Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Violin Thief

He is dying, Q-tip elbows poking through a baggy shirt. Friends visit, spooning him ice cream and playing music. His daughters are around as well, stopping in after school, too young to process the grim scene. And there, carefully placed in the closet, out of view in the room his ex-wife has set up, is the Stradivarius.
In 1980 a rare, 281-year-old Stradivarius violin was stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg. Geoff Edgers tells how he tracked a dead violin thief.

Read more: The Washington Post

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