Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring PerfectionLarge Print - 2005
Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more than a thousand stringed instruments; approximately six hundred survive. In this fascinating book, Toby Faber traces the rich, multilayered stories of six of these peerless instruments--five violins and a cello--and the one towering artist who brought them into being.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : RB Large Print, 2005
Characteristics: [xviii], 330 p. (large print) : ill. ; 25 cm