Last week, scientists were using health authority CAT scanners to discover the secrets of Stradivarius violins and make a modern replica.
This week, the violin world has recruited mycologists to treat instruments with Physisporinus vitreus, a white-rot fungus, in order to reproduce the conditions in which the great violins aged and matured. Read on here. That such intellectual effort should be expended in perpetuating and replicating a popular myth can be ascribed to a fixation either with profit or fairy tales. It has nothing to do with music.