An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin

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An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin

By Rohan Kriwaczek

Overlook Books, Hardcover, 9781585678266, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 16, 2006

Description
Exposed by the New York times as a "brilliant hoax," this imaginative volume of fiction is presented as a scholarly history of a secretive art form: "the rise, flourishing, and ruthless suppression of a tradition of [solo] violin music played at funerals." It includes detailed fictional biographies of real or invented persons, alleged "period" illustrations, and elaborate musical scores. --Compiled from the New York times Oct. 4, 2006 article and online reviews.