This book presents a selection of some of the most influential 18th century musical instruments in the history of violinmaking. Based on modern research, the author provides information about the makers and their relationships. Each instrument is portrayed with full-page color photos of the top and back as well as detail shots. The 40 portrayed violins are perhaps the most influential instruments in violin-making history. The author provides background information on the construction and history of each violin. The reader gets a profound insight into the history of violin making and learns why these violins have made history. Hardcover, 180 pages
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