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The magic of the Stradivarius: the most beautiful violins in the world
Behold The Messiah. Seldom played, this violin lived in Stradivari's shop until he died in 1737 - which is probably why it's in mint condition. It takes its name from a remark made by violinist Jean-Delphin Alard, discussing the merits of the unknown instrument with his father-in-law: "Then your violin is like the Messiah: one always expects him but he never appears".