Before the Chinrest: A Violinist’s Guide to the Mysteries of Pre-Chinrest Technique and Style (Publications of the Early Music Institute)
The History of Violin Playing from its Origins to 1761: And its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music (Clarendon Paperbacks)
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.
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.
We talk to the Doric Quartet about bows and recordings, and get tips on making arrangements of non-classical works. Anne-Sophie Mutter tells us her Sentimental Work there’s a Beethoven Masterclass and we look back on Henryk Szeryng’s playing career. Plus, the fall and rise of violin making in Hungary.
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Bundle contains 5 different posters:
- ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ 1741 poster
- Nicolas Lupot violin 1808 poster
- Antonio Stradivari ‘Messiah’ violin 1716 poster
- Antonio Stradivari ‘Dancla’ violin 1708 poster
- Antonio Stradivari ‘Benvenuti’ Violin 1727 poster
We look at Leonard Bernstein’s contributions to string music and investigate the development of the French bow button. Joshua Bell gives a Masterclass on Bruch and Jennifer Koh gives her Sentimental Work.
Plus a FREE guide to the inaugural Tokyo Stradivarius Festival