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An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin

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Synopsis:

Exposed by the New York times as a "brilliant hoax," this imaginative volume of fiction is presented as a scholarly history of a secretive art form: "the rise, flourishing, and ruthless suppression of a tradition of [solo] violin music played at funerals." It includes detailed fictional biographies of real or invented persons, alleged "period" illustrations, and elaborate musical scores. --Compiled from the New York times Oct. 4, 2006 article and online reviews.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585678266
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Author:
Kriwaczek, Rohan
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Violin music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Funeral music - Europe - History
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.40x6.14x.93 in. .86 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin
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Product details 224 pages Overlook Press - English 9781585678266 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Exposed by the New York times as a "brilliant hoax," this imaginative volume of fiction is presented as a scholarly history of a secretive art form: "the rise, flourishing, and ruthless suppression of a tradition of [solo] violin music played at funerals." It includes detailed fictional biographies of real or invented persons, alleged "period" illustrations, and elaborate musical scores. --Compiled from the New York times Oct. 4, 2006 article and online reviews.
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