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Posted March 8, 2013
EVAN TUTHILL -- BLOCK 7 -- MR. VAN Stradivari's Genius is the l
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Stradivari's Genius is the logical, illuminating, somewhat compelling story of five instruments masterly crafted by the one Stradivarius.
I was wedged (by lack of topical books) to read Stradivari's Genius. I don't really like the violin or the way it sounds, but after reading about
the journey from Stradivari to Yo-Yo Ma, I was intrigued as to the creation of the violin and gained respect for the art-forms violins
encompass; whether they be of craft or creativity.
The use of logical appeal in the book was much appreciated for somebody who does not respect the violin. It definitely opened me up to
the culture more than I was.
And finally, the lineage that was recounted gave me a greater reverence for the solidity of the violin's past. I actually also interviewed a
violin maker as part of the English project that i read this for, and the history i had divulged assisted me greatly in making a connection
with the luthier, proving the relevance and accuracy of the book.