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GlobalBiz: In Stradivari's footsteps 05 Apr 2014

April 5th, 2014

Episode 457 of 630 episodes

Cremona in northern Italy is the home of the Stradivarius violin and 280 years after the death of the venerated violin maker, Antonio Stradivari , the long tradition continues today. In some 150 workshops around the city dedicated craftspeople make several thousand violins a year and they sell at high prices. Peter Day asks what the role is today of this kind of handwork in the age of mass production.