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Archive for September 5, 2013

Video: Why Play a Strad?

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos, photo by Daniel Regan, courtesy of Decca

International violin soloist Leonidas Kavakos catches his breath when he glances at the instrument. Built by Antonio Stradivari, Kavakos’ 1724 fiddle is among five hundred or so Stradivari violins known to have survived to the present day. Some of them with price tags of $3,000,000