The violin: its famous makers and players.

by Paul Stoeving

Publisher: Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn

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Reprint of the 1928 ed.

The heart and soul of French violin making is actually Mirecourt, which is around miles from Paris. It was the birthplace of most of the great violin makers of France. There, the famous European guild system firmly took hold, providing the training, support and resources necessary to develop skilled luthiers and fine quality instruments. Since its launch in , the magazine has brought its readers the best features, comment and analysis on all issues of interest to string teachers, players, students, instrument makers and enthusiasts. Authoritative, trusted and influential, The Strad keeps readers informed about the latest news, groundbreaking research and techniques in all aspects of playing and making stringed instruments. John Askew the Stanhope Violin Maker () – Pages The Fiddle Fancier’s Guide () – Pages The Violin A Condensed History of the Violin Its Perfection and its Famous Makers Importance of Bridge and Sound-Post Arrangement () – Pages George Gemünder’s Progress in Violin Making () – Pages.   In the case of Parisian violin makers’ approach to varnish, evolution meant a return to the past. For those who experienced the outbreak of the French Revolution in to its final fatal gasps in , the world must have seemed a place of sheer chaos, and yet it was a time of productivity and evolution for some French luthiers.

  More to check out: O’Connor playing his own Fiddle Concerto. 3. Jascha Heifetz () Jascha Heifetz is considered to be one of the greatest, most famous violin players of all time. Before his death, he was praised for his exacting technique, as well as for his beautiful tone and style, all of which has had a great influence on the modern violin style.   The violin first appeared in the Brescia area of Northern Italy in the early sixteenth century. From around , Brescia was home to a school of highly prized string players and famous for makers of all the string instruments of the Renaissance; the viola da gamba, violone, lyra, lyrone, violetta and viola da brazzo. The violin is a string instrument which has four strings and is played with a bow. The strings are usually tuned to the notes G, D, A, and E. It is held between the left collar bone (near the shoulder) and the ent notes are made by fingering (pressing on the strings) with the left hand while bowing with the right. Unlike guitar, it has no frets or other markers on the fingerboard. Amy Beach – Violin Sonata. Amy Beach was an American composer born in She was well-respected in her lifetime, but sadly her works have been rather neglected since. Her Violin Sonata is a beautiful example of her Romantic style, packing passion, virtuosity and haunting melodies into its .

Many people judge a book by its cover, and a beautiful violin tends to draw more interest. An important aspect of the appearance is the wood itself. While you can tell if a violin is beautiful, you may need to consult an expert to see if the wood used is of the highest quality and creates the best sound.   Here we examine 10 of the luthiers with their most famous violin labels. From its emergence in the 16th century, the violin has played a leading role in classical music. As well as providing us with some of the most memorable melodies and musicians, the skill and technique of the very best violin makers have enabled some instruments to acquire a treasured status due to their label. One of the most respected and referenced books of its kind, this authoritative volume covers not only violins but other bowed instruments. It ranges from the earliest makers of stringed instruments — Greek, Roman, and Egyptian — to the latter-day masters of French, Italian, German, and English ating items of historic interest include the origins of such instruments as the 5/5.   Famous violins have been recovered for millions of dollars. A stolen Stradivarius violin made headlines in when it was returned to its owners after 35 years of searching.

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The Amadeus violin carries all the marks of the type of dependable and great performing sound that we expect from European violin makers.

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Hyacinth Abele "The Strad" Office, - Violin - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. We haven. The Art of Violin Making is the major work for the craftsman, bringing into one volume a summary of essential information for the violin maker and player, as well as providing a historical reference.

This book is essential reading for the violin maker, repairer and historian, providing a unique record of the history, social background, lives and work of the great violin makers of the past Reviews: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Ditson, New York.

Includes index. Description: xi, pages, The violin: its famous makers and their imitators. With several wood engravings from photographs of the works of Stradiuarius, Guarnerius, Amati, and others.

The violin, sometimes known as a fiddle, is a wooden chordophone (string instrument) in the violin violins have a hollow wooden body.

It is the smallest and thus highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular violin typically has four strings, usually tuned in perfect fifths with notes G3, D4, A4, E5, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings. The violin, viola, and cello were first made in the early 16th century, in Italy.

The earliest evidence for their existence is in paintings by Gaudenzio Ferrari from the s, though Ferrari's instruments had only three strings.

The Academie musicale, a treatise written in by Philibert Jambe de Fer, gives a clear description of the violin family much as we know it today. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

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[etc.]. The Violin: Its Famous Makers and Players. Westport: Greenwood, Print. In this book, the author describes the relationship between the bow and other parts of the violin. He says the vibration of the sound depends on they type of wood of the violin and the bow because of its fibers.

Pauly, Reinhard G., trans. The Amadeus Book of. The auction record for a violin by this maker is $, set in Clearly Rocca is a highly desirable maker.

