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Violin masters : two gentlemen of Cremona

Author: John ForsenDavid FultonPamela Mason DaveyAlfred MolinaItzhak PerlmanAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, two violinmakers from the same small town were making the most sought-after violins ever created. Everyone has heard of Antonio Stradivari, but few know the name Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu. This documentary tells the story of these two violin masters and why the stringed instruments they sculpted 300 years ago are worth millions of dollars to musicians and collectors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Antonio Stradivari; Giuseppe Guarneri; Giuseppe Guarneri; Antonio Stradivari
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Forsen; David Fulton; Pamela Mason Davey; Alfred Molina; Itzhak Perlman; Pinchas Zukerman; Midori; Joshua Bell; PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608837137 1608837130
OCLC Number: 794941068
Language Note: With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Credits: Director, John Forsen.
Performer(s): Narrated by Alfred Molina ; interviews with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Midori, and Joshua Bell.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation.
Other Titles: Two gentlemen of Cremona
Responsibility: directed by John Forsen ; produced by John Forsen, David Fulton ; written by Pamela Mason Davey, David Fulton.

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During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, two violinmakers from the same small town were making the most sought-after violins ever created. Everyone has heard of Antonio Stradivari, but few know the name Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu. This documentary tells the story of these two violin masters and why the stringed instruments they sculpted 300 years ago are worth millions of dollars to musicians and collectors today.

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