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On 20 June 2011, Tarisio auctioned the ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivari violin of 1721 for $15.9 million – a new world record

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Amoyal, Heifetz and the ‘Kochanski’ Stradivari
Alessandra Barabaschi

On the 30th anniversary of Jascha Heifetz’s death, his pupil Pierre Amoyal talks about their relationship and the ‘Kochanski’ Stradivari violin, which turns 300 this year

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The ‘Lachmann Schwechter’ Guadagnini, 1776
Jason Price and Carlo Chiesa

This violin is an excellent example from G.B. Guadagnini’s Turin period, recently sold by Private Sale

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Luigi Tarisio, part 2
John Dilworth, with the assistance of Carlo Chiesa

How Tarisio’s visits to London after 1850 fascinated the city’s literary society, prompting various romanticized accounts of his life and character

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Luigi Tarisio, part 1
John Dilworth, with the assistance of Carlo Chiesa

The life of the itinerant Piedmontese violinist whose ‘whole soul was in fiddles’

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