His labors steadily increased the family property until "as rich as Stradivarius" became a common saying in Cremona.
The tone of the Stradivarius violin is full, musical and high-spirited.
Stradivarius instructed other pupils besides Joseph Guarnerius, who made excellent violins, and many of these violins still exist.
I know it to be as little a Stradivarius as I am a Paganini.
The same note of characterthe craftsmans keen delight in workis struck in Adam Bede and in the little poem on Stradivarius.
The varnish was as wonderful as that on the belly of a Stradivarius fiddle.
The speaker is Rosalind herself, as the Stradivarius is being put to bed.
Strad-e- (think of the Stradivarius fiddle) le-rewsky (think of Paderewsky).
The best epoch of Stradivarius was from 1700 to 1720 or 1725.
After Stradivarius's death the stock of fiddles in his shop was sold by auction.
1833, from Latinized form of name of Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), violin-maker of Cremona, or his sons or pupils. Short form Strad is attested from 1884.
A kind of violin made by the Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Those that still survive are considered the finest violins in existence.