Violin Virtuosos is a work of rare insight, written by Henry Roth, a professional violinist, author, lecturer and writer with over thirty years of experience in music criticism. He imparts the intricacies of violin playing to the reader in brilliant and readable style. Presenting an historical pageant of the violin over a span of centuries, he explains and pinpoints the strengths, weaknesses, and artistic achievements of great and near-great violinsts. Mr. Roth handles the entire gamut of violin performance with meticulous attention to detail and journalistic flair. A truly comprehensive volume, with 278 rare photographs and illustrations, Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century belongs in the library of every violinist, violin fancier, and music lover.
Publisher is California Classics, 1977, 1st printing, paperback, 372 pages.