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HISTORY
New Study Examines The Violin Family Tree

Using 10,000 images, a biologist traces the evolution of the violin’s shape

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It’s All About Sound

Jennifer Stumm needed a viola with a big personality. She found it in a ca. 1590 Gasparo da Salò

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The Heiresses Loved Strads

Anna and Huguette Clark owned eight Stradivaris, including a violin closeted in an abandoned New York City apartment for 20 years and still in limbo

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Reunited with an Old Friend

Jaime Laredo sounds off on his 1723 Montagnana as he ‘breaks in’ a recently restored 1683 Stradivari

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This ‘Old Man’ Is a Real Survivor

Blaine Sprouse's fiddle has weathered a Tennessee tornado and much, much more in the past 150 years

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Lingering on Four Strings of Many Colors

A 1732 Bergonzi violin that dares Noah Bendix-Balgley to adapt

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True Strad Magic: Feeling ‘Fresh & Modern’ at 300

Jan Vogler’s colorful, resourceful ‘form B’ Stradivari cello

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The Electric Company: A Century-Wide Look at the Electric Violin

100 years of innovative instruments & performers beg the question: Has the electric violin's time come?

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A 1624 Brothers Amati That Wears Its ‘Heart on its Sleeve’

Ilana Setapen’s stand partner loaned her this ‘buttery’ violin, made by Girolamo and his son Nicolò

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