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Stradivari exhibition at the Ashmolean

Thursday, 13 June 2013

A landmark stringed instrument exhibition opens today at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK. Stradivarius brings together 21 instruments by the Cremonese master, together with a display of his original tools, models and patterns. We went along to a sneak preview yesterday, and here are some photos to whet your appetite. The exhibition runs until 11 August 2013.

Read more about the Ashmolean exhibition here, and see more pictures of the instruments on display in the digital edition of the June issue, available to download at http://thestrad.com/apps

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Lawrence Nagle

Why are these instruments sitting silently behind glass display cases and not in the hands of musicians capable of bringing out the beautiful sounds for which these instruments are considered valuable? Stradivari did not labor to produce pieces of wood carvings to be gawked at. No, his work was the production of MUSICAL instruments.

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