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The magic of the Stradivarius: the most beautiful violins in the world
10. The Batta-Piatigorsky
In around 1698, Stradivari reverted to his original ideas, and started creating slightly shorter instruments once again. This led to his so-called 'Golden Period', which lasted from 1700 - 1720. It's generally thought instruments from this time sound even better than his earlier models - this 1714 cello is one such example from the period.