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The Violin : a social history of the wordl's most versatile intrument

Author: David Schoenbaum
Publisher: New York, NY [etc.] : Norton, cop. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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"The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it. A 16-ounce package of polished wood, strings, and air, the violin is perhaps the most affordable, portable, and adaptable instrument ever created. As congenial to reels, ragas, Delta blues, and indie rock as it is to solo Bach and late Beethoven, it has been played standing or sitting, alone or in
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Schoenbaum
ISBN: 9780393084405 039308440X
OCLC Number: 868432486
Description: XXVI, 710 p., [16] p. pl. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: David Schoenbaum.

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Schoenbaum s splendidly detailed social history follows a giddy parade of humans as they buy, sell, play, collect, build, copy, steal, reinvent, love, and try to understand the most coveted of all Read more...

 
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