A Relic “Whodunnit?” Erica Morini was considered the greatest violinist of the 20th century, thanks in part due to her mastery of the priceless Stradivarius violin. By the end of her life, Morini was a former shell of herself, and the violin she once played remained unsecured in her increasingly disheveled apartment. In 1995, her treasured instrument was stolen. The culprits? Her closest friends and family, all who had motives of their own…
A bulk of the research for this episode comes from Amy Dickinson’s article “The Case of the Stolen Stradivarius.”
Note on audio: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, episodes of Relic are being recorded in my house until studio access resumes. Please bear with the slightly different sound quality while we make adjustments.
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