B0199. ALBERTO BACHMANN. An Encyclopedia of the Violin. Trans by Frederick H. Martens. New York, Da Capo Press, 1990, [Reprint of the 1925 Edition]. 470pp. Index; Photos; Profusely illus. Softbound. Final ever-so-slightly used copy. - 0-306-80004-7
"This encyclopedia is the diverse lexicographic work available in the English language and provides a treasure trove of information on the violin, its technique, its history, and its place in music. Beginning with the 1880s, the work traces the evolution of violin technique, examines its construction and manufacture, lists makers in America and Europe, offers a biographical section on chamber music ensembles with rare photographs, and presents a glossary of music and musical terms. This Da Capo paperback features a new preface by noted concert violinist, Stuart Canin. This standard handbook for professional musicians and students will interest all those with a love for music."
- Ned Ludd
“Born in Switzerland and a pupil of Eugen Ysaÿe, Bachmann was active on the concert stage and as a composer. In addition, he was the author of four books on the violin and violinists: LE VIOLON in1906, LES GRANDS VIOLINISTES DU PASSÉ in 1913, GYMNASTIQUE À L’USAGE DES VIOLINISTES in 1914, and the culmination of his work as a writer in 1925 with the publication of his ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE VIOLIN (1925).”