Why Stradivarius violins are worth millions

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  • Published on May 14, 2018

  • Many musicians prefer these 300-year-old instruments, but are they actually worth it? Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Antonio Stradivari is generally considered the greatest violin maker of all time. His violins are played by some of the top musicians in the world and sell for as much as $16 million. For centuries people have puzzled over what makes his violins so great and they are the most scientifically studied instruments in history. I spoke to two world class violinists who play Stradivarius violins as well as a violin-maker about what makes Stradivari so great. Special thanks to Stefan Avalos for the Stradivari research footage. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • It's also pretty cool that they are played to this day and not just in storage in someone's collection.

  • It roughly translates to a subconscious placebo effect 0001f3bb

  • They are like legendary weapons in mmos.

  • So these are basically the valyrian steel of the music world 0001f6020001f602

  • Is it because the hype is real?

  • So when the taxi driver returned the violin, did the police close the case?

  • do it like ling ling

  • Did the taxi driver return it with no strings attached?

  • You completely failed to mention how the tight sound of the Stradivarius is caused SOLELY due to the incredibly dense grained European woods that they're crafted from. Timber that grew, and can't be recreated in any other way, by growing slowly for several centuries during Europe's "cool period" during the middle ages. Seriously, it didn't dawn on the journalist making this piece to question why no one else can build a "Strad" that sounds the exact same? Good job Vox :(

  • this video fails to mention that the wood Stradivari used came from trees that went through abnormal seasons, which resulted in wood with very regular density, rather than the varying density that comes from trees which go through normal seasons. the regular density of the wood results in more faithful reproduction of vibrations, i.e., music.

  • I still prefer when Yo Yo Ma went by his rap name, Yo Ma Ma.

  • ok but that woman was talented as hell

  • My middle school orchestra teacher had a Stradivarius violin and he never EVER let it out of his sight. He'd bring it lunch, to board meetings, even on field trips. When he retired he sold it for 5.6 million dollars and now he lives in a mansion in Wisconsin. Lucky guy

  • Really? You're not even going to talk about the mini ice age? Or the legend of the secret location of trees used? Not even going to mention Andrea Amati? The Godfather of the Stradivari tradition? You disappoint me, Vox.

  • Damn. Imagine if the cab driver knew what that was.

  • Joshua Bell played his 1713 Gibson ex Huberman Stradivarius, incognito, for 45 minutes one morning in a subway station in Washington D.C.

  • It’s because pieces of the Roswell ship are hidden in them. Keep asking questions

  • Can we take a moment and appreciate the coolest name ever : "Urelli Corelli"???

  • People are missing the point. It's not about superior sound.