Milwaukee Stradivarius is found, safe and sound

Milwaukee Stradivarius is found, safe and sound


norman lebrecht

February 06, 2014

The announcement was made by the mayor, it’s that important. Three suspects are under arrest.

Our congratulations to the Milwaukee Police. Our delight for Frank Almond.

Our suggestion for the judge: sentence them to ten years in a Russian conservatoire.

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Fullest and most musical report here.


  • This is the best news of at least the past month, for the owner, of a lifetime I daresay.

  • Andrea says:

    Absolutely marvelous news, a tip of the hat to the Milwaukee PD.

  • The Sentence: HAH!

    The Siberian branch.

  • PK Miller says:

    I only hope it’s still in playable condition. Crazy world we live in….Thieves must have known exactly what they wanted & had means to fence the Strad. All’s well…

  • terry maloney says:

    at last some really good news

  • Michael Schaffer says:

    “Police traced the stun gun to Universal Knowledge Allah, a 36-year-old barber”

    I wonder if that guy named “Universal Knowledge Allah” knows what the punishment for stealing is that is prescribed in the Qur’an!