No. 38, September/October 1993

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On Native Ground
David Bromberg's Passion for American Lutherie. By Mary VanClay.

Music in the New World
The Manifold Talents of Kermit Moore. By Edith Eisler.

Music in the New World
The Symphony of the New World (sidebar). By Jane Boutwell.

Music at Midnight
Melodious Soirees in Wartime London. By Denis Stevens.

NEWS & NOTES

King of Tumbao. Profile of Cuban bassist Cachao (Israel Lopez). By Chuy Varela.

Q&A
Can my teacher help me buy a new instrument?

Buying instrument insurance.

Why is the frog called a frog?

LETTER FROM
Cremona. Notes on music and food in the home of Stradivari. By David A. Lusterman.

TEACHERS & STUDENTS
A New Look at Rock Strings. Tips for violinists who want to play rock. By Julie Lyonn Lieberman.

PLAY IT!
The Exotic World of Modal Fiddle Tunes. Tips on playing tunes in "modes." By Stacy Phillips.

MARKET REPORT

Spring 1993 auctions (Christie's, Phillips, Sotheby's).

Buying Instruments at Auction. The Pros and Cons. Is it a better deal to buy from auctions than from dealers? By James N. McKean.

ON STAGE
The Spice of the Seasons. A Guide to New York Performances Reviews of the end of the 1992-93 season. By Edith Eisler.

IN PRINT
The Unadorned Violin. Modern Approaches to Unaccompanied Solos Contemporary violin solos. By Nathan Rubin.

ON RECORD
Going for Baroque. The Return of the Viola da Gamba. A look at the recent popularity of gamba music. By Elisabeth Le Guin.

More on Record. Music of Schubert, von Weber, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms. Capsule review of cello solos performed by Andrzej Bauer. By David M. Brin.

More on Record. Brother's Keeper. Capsule review of CD from the film scored by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. By Mary VanClay.

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