The Violin

The Violin

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"[...]shows us that it was merely the name, and not the object itself, that we borrowed, for a time, from our Welch neighbours; and that, by a metonymy, more free than complimentary, we fastened the appellation of crowd upon the violin, already current among us by transmission from the continent. The confusion thence arising has occasioned considerable misapprehension: nor has the effect of it been limited to our own island boundaries; for a French writer, M. Fetis, in one of his Letters on the State of Music in England, reports the error, without any apparent consciousness of its being such. Let us quote his passage in English: "The cruth is a bowed instrument, which is thought to have been the origin of the viola and violin. Its form is that of an oblong square, the lower part of[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 404g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507529511
  • 9781507529515