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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster relieved $5M Stradivarius recovered in good shape

In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, playing the Lipinski Stradivarius violin in public for the first time since it was taken from him in an armed robbery, performs with pianist William Wolfram at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wis. It was Almond's first public performance since he was shocked with a stun gun and robbed of the 300-year-old, multi-million dollar violin on Jan. 2, following a performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Two Milwaukee men are charged with party to robbery after the violin was found in the attic of a house in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mark Hoffman)

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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, playing the Lipinski Stradivarius violin in public for the first time since it was taken from him in an armed robbery, performs with pianist William Wolfram at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wis. It was Almond's first public performance since he was shocked with a stun gun and robbed of the 300-year-old, multi-million dollar violin on Jan. 2, following a performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Two Milwaukee men are charged with party to robbery after the violin was found in the attic of a house in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mark Hoffman)

MILWAUKEE - The concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra says he was relieved that a $5 million Stradivarius violin stolen last month was still in good condition when police recovered it nine days later.

Frank Almond told reporters Tuesday the violin had some cosmetic issues but was otherwise in good shape.

A robber shocked the 50-year-old Almond with a stun gun Jan. 27 and robbed him of the 300-year-old violin. It was recovered in the attic of a Milwaukee home, and two men have been charged with being party to robbery.

Almond says he doesn't plan to take additional security precautions, in part because that might draw more attention to the instrument.

He also says publicity around the theft might help renew interest in the Milwaukee symphony.

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