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The ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivari


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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Emile Francais and Yehudi Menuhin
Lupot and his successors, part 5: Caressa & Français
Gael Francais

The continuation of the Bernardel business in the hands of two very different personalities: Albert Caressa and Henri Français

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Seahorse brand Bellarosa
Pistucci and Bellarosa
Dmitry Gindin

Examining the work of two leading 20th-century Neapolitan violin makers

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Portrait of Beethoven, 1819
Beethoven’s Quartet
Alessandra Barabaschi

The quartet of instruments owned by Beethoven has recently been reunited at the Beethoven-Haus museum in Bonn. Here we piece together the story of what happened to them after his death

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Cappa cello
Gioffredo Cappa, part 2
Julian Hersh

A close examination of Cappa’s instruments reveals an Amati aesthetic blended with stylistic elements from his Piedmontese colleagues

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