Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide Dover Books on Music

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Dover Publications #ad - The knowledge, skill, theory, and experience Heron-Allen acquired in the master's shop are reflected in this book, which was the first to combine the history, and practice of violin-making. A fascinating history of the instrument precedes discussions of materials and construction techniques. This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making.

Originally published in 1884 as violin-making, as it was and is: being a historical, Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional, this volume has enlightened and informed generations of performers and players alike.

Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide Dover Books on Music #ad - Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process, from wood selection to varnish. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. Author edward heron-allen served an apprenticeship with Georges Chanot, a preeminent nineteenth-century violin maker.

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Violin Making, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: An Illustrated Guide for the Amateur

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Fox Chapel Publishing #ad - Author and lifelong teacher Bruce Ossman uses his simple techniques and clear instruction to guide you through every single step of making a violin. With a complete list of tools, detailed illustrations, full-size patterns, and templates for every piece all included, you'll craft an instrument fit for an orchestra.

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

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - 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. 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, to the cutting of the back and belly, through the carving of the scroll and the fingerboard, from the first selection of the wood, to the placement of the sound peg. 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 Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and Stradivari #ad - 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. Stops on the itinerary include cremona, the magical city where Antonio Stradivari and a few of his contemporaries achieved a level of violin–making perfection that has endured for centuries, Italy, as well as points in France and Germany integral to the history of the violin.

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Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

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Random House #ad - 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, and delicacy of a Stradivarius?In Faber’s illuminating narrative, hidden, lost, coveted, collected, copied, no one has succeeded in matching the purity, bought and sold by princes and plutocrats, depth, each of the six fabled instruments becomes a character in its own right–a living entity cherished by artists, 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. 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. 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.

Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection #ad - A great violin is alive, ” said Yehudi Menuhin of his own Stradivarius. In the pages of this book, the passion, Faber invites us to share the life, the intrigue, and the incomparable beauty of the world’s most marvelous stringed instruments. 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.

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, and an abiding passion for music, meticulous detective work, biography, Faber embarks on an absorbing journey as he follows some of the most prized instruments of all time.

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Violin-making : as it was and is, being a historical, theoretical, and practical treatise on the science and art of violin-making, for the use of violin makers and players, amateur and professional

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#ad - Violin-making : as it was and is, being a historical, theoretical, and practical treatise on the science and art of violin-making, for the use of violin makers and players, amateur and professional #ad - 418 pages. Violin-making : as it was and is, being a historical, and practical treatise on the science and art of violin-making, theoretical, for the use of violin makers and players, amateur and professional.

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Violin varnish and how to make it

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#ad - 58 pages. Violin varnish and how to make it.

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Violin Repair Guide Technical Reference

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Hal Leonard #ad - Technical Reference. Features more than 100 richly detailed illustrations! A must for instrument owners, repair and restoration of the violin, viola, this guide provides illustrated step-by-step instructions for bow rehairing, cello and string bass.

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Restoration of Old Violins Part Four Resetting the Neck

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#ad - Restoration of Old Violins Part Four Resetting the Neck #ad - This new short book deals with the advanced technique of resetting the neck. Ron fearn has made a practical study of violin restoration and currently continues his work at the Horsforth Music Centre in Leeds. The author Dr. The book "an introduction to the restoration of Old Violins" by the same author is available on Amazon Kindle, and deals with the servicing of an instrument with no major problems.

It is the fourth in a projected series dealing with advanced problems.

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

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - As congenial to reels, even concentration camps, lumber camps, in bars, and indie rock as it is to solo Bach and late Beethoven, churches, adults and children, it has been played standing or sitting, Delta blues, by pros and amateurs, men and women, concert halls, ragas, alone or in groups, at virtually any latitude on any continent.

Despite dogged attempts by musicologists worldwide to find its source, the violin’s origins remain maddeningly elusive. 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.

The Violin: A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument #ad - By the dawn of its fifth, it was established on five continents as an icon of globalization, and social mobility, an A-list trophy, modernization, and a potential capital gain. In the violin, dealers, david schoenbaum has combined the stories of its makers, and players into a global history of the past five centuries.

The life, times, played, sold, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, and cherished it. A 16-ounce package of polished wood, portable, and air, strings, the violin is perhaps the most affordable, and adaptable instrument ever created. 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.

From the earliest days, to stradivari and the golden age of cremona; vuillaume and the Hills, Schoenbaum lays out the business, who turned it into a global collectible; and incomparable performers from Paganini and Joachim to Heifetz and Oistrakh, when violin makers acquired their craft from box makers, politics, and art of the world’s most versatile instrument.

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The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers Dover Books on Music

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Dover Publications #ad - Doring conducted painstaking research into eighteenth-century documentation of Guadagnini's itinerant life. A new introduction by Stewart Pollens, a leading authority on musical instruments, offers historical perspectives. Along with the instruments of stradivari and del Gesù, tonal quality, the violins of Giovanni Battista Guadagnini have long been favored by professional musicians for their responsiveness, and projection.

Widely available for the first time in an affordable edition, musicologists, this rare and authoritative work provides violinists, and music history enthusiasts with a fascinating resource. B. Originally published in 1949 in a very limited edition, this study remains the most comprehensive account of G. He traces the craftsman's progress from Piacenza, Milan, Cremona, and Parma to Turin, where Guadagnini created his most prized stringed instruments.

The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers Dover Books on Music #ad - A catalog of the family's masterpieces is organized by city and provides a detailed provenance for each instrument. Guadagnini's work and the legacy carried on by his descendants. Author Ernest N.

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Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work Dover Books on Music

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Dover Publications #ad - Expert violin-makers and critics of superior violin craftsmanship, these men had unique opportunities to examine and compare almost all of the great examples of Italian violin-making. The larger divisions of the book concern the ancestry of Stradivari; his violins, viols, and violoncellos; his aims in relation to tone; his materials; his varnish; his construction; his labels; the number of instruments he made; the growth of their reputation.

It is strange, but true, that only one book really delves into the life and art of this famous Italian craftsman. Leading appraisers of fine musical instruments agree that in the art of making violins, no one has ever gone beyond the achievement of Antonio Stradivari. Some of the topics discussed under these main headings are: stradivari's apprenticeship to Amati; comparison of his work with that of Amati; the tone of the pre-1684 Stradivari violin; changes between 1684 and 1690; distinguishing characteristics of many existing violins, their specific location, and cellos, violas, etc.

Erroneous views concerning stradivari's material; his preference for the wood of certain trees in given years; the mystery of the ingredients of Stradivari's varnish; the effect of varnish on tone; the measurements of Stradivari's instruments; the time spent by Stradivari in making a violin; the years of greatest production; the largest number dating from one year; estimate of the total number made; an estimate of the actual sum he charged for an instrument; the introduction of Stradivari instruments into France and England; the first revelation of their supreme merit; and many other interesting topics.

Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work Dover Books on Music #ad - Musicologists, violinists, makers of instruments, historians of culture, and those who count themselves simply as music lovers will find this to be an extremely interesting and informative account. Collectors have paid many thousands of dollars for one of Stradivari's violins. The incomparable visual beauty of his instruments and the infinite variety and magnificence of tone of which they are capable have by this time passed into the realm of legend.

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