Strad 1711 duet Ain't Necessarily So

"The Antonius" Violin, Antonio Stradivari (ca. 1644–1737), Cremona, 1711. Ex. 3

"It Ain't Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin (1898–1937), arranged by Jascha Heifetz (1901–1987). Performed by Sean Avram Carpenter and Gabriela Martinez, piano.



Violin, Bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant, 1933 (34.86.1). Learn more about this instrument.

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