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

User Review  - Starburst - Goodreads

Very interesting. Would definitely recommend. Read full review

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

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

An enjoyable and easy-to-read look into the world of 18th Century violin making. Read full review

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

User Review  - Simmoril - Goodreads

This book really came at the intersection of a few of my interests: I've long been an amateur fan of classical music, as well as an avid follower of those artisans who ruthlessly pursue perfection in ... 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


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