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  1. Not sure if this is the right place for this topic.... Planning on visiting Phoenix in early March (9-14) and going to the MIM. Any tips, suggestions in meeting some of the people there, trying some instruments (if appropriate)?
  2. Fun With Solos, by Evelyn Avsharian
  3. I actually was a student and later a faculty member at Peabody where Barrueco was and is on the faculty. My teacher's studio (Sylvia Rosenberg) was two doors away from his studio, with Stephen Kates in between. Barrueco was very inquisitive of both of them and their views and opinions on the solo Bach works for violin and cello. They had many discussions prior to his recording of them and he was very leery of actually recording them, but it was in his contract at the time. He did a lot of research and he was a mainstay at a lot of the violin recitals by the students when solo Bach was on the p
  4. Wow! What a wet blanket response from our moderator!
  5. Hmmm. What are all the important parts of a violin?
  6. This is an even more excellent example of a fine looking and excellent sounding violin - http://www.ebay.com/itm/111401496228?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  7. Is anyone else thinking this might just be a 'Saturday Night Live' style parody? One can only hope....
  8. Soon it will be "do I have a real Juzek"? I wonder if the current makers are using any of the advanced technology available now, to identify their instruments. To guard against label forgery? I am wracking my brain thinking of what method would be fool proof and I can't come up with one that can't be forged or manipulated.
  9. Tell them to tell Putin not to start WWIII.
  10. Hello, Anyone heard of this maker? A new student has one, dated from 1961. The sound is a little boomy and harsh.
  11. I would also put in the woodworkers of the Maramures region of Romania. They built whole structures out of wood, without nails, that are recognized as cultural treasures of Europe, in the churches they built. Less publicized are the common houses they built and are still building and using, made from only wood. They are amzing woodworkers. If they ever get discovered, their tools and knowledge will rival any in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_churches_of_Maramure%C8%99
  12. Up bows are for women, down bows for men ;-)
  13. What I DO know is it starts up-bow! Now THEM'S fighting words! ;-)
  14. I think it's an interesting topic. It's fraught with minefields regarding what makes a great performance, a great instrument or a great leader. Regarding great violinists today, I think there is a golden age of relatively young violinists of either sex. Besides the ones you mentioned, I have loved Janine Jansen, Lisa Batiashvili, Julia Fischer in person. I have seen Hilary Hahn grow up from my time, and hers, at the Peabody Prep in the late '80's and early '90's. I have loved the new ones in the male field as well, Leonidas Kavakos, Repin and Vengerov as well. When it comes to outd