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June 19, 2004 | From Reuters
The inquiry into a gift of Stradivarius instruments to the Smithsonian Institution took a dramatic turn this week when the donor, Herbert Axelrod, was arrested in Germany. The multimillionaire philanthropist had fled the United States in April for Cuba and was arrested Tuesday night in Berlin after taking a flight from Zurich.
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December 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
A man who sold millions of dollars worth of supposedly rare stringed instruments to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra -- some of which have had their authenticity questioned -- pleaded guilty in an unrelated tax fraud case. In a deal with the government, Herbert Axelrod pleaded guilty in Trenton, N.J. Wednesday to aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return for a former employee, and federal authorities agreed to drop charges that he conspired to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.
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December 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
A man who sold millions of dollars worth of supposedly rare stringed instruments to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra -- some of which have had their authenticity questioned -- pleaded guilty in an unrelated tax fraud case. In a deal with the government, Herbert Axelrod pleaded guilty in Trenton, N.J. Wednesday to aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return for a former employee, and federal authorities agreed to drop charges that he conspired to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.
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June 19, 2004 | From Reuters
The inquiry into a gift of Stradivarius instruments to the Smithsonian Institution took a dramatic turn this week when the donor, Herbert Axelrod, was arrested in Germany. The multimillionaire philanthropist had fled the United States in April for Cuba and was arrested Tuesday night in Berlin after taking a flight from Zurich.
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December 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former book publisher and philanthropist Herbert Axelrod has offered to sell his rare collection of Italian stringed instruments to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for a lower -- and lower -- price. Axelrod told the orchestra that for every dollar it raises, he will reduce by two dollars the $25-million price tag he originally placed on the instruments. The collection, which includes 12 Stradivarius and three Guarneri del Gesu violins, is valued at $50 million.
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March 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The financially struggling New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is selling its prized collection of "Golden Age" string instruments, four years after acquiring them for $17 million from a benefactor who wound up in jail. The NJSO had hoped the 30 violins, violas and cellos made by such Italian makers as Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu would place it among the world's top orchestras.
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February 20, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is buying a collection of 17th and 18th century string instruments, including 12 Stradivarius violins, with financing from Commerce Bank and the Prudential Foundation, officials said Tuesday. Philanthropist Herbert Axelrod, the founder of animal-care publisher TFH Publications Inc., and his wife, Evelyn, owned the collection.
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December 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra misled the public about the value and authenticity of rare stringed instruments it bought from a now-discredited philanthropist last year for $17 million, according to an internal investigation report released Friday. The three-member review panel concluded that the "Golden Age Collection" is a unique asset to the orchestra but found fault with the way the orchestra carried out and publicized the deal.
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March 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
A New Jersey millionaire who came under fire for taking a big tax writeoff after selling rare musical instruments was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison Monday as part of a plea deal in an unrelated tax case. Herbert Axelrod also must pay a $40,000 fine for helping a former employee file a fraudulent federal tax return, a charge to which he pleaded guilty in December.
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April 23, 1997 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Legendary performers usually become legendary over time. In the case of Maxim Vengerov, the Siberian sensation who plays a violin recital tonight in Costa Mesa, the process has seemed virtually instantaneous. After all, he's 22. Yet the stuff legends are made of precedes him wherever he goes and suffers not at all in the retelling.
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July 2, 2002 | Lorenza Munoz
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July 9, 1995 | Herbert Glass, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
With so many aspirants to the mantles of the Guarneri, Juilliard and Borodin string quartets--which have been with us for a combined total of some 130 years--there is justifiable fear that the traditions of the venerated old-timers will be lost amid a welter of styles presented by the numerous, often flashy newcomers. Regarding the preservation of the Russian tradition represented by the Borodin (with two of its members in their twilight years)--there seems to be no cause for alarm.
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