No. 54, March/April 1996
Stringletter

No. 54, March/April 1996

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The Next Dutch Master
Pieter Wispelwey Directs His Career with Eclectic Musical Taste and Style By Richard Dyer

The Renaissance of a Quartet
Fifty Years after Its Founding, a Transformed Borodin Quartet Still Thrives By Edith Eisler

Monica Huggett
She Got No "Kick" from Classical Music--Until She Discovered the Baroque Violin By Bernard D. Sherman


News & Notes

The Cleveland Quartet. Profile of the Cleveland Quartet By Edith Eisler

Q&A
Computer software to help organize CD collections

Wood shrinkage By James N. McKean

Letter From
Letter from Eugene. Eugene's fourth Oregon Festival of American Music By Stacy Phillips

Teachers & Students
Marking the Music. Tips on the fine art of marking your orchestral part By Tom Heimberg

Play It!
Backing up Vocalists, part I: Western Swing. The fiddler's role in backing up vocalists, with "Time Changes Everything" By Jim Wood

Shoptalk
Endangered Materials. The complex issues surrounding lutherie materials made from endanged species By John Sangster

Market Report

New and Improved Affordable Instruments Are Better than Ever A look at the improved state of the new student instrument market By Tricia Harney

Auction listings: autumn 1995 sales (Bonhams, Christie's, Phillips, Sotheby's)

On Stage
New Baton in Town Michael Tilson Thomas Takes the Reins of the San Francisco Symphony Concert reviews of the San Francisco Symphony, with Michael Tilson Thomas at the helm By Timothy Pfaff

In Print
By Special Arrangement Recent Transcriptions for String Quartet Review of transcriptions for String Quartet By Michelle Dulak

On Record
Violin Virtuosos Dazzling Technique versus Artful Abandon CD reviews By Edith Eisler


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