Skip to comments.Stradivarius violin stolen in armed robbery in Milwaukee
Posted on 01/28/2014 2:37:27 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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BOLO at Ebay, that’s for sure.
It’s not like you can just fence that piece of artwork anywhere...
Something like that, that hot, would be for big spenders... probably overseas.
i wonder if the sound can be synthesized, given our ability to manufacture noise ..
I’m partial to the SAS assault in Patriot Games. Reminds me of the 3rd Mov. in Schostakovich’s 5th symphony.
Thank you for posting that video.
I have a friend whose daughter is a concert violist. A friend of theirs bought a “private dinner in a home” at a local charity auction and gave 2 of the tickets to my friend. My friends arrived at the address given without knowing the names of the hosts.
The lady of the house was busy in the kitchen, and cocktails and hors d’oevres were being served in the library. Suddenly, everyone hushed; and Frank Almond appeared at the top of the stairs and entered the room playing the Lipinski. This was just after it was discovered in a Milwaukee bank vault and loaned to the MSO for Almond’s use. He had not played it in public yet.
He entertained the 8 or 10 guests for an hour before dinner. My friends do not remember what was served for dinner.
Seems like two or three times every year, somebody acts careless with a Stradivarius or other extremely sensitive instrument. Are these musicians so into their craft that they forget to take precautions? One of my most favorite violin compositions, as I may have mentioned before, is Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op 64 by Felix Mendelssohn. It’s lively stirring, melodic and at times overwhelming.
In the expanded (since yesterday) article it says that Almond was attacked by a stun gun. He’s still recovering and will not perform in this weekend’s concerts.
Or just a musically inclined version of Doctor No. Trying to sell it would be like trying to pawn the Mona Lisa
Nope. Sure synths can do a credible violin. But a pro will never be fooled.. No way in hell can something that nuanced be faked.
When I carry my Les Paul Around, I also carry a Colt.
And the Les is not NEARLY as precious as the Strad.
Just hope that the thief doesn’t try to take it through United States Customs.
It’ll end up as matchsticks...
I hate a finicky violin. Almost as bad as a finicky violinist.
Maybe someone could 3-D print a new one.
He could still play an extended version of John Cage's 4'33".
It’s time to make that crook FACE THE MUSIC! LOL.