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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 Füssen school, part 1
Rudolf Hopfner

In 1600 there were 18 lute makers registered as working in Füssen – how did this tiny Bavarian town come to play such an important role in the history of violin making?

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The Gemünder family
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How the US-born Alfred Lanini helped to bring Milanese making to California after his early studies in Italy with Riccardo Antoniazzi and Celeste Farotti

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