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What we all hope for...Man finds Strad in grandmother's flat: https://slippedisc.com/2020/09/man-finds-strad-in-dead-aunts-flat/ Of course, Lebrecht, @CarlStross's favorite critic, should realize that if it really is a Strad, how it sounds makes little difference. MAN FINDS STRAD IN DEAD AUNT’S FLAT By Norman Lebrecht On September 9, 2020 RIA Novosti reports that a Moscow man, Yuri Kurnosov, clearing out his late aunt’s apartment in the Tula region, found a violin, which turned out to have been made in Antonio Stradivarius’s workshop in the 1690s. Before Sotheby’s get all excited, instrument is not in prime condition. It has no strings, one peg is missing and no-one knows what it will sound like after restoration.