No. 72, September/October 1998

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Viktoria Mullova
A glimpse behind the polished surface of one of today's most intriguing soloists By Andrew Palmer

Mirecourt's Rich History
The cradle of French lutherie celebrates 200 years in the trade By Patricia Kaden

Music in Paradise
Classical music blossoms in Tahiti By James M. Keller

DEPARTMENTS

News & Notes

Orchestra X. Profile of the youth-oriented, experimental group Orchestra X By Susan M. Barbieri

Q&A
Selling an Instrument. Methods of selling an instrument By James N. McKean

To Our Readers. A 14-year-old player requests motivational tips

Building a Double Bass. Information on books and supplies to build a double bass By Ted Moniak

Exercises and Music. Advice on hand exercises for cellists By Sarah Freiberg

Cello Cases and Makers. Suggestions on case repair; information on maker Pieter Rombouts By Jessamyn Reeves-Brown

Anchoring Endpins. Advice on keeping cello endpins from slipping

Letter From
Letter from Memphis. A visit to Folk Alliance By Jim Wood

Practical Musician
The Fine Art of Faking. How players occasionally fake music By Tom Heimberg

Play It!
Latin Steps. Jeffrey Hoover's solo viola work, "Latin Steps" By Jeffrey Hoover

Shoptalk
Delving Deep with C.T. Scans. Using C.T. scans to reveal problems in violins By Michael Becker

On Stage
New York News Quartets and Soloists Review of quartet and solo concerts in New York By Edith Eisler

In Print
Lost and Found Rediscovered Works for String Quartet Review of obscure printed music for string quartet By Sarah Freiberg

On Record
Brahms Old and New New Recordings in His Anniversary Year Review of CDs of Brahms' music By Timothy Pfaff

Short Takes
Bach, Brahms, and a Witch's Brew

Recordings Review of Yo-Yo Ma's Bach Suites CD and video By Edith Eisler

Recordings Review of Anne-Sophie Mutter's Brahms and Pendercki CDs By Edith Eisler

Recordings Review of Eugene Fodor's CD "Witches Brew" By Robert Moon

Recordings Review of Thomas Ades' CD of his own compositions, "Living Toys and Other Works" By Russell Platt

Recordings Review of the CD "Ukranian Village Music" By Stacy Phillips

Recordings Review of the Dave Matthews Band's "Before These Crowded Streets" By Hollis Taylor

Books Review of books on practicing efficiently and without pain By Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Market Report

A Dynamic Unit: The NV Electric Violin. Review of the NV Electric Violin and interview with its makers, Dan Hoffman and Eric Aceto By Darol Anger

Making His Mark. Profile of luthier Jon Van Kouwenhoven, who built an entire chamber orchestra By Jessamyn Reeves-Brown

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