Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

Mar 31, 2020 554

BY: Barbara Palladino

The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any musician, and only the best in the world have had the wonderful opportunity to get close to one of the 450 that still exist.

Their creator was Antonio Stradivari, a luthier who lived in Cremona from 1644 to 1737 and was famous for the particular techniques he used to make violas, violins, cellos, haps and guitars – the details of which are still not completely known to this day, making it impossible for anyone to truly replicate his work.

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