Anthony Stradivari the Celebrated Violin Maker

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-22
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Written by a renowned musicologist with assistance from noted violin-maker and dealer Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume this survey explores the early history and construction of stringed instruments. Topics include the work of the Italian master violin-makers and the bows of François Tourte. This valuable resource provides rare, contemporary glimpses of the world of Paganini, Schumann, and Berlioz.

Author Biography

François-Joseph Fétis was a Belgian musicologist, composer, critic, and teacher. One of the 19th century's most influential critics, he compiled the Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique, an enduring resource.
Stewart Pollens is a maker of violins and keyboard instruments who served as the Conservator of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1976 to 2006. He is the founder of Violin Advisor, LLC, a consulting firm that advises purchasers of fine violins.


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