Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, c. 1671, the 'Oistrakh'

Violin: 41406

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Labeled, "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1671"

Back: Two-piece of medium flames slanting downwards from the joint

Top: of fine grain, broadening towards the flanks

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 15.8 cm

Middle bouts: 11 cm

Lower bouts: 19.5 cm


Stolen from the Museum of Musical Culture in Russia in May 1996 but recovered in 2001.

Correspondence with Sergey Kraft

Listed as an instrument of 1672 by Goodkind.

The Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Larchmont, New York

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Current owner, Don Carlos (King Charles IV), Museum of Musical Culture, David Oistrakh's family, Queen Elizabeth of Belgium

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Known players

David Oistrakh


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