History of the Violin

History of the Violin
Author: William Sandys,Simon Andrew Forster
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1864
ISBN 10: 0486452697
ISBN 13: 9780486452692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Violin Book Review:

One of the most respected and referenced books of its kind, this authoritative volume surveys violins and other bowed instruments from ancient to modern times. Includes 55 rare illustrations.

The Violin A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument

The Violin  A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument
Author: David Schoenbaum
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN 10: 0393089606
ISBN 13: 9780393089608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument Book Review:

The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it. A 16-ounce package of polished wood, strings, and air, the violin is perhaps the most affordable, portable, and adaptable instrument ever created. As congenial to reels, ragas, Delta blues, and indie rock as it is to solo Bach and late Beethoven, it has been played standing or sitting, alone or in groups, in bars, churches, concert halls, lumber camps, even concentration camps, by pros and amateurs, adults and children, men and women, at virtually any latitude on any continent. Despite dogged attempts by musicologists worldwide to find its source, the violin’s origins remain maddeningly elusive. The instrument surfaced from nowhere in particular, in a world that Columbus had only recently left behind and Shakespeare had yet to put on paper. By the end of the violin’s first century, people were just discovering its possibilities. But it was already the instrument of choice for some of the greatest music ever composed by the end of its second. By the dawn of its fifth, it was established on five continents as an icon of globalization, modernization, and social mobility, an A-list trophy, and a potential capital gain. In The Violin, David Schoenbaum has combined the stories of its makers, dealers, and players into a global history of the past five centuries. From the earliest days, when violin makers acquired their craft from box makers, to Stradivari and the Golden Age of Cremona; Vuillaume and the Hills, who turned it into a global collectible; and incomparable performers from Paganini and Joachim to Heifetz and Oistrakh, Schoenbaum lays out the business, politics, and art of the world’s most versatile instrument.

The History of the Violin

The History of the Violin
Author: William Sandys,Simon Andrew Forster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1864
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB10599364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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B C Before Cremona

B C  Before Cremona
Author: John Huber
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-12
ISBN 10: 9783941532137
ISBN 13: 3941532138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A New History of Violin Playing

A New History of Violin Playing
Author: Zdenko Silvela
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781581126679
ISBN 13: 1581126670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New History of Violin Playing Book Review:

An in depth study of the most superlative violin performers and teachers in history. The result of more than eleven years of deep investigation on the subject, this New History is by far the best available in the 21st century. It studies specifically the vibrato and its evolution. A study of the main violin schools of the world, with special emphasis in their evolution, and the direct conexión teacher-pupil. In the course of this history we will see how the great performers became, often, the great masters of new great violinists, who, in their turn, became the teachers of new superlative performers, and so on, in an uninterrupted chain of teacher-pupil intercommunication, the interrelation of whom is carefully studied, to higlight the evolution of the main violin playing schools. For each violinist we give a list of all the valuable instruments they owned and played, i.e. Stradivarius, Guarneri del Gesu, etc.. Such a complete and interesting information is not available in any other history. Contains a list of cassettes we have gathered for the better understanding of our players. Designed to be easily read by everyone, it has not complicated esoteric terms, but is written in plain words that everybody will understand. There is no need to be a professional musican to enjoy it. All you need to be is a music lover. But the main novelty is the sensational discovery of the real founder of the modern-vibrato violin school, with all kind of evidence, even written authentic letters that attest to it. This violinst is unknown in the present time. Contains very useful graphs of all the main schools, for an easy understanding of their evolution. Contains an encyclopaedia of all terms and names of the book that are not sufficently explained in it. Here the reader will be acquainted with the meaning of many musical terms that, although well know to musicians, are not so much known to others, who not being musicians, are, nevertheless, music lovers. But the encyclopaedia contains much more than that: men of letters, politicians, personalities, singers, pianists, composers, painters, etc. are duly explained in it. Done with loving care it sometimes surpasses its parent the book. Contains five sensational, unpublished, autographed letters by Kreisler, that will make readers tremble, plus the contentent of many other unpublished ones, by the most important musicians of the second half of the XIX century. Contains a series of very captivating collateral disquisitions on Modern abstract art; composer versus interpreter; the use of ornamentation; the easiness to reed music; Ingres and his violi; lisztomania and others. In a word, this "New history" is new because: It studies in depth the vibrato and its evolution. Links teachers to pupils, who become teacher in their turn, in a comprehensive general outlook of schools' evolution. It provides us with the list of all the valuable instruments of all our fiddlers. Contains a list of recommended cassettes, as musical examples. Easy to understand by every one, it avoids esoteric, pedantic terminology, and is written in plain laguage. It discovers, for the first time in history, the true founder of the vibrato, with all sort of evidence. With useful graphs of the main schools. Contains an encyclopaedia, which no other book of the genre has. The autographed unpublished letters of Kreisler will give the creeps to the reader. Contains a series of disquisitions on ornamentations; easiness to read music; composer versus interpreter; abstracat art; Ingres and his violin; Lisztomania and others, plus abundant, moving, anecdotes that distract and relax the attention of the reader.

