The Violin Maker

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.

The Violin Maker

The Violin Maker

How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn craftsman, to make him a new violin. 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. Marchese takes readers from start to finish as Zygmuntowicz builds the violin, from the first selection of the wood, to the cutting of the back and belly, through the carving of the scroll and the fingerboard, to the placement of the sound peg. 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. Stops on the itinerary include Cremona, Italy, the magical city where Antonio Stradivari (and a few of his contemporaries) achieved a level of violin–making perfection that has endured for centuries, as well as points in France and Germany integral to the history of the violin. A stunning work of narrative nonfiction that's also a finely crafted, loving homage to the instrument that most closely approximates the human voice.

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The Violin Maker
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: John Marchese
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-26 - Publisher: Harper Collins

How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn craftsman, to make him a new violin. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese
The Violin Maker's Daughter: Absolutely Heartbreaking World War 2 Historical Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Sharon Maas
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-19 - Publisher: Bookouture

When the Nazis march onto the cobbled streets of Colmar on November 1st 1940, Josef, a Jewish violin maker, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be all right. But one year later, three sharp knocks on the door at midnight turn his seventeen
The Violin-makers of the Guarneri Family, 1626-1762
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: William Henry Hill, Arthur Frederick Hill, Alfred Ebsworth Hill
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1931 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

A family history of the legendary violinmakers of Mantua, Cremona and Venice, and the definitive commentary on their craftsmanship. Includes 131 photographs, 16 in full color.
Art & Method of the Violin Maker
Language: en
Pages: 78
Authors: Henry A. Strobel
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Henry a Strobel

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Acoustics for the Violin Maker
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Henry A. Strobel
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

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