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Stradivarius : Five Violins, One Cello and a Genius - Tony Faber


Five Violins, One Cello and a Genius

Paperback Published: 3rd June 2005
ISBN: 9780330492591
Number Of Pages: 295

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A sweeping narrative of the greatest craftsman that ever lived and what became of the instruments he made.Everyone knows of the legendary quality and unbelievable price tag of a Stradivarius violin. In this, the first popular account of the Stradivari phenomena, Toby Faber explores the life and methods of this unsurpassed craftsman.Following the life of his instruments as they pass through the hands of many of the greatest musicians that have ever lived, we learn how and why they have become objects of such veneration and desire. It is a dramatic tale of grand artistry, fantastic music, shady dealers, forgery and science.

"'fascinating, accessible and enjoyable' - Tracy Chevallier"

ISBN: 9780330492591
ISBN-10: 0330492594
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 3rd June 2005
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Unabridged