The Violin

A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument

by David Schoenbaum

Hardcover, 710 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $39.95 | purchase

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The Violin
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A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument
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David Schoenbaum

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Traces the history of the instrument, from its first appearance in the mid-sixteenth century to its modern use by artists, writers, and Hollywood and discusses how the affordable, portable instrument can be used to play Beethoven, jazz, and indie rock.