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Stradivarius

The Long And Lonesome Journey Of A Stolen Stradivarius

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980...

Shop(ping) Talk

Masumi Per Rostad | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
Masumi Per Rostad

I went to yet another violin shop this weekend. The fine violin shop cliche is a beautiful space in a prime location with oriental rugs and antiques peppered throughout.

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?

Stradivarius Violin Recreated By CAT Scan

Posted 12.01.2011 | Arts

Stradivarius, a name associated with excellence in any field, originated from the finely-tuned instruments that the Stradivari family crafted. They ar...