The concert violinist Eric Grossman performs the chaconne from the Partita no. 2 in D Minor by J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) on a violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1717. The instrument — one of three by Stradivari in the Metropolitan Museum's collection — is named "The Antonius" and comes from Stradivari's so-called golden period (about 1700 to 1720).
Violin, "The Antonius," 1717 Made by Antonio Stradivari (Italian, 1644 - 1737) Cremona, Italy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant, 1933 (34.86.1a)
Recorded by The Metropolitan Museum of Art at Yamaha Artist Services in New York.