Lev s Violin

Lev s Violin
Author: Helena Attlee
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0241402565
ISBN 13: 9780241402566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lev s Violin Book Review:

*A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* 'Utterly enthralling - a beautifully-written voyage of discovery that takes us deep into the heart of music-making' Deborah Moggach From the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry and the stories contained within its delicate wooden body, she sets out for Cremona, birthplace of the Italian violin. This is the beginning of a beguiling journey whose end she could never have anticipated. Making its way from dusty workshops, through Alpine forests, cool Venetian churches, glittering Florentine courts, and far-flung Russian flea markets, Lev's Violin takes us from the heart of Italian culture to its very furthest reaches. Its story of luthiers and scientists, princes and orphans, musicians, composers, travellers and raconteurs swells to a poignant meditation on the power of objects, stories and music to shape individual lives and to craft entire cultures.

Violin Making

Violin Making
Author: Edward Heron-Allen
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-09-09
ISBN 10: 0486317714
ISBN 13: 9780486317717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin Making Book Review:

This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process and includes a fascinating history of the instrument. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text.

The Violin Conspiracy

The Violin Conspiracy
Author: Brendan Slocumb
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 059331543X
ISBN 13: 9780593315439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Conspiracy Book Review:

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music world—when a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world. “I loved The Violin Conspiracy for exactly the same reasons I loved The Queen’s Gambit: a surprising, beautifully rendered underdog hero I cared about deeply and a fascinating, cutthroat world I knew nothing about—in this case, classical music.” —Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.

The History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music

The History of Violin Playing  from Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music
Author: David Dodge Boyden
Publsiher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 569
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435012816682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ada s Violin

Ada s Violin
Author: Susan Hood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1481430955
ISBN 13: 9781481430951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ada s Violin Book Review:

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin

An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin
Author: Rohan Kriwaczek
Publsiher: Scribe Publications
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1921215453
ISBN 13: 9781921215452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin Book Review:

From its origins in the Elizabethan Protestant Reformation, to its final extinction amidst the guns of the First World War, the art of Funerary Violin was characterised by many unique and frequently misunderstood qualities that set it apart from all other forms of music. Despite its enormous influence on classical music generally and on the Romantic Movement in particular, this music has almost entirely vanished. In a series of 'funerary purges', the art of funerary violin was condemned as 'the music of the devil' and the Guild of Funerary Violinists driven into silence or clandestine activity. This is the music that, despite all attempts at suppression, has haunted Europe's collective unconscious for more than a century. Now Rohan Kriwaczek reveals its incredible history. Painstakingly pieced together from a handful of fragments and unsubstantiated and often unspoken rumours, and making use of a number of extraordinary recent discoveries, An Incomplete History of the Art of Funerary Violin celebrates a unique musical tradition that refuses to die.

The Amadeus Book of the Violin

The Amadeus Book of the Violin
Author: Walter Kolneder
Publsiher: Amadeus
Total Pages: 597
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015045676221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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THE AMADEUS BOOK OF THE VIOLIN CONSTRUCTION HISTORY AND MUSIC

The Violin Maker

The Violin Maker
Author: John Marchese
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN 10: 0061850578
ISBN 13: 9780061850578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Maker Book Review:

How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn craftsman, to make him a new violin. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese shares the rich lore of this beloved instrument and illuminates an art that has barely changed since the Renaissance. Marchese takes readers from start to finish as Zygmuntowicz builds the violin, from the first selection of the wood, to the cutting of the back and belly, through the carving of the scroll and the fingerboard, to the placement of the sound peg. Though much of the story takes place in the craftsman's museum–like Brooklyn workshop, there are side trips across the river to the rehearsal rooms of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln center, and across the world. Stops on the itinerary include Cremona, Italy, the magical city where Antonio Stradivari (and a few of his contemporaries) achieved a level of violin–making perfection that has endured for centuries, as well as points in France and Germany integral to the history of the violin. A stunning work of narrative nonfiction that's also a finely crafted, loving homage to the instrument that most closely approximates the human voice.

