Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

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“’Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.”

–George Eliot

Antonio Stradivari (1644—1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more than a thousand stringed instruments; approximately six hundred survive. In this fascinating book, Toby Faber traces… (more)

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Publisher: Random House (May 09, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 3.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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