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The online reference center for the Lipiński Stradivarius violin and A Violin’s Life, the 2013 recording on AVIE by Frank Almond and William Wolfram.

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even logical.

Read the complete feature in the November 2014 edition of Vanity Fair by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Buzz Bissinger.

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