Stradivarius http://wrti.org en Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin? http://wrti.org/post/stradivarius-just-violin The Stradivarius violin gets its name from master craftsman Antonio Stradivari. When he died in 1737, his secrets died with him: No one has ever been able to duplicate the sound of the violins or violas he made.<p>His instruments have taken on a mythical quality. Fri, 16 May 2014 19:15:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum 7307 at http://wrti.org Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin? Stolen Stradivarius Found By Milwaukee Police http://wrti.org/post/stolen-stradivarius-found-milwaukee-police Police in Milwaukee have recovered "Lipinski" – a 300-year-old Stradivarius <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/29/268102133/the-last-word-in-business">stolen last month from a concertmaster</a> as he was walking to his car with the rare violin.<p><a href="http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/stolen-stradivarius-violin-reportedly-recovered-in-good-condition-b99199772z1-243934631.html#ixzz2sYK1wnNd"><em>The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel</em></a>, quoting law enforcement officials, says the instrument has been found:<p><blockquote><p>"Milwaukee police have arrested three suspects in connection with t Sun, 09 Feb 2014 12:23:31 +0000 Scott Neuman 6973 at http://wrti.org Stolen Stradivarius Found By Milwaukee Police The Strad: Great Or Just Very Good? http://wrti.org/post/strad-great-or-just-very-good <p></p><p>Nearly 300 years after the death of Antonio Stadivarius, the classical music world is paying up more and more millions for his violins. &nbsp;And audiences attend concerts advertised more for their instruments than those playing them.</p><p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns asks: should fiddles be calling the tunes?</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:33:58 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 6215 at http://wrti.org The Strad: Great Or Just Very Good?