The Missing Strad

The Missing Strad
Author: Gerald Gaul
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-10-20
ISBN 10: 1039108210
ISBN 13: 9781039108219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Strad Book Review:

Pay attention to that violin you used in high school. Look closely at the next violin you see at a garage sale. It might be worth millions of dollars. The greatest violin ever made is not in a museum. It might be in your violin case because it was involved in a perfect forgery more than a century ago. No one noticed when the criminal got rid of the evidence by passing it on to an unsuspecting customer. A witness is now ready to tell you the truth from beyond the grave, but only if you read the story of his famous father, the diseased and demonically possessed Niccolò Paganini. Enter a world of murders, madness, creepy love affairs, strange historical objects, awkward musical performances, extremely valuable animal intestines, large quantities of gold . . . and a homeless decaying corpse.

Gone

Gone
Author: Min Kym
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0451496078
ISBN 13: 9780451496072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone Book Review:

At seven years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School of Music. At eleven she won her first international prize. And at twenty-one, she found "the one," the violin that would transform her life: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career soared. She recorded the Brahms concerto and a world tour was planned.

The Strad

The Strad
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433082244686
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.

Gone

Gone
Author: Min Kym
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 0451496094
ISBN 13: 9780451496096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone Book Review:

The spellbinding memoir of a violin virtuoso who loses the instrument that had defined her both on stage and off -- and who discovers, beyond the violin, the music of her own voice Her first violin was tiny, harsh, factory-made; her first piece was “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.” But from the very beginning, Min Kym knew that music was the element in which she could swim and dive and soar. At seven years old, she was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School. At eleven, she won her first international prize; at eighteen, violinist great Ruggiero Ricci called her “the most talented violinist I’ve ever taught.” And at twenty-one, she found “the one,” the violin she would play as a soloist: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career took off. She recorded the Brahms concerto and a world tour was planned. Then, in a London café, her violin was stolen. She felt as though she had lost her soulmate, and with it her sense of who she was. Overnight she became unable to play or function, stunned into silence. In this lucid and transfixing memoir, Kym reckons with the space left by her violin’s absence. She sees with new eyes her past as a child prodigy, with its isolation and crushing expectations; her combustible relationships with teachers and with a domineering boyfriend; and her navigation of two very different worlds, her traditional Korean family and her music. And in the stark yet clarifying light of her loss, she rediscovers her voice and herself.

Strings

Strings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031140414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Musical News

Musical News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1899
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112014391350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre
Author: Gerald Elias
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 1429929456
ISBN 13: 9781429929455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Danse Macabre Book Review:

Daniel Jacobus, reclusive blind concert master and amateur sleuth, returns to solve a most despicable crime and to clear an innocent man Just after his Carnegie Hall swansong and before his imminent departure for retirement in France, beloved violinist and humanitarian Rene Allard is brutally murdered with a mysterious weapon. His young African American rival, crossover artist BTower, is spotted at the scene of the crime hovering over the contorted body of Allard with blood on his hands. In short order the aloof and arrogant BTower is convicted and sentenced to death, in part the result of the testimony of blind and curmudgeonly violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus, like millions of others, an ardent admirer of Allard. Justice has been served...or has it? Jacobus is dragged back into the case kicking and screaming, and reluctantly follows a trail of broken violins and broken lives as it leads inexorably to the truth, and to his own mortal peril.

The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1908
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112109515889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All Hands

All Hands
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1944
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039820991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Quartet Murders

The Quartet Murders
Author: J. R. Ellis
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 9781503903098
ISBN 13: 1503903095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quartet Murders Book Review:

A priceless violin. And a dark secret someone is prepared to kill for. DCI Oldroyd has seen his fair share of victims, but he has never witnessed a murder--until now. When world-famous violinist Hans Muller is shot and killed during a concert, the detective is faced with a case beyond logic. The culprit is nowhere to be found--and the victim's priceless violin has disappeared too. As Oldroyd investigates the mystery of the murderer's identity and the motive for the killing, he enters the ruthless world of wealthy instrument collectors and stumbles upon a dark path where shocking secrets have been buried in the past. But the secrets will soon take centre stage. Oldroyd must use all his cunning to recover the priceless instrument. But can he also solve the mystery of a murderer who vanished in front of his own eyes? Revised edition: This edition of The Quartet Murders includes editorial revisions.

Lady Mary s Revenge

Lady Mary s Revenge
Author: Geoff Quaife
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN 10: 1490773371
ISBN 13: 9781490773377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Mary s Revenge Book Review:

Luke remains in the Medway as the government is convinced that a foreign invasion with local gentry assistance is imminent. The disappearance of a senior officer and strange activities on the river attract Lukes attention. Luke is appalled at the confused military situation and the divided loyalties within the household of the powerful landowner Lady Prudence, whom Cromwell asks to assist in ways that are not explained. Does the despicable Harry Proctorsmuggler, womanizer, gambler and useless soldierbecome a serial killer? And why is he protected by senior members of the household. Womenthe trawler fleet owner who is kidnapped, the alluring wife of a local magistrate, the spoilt child who facilitates a murder, and the enduring but mystifying influence of the deceased Lady Marycomplicate the situation. Luke is worried by foreigners realigning strategic guns, the misdirection of trawlers to collect protestant refugees whom Luke suspects to be a Royalist vanguard, and visits by local identities to the continent. Luke survives shooting, drowning, a horse accident, and mob beating to solve murders, uncover the local gentry traitors, and identify the person who is both the brains behind the Royalist conspiracy, and the agent to complete Lady Marys revenge.

