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

Author: David Schoenbaum
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Schoenbaum
ISBN: 9780393084405 039308440X
OCLC Number: 840064606
Description: xxvi, 710 p., [16] p. de pl. : ill. (certaines en coul.) ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: David Schoenbaum.
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[A] terrific read one of those rare epical surveys that can be read in a single long stretch or picked up and savored, chapter by chapter. ...Schoenbaum deftly melds history, criticism, legend and Read more...

 
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