The violin is 500 years old. It was necessary to mark the anniversary of the man who has been repeatedly called King of Instruments .
But who are his ancestors? Where and when was it created? By who ? What is it made of? Can Leonardo da Vinci have participated in its creation? $ 20 million, a violin? What is the soul of a violin? What is the flying staccato? What does sul ponticello mean? How to keep an agreement? The violin in painting, literature, in the cinema… What to choose to constitute a disco? Who said The greatest joy of my life came from my violin? And, why not, find a conservatory, or go further in research?
So many questions, among others, which Régis Boulier tries to answer with this first book. The second, will deal with more than 2000 composers, famous or totally forgotten, having dedicated works to the violin.