Ginette Neveu violin
Does anyone know what instrument Ginette Neveu played in performances and if it was destroyed in the plane crash that killed her in 1949?
1730 Strad and a Guad. Both lost in the crash.
Here is a link with some information. Is it only anecdotal? The Wikipedia says that the plane (a Lockheed Constellation) crashed, spreading wreckage widely, and burned. Tragic.
Just want to state the obvious: that (IMO) the loss of Ginette was infinitely more tragic than that of the two strung boxes. Yes, violins can be replaced - at least ones that play well, if not ones that sell well.
Elise is spot on. She was a good enough violinist to beat David Oistrakh in a competition. Her death was an enormous loss for the music world.
Full agreement with Tom and Elise: the loss of Ginette Neveu (and her brother, and dozens of other lives simultaneously) was a tragedy.