BIG NOTES is a must-read for anyone interested in making money and music.
Written by the world-renowned classical music conductor and author, John Axelrod, BIG NOTES interviews leaders in the field and presents many eye-raising observations and amusing anecdotes about investing in a Stradivarius and other rare string instruments. There are plenty of tongue-wagging zingers and loads of investment tips in this short but spicy book to inspire readers to overcome the current crisis and create a new wealth that lasts longer than a lifetime. Want to know how investing in a rare instrument can ensure immortality for both the collector and the soloist? Want to know why owning a violin can outperform investing in the stock market? Want to know how to steal a Stradivarius? Then read on.
An enlightening look at the world of high-end violins and their conservation for posterity. BIG NOTES by John Axelrod is the ultimate ‘how to’ book for buying, selling, collecting, and insuring a Stradivarius.
Investing in Immortality
“Big Notes” by author and conductor John Axelrod, is the ultimate ‘how to’ book for buying, selling, collecting, and insuring a Stradivarius. Written as a guide for investors, the benefits of being part of history are explored and go far beyond the financial returns. Anecdotes, history, and violin esoterica make for a fun read for anyone with an interest in classical music.
The business of beating death by becoming a modern day Medici is booming. In today’s economy, where investments in stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate and hedge funds have either been severely battered from the Coronavirus crash or from the rollercoaster volatility, investors are increasingly seeking non-correlated alternative investments. How? By investing in a rare instrument and becoming a patron. It is not only a good return on investment. What better way to get rich and write yourself into history books than to be the owner and donor of a Stradivarius violin to a world class soloist or a museum? Tax deductions are indeed a benefit, but immortality is a better blessing. By reading this book, you can learn from the experts in the field who understand that investing in immortality is the best way to have a meaningful and mortal life.
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