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A violin or other stringed instrument made by Antonio Stradivari or his followers.
- ‘In October 1995, as Morini lay dying in her hospital bed, her priceless Stradivarius was stolen from her apartment, as were scores, letters, and recordings.’
- ‘Her commanding musicality and tonal coloration are impressively displayed on her 1716 Stradivarius - the Gold Standard.’
- ‘Initially the only thing Burk noticed about this man was his violin: a genuine Stradivarius.’
- ‘It's a particularly famous Stradivarius, dating from 1714 and once the property of the great violinist Jasha Heifetz.’
- ‘Being a keen musician, Nagyvary set out to see if the properties of an original Stradivarius could be recreated in a new instrument.’
- ‘It went missing for 27 years before resurfacing in 1994 when the Stradivarius was brought in for repair and a dealer recognized the instrument.’
- ‘Most professional violinists, even if they are famous and well-paid, can't afford a Guarneri or Stradivarius.’
- ‘As I entered the room, Holmes was putting away his Stradivarius into its case.’
- ‘A musical instrument elicits ‘an odd, emotional attachment,’ says Todd, no matter if it's a Stradivarius or a ten-buck ukulele.’
- ‘The bidding on a Stradivarius has just closed at nearly $2 million.’
- ‘You can make soulless music with a Stradivarius.’
- ‘Capuçon, a French violinist in his middle 20s, plays a Stradivarius that once belonged to Fritz Kreisler.’
- ‘Auction house Christie's unveiled a Stradivarius violin on Thursday that it said could fetch more than $2 million next week.’
- ‘She has worked with jazz musicians, commissioned new works, and is now exploring the possibilities of period instruments, restringing her Stradivarius with gut and using baroque and classical bows.’
- ‘I took the dark brown instrument into my hands as carefully as him and stared at the magnificence of the flawless Stradivarius.’
- ‘Jennifer also hit the headlines after it was revealed she played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto on a Stradivarius in the final of the competition.’
- ‘I've never even been in the same concert hall as a Stradivarius, which is a cool first all by itself.’
- ‘He is currently Professor and Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, here, and performs on his precious Benvenuti, a Stradivarius dating from 1727.’
- ‘He also shares with us that the violin he plays on this CD is a 1727 Stradivarius that once belonged to Rodolphe Kreutzer.’
Mid 19th century: Latinized form of Stradivari, Antonio.
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