The Violin makers of the Guarneri Family 1626 1762

The Violin makers of the Guarneri Family  1626 1762
Author: William Henry Hill,Arthur Frederick Hill,Alfred Ebsworth Hill
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 173
Release: 1931
ISBN 10: 0486260615
ISBN 13: 9780486260617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin makers of the Guarneri Family 1626 1762 Book Review:

A family history of the legendary violinmakers of Mantua, Cremona and Venice, and the definitive commentary on their craftsmanship. Includes 131 photographs, 16 in full color.

The Violin and Viola

The Violin and Viola
Author: Sheila M. Nelson
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0486428532
ISBN 13: 9780486428536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin and Viola Book Review:

Originally published: London: E. Benn, 1972, in series: Instruments of the orchestra. With new preface by the author.

Violin making as it was and is

Violin making  as it was and is
Author: Edward Heron-Allen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1914
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105042507090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin
Author: ROBIN AUTOR STOWELL
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1992-12-10
ISBN 10: 9780521399234
ISBN 13: 0521399238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin Book Review:

Enth. S.1 - 29: The violin and bow - origins and development / John Dilworth

The American Violin

The American Violin
Author: Christopher Germain,Philip J. Kass,Darcy Kuronen,Dameron Midgett,John Montgomery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780692643396
ISBN 13: 0692643397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Violin Book Review:

A comprehensive survey tracing the development and art of violin and bow making in America

Stradivari s Genius

Stradivari s Genius
Author: Toby Faber
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN 10: 1588362140
ISBN 13: 9781588362148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stradivari s Genius Book Review:

“’Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.” –George Eliot Antonio Stradivari (1644—1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more than a thousand stringed instruments; approximately six hundred survive. In this fascinating book, Toby Faber traces the rich, multilayered stories of six of these peerless instruments–five violins and a cello–and the one towering artist who brought them into being. Blending history, biography, meticulous detective work, and an abiding passion for music, Faber embarks on an absorbing journey as he follows some of the most prized instruments of all time. Mysteries and unanswered questions proliferate from the outset–starting with the enigma of Antonio Stradivari himself. What made this apparently unsophisticated craftsman so special? Why were his techniques not maintained by his successors? How is it that even two and a half centuries after his death, no one has succeeded in matching the purity, depth, and delicacy of a Stradivarius? In Faber’s illuminating narrative, each of the six fabled instruments becomes a character in its own right–a living entity cherished by artists, bought and sold by princes and plutocrats, coveted, collected, hidden, lost, copied, and occasionally played by a musician whose skill matches its maker’s. Here is the fabulous Viotti, named for the virtuoso who enchanted all Paris in the 1780s, only to fall foul of the French Revolution. Paganini supposedly made a pact with the devil to transform the art of the violin–and by the end of his life he owned eleven Strads. Then there’s the Davidov cello, fashioned in 1712 and lovingly handed down through a succession of celebrated artists until, in the 1980s, it passed into the capable hands of Yo-Yo Ma. From the salons of Vienna to the concert halls of New York, from the breakthroughs of Beethoven’s last quartets to the first phonographic recordings, Faber unfolds a narrative magnificent in its range and brilliant in its detail. “A great violin is alive,” said Yehudi Menuhin of his own Stradivarius. In the pages of this book, Faber invites us to share the life, the passion, the intrigue, and the incomparable beauty of the world’s most marvelous stringed instruments.

The Old Violin

The Old Violin
Author: Dorothy MacIntosh
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 1525567268
ISBN 13: 9781525567261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Violin Book Review:

Alex Blair was a famous violinist in some of the greatest concert halls in the united States and Canada. Suddenly he removed himself from that life and lived almost as a recluse in the rural district of Guysborough County in Nova Scotia. He placed various notes about his life in his violin case which he left with his daughterin-law before his death. The notes were discovered by his great granddaughter – Ann Blair. Ann was a highschool math teacher and the story unfolds as she finds the messages left in the old case. Some of the information she found was unknown to the family and they change the course of her life. It is the story of the many twists and turns that can occur in several generations of family life and the impact they can have on the following generations. It is certain, many families can compare it with their own family history. Life is unpredictable and each day can bring surprises – some good, some not so good. We have no control of that and are forced to live life as it presents itself. We must trust in God and hope for the best.