No. 94, May/June 2001

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FEATURES

Continuity in Diversity. Yo-Yo Ma. By Edith Eisler.

Backstage with the Masters. Player and teacher Colin Hampton remembers moments with Casals, Rostropovich, and Menuhin. By Colin Hampton.

Fostering a String-Music Revolution. The band-instrument trade made school bands and instruction part of the national culture. Why can't we do the same for strings? By David A. Lusterman.

NEWS & NOTES
News and events

Concert Artists Guild Celebrates 50 Years. Profile of Concert Artists Guild on its 50th anniversary. By Benjamin Ivry.

Q&A
Extent of Restoration. Advice on how much to restore an instrument. By James McKean.

Playing in Tune. Advice on intonation problems.

To Our Readers. Request for suggestions of solo viola pieces. By Heather K. Scott.

PRACTICAL MUSICIAN
Pilates for the Cellist. Explanation of Pilates and its benefits to cellists. By Felicity Vincent.

PLAY IT!
Arz Nevez. Breton Music for String Quartet description of, and music for, music from Brittany arranged for classical string quartet. By Matt Wehling.

MASTER CLASS
Improvising Basic Blues, Introduction to blues improvisation for violinists, By Darol Anger,

SHOPTALK
Preparing Your Instrument for Historical Performance. How an instrument is changed or restored to Baroque condition. By Sarah Freiberg.

SHOP VISIT
Robert M. Childs Makes Connections in Music. Profile of violin maker Robert M. Childs. By Clyde Curley.

LETTER FROM
Letter from India. Report from a woman teaching violin to orphans of lepers. By Jill Wiwcharuk.

ON RECORD
Legendary Violinists of the Past. A Guide to the Best of the Recent Reissues CD reviews: top reissues of 20th-century star performers. By Edith Eisler.

IN PRINT
Who Was That Guy, Anyway? Historical editors of cello and chamber-music repertoire, Part I biographies of music editors. By Jeffrey Solow.

SHORT TAKES
Champions of Neglected Composers. Recordings CD review: Saint-Saens Cello Concerto et al, by Steven Isserlis, Josh Bell. By Benjamin Ivry.

Champions of Neglected Composers. Recordings CD review: Joseph Joachim Raff Violin Concertos, by Michaela Paetsh-Neftel et al. By Chris Whiting.

NEW PRODUCTS
Description of new products for players.

AUCTION REPORT
Auction Report Listing of December and February auction results.

ENCORE
A Folk Cello of Transylvania. Description of the utogardon, a folk cello from Transylvania. By Paul Kotapish.

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