The King of Violins

The King of Violins
Author: M.G. Crisci,Cheng Ken Chi, Ph.D.
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1456635069
ISBN 13: 9781456635060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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HOW CHINA'S MOST CELEBRATED VIOLIN PRODIGY BECAME AN ENEMY OF STATE. The King of Violins is the heartbreaking story of China's most celebrated violin prodigy, Ma Sicong, who composed his first concerto at the age of 12. During his career, this gentle, dignified man composed 57 of the world's best-known symphonies and concertos and performed in front of hundreds of sold-out audiences across the globe. Chairman Mao Zedong declared Ma Sicong "a national treasure" and nicknamed him The King of Violins. Soon, Chairman Mao's brutal Cultural Revolution distorted the truth of Ma's life and work. He is forced to wear a dunce cap, and is publicly humiliated and physically abused by cadres of Red Guards as "a vile product of bourgeois thinking." Ma and his family make a breath-taking escape in the darkness to America. After Chairman Mao died in 1976, the real circumstances of Ma's poignant, bittersweet life were buried in the pages of history by an embarrassed Chinese government. Eleven years later, Ma died at the age of 76 in Philadelphia. The King of Violins, written in cooperation with all of Ma's remaining family members, and is the first politically balanced life story about this generous, conflicted musical genius. (Contains 89 rare vintage photographs).

King of Violins

King of Violins
Author: M G Crisci
Publsiher: Ebookit.com
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-08
ISBN 10: 9781456635527
ISBN 13: 1456635522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King of Violins Book Review:

HOW CHINA'S MOST CELEBRATED VIOLIN PRODIGY BECAME AN ENEMY OF THE STATE. The King of Violins is the heartbreaking story of China's most celebrated violin prodigy, Ma Sicong, who composed his first concerto at the age of 12. During his career, this gentle, dignified man composed 57 of the world's best-known symphonies and concertos and performed in front of hundreds of sold-out audiences across the globe. Chairman Mao Zedong declared Ma Sicong "a national treasure" and nicknamed him The King of Violins. Soon, Chairman Mao's brutal Cultural Revolution distorted the truth of Ma's life and work. He is forced to wear a dunce cap, and is publically humiliated and physically abused by cadres of Red Guards as "a vile product of bourgeois thinking." Ma and his family make a breath-taking escape in the darkness to America. After Chairman Mao died in 1976, the real circumstances of Ma's poignant, bittersweet life were buried in the pages of history by an embarrassed Chinese government. Eleven years later, Ma died at the age of 76 in Philadelphia. The King of Violins, written in cooperation with all of Ma's remaining family members, and is the first politically-balanced life story about this generous, conflicted musical genius.

The Violin Times

The Violin Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1897
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105006606474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Grove s Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Grove s Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Author: Sir George Grove
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1910
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105006628940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Hawley Collection of Violins

The Hawley Collection of Violins
Author: Lyon & Healy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 105
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:ML2182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Violin and Its Music

The Violin and Its Music
Author: George Hart
Publsiher: London : Dulau
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1883
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000011779995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Elijah s Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales

Elijah s Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1994-10-20
ISBN 10: 9780195313635
ISBN 13: 0195313631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elijah s Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales Book Review:

