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Classical 101

'Stradivarius Museum' Opens in Italy

If the destruction of the Museum of the Musical Instrument in Italy's Reggio Calabria still has you fuming, take heart: a new museum devoted to violins and violin making opened recently in Cremona, Italy. The Museum of the Violin opened in September in the hometown of Antonio Stradivari, the world's foremost maker of violins. In addition to hosting exhibits of instruments made by Stradivari and other elite luthiers, the museum is also home to the Triennial Stradivarius International Stringed Instrument Competition, popularly known as the "Olympics of violin making," and offers concerts in its 500-seat concert hall. Read more:

  • Stradivarius Hometown Gets a Violin Museum (The Telegraph)
  • L'ombra della 'Ndrangheta su rogo al museo dello Strumento (L'Unita)