Nathan Milstein in New York City - the 1960's
After giving it some thought, Oistrakh bought the Boston Stradivarius. It was almost totally without the original varnish, but at least he had to pay comparatively little for it, I think only nine thousand dollars. (This was already in the days when good Italian instruments cost fifty thousand dollars and more!) […]
I heard Oistrakh perform on that violin and it sounded marvellous. My friend Fernando Sacconi, a New York violin dealer, told me that apparently this Strad was crafted especially well: without its original varnish it still sounded terrific.
To me, the most important factor … more >>
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:49:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:26:06 +0000