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Antonietta by John Hersey
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Jun 26, 07

Recommended for: everyone who's interested in classical music, especially violin

I wanted to give five stars to this book, but actually it will only go to the first and second chapters of the book, the Stradivari family and the 'history' of Antonietta (the lady and the violin) - and the Mozarts' (father and son) correspondence. John Hersey played a candid style in the several first chapters (especially the first two), but much to my dissapointment the next chapters, when the violin came to the 'modern world' I found the stories became less and less interesting - as if the author had lost the brilliant ideas. Nevertheless, it's still a great read, one of my favorite books.
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