Stradivarius: Five Violins, One Cello and a Genius (Paperback)
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Stradivarius: Five Violins, One Cello and a Genius (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 03/06/2005
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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 Chevalier

'A captivating book . . . An extraordinary accomplishment and a compelling read' - TE Cahart, author of The Piano Shop On The Left Bank

'An inspired idea for a book' - Telegraph

'Faber has found in the Strad a delightful leitmotif for an original comedie humaine' - Financial Times



'Faber pitches the story just right, neither patronising nor baffling the reader' - Times

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330492591
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 20 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition


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