No. 74, December 1998


Man with a Mission
Elmar Oliveira promotes contemporary music along with the classics. By Timothy Pfaff.

Finding a Balance
Del Sol Quartet members juggle passion and necessity to stay together. By Elizabeth Dossa.

Body and Soul
Teacher Karen Tuttle reveals how she helps students play without pain. By Rozanna Weinberger.

Thomas Wenberg and the Making of an American Classic
How a collector's obsession turned into a one-of-a-kind ode to contemporary violin making. By Steven L. Shepherd.

News & Notes

Summing Up the 20th Century. Profile of conductor-composer Krzystof Pendercki. By Robert Moon.

Identifying an Instrument. Advice on identifying a French violin. By James N. McKean.

To Our Readers. Query regarding the right shoulder and chin rest for players with long necks.

Musical Motivation. Advice on remaining motivated to study music.

Schoenberg Arrangement. Information on arrangements of Schoenberg waltzes.

Emanuele Bausch. Information on violin maker Emanuele Bausch.

Letter from Fez. Visiting the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. By Matt Glaser.

Keeping Fingertip Cracks at Bay. Causes and cures for tip-of-the-finger cracks. By Yvonne Caruthers.

Blues Violin. Brief history of blues violin and how to play it. By Julie Lyonn Lieberman.

Seeing How It Sounds. The history, artistry, and physics of f-holes. By James N. McKean.

Orchestral Overview. Symphonic Works of the Season Review of symphonic concerts in New York. By Edith Eisler.

Taking It to the Streets. Introductory Quartets for Would-Be Giggers. Review of sheet music for amateur quartets. By Jana Luckey.

From Bluegrass to Newgrass. Great Fiddle Recordings Old and New Review of Bluegrass CDs. By Stacy Phillips.

Carter, a Celtic Christmas, and More. Recordings Review of an Elliot Carter CD by the Arditti Quartet. By Russell Platt.

Carter, a Celtic Christmas, and More. Recordings Review of CDs of Szymanowski. By Edith Eisler.

Carter, a Celtic Christmas, and More. Recordings Review of the Night Heron Consort CD "A Celtic Celebration." By Hollis Taylor.

Carter, a Celtic Christmas, and More. Recordings Review of Irish fiddle CD "Doherty: the Celebrated Recordings" By Stacy Phillips

Carter, a Celtic Christmas, and More. Lesson Books/Recordings Review of Mary Ann Harbar's book and CD "Gypsy Violin." By Hollis Taylor.


Buying Your First Good Bow. How to choose your first good bow. By Susan M. Barbieri.

Taking the Show on the Road. Interview with instrument appraisers from PBS' "Antiques Roadshow." By Jessamyn Reeves-Brown.

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