Ginette Neveu violin

August 15, 2019, 10:40 AM · Does anyone know what instrument Ginette Neveu played in performances and if it was destroyed in the plane crash that killed her in 1949?

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August 15, 2019, 10:49 AM · 1730 Strad and a Guad. Both lost in the crash.
August 16, 2019, 2:30 AM · 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.

https://www.thestrad.com/what-happened-to-ginette-neveus-stradivari/6548.article

August 16, 2019, 7:42 AM · 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.

Think of all the incredible music that will never happen...

August 16, 2019, 11:00 AM · 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.
August 17, 2019, 8:35 AM · Full agreement with Tom and Elise: the loss of Ginette Neveu (and her brother, and dozens of other lives simultaneously) was a tragedy.


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