of a violin ma...

Are the "Great" Violins Really So Great?

James Ehnes | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
James Ehnes

There has been a lot of debate in recent years over what makes a violin special. Are the great old Italian violins really better than instruments by modern makers? If so, why? And by how much?

Priceless Stradivarius Violin Turned In By Good Samaritan

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.31.2012 | Good News

A forgetful musician was in luck when the lost Stradivarius violin was found at Switzerland's Bern train station's lost and found after he absentminde...

Stradivarius Violin Sold For $16M To Aid Japan

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

TOKYO -- A Japanese music foundation has sold a renowned Stradivarius violin for $16 million at a London auction to raise money for tsunami disaster r...

Caroline Goulding Makes Magic at Young Concert Artists 50th Anniversary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

Self assured, poised, and performing with a wide range of emotional energy and intensity, 18-year old Caroline Goulding's debut performance at Merkin ...

$18 Million Violin For Sale In Chicago

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the market for a new violin? Start saving up those pennies, and don't think you'll save money on a used one. The world's (potentially) most expensi...