Studies the life and art of the Italian violin craftsman, focusing on the skills and techniques which have made his products renowned throughout the world.
This encyclopedia of the violin covers the mechanics of its construction through its history and evolution to its literature and performing traditions, with details and anecdotes. From the great violin makers of Cremona to the influence of key composers and virtuosos on the violin's development, every facet of the subject is exposed.
The compiled memoirs of Valentin Berlinsky, cellist with the Borodin Quartet for more than six decades.
Foreword by Steven Isserlis
Yehudi Menuhin was indisputably one of the finest violinists of all time, with a technique that was the envy of