Books on Music
Listed are more than 500 titles on diverse musical subjects, one of the largest selection of Books on Music from a single source worldwide!
Listed are more than 500 titles with an extensive variety of books on many musical subjects. Included are important books on violins, violas, cellos and other string instruments: A resource for musicians, luthiers, dealers and collectors. See “String Instrument” section. Service is prompt! Prices are competitive! Due to currency fluctuations or price increases by publishers, prices are subject to change.
Masters of the Cremona International School of Violin Making: 1938-200834 Instruments by each of 34 important graduates of the Cremona school are nicely illustrated in color: tops, backs, scrolls. Includes biography on each maker. Covers period when the school was established: 1938 to 2008. Excellent resource on the important violin makers from Cremona, Italy.
Ansaldo Poggi: violin makerAn excellent resource on the famous Italian violin maker, Ansaldo Poggi. Eight of Poggi’s violins, a Cello and a viola, and a violin by Giuseppe Fiorini(Poggi’s teacher), are beautifully photographed in color: Tops, backs, scrolls, f-holes. Has all the important critical dimensions. Also includes archings and thicknesses for the top and back of a 1932 Poggi […]
The 1690 Tuscan Stradivari violinOne of the most outstanding books on the violin. Comprehensive technical account of a Stradivari violin in the condition as it came out of his shop. We have excellent descriptive text, precise measurements, magnificent photography, dendrochronology. CT scanning and expert varnish examination – even a DVD with 3D imagery and crisp sound recordings. Vivid photographs are […]
Antonio Stradivari (Vol I-IV) Free ShippingOutstanding publication documenting some 130 of Stradivari’s instruments made throughout his career. Each instrument is beautifully photographed in color, full size: tops, backs, scrolls, f-holes, labels. Cello’s are pictured in fold out sheets. Contains fascinating history of every featured instrument, precisely described & classified within Stradivari’s complete creative periods. Includes detailed critical dimensions + CD with arching […]
Violin Makers. The Renaissance of Italian LutherieCount Cozio di Salabue to Giuseppe Fiorini, from the Bisiachs in Milan to the foundations of the first schools of violin making, the history of bowed instruments during the past two centuries in Italy, narrated through the testimonials of the leading makers of our times, and featuring the instruments of the most important Italian collections, […]
Varnishes and the Most Curious Secrets Cremona, 1747This study is based on a collection of recipes in an 18th-century manuscript in a Milan library. Based on this manuscript, Gheroldi, Stefania Vitale and Luciano Colombo provide the cultural background to the amateurs who wrote artistic recipe books and their preferences and technical skills in preparing varnishes for paintings as well as ‘Chinese varnishes’ […]
The Violin – It’s History and MakingThis hardback book contains nearly 800 pages of information of interest to beginners, learners and lovers of the violin and violinmaking. The intent is to explain the most important details of classical violinmaking from selection of wood, through varnishing, instrument set up, and the changes that occurred in the instruments and craft over the centuries. It is […]
The Secrets of StradivariThe “Tuscan” Stradivarius, originally part of the famous Medici Quintet of 1690, returned to Italy in 1953 after a fascinating collection of history and was kept in the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. This is one of Antonio Stradivari’s best preserved violins, as the Hill have remarked in their monograph of 1889 dedicated to […]
Liuteria Piemontese, Annibale FagnolaHannibal Fagnola. This first major monograph, part of a much larger project that is closely related to all the great Piedmontese violin making modern, was devoted to Hannibal Fagnola, a character certainly atypical of violin-making environment of his time not only an artisan devoted to his activity, but also a man skillful in managing the […]
La Famiglia Guarneri e le copie italiane del ‘900In handbooks of the history of music, the name Guarneri is linked to the Cannone, the mythical instrument that belonged to Niccolo Paganini and which he subsequently donated to the City of Genoa, where it is still conserved. In some cases mention is also make of his dualism with Stradivari, but nothing more. Perhaps this […]