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The violin : a social history of the world's most versatile instrument

Author: David Schoenbaum
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Schoenbaum
ISBN: 9780393084405 039308440X
OCLC Number: 828766897
Description: 710 S : Ill
Contents: Making it. A star is born ; The golden age ; Over the hills and far away ; The road not taken ; Back to the future ; Last but not least --
Selling it . Paying the price ; The French connection ; The Ritz of violin shops ; From modern to postmodern ; "Fiddle, n. A swindle. orig. U.S." ; Violin cases --
Playing it. Learning how ; Players in general ; Players in particular ; Founding fathers ; How to get to Carnegie Hall ; Race, class, and gender ; Business and politics --
Imagining it. Still pictures worth a thousand words ; Poetry ; Prose ; Moving pictures worth a thousand words --
Coda.
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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