No. 86, May/June 2000

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Great Expectations
Canadian virtuoso and former child star Leila Josefowicz talks to Andrew Palmer about music, marriage, and motherhood. By Andrew Palmer.

Fearless Leaders
Great Soloists of the Philharmonic. By Ken Smith.

Time Travel
The Audubon Quartet digs into a dark past and gives voice to long-silenced artists. By Daniel J. Schneck.

NEWS & NOTES
News.

Stephen Endelman. News profile of composer Stephen Endelman. By Shirley Fleming.

IN PERSON
Quartets for Kids. Orion Quartet playing for kids. By Edith Eisler.

Mousecapades. A mouse falls into a bass. By Jana Luckey.

Youth Shines at Quartetfest. Quartet festival in England. By Tully Potter.

Q&A
Cleaning Strings. Advice on how to clean strings. By James N. McKean.

To Our Readers. Method books for self-taught violinists.

Humidifying Instruments. A new kind of humidifier.

Repairing Battered Cases. Guide to repairing hard cases.

LETTER FROM
Letter from Kentucky. Eastman quartet plays in Kentucky. By Leanne Rabesa.

PRACTICAL MUSICIAN
Heimberg's Handy Hints: Tips and Tricks of the Trade. Comfort in playing. By Tom Heimberg.

PLAY IT!
Tom McConville's "Hadrian's Wall." Background of a jig by English folk violinist. By Chris Mosey.

SHOP TALK
The Importance of Setup. Chin and shoulder rests for comfort. By Julie Lyonn Lieberman.

ON STAGE
Cello Talk. Top Jazz Players. Review of jazz cello recordings. By Bill Shoemaker.

IN PRINT
Here Comes the Bride. Wedding Music for String Trios and Quartets. Review of printed music for wedding gigs. By Mary VanClay.

ON STAGE
Farewells. 20th-Century Focus. Review of New York concerts. By Edith Eisler.

SHORT TAKES
Mendelssohn to Sound Mosaics. Recordings "May I Kiss Your Hand" by Csókolom. By Hollis Taylor.

Mendelssohn to Sound Mosaics. Recordings "Sound Mosaics" by Marty Laster. By Stacy Phillips.

Mendelssohn to Sound Mosaics. Recordings Paganini, Ilya Gingolts. By Edith Eisler.

Mendelssohn to Sound Mosaics. Recordings Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Juilliard Quartet. By Edith Eisler.

Mendelssohn to Sound Mosaics. Books "The New Bach Reader." By Sarah Freiberg.

MARKET REPORT
News about the marketplace.

Who Can Afford a Fine Instrument?  Guide to obtaining funds. By Mary VanClay.

ENCORE
Birth of the Electric Viola. Historical electrical viola. By Bianca Soros.

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