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Stradivarius violin stolen in armed robbery in Milwaukee
Milwuakee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-28-14 | undisclosed

Posted on 01/28/2014 2:37:27 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

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To: lee martell

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.


51 posted on 01/29/2014 12:36:31 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Or just a musically inclined version of Doctor No. Trying to sell it would be like trying to pawn the Mona Lisa


52 posted on 01/29/2014 3:13:00 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: RitchieAprile

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.


53 posted on 01/29/2014 3:49:27 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: afraidfortherepublic

When I carry my Les Paul Around, I also carry a Colt.

And the Les is not NEARLY as precious as the Strad.


54 posted on 01/29/2014 4:38:51 AM PST by left that other site
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Just hope that the thief doesn’t try to take it through United States Customs.

It’ll end up as matchsticks...


55 posted on 01/29/2014 8:10:46 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Revolting cat!
During that 2013 interview, Almond explained that the Lipinski, is "finicky" about temperature and humidity, responding differently some days than others.

I hate a finicky violin. Almost as bad as a finicky violinist.

56 posted on 01/29/2014 10:01:19 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: LucianOfSamasota; Daffynition
Simply round up all the criminal masterminds who also happen to be world class concert musicians.


57 posted on 01/29/2014 10:37:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: RitchieAprile; Revolting cat!

Maybe someone could 3-D print a new one.


58 posted on 01/29/2014 10:47:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Revolting cat!
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.

He could still play an extended version of John Cage's 4'33".

59 posted on 01/29/2014 10:49:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s time to make that crook FACE THE MUSIC! LOL.


60 posted on 01/29/2014 1:44:23 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow, they will always remember that moment. Live music has a special aura about it when played in a small private setting. I sincerely hope that the violin will somehow be found and saved.

The “entrance while playing” is a great dramatic effect. I saw Dexter Gordon do it once at Blues Alley in Georgetown. He started playing solo, just out of view at the top of the stairs and then continued playing the sax as he came down into the club.

I went to the Rose Parade in 1988, and the first thing leading the parade in those days was a large marching band. As I stood there at the edge of the street it sounded distant at first, then slowly got louder and louder until the band was right there marching by, surrounding me with a glorious sound.


61 posted on 01/29/2014 3:22:16 PM PST by deks
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To: deks
(Jealous) Dexter. Never got to see him live.

But the World Saxophone Quartet did this a lot.

62 posted on 01/29/2014 3:33:52 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: jmcenanly
Trying to sell it would be like trying to pawn the Mona Lisa

Rick will give you 50 bucks for it...

63 posted on 01/29/2014 3:37:16 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: RitchieAprile

“wonder if that sound can be synthesized.....?”
-—that’s an intriguing question I have been thinking about for years,initially starting with,say, an entire catallog of great performances by jazz piano masters digitized from records,or simply programmed into a type of high quality player piano. With a violin,the instrument that you’d of necessity be playing *yourself* would have to be programmed,I suppose, string by string,to produce the unmistakable tonalities of the Strad.The physical body of the instrument itself would almost be irrelevant., but would obviously have to be of “good quality” ,so that it wouldn’t undercut the production of synthesized sound.The whole idea of a “player violin” of course, is absurd.Might as well just listen to a CD.


64 posted on 01/29/2014 3:49:34 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Southern Magnolia

Clearly they planned the whole getaway, and that involved not carrying anything that would resemble a violin. If they were concerned (which isn’t perhaps all that likely) about the temperature, it could have left in a backpack; if concerned, perhaps one of those insulated pizza delivery pouches.


65 posted on 01/29/2014 5:06:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: a fool in paradise
Dat ain't no Stradivarius


66 posted on 01/29/2014 5:28:08 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition
Strad the impaler.
67 posted on 01/29/2014 5:29:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise
Surprise! The Strad was found in Atlanta.


68 posted on 01/29/2014 7:37:30 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

The Devil done took it and went to Georgia with it, sumpin about gittin’ even wit some guy named Johnny.


69 posted on 01/31/2014 10:43:28 AM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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