The Stradivari was used to record the Decca album Intimamente Tango (2015, No.481 1489) and a new Violin concerto by Manuel De Sica published by Brilliant Classics (2014, No.Previously owned by David Oistrakh, who inherited it in 1969 under the will of Queen Elizabeth.
This violin, and the Paganini-Conte Cozio di Salabue violin of 1727, the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola 1731 and the Paganini-Ladenburg cello of 1736, comprise the Paganini Quartet; the foundation owns more than a dozen Stradivari instruments. Presumably presented by Napoleon III to the French violinist Léon Reynier, who sold it to Count de Lachenais of Marseilles in 1881. Reynier also owned a 1727 violin (see below).c.1875: from George Parsons to Hart & Son (London) c.1900: John Lawson (Liverpool) c.1910: Anonymous, lent to Marie Law 1921: Robert A.100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED RETURNS ACCEPTED FOR MONEY BACK, FULL REFUND WITH RETURN SHIPPING COST(NO QUESTIONS ASK).WE GUARANTEE ALL OUR ITEMS IN EXCELLENT CONDITIONS.In 1967, the instrument was on loan to David Margetts.Whether it was left on the roof of his car or stolen is uncertain, but for 27 years the violin was considered missing until it was recovered from an amateur violinist who claimed to have found it on a freeway.By the intermediary of Albert Caressa, it became part of the collection of John Wanamaker in 1924, when it was acquired by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. Bower (Somerset, UK) 1924: Rudolph Wurlitzer Company (Cincinnati, USA) 1927: J.Mariano Bello (Mexico) 1997: Anonymous 2012: Italian collector from Rare Violins New York auction On loan to Maristella Patuzzi.Harold Dinkens Robert Schumitzky, Associate Concertmaster at Opera Pacific Orchestra and first violin at Orchestra Nova San Diego and Pacific Symphony Owned by Korean-born classical musician, Min-Jin Kym.It was stolen at Euston Station in London in 2010, but recovered in 2013 and was auctioned for £1.4222M to a British Music Festival led by the English violinist Andrew Bernardi Madame Juliette Récamier, Paris (?He played this Stradivarius violin until his death in 1957. -1839) Charles Francois Gand (Paris) (1839-1844) Meugy (1844-1892) W. Hill & Sons (1892-1893) Neville Lubbock & Miss Lubbock (1893-1917) Destreicher (1917-1925) W. Niccolò Paganini (until 1840) Baron Achille Paganini (1840) Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (until 1870) François van Hal (from 1870) Jenő Hubay (1889–1900) Eugen de Fischer Farkasházy (1900–1928) Caressa (1928–) Albert Caressa (1954–)Baron Deurbroucq (The Hague) (1870) Robert Crawford (Edinburgh) W. Hill & Sons (1902) Hans Wessely (1903–1926) David D. –1945) Fredell Lack (1945-2014) Beare's International Violin Society (2015–present)This violin, and the Paganini-Desaint violin of 1680, the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola of 1731 and the Paganini-Ladenburg cello of 1736, comprise the Paganini Quartet.Believed to have been owned by Kotzius Voloninis, it was sold to Niccolò Paganini in 1817, at his death in 1840 by his son to Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, then to Pablo de Sarasate who bequeathed it in 1909 to the Conservatoire de Musique in memory of his student days. On loan to Lukas Hagen, Hagen Quartet Genevieve Vedder donated the instrument to UCLA's music department in the 1960s.