In a statement on Friday afternoon, Mr. Almond said “I am so relieved that the instrument has been recovered unharmed, and look forward to performing on it Monday evening in a program centered around the violin’s incredible history. Thanks to the exceptional work of all the individuals involved in its return, we can now celebrate the wonderful resolution of this most recent chapter in the instruments storied life.” The Frankly Music performance will take place, as scheduled, on Monday, February 10 at 7 pm.
The Milwaukee Police Department confirmed on Thursday that the “Lipinski” Stradivarius violin had been safely recovered. View most recent news
Join Frank Almond and William Wolfram for a violin and piano recital centered around their new recording, A Violin's Life. The acclaimed CD, released in 2013, traces the provenance and history of the 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius, one of the most notable of the coveted string maker’s instruments, which are worth millions today. The performance will feature Beethoven's epic Kreutzer Sonata, Tartini’s most famous work the Devil’s Trill Sonata, a Röntgen sonata, and a virtuoso solo piece by Lipinski.
This audience-friendly performance will combine accessible discussions of the music and ideas—often humorous descriptions of composers and their works—followed by a world-class performance. Don’t miss the return of this unique cultural and social experience.
Tartini - Sonata in g minor, “Devil’s Trill”
Lipiński - Caprice for violin solo, Op. 29, No. 3
Röntgen - Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 20
Beethoven - Sonata No. 9, op. 49, “Kreutzer”