No. 192, April 2011

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A Space in Time Gil Shaham embraces little-known gems and beloved masterpieces from a decade marred by turmoil

By Sushma Subramanian

Straight from the Heart A string player’s guide to Beethoven’s Late Quartets

By Laurence Vittes

 A Guide to Contemporary Instruments & Bows

But What’s It Worth?

The value of modern fiddles might be the most controversial topic you can raise in the trade

By Patrick Sullivan

Made in China,Played in the USA

The quality of Chinese-made bows is improving, but for some, doubts remain

By Louise Lee

Medical Science Is Uncovering the Secrets of the Great Makers

How CT scans can help make better modern violins

By John Waddle

 The ‘Strings’ Contemporary Instruments & Bows Directory

News & Notes

Hilary Hahn commissions encore pieces, Karen Tuttle leaves legacy of students and technique, BSO revives Rusty Musicians, Honolulu Symphony liquidated, plus News Briefs, and 5 minutes with . . . Christian Tetzlaff

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