A second violin bearing the same label was made by John Lott, perhaps the best of the English makers. Lott is famous for copies so like a master maker’s work that they have passed the scrutiny of very well-regarded experts. One of the most respected and referenced books of its kind, this authoritative volume surveys violins and other bowed instruments, ranging from ancient Greco-Roman styles to those of modern Europe.

More than 55 rare lithographs illustrate fascinating stories of famous players and violin makers. They also chronicle the practices of famous violin makers through the ages, from the Amati family, Stradivarius, and Guarnerius, to the Forster family and more recent artisans. An essential for every violin lover and student, this volume features more than 55 illustrations, including rare Reviews: 6.

This book also features an in depth explanation of scales, exercises, techniques, and much more. Also included is a short history of the violin and its famous makers and players.

This volume is available in English and Spanish. Detailed Description; Strings Violin Part Two. Composed by Maia Bang. This edition: Part Two. SWS. Part Two. The violin world is a world based on lineage, secrecy, and the “war” between authenticity and deception inside an elite group.

It consists of a cloister of craftspeople, dealers, and “experts” passing very specific knowledge down to the very few willing to take the time to learn this time-intensive skill that for centuries has been based on copying old fiddles.

Reading The Violin Maker was as pleasant a journey as I've made through a book. To my mind there is enough technical enlightenment (materials and techniques), enough history (a visit to Cremona, Italy, the I'd recently read Clapton's Guitar (Allen St. John, Free Press) and I later read a mention of John Marchese's The Violin Maker in an online /5(58).

Rare Bows for Violin, Viola, Violin-Cello Wurlitzer Collection - $ Extremely rare 1st edition book from in very good condition. Lewis Catalogs - , - $15 each The Violin: Its Famous Makers And Players - By Paul Stoving paperback - $15 Stradivarius - by Dirk Balfoortfair cond - $   A good number of makers we love today had no teachers.

Life in Italy was hard, and they had to struggle to survive working as a violin maker, player, cooper, teacher, etc. The following list of self taught makers or "diletanti" speaks for itself: Sergio Peresson Otello Bignami Romolo Parmeggiani Gaetano Pareschi Alberto Guerra Giuseppe Pedrazzini.

A Stradivarius is one of the violins, violas, cellos and other string instruments built by members of the Italian family Stradivari, particularly Antonio Stradivari (Latin: Antonius Stradivarius), during the 17th and 18th ing to their reputation, the quality of their sound has defied attempts to explain or equal it, though this belief is disputed.

The book was written in by Edward Heron-Allen, who had apprenticed with master violin maker Georges Chanot. On his own, Stochek perfected his. Famous Early Italian Makers of Cellos. Cello Heaven Book Review: Every cellist will enjoy reading The Cambridge Companion to the Cello.

It contains pages brimming over with interesting information about the construction, history and repertoire of the cello, as well as substantial articles concerning famous cellists of the various eras. François Joseph Fétis published his biography of Stradivari under the guidance of J.B.

Vuillaume inand in London inGeorge (the son of John) Hart wrote The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, which is the origin of most of the well-known anecdotes and assumed facts about Luigi Tarisio. Violins came into the world back in the 16th century, when it had its first violin maker in history, Andrea Amati, in the s.

In the 17th century, we had famous violin makers, Antonio Stradivari and Andrea Guarneri, each with their own unique craftsmanship of violins. The antique violins made by them are highly valuable in today’s market. Antonio Stradivari, Latin Stradivarius, (born ?, Cremona, Duchy of Milan—died Dec.

18,Cremona), Italian violin maker who brought the craft of violin-making to its highest pitch of perfection. Stradivari was still a pupil of Nicolò Amati in when he began to place his own label on violins of his making. These at first followed the smaller of Amati’s models, solidly.

The Violin Book, Bafalon, London (illustrated) Violin Iconography of Antonio StradivariHerbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated) The Violin: Its Famous Makers and their Imitators, George Hart, Dulau & Co., London (illustrated) Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol.

V, No. 2, Albert Mell, The Queens College Press. They also chronicle the practices of famous violin makers through the ages, from the Amati family, Stradivarius, and Guarnerius, to the Forster family and more recent artisans.

An essential for every violin lover and student, this volume features more than 55 illustrations, including rare. For more information on the history of the violin click here. Some of the more famous violin makers between the 16th century to the 18th century. These of course also make them the most copied.

Andrea Amati ( - ) - Cremona; Gaspar da Salo () - Brescia.The oldest surviving violins with only three strings are made in by the violin maker Andrea Amati from Cremona. He also made the first four-string violin probably inbut the oldest preserved one dates from Andrea Amati. Brescia had a famous school of highly prized makers of string instruments and players from The chance of finding a "Strad" today in a basement or attic is near impossible.

I have received hundreds if not thousands of inquiries over the years from customers who have an old instrument with a label stating that it is a "Stradivarius," a "Guarnerius," or an "Amati," or another famous violin maker.