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Author Attlee, Helena, 1958-
Title Lev's violin : a story of music, culture, and Italian adventure / Helena Attlee.
Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2021.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Lobby Non-Fiction    IN LIBRARY
Edition First Pegasus Books edition.
Description 214 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Prelude -- First movement. Child of many fathers; Cremona and the modern violin -- Musical people; How violins became stars of the musical world -- Pilgrim in Cremona; The great violin-making dynasties -- Message from the mountains; The ancient trade in violin wood -- Second movement. Church music; A chapter in the life of Lev's violin -- Mood music; The lives of church violins and their musicians -- Political instruments; Violins at the Medici Court in Florence -- Cozio; The world's first violin collector and connoisseur -- Tarisio; The beginning of an international trade in Cremona violins -- Third movement. Old Italians; Violin dealing for a modern age -- Little Italys; The diaspora of Italians and their violins -- Musica popolare; Roma fiddles and Italian folk music -- Fourth movement. Twice looted; The fate of old Italians during the second world war -- Full circle; Revival in Cremona -- Violin A & E; The difference between copies and fakes -- Smuggled; Lev's violin in the USSR -- All about rings; A dendrochronology test and its result -- Coda.
Subject Attlee, Helena, 1958- -- Travel.
Violin -- Italy -- History.
Music -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History.
Italy -- History.
Italy -- Social life and customs.
Genre or Form Travel writing.
Added Title Story of music, culture, and Italian adventure
ISBN 9781643137209 hardcover
1643137204 hardcover