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for Narrator, Violin and Orchestra
Author and Composer Kim Märkl
Narrated by Sir Roger Moore
Violin, Key Märkl
Discover the extraordinary achievements and unique magic of the world’s most renowned violin maker, Antonio Stradivari. The compelling story of the violinist Raphael and his collaboration with Stradivari in seventeenth-century Italy intertwines history, music, and an undying passion for the violin.

Sir Roger Moore was a British Actor born on October 14, 1927, in London, England. He was best known for playing the secret agent James Bond. In 2003, he was knighted, and in 2008, he was appointed Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. In addition, he was a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

Key Märkl is the son of a Japanese pianist and a German violinist. He has been a violinist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1990. In addition to teaching at the Munich Conservatory of Music, he performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe.

Stradivari’s Gift sheet music for violin and piano is available at