Bradley Bambarger

For Sale: Strength, Excitement, Songfulness

Long revered as the savior and president of Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern was first and foremost a world-class violinist. Stern — who passed away Sept. 22, 2001, at age 81 — held as his prized possessions a pair of Guarnerius del Gesu violins that were more than 200 years old when he purchased them. As he recounted