Cremona violins occupy a unique and storied place in violin history. This historic achievement makes the book extremely valuable for violin makers and violin researchers, enabling young and aspiring violinists to own excellent sounding instruments with the acoustical marvels of the old at affordable prices.
Cremona Violins:A Physicist's Quest for the Secrets of StradivariWith DVD-ROM #ad - The accompanying video features Fry's demonstration of how and why minute changes in thickness graduations make predictable changes in tonal qualities of an instrument. Contents:luigi tarisio and the violins of cremonathe rise and fall of the cremonese art of violin making antonio stradivari 1644c–1737The Anatomy of a Violin and the Mechanism of Sound ProductionSome Historical Notes on Violin Research Over CenturiesWilliam F Fry and His Quest for the Secrets of Cremona ViolinsMyth and Reality of Cremona Violins, musicologists, Fry's ViolinsA Convergence of Science and ArtReadership: Physicists, violin makers and violin researchers.
This book contains a brief account of that history — the rise and fall of the Cremonese art of violin making that dominated over two centuries. With rare insights, he has come closer than anyone before in reproducing the tonal qualities of the great Italian masters.
Violin Making, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: An Illustrated Guide for the AmateurFox Chapel Publishing #ad - Author and lifelong teacher Bruce Ossman uses his simple techniques and clear instruction to guide you through every single step of making a violin. With a complete list of tools, and templates for every piece all included, detailed illustrations, full-size patterns, you'll craft an instrument fit for an orchestra.
Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide Dover Books on MusicDover Publications #ad - Originally published in 1884 as violin-making, amateur and professional, theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, As It Was and Is: Being a Historical, this volume has enlightened and informed generations of performers and players alike.
A fascinating history of the instrument precedes discussions of materials and construction techniques. This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process, from wood selection to varnish.
Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide Dover Books on Music #ad - More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. Author edward heron-allen served an apprenticeship with Georges Chanot, a preeminent nineteenth-century violin maker. The knowledge, skill, and experience heron-Allen acquired in the master's shop are reflected in this book, which was the first to combine the history, theory, and practice of violin-making.
Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work Dover Books on MusicDover Publications #ad - Expert violin-makers and critics of superior violin craftsmanship, these men had unique opportunities to examine and compare almost all of the great examples of Italian violin-making. The larger divisions of the book concern the ancestry of Stradivari; his violins, viols, and violoncellos; his aims in relation to tone; his materials; his varnish; his construction; his labels; the number of instruments he made; the growth of their reputation.
It is strange, but true, that only one book really delves into the life and art of this famous Italian craftsman. The incomparable visual beauty of his instruments and the infinite variety and magnificence of tone of which they are capable have by this time passed into the realm of legend. That is the book published in 1902 by the three Hill brothers of the London violin-making firm.
Some of the topics discussed under these main headings are: stradivari's apprenticeship to Amati; comparison of his work with that of Amati; the tone of the pre-1684 Stradivari violin; changes between 1684 and 1690; distinguishing characteristics of many existing violins, their specific location, violas, and cellos, etc.
Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work Dover Books on Music #ad - Erroneous views concerning stradivari's material; his preference for the wood of certain trees in given years; the mystery of the ingredients of Stradivari's varnish; the effect of varnish on tone; the measurements of Stradivari's instruments; the time spent by Stradivari in making a violin; the years of greatest production; the largest number dating from one year; estimate of the total number made; an estimate of the actual sum he charged for an instrument; the introduction of Stradivari instruments into France and England; the first revelation of their supreme merit; and many other interesting topics.
Musicologists, makers of instruments, historians of culture, violinists, and those who count themselves simply as music lovers will find this to be an extremely interesting and informative account. Leading appraisers of fine musical instruments agree that in the art of making violins, no one has ever gone beyond the achievement of Antonio Stradivari.
A Selection of Classic Articles on the Development and Properties of the Violin Bridge Violin Series - The History and Design of the Violin BridgeSpeath Press #ad - Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. The history and design of the violin Bow” is a collection of vintage articles on the subject of the violin, with a particular focus on the bridge. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of the violin.
This book will appeal to violin players and those with an interest in the history of this ancient instrument. Oakes”, and “british violin-Makers – Classical and Modern, by Wm. W. W. Giltay”, “a review of Ancient and Modern violin Making, by W. Contents include: “bow Instruments – Their Form and Construction, by J.
A Selection of Classic Articles on the Development and Properties of the Violin Bridge Violin Series - The History and Design of the Violin Bridge #ad - Meredith Morris”. The articles explore a range of topics from the history and origins of the violin to notable makers and players, the evolution of designs, and much more.
The Violin Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and StradivariHarperCollins e-books #ad - How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, a brooklyn craftsman, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, to make him a new violin. Marchese takes readers from start to finish as zygmuntowicz builds the violin, from the first selection of the wood, through the carving of the scroll and the fingerboard, to the cutting of the back and belly, to the placement of the sound peg.
A stunning work of narrative nonfiction that's also a finely crafted, loving homage to the instrument that most closely approximates the human voice. Stops on the itinerary include cremona, the magical city where Antonio Stradivari and a few of his contemporaries achieved a level of violin–making perfection that has endured for centuries, Italy, as well as points in France and Germany integral to the history of the violin.
The Violin Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and Stradivari #ad - Though much of the story takes place in the craftsman's museum–like Brooklyn workshop, there are side trips across the river to the rehearsal rooms of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln center, and across the world. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese shares the rich lore of this beloved instrument and illuminates an art that has barely changed since the Renaissance.