zithromax

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  1. Hi, I'm a player, and I've never been to an auction viewing before. Do you actually get to try their instruments, or is it strictly viewing only? Is there an admission fee? thanks...
  2. sounds very tempting.... anyone else with more brilliant ideas?
  3. I'm going abroad for a couple of years, and won't be able to take my violin with me . What can I do to better take care of my violin apart from leaving it in the case? Should I put some dessicant in the case? Should I loosen up the strings? Thanks.
  4. How do you tell if a violin is refinished?
  5. Does anyone know anythiing about this Italian violin maker? Thank you.
  6. No, I didn't even bid unfortunately. I thought the scroll looked very elegant, and the violin looked very nice, but it was just my gut feelings. I'm glad that the high closing price seems to support my view that this is a high quality violin, but I still can't quite pinpoint the features that make this violin look attractive to me....so any thoughts?
  7. Any thoughts? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A%3AIT&rd=1
  8. could someone help me with my vision strings too? I have an old vision string that's got an orange thread, and I have no idea whether it's an A or a D... thanks a lot.
  9. This may sound very silly, but something has been bothering me for a long time. From as far as I can remember, I've seldom broken a bow hair (well, perhaps I've broken only a handful of bow hairs in the past 10 years or so....) I wonder if breaking bow hairs is indicative of a superior bowing technique. In other words, the more bow hairs you break, the better your bowing technique is. Could that be true? I remember attending a concert by Midori a few months ago, and she broke a bow hair like every five seconds. She virtually finished the Spring sonata with countless broken bow hairs on the floor (and yes, it was a fabulous performance!). So, what actually causes bow hair to break? Does it mainly have to do with the humidity in the air? How about the tension of your bow? (Some violinsts, like Sarah Chang, seem to prefer a tightened-up bow, while others keep the bow relatively relaxed... you can see the bow hair almost touch their stick in the middle of the bow...perhaps bow tenstion should be in a separate discussion... )
  10. thanks! So, his name is Guy Braunstein, and he's only 34! (he's been the concermaster since 2000, which means he was only 30 when he took the post... amazing.)
  11. Does anyone know who the current concertmaster of Berlin Philharmonic is? I believe a few years back, it was Kolja Blacher. thanks.
  12. Hi, Rosin, that's exactly what my violin teacher told me, although he did suggest the rolling motion (two strings at a time) for the first two chords (G-D-C, G-D-Bb) since it sounds more dramatic that way. I've been playing this concerto on and off for almost a year now, but I'm still having trouble with these chords (thanks ellie, for bringing up this topic). I think it has more to do with the bowing arm, swift retakes, etc...
  13. I was just wondering if anyone of you might have information on this maker and the sound quality of his violins. All I know is that he worked in Mirecourt around 1930. Thanks.