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Wed 22 Dec 2010 21:00 BBC Radio 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 October 2009

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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