No. 168, April 2009

No. 168, April 2009

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Profile of Violinist Isabelle Faust
This adventurous player conjures forgotten violin works By Laurence Vittes

Making a Quartet of Instruments
Luthier Douglas Cox goes all out on a string quartet for Lawrence University By Patrick Sullivan

The Beautiful World of Ornamental Scrolls
These custom-made features may be rare, but some luthiers are making their mark carving creative scrolls By David Templeton

Profile of Upton Bass
A Yankee workshop takes on the overseas bass-making competition By Laurinel Owen

A Buyer's Guide to Carbon Fiber Instruments
The carbon-fiber instrument market can provide a viable high-performance alternative to traditional wood stringed instruments By Heather K. Scott


News & Notes
News and Notes Violinist Richard Tognetti explores the connection between surfing and sound; the Joint Service Orchestra relies on carbon fiber; the Lincoln Center celebrates 50 years; violinist Emanuel Borok commissions a work for his violin; Borodin cellist passes; Los Angeles embraces Gustavo Dudamel; plus Bench Marks

News Spotlight
Spotlight on Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's New Guarneri Trust purchases rare Italian instrument for the ensemble By Don Kaplan

Practical Musician
Beyond MySpace Keeping your head in the clouds can actually boost your career By Tiffany Maleshefski

Strings 101
Bowing Basics Working down the arm gives players insight into bowing movement and mechanics By Mimi Rabson

Play It!
Learn a Blues Etude A few words about mastering the technical and stylistic elements of this idiom. With music to play By Jeremy Cohen

Master Class
Learn to Scale Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 and the 'Dance of the Mountaineers' Tips from violinist Vincent Skowronski on understanding the works of this Polish master composer By James Reel

Teaching Strings
Improving Your Effectiveness as a Studio Teacher Planning the lesson: A studio teacher's self-examination checklist By James Reel

On Record
On Record Anne Akiko Meyers smiles on a wide world of short works; plus new CDs by the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt, Dmitry Kouzov, Gregory Maytan, and more

In Print
In Print Sassmannhaus family offers revised editions for beginning violinists; and more

New Products
New Products West Coast Strings' Rosalia violin outfit; Warchal's Brilliant Vintage violin strings; and NS Design's WAV Violin By Erin Shrader

Profile of Cellist Sarah Young One cellist's journey into the indie-rock world allows her to have it all By Sarah Joseph

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