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

Creator: Toby Faber | Music - 2012-05-09

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: Random House

About this book
“’Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.”–George EliotAntonio 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.From the Hardcover edition.



35 pages

The Violin and the Art of Its Construction, A Treatise on the Stradivarius Violin

Creator: August Riechers | Music - 1895

THE VIOLIN AND THE ART OF ITS CONSTRUCTION. A Treatise on the Stradivarius Violin by AUGUST RIECHERS, Bow and Violin Maker. [Copyright of the German and English Editions.] With four lithographed plates. <..■/■■ ■-> GOETTINGEff.



128 pages

Reading Comprehension, Grade 5

Creator: Carole Gerber | 2000-02-23

Stradivarius is the name for the world's most magnificent violins. They are named after their creator, Antonio Stradivari. ... Cremona, the town he lived in , was a place where violins were manufactured. Stradivari was very young when he ...

Publisher: American Education Publishing

About this book
Master Skills Reading Comprehension, grade 5 is the perfect workbook to help children "master" reading comprehension skills necessary to succeed in school! Designed by educational experts, specifically for children in fifth grade, this essential workbook teaches children the basic concepts and skills of reading comprehension and then offers a variety of activities for skill-and-drill practice. Featuring 128 pages of challenging lesson content with real-life applications, easy-to-understand directions and a complete answer key. Skills taught include: Vocabulary Main idea Fact & opinion Recognizing details Sequencing Following directions Organizing ideas The Master Skills series has drawn national acclaim for its vivid illustrations, challenging lesson content and real-life applications. It spans grades K through 6 in six key subject areas, reading comprehension, English, math, reading, spelling & writing, and thinking skills. It is the perfect workbook series to teach children learning fundamentals


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Stradivarius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Stradivarius is one of the violins, violas, cellos and other string instruments built by members of the Stradivari (Stradivarius) family, particularly Antonio ...

Stradivarius Violins - Canada
It is the Stradivarius design that is referred to on all labels which appear on the inside of violins made in the fashion of Stradivarius. It is a credit to the ...

Stradivarius Violins - The Violin Site
Antonio Stradivari (1644? - December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier (maker of violins and other stringed instruments), the most prominent member of that profession.

Stradivarius - The History of Stradivarius Violins
The History of Stradivarius Violins. Considered the greatest violins ever made, Stradivarius violins have been handcrafted by master luthier Antonio Stradivari.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Stradivarius Violins
Stradivarius Instruments at the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (NMAH) has the 1701 "Servais" cello made by Stradivari ...


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