The story of a violin, from its commission to its first performance, and the virtuoso violinist Eugene Drucker who, in a great leap of faith, believed that a modern Brooklyn craftsman Sam Zygmuntowicz could produce an instrument to rival-and replace-his 315-year-old Stradivarius. The author takes readers from start to finish as Sam builds the violin, from the first selection of the wood, to the cutting of the back and belly, through the carving of the scroll and the fingerboard, to the placement of the sound peg. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese shares the rich lore of this beloved instrument and illuminates an art that has barely changed since the Renaissance. As Sam works on the violin, the author visits Gene Drucker in rehearsal, the recording studio and in recital halls, giving us a first hand vision of a great musician at work. In the end, we get an insight into how two very talented people from distinctly different, yet connected, arts interact in the small space where they overlap and how they delight in that connection.The clash of these two artists and what they create between them, and the exploration of the history and lore of the violin, makes for entertaining and riveting reading.
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