Stradivari Maréchal Berthier 1716
Format: CD + BOOK
Mazzoccante, Giuliano; Berman, Pavel
This release is a new volume of the series "Great violins." Each volume of this series traces the life of a famous string instrument: its history, photographs and recorded sound through the years and the artists who have owned it. The publication includes a panoramic view of the instrument with detailed color pictures, and a full-size poster, as well as a recent digital recording to appreciate fully its current tone-color qualities. The Stradivari violin featured here is the marvelous "Marechal Berthier 1716", owned by Napoleon Bonaparte who gave it to Alexandre Berthier, Marshal of France and Prince of Neuchatel and Wagram. Pavel Berman is the chosen artist that is heard on this release as he performs works by Bach, Beethoven, Paganini, Brahms, Ysaye, and De Sarasate.