Tales of magic and wonder can be found in every phase of Jewish literature, from the sacred to the secular. The fairy tale in particular--set in enchanted lands and populated with a variety of human and supernatural beings, both good and evil--holds a very special place in the Jewish tradition. For in the fairy tale, where good and evil engage in a timeless struggle, we have a clear reflection of the Jewish world view, where faith in God can defeat the evil impulse. In Elijah's Violin, Howard Schwartz offers a sumptuous collection of thirty-six Jewish fairy tales from virtually every corner of the world. At once otherworldy and earthy, pious and playful, these celebrated tales from Morocco and India, Spain and Eastern Europe, Babylon and Egypt, illustrate not only their Jewish character but also their universality of themes. Invoking the biblical tale of David and Goliath, we read as King David defeats the giant by hovering above its spear in King David and the Giant. In the romantic tale of The Princess in the Tower, a variant of Rapunzel, we watch as the cautious King Solomon recognizes the vanity in trying to prevent Providence from taking place. And we see the religious nature of the quest for Elijah's violin in the title story. The successful completion of the king's quest enables the violin's imprisoned melodies, emblematic of the Jewish spirit, to be set free. Throughout this richly illustrated collection, one can find the quests and riddles of the traditional fairy tale along with the divine intervention that characterizes the Jewish fairy tale. Skillfully translated, these stories will captivate children and adults alike in which romance and magic become enchantingly entwined with faith, duty, and wisdom.

Pioneer Violin Virtuose in the Early Twentieth Century

Pioneer Violin Virtuose in the Early Twentieth Century
Author: Tatjana Goldberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN 10: 1351167502
ISBN 13: 9781351167505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneer Violin Virtuose in the Early Twentieth Century Book Review:

Tatjana Goldberg reveals the extent to which gender and socially constructed identity influenced female violinists’ ‘separate but unequal’ status in a great male-dominated virtuoso lineage by focussing on the few that stood out: the American Maud Powell (1867–1920), Australian-born Alma Moodie (1898–1943), and the British Marie Hall (1884–1956). Despite breaking down traditional gender-based patriarchal social and cultural norms, becoming celebrated soloists, and greatly contributing towards violin works and the early recording industry (Powell and Hall), they received little historical recognition. Goldberg provides a more complete picture of their artistic achievements and the impact they had on audiences.

English Scottish and Irish Violin Makers A Selection of Classic Articles on the History of the Violin Violin Series

English  Scottish and Irish Violin Makers   A Selection of Classic Articles on the History of the Violin  Violin Series
Author: James M. Fleming
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2016-12-09
ISBN 10: 1473347092
ISBN 13: 9781473347090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Scottish and Irish Violin Makers A Selection of Classic Articles on the History of the Violin Violin Series Book Review:

First published in 1890, this volume contains a detailed account of the history of the violin, exploring its fascinating history and evolution with reference to notable designers and makers from England, Ireland, and Scotland. This interesting volume was originally written for those who love the violin and those who desire to learn about its history, and it is not to be missed by modern enthusiasts or collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Also highly recommended for violin collectors and antique instrument dealers. Contents include: “Early Makers and Brescian School”, “The Cremonese School and its Italian Followers”, “German Makers”, “French Makers”, “Dutch, Belgian and Other Foreign Makers”, “English, Scottish and Irish Makers”, “Violin Bow Makers”, “Violin Acoustics”, “Violin Varnish”, “Violin Collecting”, “Ole Bulle's 'Gasparo Da Salo'”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of the violin.

An Encyclopedia of the Violin

An Encyclopedia of the Violin
Author: Alberto Bachmann
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN 10: 0486318249
ISBN 13: 9780486318240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Encyclopedia of the Violin Book Review:

First published in 1925, this renowned reference remains unsurpassed as a source of essential information, from construction and evolution to repertoire and technique. Includes a glossary and 73 illustrations.

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 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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The Violin

The Violin
Author: George Dubourg
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 3752332859
ISBN 13: 9783752332858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Violin by George Dubourg

The History of the Violin and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present

The History of the Violin  and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present
Author: William Sandys,Simon Andrew Forster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1864
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106001379855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 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 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 History of the Violin and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present by William Sandys and Andrew Forster

The History of the Violin and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present by William Sandys and Andrew Forster
Author: William Sandys
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1864
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IBNF:CF005697379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Violin and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present by William Sandys and Andrew Forster Book Review:

The Violin

The Violin
Author: George Hart
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN 10: 3752370076
ISBN 13: 9783752370072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Violin by George Hart

The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

The Violin  Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators
Author: George Hart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1875
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822012126447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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