$95,000 violin found in alley

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    NEW YORK (AP) — An 18th-century Italian-made violin reported missing earlier this week was found in an alleyway near the Manhattan bar where its owner had left it, police said.
    Odin Rathnam, the first-chair violinist for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, had been in New York for a meeting and left the violin, along with a borrowed viola, at Yogi's bar on the Upper West Side.

    The violin, valued at about $95,000, was made by Bartolomeo Calvaros of Bergamo, Italy, between 1750 and 1755; the viola belonged to a friend.

    Rathnam called himself "the luckiest man alive."

    "This is like a reunion," he told the New York Post for its Thursday editions. "When you finally learn (to play the violin) and find an instrument you're compatible with, it's a relationship. You feel like you lost a loved one when you lose it."

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-04-15-violin-found_x.htm
     
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