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  • Violin.
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    The violin : a social history of the world's most versatile instrument / David Schoenbaum.
    by Schoenbaum, David.
    New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2012], ©2013.
  • Violin.
  • Violin -- History.
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    xxvi, 710 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
    First edition.
    Making it. A star is born ; The golden age ; Over the hills and far away ; The road not taken ; Back to the future ; Last but not least -- Selling it . Paying the price ; The French connection ; The Ritz of violin shops ; From modern to postmodern ; "Fiddle, n. A swindle. orig. U.S." ; Violin cases -- Playing it. Learning how ; Players in general ; Players in particular ; Founding fathers ; How to get to Carnegie Hall ; Race, class, and gender ; Business and politics -- Imagining it. Still pictures worth a thousand words ; Poetry ; Prose ; Moving pictures worth a thousand words -- Coda.
    The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it.
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