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Episode 3: The stolen Stradivarius

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Has something ever been stolen from you? Do you remember the feeling of panic when you realised it was gone? Now imagine if that thing was worth £1.2m. This is the story of violinist Min Kym and what happened when her instrument was taken from her. It’s a tale of giddy love, devastating loss and the healing power of music.

Original music was written by Thomas Hewitt Jones (@thewittjones).

Tim Lihoreau can be found on Twitter (@TimLihoreau) and the Classic FM team can be found @ClassicFM. You can get in touch about the show at classicfm.com and find out more about this episode at classicfm.com/casenotes

The recordings featured in this episode are:

Bach: Sarabande from Partita No.2 in D minor

Min Kym (violin)

Brahms: Violin Concerto, II Adagio

Min Kym (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra/Andrew Davis

Paganini: Caprice, Op.1 No.16

Min Kym (violin)

Bach: Adagio from Sonata No.1 in G minor

Samuel Staples (violin) playing a 1684 Stradivarius violin

Massenet: Méditation from ‘Thaïs’

Min Kym (violin), Gordon Back (piano)

Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Min Kym (violin), Gordon Back (piano)

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole

Min Kym (violin), London Symphony Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth

Chausson: Poéme

Min Kym (violin), Gordon Back (piano)

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