W.E. Hill and Sons was Britain’s most important violin dealership in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and, during
The In Focus anthologies brings together many of the world’s most fascinating stringed instruments, with commentaries by today’s top instrument experts.
Both books feature exceptional high-quality photographs for every featured instrument – front, back and scroll – and will provide inspiration for today’s makers and anyone who enjoys the beauty and variety of stringed instruments.
This bundle includes:
- In Focus (with new limited edition cover)
- In Focus 2
The Strad ’s second compilation of fascinating articles, written within the last 5 years, brings together fine instruments by some of the world’s greatest instrument experts. In this new anthology, every instrument has been given three pages to include more close-up photographs, archings, angles and tiny details.
Makers such as Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ rub shoulders with lesser-known names such as Alfredo del Lungo, David Stirrat and Willem van der Sijde, with each article including biographical details as well as points of interest regarding the instrument’s form and construction. This book is a must for every luthier’s library.
In Focus 2 is published in a soft-back cover.
My Viola and I explores the history of the viola and music making during the late nineteenth century and early
- x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets
- x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets 2
- x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets 3
- x1 – The Best of Trade Secrets 4
“I can honestly say that it gives me great pleasure to review this book. It reveals a subject that I
Yehudi Menuhin was indisputably one of the finest violinists of all time, with a technique that was the envy of
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades.
Foreword by Steven Isserlis