KOLNEDER, Walter

The Amadeus book of the Violin. Construction, History and Music.
Traducido y revisado por Reinhard G. Pauly a partir de la 5ª edición del original en alemán “Das Buch der Violin” publicado en 1993. La obra está dividida en tres capítulos en los que se explican detalladamente aspectos de la contrucción del instrumento y del arco, su evolución a lo largo de cinco siglos, y el desarrollo en la interpretación, técnica y métodos mostrando la influencia de compositores (Bach y Beethoven entre otros), virtuosos (Paganini, Kreisler) y compositores (incluyendo Tartini y Geminiani). Oregon, 1998, 1999, 2001. 597pp. 
Amadeus Press. Oregon, 1972, 1999, 2001, 2003. 597 pp. Encuadernación rústica.
Preface to the Revised English Language Edition

PART ONE: THE INSTRUMENT
Tone Production
Violin Making
Bow Making
Manual Work and Machines
String Making
Violin Maintenance

PART TWO: THE HISTORY OF THE VIOLIN
The Prehistory
String Instruments in Thirteenth and Fourteenth Century Europe
The Violin's Early History
Musical Developments in the Fifteenth Century
Viola da Gamba and Viola da Bracchio
The Origin of the Violin
The Violin in the Early Sixteenth Century
The Rise of the Amati Family
Gasparo da Salo and the Early Brescia School
Violin Making in the Seventeenth Century
Violin Making in Seventeenth Century Brescia
Italian Seventeenth Century Violin Makers outside Brescia and Cremona
National Schools in Eurpope before 1700
Italian Violin Making in the Eighteenth Century
The Decline of Italian Violin Making during the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century
The "Secret" of the Old Italian Luthiers
The Old Italian Varnish
Eighteenth Century Violin Makers outside Italy
The Industrialization of Violin Making
Violin Collectors and Dealers
Violin Making and the Development of the Natural Sciences
Violin Making since 1800
Violin Making as a Hobby
The History and Making of Violin Bows
List of Bow Makers
Summary and Projections

PART THREE: PERFORMANCE, PEDAGOGY, AND COMPOSITION
Violin Playing and Teaching in the Sixteenth Century
Early Seventeenth Century Developments
Monteverdi and the Violin
Biagio Marini
Forms of the Seventeenth Century
Farina and Virtuoso Playing
Standardization of the Orchestra
Chamber Music and Orchestral Music before Corelli
Germany and Austria in the Seventeenth Century
France and England in the Seventeenth Century
Corelli and Violin Music at the End of the Seventeenth Century
Seventeenth Century Violin Instruction Books
Torelli and the Beginnings of the Solo Concerto
Antonio Vivaldi and the Solo Concerto
The Origin of the Solo Cadenza
Italian Violin Playing after Vivaldi
Johann Sebastian Bach's Compositions for Violin
The "Bach" Bow
Instruction Books from the First Half of the Eighteenth Century
Mid–Century Style Changes
The Classic Solo Concerto
Mozart's Compositions for Violin
The Origins of the String Quartet
Orchestra Playing in the Eighteenth Century
Instruction Books, 1750–1800
The Etude's Orgins
The Development of Violin Playing in the Principal Countries of Europe during the Eighteenth Century
The Founding of the Paris Conservatoire
Beethoven's Compositions for Violin
Traveling Virtuosos
Nicolo Paganini
Nineteenth Century Violin Playing
Nineteenth Century Violin Music
Nineteenth Century Violin Pedagogy
Instructional Works
Otakar Sevcik, or The Perfect Method
The Violinist's Physical and Mental Health
Kritz Kreisler and Modern Violin Playing
Fingering
Violin Music since 1900
Violin Pedagogy since 1900
Great Twentienth Century Violinists: Virtuosi
Great Twentienth Century Violinists: Virtuose
String Quartets
Into the Twenty–first Century

Bibliography
Index of Names