No. 79, July 1999

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String Players' Choice
Why star performers want new compositions from Aaron Jay Kernis

Pamela Frank
By Mary VanClay

Sharon Isbin and Cho-Liang Lin
By Mary VanClay

Joshua Bell
By Timothy Pfaff

The Lark Quartet
By Mary VanClay

Thanks for the Memories
Musicians remember the violinist and humanitarian Yehudi Menuhin

The View from the Audience By Harry Gonick

East Meets West By Timothy Pfaff

The Visionary By Kent Nagano

Following the Heart By Bonnie Rideout

Making Music Universal By Sorab Modi

Iva Bittová leads her listeners into a new world By Hollis Taylor

DEPARTMENTS

News & Notes
News

News Profile
Missy Raines. Profile of Missy Raines By Stephanie P. Ledgin

In Person
Les Musicines. Festival in Courcheval, France By Patricia Kaden

Operatic Memories. Italian Opera in New York City By Edith Eisler

Absent without Leave. AWOL to hear Pablo Casals in 1945 By Ilse Jacob Thompson

Q&A
Bon Music Shoulder Rests.

Cracks' Effects on Sound and Price.

To Our Readers. Internalizing Rhythms

Encouragement for Older Players.

Letter From
Letter from the Isles. Fiddling in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland By Tina Chancey

On Stage
Nice Place to Visit Guest Conductors and Visiting Orchestras Perform in New York Review of Concerts By Edith Eisler

In Print
Fiddle Fiction Summer Stories for String Players Review of Books By Susan M. Barbieri

On Record
Marvelous Mahler Further Reissues of His Symphonies Reviews of Recordings By Edith Eisler

Market Report
News about the marketplace

Handmade or Factory-Made. Analysis of handmade and factory-made instruments By Susan M. Barbieri

Carl Fischer Memories. Memories of the Carl Fischer store in NYC By James M. Keller

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