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A while back on violinist.com there was a thread about good violin books but basically learning books. I was wondering what are the best violin stories that members have read. I have quite a few which have been great true stories, just got another one called levs violin which I have just started reading  and seems like its going to be excellent, its about a woman tracking down the history of a violin origInally made in Cremona, and its journey to eventually end up in the hands of a small time violinist.

Has anyone got favourites?

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stringy said
A while back on violinist.com there was a thread about good violin books but basically learning books. I was wondering what are the best violin stories that members have read. I have quite a few which have been great true stories, just got another one called levs violin which I have just started reading  and seems like its going to be excellent, its about a woman tracking down the history of a violin origInally made in Cremona, and its journey to eventually end up in the hands of a small time violinist.

Has anyone got favourites?

  

Not a book..but a good listen about a custom made violin for a Montana fiddler using a tree from his area.  There are several in this podcast that are about like what you describe...

https://rosinthebow.podbean.co.....m-montana/

 

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-.....s58-e4a08c

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They sound good links Greg, I am off work tomorrow so I will give them a listen;)

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@stringy -

Your book sounds very similar to "The Red Violin" film (1998) that I've seen. 

I read sooooo much info lately - haven't felt like enjoying a good book for story's sake in quite a while (and I have some great books sitting here to read).  So, I've been watching films, instead. 

Loved "Fiddler On The Roof", but also enjoyed "Paganini" (1989)! 

Mimi Aysha recommended "The Christmas Bow" (2020 Hallmark) - it was very good film, too.

Amazing!  I didn't realize just how many films have been made about violinists/violins - most probably came from better books.

Here's 2 film lists. 

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031066693

https://www.raindance.org/top-.....iolinists/

Thanx, for bringing the subject up! 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/18/21/9d/18219d74b9516c673a11effee5a9c8e1.png

 

...I'll really enjoy starting with some of those older ones.😊

- Emily

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