No. 283, November 2018

No. 283, November 2018

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Special Focus: Vintage Instruments & Bows

Back to Bach

After beginning her recording
history with three of the Bach Sonatas & Partitas at age 17, Hilary Hahn finally finishes the set

By Inge Kjemtrup


The Remarkable David Hochstein

On the 100th anniversary of Armistice, remembering a rising string star whose life was cut short on the battlefield

By Sasha Margolis


Expanding the Repertoire

Rachel Barton Pine’s ‘Music by Black Composers’ project aims to diversify the classical canon

By Brian Wise


The Bottom Line

For 60 years, Barre Phillips has been a bold explorer of the double bass. Now he’s released his final solo-bass album

By Greg Cahill


WWI & the Trade

How World War I changed everything—including the violin business

By Andrew Dipper


Private Eye

Observing tiny details on the works of Stradivari led Simone Sacconi to a great discovery

By James N. McKean


Magic Behind Glass

Stradivari’s ‘Spanish Court’ quartetin Madrid highlights the age-old clash between preservation and performance

By Cristina Schreil


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

The Lark Quartet disbands after 2018–19 season; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with . . . Bravo! Vail’s Keelin Davis, and more


Shop Talk

Bow maker Lynn Hannings on lessons learned


Your Instrument

Former Violin Society of America judges on their approaches to evaluating an instrument’s tone


On My Music Stand

Violinist Ray Chen delves into the inspiration Ysaÿe found in J.S. Bach’s music


Tech Support

Try a new approach toavoid collapsing third and fourth fingers



For the Record: Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter on her latest album and personal connection with Penderecki’s music. On Record: The Schumann Quartett releases memorable Reimann recording, and more.

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