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The Violin Maker: Finding a Centuries-Old Tradition in a Brooklyn Workshop

HardCover Pub Date: 2007 Pages: 240 in Publisher: Harper of The violin does something no other instrument can do something remarkable. magical. and evocative It is the mathematical marvels of Bach. the moan of a Gypsy melody. the wounded dignity of Beethoven's Concerto in C Major. It is Isaac Stern playing a nursery rhyme. It is the closest thing there is to the human voice. No other instrument is steeped in such a rich ew of myth and lore. The making of a violin in the hands of one man. from start to finish. is also something of a miracle. On a quest to learn about what many consider the world's most perfect instrument. author and musician John Marchese befriends an old-world craftsman in ooklyn. New York: Sam Zygmuntowicz. a man in his ...

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