Stradivarius – Myth and Music is the name of an exhibition that will be shown at the Wallraf Richartz Museum at Cologne (Germany) in spring next year. From 5 March 2010, the celebrated picture gallery will be host to over 50 stringed instruments from the hand of the legendary Antonio Stradivarius (1648-1733).
The exhibits are largely from private collectors and only rarely put on public view. Additional loans will be made by international museums, high-ranking foundations and celebrated musicians. This, the largest selection of Stradivariuses ever assembled in the world, will be shown exclusively at the Wallraf for just 17 days – from 5 to 21 March 2010. Parallel to this, a concert series is planned in which renowned soloists will appear at the museum and play their very own Stradivariuses.