The Violin: A Research and Information Guide (Music Research and Information Guides) [1ed.]0815336373, 9780815336372, 9780203943076
Description:This is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of the literature on the violin to be published in over 100 years, and provides an invaluable resource of information for musicologists, music theorists, performers, teachers, critics and many more. From the first mention of the instrument by Hans Gerle in 1532, to Ph.D dissertations from 2004, the book covers the complete span of literature on the violin in an easy-to-follow chronological format. The author has used an interdisciplinary approach and brings together the writings not only of violinists and music theorists, but also acousticians, chemists, engineers and even dentists and dermatologist among many more. For all students, teachers and anyone involved with this beautiful instrument, this a must have resource.