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    An impeccable performance takes more than a talented musician.It takes an exceptional instrument,such as the Vieuxtemps, named for the virtuoso whowas its original owner.When Geoff Fushi first heard this violin in his Chicagostudio last year, he could hardly believe his ears.

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    I thought, what's wrong with me?That's the greatest sound I've ever heard.Not one of, I mean it's the most impressive.Built in 1751, the violin's unparalleled tonewon it instant acclaim.The Vieuxtemps has changed ownership a handful of times.But it's been off the market for nearly a half century,and rarely played during that time.

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    Now its current owner, a wealthy Austrian philanthropist,has charged Fushi with selling the prized instrument,promising the proceeds will go to musical charities.If it is sold at the asking price of $18 million,the Vieuxtemps will ...

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