A Violin’s Life Vol. 2: Music for The ‘Lipiński’ Stradivari


Amanda Maier-Röntgen (1853 – 1894)
Violin Sonata in B minor
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Andantino
3. III. Allegro molto vivace

Eduard Tubin (1905 – 1982)
4. Sonata for Solo Violin

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A minor, Op, 47, “Kreutzer”
5. I. Adagio sostenuto – Presto
6. II. Andante con variazioni
7. III. Presto


The saga of the Lipiński Stradivarius of 1715 continues in this sequel to the critically acclaimed A Violin’s Life. Again we include compositions that have a connection to this storied violin’s history and pedigree. After a close brush with tragedy when the violin was stolen in 2014 and recovered after a valiant police pursuit, the violin’s story begins another chapter.

Frank Almond ‘Lipiński’ Stradivari (1715)
William Wolfram piano – Steinway 

Recording: 26–27 August 2015 & 4 January 2016, Youth Arts Center, Milwaukee, USA
Recording producer: Richard Walters
Recording engineer: Ric Probst

A Violin’s Life Vol. 2: Mini-Documentary