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  1. In response to David Burgess, as mentioned in the initial post, there is "little likelihood of physical impact from people or objects" - no one here or pets, etc. Someone suggested "storing" the bow in this fashion to ensure not unduly stretching the bow hair. Because the bow has always been kept in the case, I wanted to run the idea past this forum and I have many of the same concerns raised in the preceding comments.
  2. The bow would be held from the frog end, with the tip down, and the hook is a polished, screw hook.
  3. Any downsides to hanging a bow on a hook in a protected area (a corner of the room with little likelihood of physical impact from people or objects)? The bow would be loosened and the humidity is within a proper range. Storing the bow in this fashion would allow me to loosen the bow more than I would when it is placed in the case under the bow clip where hairs might break or get caught in the clip (which has occurred). Theoretically, this would ensure that the hair is not under any tension.
  4. Violinjon - Thank you. Please see my previously pending reply (just before your post).
  5. Dwight - Thank you. After posting here, I sent an email to Pirastro and am awaiting a response. The closest I can find on the Pirastro site is the Pirastro Gold: https://www.pirastro.com/public_pirastro/pages/en/Gold-00006/ The envelope for the Gold contains the word "Wondertone" (see below) - I do not believe that the other Pirastro gut strings use that name:
  6. The Pirastro D string in the attached photos was purchased a number of years ago - perhaps twenty or more. The string has a loop-end with a knot, fashioned from the light straw-colored core material (see photos p005.png and p006.png). Please let me know if you can provide an identification of the string. Thank you.
  7. Hans Nebel is in northern New Jersey and may be able to provide additional information. See: http://www.afvbm.org/profile/HANSN/
  8. The outset of my query states "[t]o provide a starting point for string quartets and other chamber music works I have not previously played. . . ." Just a rough guide. I am aware of the controversy surrounding such markings provided by composers, editors, and publishers. All I am looking for is a ballpark estimate and a range would of course be preferable. For the recordings I mentioned, I am using items on YouTube for the most part, as they are readily accessible, along with a number of web pages with metronomes.
  9. To provide a starting point for string quartets and other chamber music works I have not previously played, I am looking for a resource providing metronome tempos, or ranges of tempos, on a movement-by-movement basis. I have found some discussions on the web for individual works, but little beyond that. Of course, I can create my own using recordings and a metronome, and have done so for about six pieces, but this is a tedious process; perhaps someone else has already compiled this information.
  10. J-G I was informed by knowledgeable people that the flute is not as strong in its lower range and that's why a number of folks (including James Galway) prepared flute-specific arrangements. I would also be interested in anyone's experience with sheet music from either publisher.
  11. I am considering purchasing the flute arrangement for this work and am aware of one published by Alry Publications and another by Ut Orpheus: http://www.alrypublications.com/mozart-quartet-in-g-major-k-370/ http://www.utorpheus.com/product_info.php?products_id=2683 I would appreciate any comments if you have used either or both. Thanks.
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