The Song of Names

The Song of Names
Author: Norman Lebrecht
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307429385
ISBN 13: 9780307429384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Names Book Review:

Martin Simmonds’ father tells him, “Never trust a musician when he speaks about love.” The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in the Simmonds’s care before they perished in the Holocaust. For a time the two boys are closer than brothers. But on the day he is to make his official debut, Dovidl disappears. Only 40 years later does Martin get his first clue about what happened to him. In this ravishing novel of music and suspense, Norman Lebrecht unravels the strands of love, envy and exploitation that knot geniuses to their admirers. In doing so he also evokes the fragile bubble of Jewish life in prewar London; the fearful carnival of the Blitz, and the gray new world that emerged from its ashes. Bristling with ideas, lambent with feeling, The Song of Names is a masterful work of the imagination.

The Missing Postman

The Missing Postman
Author: Fachtna Ó Drisceoil
Publsiher: Mercier Press Ltd
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1856356930
ISBN 13: 9781856356930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Postman Book Review:

Fachtna Ó Drisceoil weaves the pieces of this mystery together, using new evidence which paints a sordid portrait of lies, half-truths, conspiracy, intimidation and Garda brutality in the 1920s.

Transcension

Transcension
Author: Damien Broderick
Publsiher: Gateway
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN 10: 1473230179
ISBN 13: 9781473230170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcension Book Review:

Aleph is a machine mentality overseeing a future Earth largely bereft of humans, most of whom have sublimed into a virtuality.Remaining are the smug but cautious adherents of science. Amanda, still a teen at age 30, is a skilled violinist and mathematician but craves the applause of the Mall for some daring exploit. In a nearby enclave live the rustic, non-scientific people who worship the god of their choice. In the center of their poly-religious valley a wicked tower has emerged, surely a tool of evil temptation. Far below, a supersonic railroad is being constructed. Amanda conceives a dangerous feat: to enter the valley and descend to the rushing train, hitching a mad ride to the next city. Using a cyber "Liar bee," she buzzes the ear of young Matthewmark, who chafes under the restrictions of his own narrow society. He agrees to aid Amanda and her friend Vikram Singh, but the scheme goes horribly wrong. Vik dies; Matthewmark's brain is seriously damaged, although he recovers with advanced neurological prostheses. This treatment, condemned by his own people, allows him contact with the AI Aleph. In a series of startling moves, Amanda graduates to adulthood (and her modish clipped speech patterns give way to this new sophistication), while Matthewmark explores uncanny and sometimes very funny opportunities in the Alephverse, climaxing in the dismantling of the solar system and its embrace by the hyperuniverse beyond ours. This is the Singularity, at last, the Transcension, and everyone lives happily ever after, for rather mindboggling values of "lives" and "happily."

The Violin Times

The Violin Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105042256144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chats on Violins

Chats on Violins
Author: Olga Racster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1905
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015007966677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History and Craft Of The Violin Prior To 1900

History and Craft Of The Violin Prior To 1900
Author: Olga Racster
Publsiher: Watchmaker Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003-05
ISBN 10: 9781929148240
ISBN 13: 1929148240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cemetery of the Nameless

Cemetery of the Nameless
Author: Rick Blechta
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2005-04-01
ISBN 10: 145971069X
ISBN 13: 9781459710696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cemetery of the Nameless Book Review:

Victoria Morgan, violin virtuoso extraordinaire, and her devoted piano accompanist are on yet another European tour currently stopping in Vienna. While playing to a full house, Tory leaves the stage and disappears in the middle of this important concert, leaving behind a puzzled (and angry) audience. Why would a seasoned professional so intent on maintaining her well-established career do something so damaging? Especially after some very negative reviews from local press? Tory’s decision to leave proves to be especially fatal to her career, since the rumours of her disappearance involve the accusation that Tory has committed the brutal murder of a high profile Viennese figure. While the press continues to hound everyone who knew Tory for answers, it appears she is running from them, the police and her long-suffering husband Oscar Lukesh, affectionately known as Rocky. Or is she? The action is set around the appearance of a mysterious score for a recently discovered violin concerto of incredible worth. Is it truly by Beethoven as the owner claims, and will Tory be the first to debut this dream violin piece, or are all of these things just hollow promises and a way to bait a trap? Now it looks like it’s up to Rocky to help save Tory from herself and figure out who is committing the growing number of murders - if it really isn’t his wife.