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The Violin Maker : A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and Stradivari
by John Marchese


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How does a simple piece of wood become the king of instruments?

The violin does something remarkable, magical, and evocative. It is capable of bringing to life the mathematical marvels of Bach, the moan of a Gypsy melody, the wounded dignity of Beethoven's Concerto in D Major.  Read more...


 
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Overview

How does a simple piece of wood become the king of instruments?

The violin does something remarkable, magical, and evocative. It is capable of bringing to life the mathematical marvels of Bach, the moan of a Gypsy melody, the wounded dignity of Beethoven's Concerto in D Major. No other instrument is steeped in such a rich brew of myth and lore--and yet the making of a violin starts with a simple block of wood. The Violin Maker takes the reader on a journey as that block of wood, in the hands of a master craftsman, becomes an instrument to rival one made by the greatest master of all time.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060012687
  • ISBN-10: 0060012684
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: April 2008
  • Page Count: 222
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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Books > Music > Musical Instruments - Strings
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