Stradivari

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19991209

Tasmin Little investigates the legacy of Antonio Stradivari, the Italian violin, viola and cello maker, whose name is by-word for supreme craftsmanship. She talks to musicians who play his instruments and those of his competitor - Guarneri del Gesu. The maiden voyage of a violin in Cremona and a meeting with virtuoso violinist Salvatore Accardo lead her to believe that reports of the death of Stradivari may be grossly exaggerated.

19991209

Tasmin Little investigates the legacy of Antonio Stradivari, the Italian violin, viola and cello maker, whose name is by-word for supreme craftsmanship. She talks to musicians who play his instruments and those of his competitor - Guarneri del Gesu. The maiden voyage of a violin in Cremona and a meeting with virtuoso violinist Salvatore Accardo lead her to believe that reports of the death of Stradivari may be grossly exaggerated.