No. 95, July 2001

$6.95

Find Your Sound. Whether you prefer gut, steel, or synthetic, there's a violin string that's right for you. By Richard Ward.

The Cradle of Violin Making. With its rich past of great lutherie, Italy boasts a variety of violin-making schools. By Patricia Kaden.

International Relations
The Tokyo String Quartet finds a new unity with an increasingly multinational lineup. By Edith Eisler.

NEWS & NOTES
News on Eva Heinitz, Robert Lundberg, Stradivaris in Sweden, Avery Fisher Grants, and more.

Wigmore Hall at 100. London's favorite chamber-music venue celebrates a century of music making Profile of London's Wigmore Hall. By Inge Kjemtrup.

Q&A
Neck Grafts. Why neck grafts are sometimes necessary. By James N. McKean.

Solo Viola Music. Where to find solo viola music that hasn't been transcribed from the violin. By Edith Eisler.

To Our Readers. Should students continue lessons through the summer?

PRACTICAL MUSICIAN
A Musical Celebration . A practical guide to planning and hosting your own recital; how-to steps for putting together and hosting your own recital. By Sara Anne Hook.

MASTER CLASS
Baroque Performance Basics. Performing early music requires changes to your attitude and your ear; how to perform Baroque music with historical accuracy. By Sarah Freiberg.

PLAY IT!
Québécois Fiddling. French-Canadian "crooked" tunes meld rhythm and grace; three musical examples and text description of Québécois-style fiddling. By Kevin Carr.

SHOP VISIT
Setting A Bass Line. After defecting to America, Constantin Popescu forged a dual career as both maker and player; profile on the life and lutherie of Constantin Popescu. By Susan M. Barbieri.

LETTER FROM
The Footlights . Andrew Palmer, photographer and writer, discusses the experiences he has as a concert photographer. By Andrew Palmer.

ON RECORD
Room for Change. A new crop of up-and-coming players takes its place on the CD shelf; a collection of new instrumentalists that you might not have heard of. Recommended new music. By Timothy Pfaff.

SHORT TAKES
Good Times . From Laurie Anderson to Papa Hydn, these CDs just want to have fun; Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology By Hollis Taylor.

By Rani Arbo.

By Benjamin Ivry.

AUCTION REPORT

ENCORE
String Music A-Go-Go . The gagmagogs, a septet of string players, leap past the bounds of performance propriety; profile of the gogmagogs: an experimental group of string musicians. By Inge Kjemtrup.

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