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The 'Lady Blunt' Stradivarius of 1721


On 20 June 2011, Tarisio auctioned the 'Lady Blunt' Stradivarius of 1721 for $15.9 million - a new world record

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The Brescian School, part 1
John Dilworth

Early instruments made in Brescia show how the town’s violin making developed quite independently of the Amatis in nearby Cremona

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Entrepreneur Nigel Brown talks to Jason Price about why he decided to set up a scheme to help musicians buy their instruments

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Tommaso Balestrieri violin, Mantua 1788
Tim Ingles

A fine late example by Tommaso Balestrieri, the Mantuan maker whose early career has only recently been discovered

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