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Stradivarius

300-Year-Old Stradivarius Violin Stolen From Milwaukee Symphony

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 300-year-old "priceless" Stradivarius violin was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster during an armed rob...

This Famous Stolen Violin Sold For Jaw-Dropping Price

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — An antique Stradivarius violin that was stolen from its owner at a London railway station in 2010 has fetched almost 1.4 million pound...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...