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

April 1, 2008|
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. 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.

A musician and award-winning journalist, John Marchese is the author ofRenovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other. He lives in New York City and in New York''s Catskill Mountain region.
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Title:The Violin Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and StradivariFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.64 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.64 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060012684

ISBN - 13:9780060012687

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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