No. 82, November/December 1999

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Gil Shaham
Unspoiled by Success. By Edith Eisler.

The Crowden School
Building an Education on Chamber Music. By Lily O'Brien.

The Language of Strings
Composer Libby Larsen's music speaks in American vernacular. By Susan M. Barbieri.

NEWS & NOTES
News

NEWS PROFILE
Eugene Fodor. By Mary VanClay.

IN PERSON
Viola Volley. U.S. Premiere of "Viola, Viola." By Marsha Gonick.

More Viola Power. International Viola Congress in Ontario. By Juliana Farha.

Trying New Directions. New Directions Cello Festival. By Ethan Winer.

Q&A
Repairing Damaged Varnish. By James McKean.

To Our Readers. Finger injuries.

Conducting Programs. Where to learn conducting.

Comparing Bow Materials. Differences between materials. By Richard Ward.

More on Maker John Juzek. Violin Maker. By Edith Eisler.

LETTER FROM
Letter from Ottawa. Strings of the Future Festival. By Robert Moon.

PRACTICAL MUSICIAN
How to Launch Your Own Chamber-Music Series. Starting your own concert series. By Edgar Bottler.

PLAY IT!
Viola, Viola. Interview with George Benjamin. By Timothy Pfaff.

ON STAGE
Summer in the City. Debuts and Festivals Heat Up New York Review of Concerts. By Edith Eisler.

IN PRINT
Cellists' Choice. A Guide to the Standard Cello Repertoire, Part I List of Pieces for Cello in order of difficulty. By Jeffrey Solow.

ON RECORD
Jazz Violin. Problems and Potential. Review of jazz violin CDs. By Darol Anger.

SHORT TAKES
Hindemith, Chamber Music, and More

Recordings. Hindemith and Mendelssohn Quartets. By Russell Platt.

Recordings. First Things First, Irene Sazer. By Hollis Taylor.

Books. The Literature of Chamber Music. By Edith Eisler.

Recordings. My Place in the Sun, Missy Raines. By Stephanie P. Ledgin.

Books. Anthology of British Viola Players. By Dwight Pounds.

Books. Fiddling for Norway, Chris Goertzen. By Stacy Phillips.

Printed Music. J.S. Bach: Third Suite for Solo Cello in C. By Sarah Freiberg.

MARKET REPORT
News about the marketplace.

Contemporary Instruments on Display. Cremona Exhibition and Exhibition of Contemporary American Violin and Bow Makers. By Mary VanClay.

Auction Results. Listing of auction results from April/May/June 99.

ENCORE
The del Gesu "Cannon."  Profile of Paganini's violin. By Patricia Kaden.

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