Can modern technology identify the elusive components that give Stradivarius violins a unique voice? Analysts have submitted the master instruments to a battery of tests, from CT scans to burning original samples of varnish, but are they just chasing a myth? Professor Trevor Cox investigates.
(Tasmin Little finishes the programme playing her Stradivarius.)
Producer: Erika Wright.
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