Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.
260 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10001
Carroll & Graf $21.95 ISBN (0-7867-0136-6)
This is a story of the transcendent power of music, stewardship, love and
possession of the great Stradivarius violin, "Hercules."
It is based on two seemingly unrelated facts.
- In 1951, during the Korean war a simple foot soldier found a violin
hidden in the wall of a poor farm house. It was subsequently discovered
to be genuine and from the hand of the maestro of Cremona himself, Antonius
- In 1908 the famous Belgian violinist, Eugene Ysayë, was in St.
Petersburg, Russia to play a series of concerts. At the time he had four
Stradivarius violins with him. One of the violins was stolen from his hotel
room and never recovered.
- Both of These Things Really Happened!
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