Mira Wang plays Roman Totenberg's long lost Ames Stradivarius violin in New York, on March 8, 2017. Wang, a former student of Totenberg's, played the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13.
Documentation of Roman Totenberg's Stradivarius violin. The instrument went missing after one of Roman's concerts but was rediscovered more than three decades later.
Courtesy of the Totenberg family
Marcello Mazzucchi, a retired forest ranger, stands in the Fiemme Valley in the Italian Alps. Renaissance luthiers such as Antonio Stradivari came here to handpick trees that would be crafted into the world's finest instruments.
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