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From the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry, and the stories contained within its delicate wooden body, she sets out for its birthplace, Cremona, once the hometown of famous luthier Antonio Stradivari. This is the beginning of a beguiling journey whose end she could never have anticipated. Making its way from the cobbled streets of sixteenth-century Cremona, through cool churches, glittering courts, and little coastal opera houses, Lev's Violin takes us from the heart of Italian culture to its very furthest reaches. Its tale of princes and orphans, virtuosos and fraudsters, collectors, composers, travellers and raconteurs, swells to an enrapturing meditation on the power of objects, stories and music to shape individual lives and craft entire cultures.
|Publication date:||7th May 2020|
|Publisher:||Particular Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Social & cultural history, String instruments, European history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Travel writing,|
Helena Attlee is the author of the award-winning Sunday Times bestseller The Land Where Lemons Grow. Italy has always been her special interest, and as well as inspiring many of her books and magazine features, it has been a focus for the garden tours she designed and led for many years.More About Helena Attlee