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Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Jerry Smith - Goodreads

I really enjoy Faber's story telling prose style. Knowing nothing about classical music in general or violin making in particular this work about Stradivari and his instruments was most enlightening ... Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Jessica V - Goodreads

Fascinating! Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Linda Hunt - Goodreads

I learned a lot of history, and I feel the author spent much time in research, but when I finished the book, I was tangled as to the time frames of each instrument and how they intersected. Although ... Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Anastasia Pratt - Goodreads

An interesting look at the history of violin making (with a little on making violas and cellos) in Cremona. Equally interesting discussion of how a few of Stradivari's instruments have been used throughout the years. Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Lars - Goodreads

A good quick read. The first part is more about Stradivarius and the construction. The it has a short history of specific instruments. I found this second part a bit less engaging than the first part. You might enjoy Piano by James Barron if you like the first part Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - David Chivers - Goodreads

A quirky read, but a lot of fun IF you like violins to begin with. For others it might seem a bit beside the point. Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - David Sabala - Goodreads

I picked this book up on a whim. I am glad I did. For his first novel, the author does well to engage the reader in an historical journey that not only informs, but entertains. I learned so much about ... Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

Purported to be both a ribald tale of the life history of some Strad instruments, as well as a semi-scientific investigation of what makes a Strad a Strad. Came up short on both counts. Next time, we ... Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Charlee - Goodreads

Excellent weaving of the science and history of music and the violin. I love the perspective of history as told through the instrument. Read full review

Review: Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection

User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. Interesting history about the violin family instruments and their creation, as well as following Stradivari. Also has details about the Strad known as the Messiah. Read full review


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