Violinist forgets Stradivarius on train


This classical music video says about itself:

Jennifer Koh – Bach’s Partita No 2 in D minor – WQXR‘s Bach Lounge Live

This recording was made at the WQXR presentation of Bach Lounge at The Greene Space in New York City, March 23, 2013.

From Slipped Disc blog:

Who left her Stradivarius on a German train?

January 7, 2016 by Norman Lebrecht

BERLIN, Jan 7 (Reuters) – An American violinist who left her $2.6 million 1727 Stradivarius in the luggage rack on a regional train in western Germany was “more than relieved”, police said, when officers retrieved it one minute before it left the station.

So who was it?

The violin is the ‘General Dupont’, played throughout its career by Arthur Grumiaux. It was last sold at auction a year ago to an anonymous collector in China, after being on loan for several years to the US soloist, Jennifer Koh.

Police says the violin was unharmed. So, Ms Koh will be able to play it tonight at her concert with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie orchestra in Saarbrücken.

1 thought on “Violinist forgets Stradivarius on train

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