The treatise begins with a survey of the violin's history that profiles famous makers, including the Amati, Stradivari, and Guarneri families. The subsequent essay, "Art and Artists," provides a concise review of performances, focusing on the Italian andFrench schools. The biography of Paganini follows, providing rare perspectives on the artist's playing, personal habits, and social behavior _ a colorful portrait of a legendary musician as well as a valuable historical resource. -the publisher
Reprint of Biographical Notice of Nicolo Paganini, Schott & Company, London, 1876. 9780486497983. 0486497984.