A Fabulous Fiddle: The Story of the 1708 'Ruby' Stradivari Violin
Philippe Quint is loaned the 1708 "Ruby" Stradivari by the Stradivari Society
When the Russian-born American violinist Philippe Quint performs John Corigliano’s Red Violin Caprice, it will now be upon the 1708 “Ruby” Stradivari violin, which recently was placed on loan to him through the Chicago-based Stradivari Society. The violin derives its name from the rich, ruby-tinted varnish that is well preserved, especially on the back of the instrument—one of the rare “slab-cut” backs seen on only a few Stradivari instruments after 1700. The fiddle has a rich history as well.
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