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1 #1 Winter 1974
1 #2 Winter 1975
1 #3 Spring 1975
1 #4 September 1975
2 #1 Winter 1976
2 #2 Spring 1976
Ruggiero Ricci 9
Shirley Fleming
Samuel Nemessanyi, 19 Century Violin Maker and Copyist 12
Herbert Goodkind
Pegs and Peg Shavers 17
Warren Condit
Glues and Their Uses: Part I-Hide Glue 20
Vahakn Nigogosian
Yankee Bass Viol Makers 26
Frederick Selch
Violin Auctions: Fun, Profit, Regrets? 38
Steven Wernick
Up Bows and Down Bows: 42
A Column of Miscellany
Historical Reprint: The Arts and Crafts of 48
  E. and M Heron-Allen
2 #3 Summer 1976
J.S. Bach’s Three Viola da Gamba Sonatas: 6
Their Adaptability for Viola
Paul Doktor
A Bicentennial Celebration: Music for and by 11
Americans
Albert Mell
Paulus Pilat (1897-1961) 16
Louis Kievman
Fritz Kreisler, Copy of Programs Played 20
In Philadelphia, 1920
Reminiscences of Samuel Gardner; Playing 21
In the Kneisel Quartet, 1914-15
The Father of American String Quartets 27
Harold Schonberg
Glues and Their Uses: Part II Casein 30
And the Synthetic Polymers
Vahakn Nigogosian and Albert Mell
The Lure of the Violin: Some Reflections 35
And Considerations
Albert J. Kaplan, M.D.
Gregor Piatigorsky: A Tribute 40
Laurence Lesser
Up Bows and Down Bows 47
Historical Reprint: The Arts and Crafts of 49
The Worshipful Guild of Violin-Makers Markneukirchen, 1677-1772, Part II
E. and M Heron-Allen
2 #4 Fall 1976 (Proc.4th Convention.)
Violin Making School of America 16
Peter Prier
Rationale and Methods Used by 32
Workmanship Judges
Harry A. Duffy
Symposium: Old versus New Instruments 51
Exhibition of Pre-1900 American 70
Stringed Instruments
Philip Kass
An American First: Musical Instrument 84
Auctions at the Tepper Galleries and the Southeby Parke Bernet  
Philip Kass
The Manufacturer of Strings for 89
Musical Instruments
Oskar Schuster
Varnishes 105
William Fulton
Violin Making in the People Republic of China
Jack Loeb 120
A Collector’s Musings on the Symbolism 126
Of the Violin
Alexander Capurso, Ph.D.
3 #1 Winter 1977
The Role of Hair Structure in Sound 5
Production of Bowed Instruments
J. James, et al
Ernest N. Doring (1877-1955) 13
Herbert K. Goodkind
Viva the Early Violin 17
Sonya Monosoff
Reminiscences of Samuel Gardner Part II 22
The Russian Violin School Transplanted 29
To America
Boris Schwarz
The Unbalanced Bow 35
Joseph Siegelman
Musical Instrument Auctions: The Tepper 37
Galleries and Sotheby Parke Bernet
Albert Mell
The Markneukirchen Guild, Part II 46
Christie’s and Sotheby’s Auctions, 60
London May 10, 12
3 #2 Spring 1977
A Conversation with Itzhak Perlman 5
The Curtis String Quartet Celebrates Fifty 27
Years of Performing
Lawrence M. Seiver
William Sidney Mount’s “Cradle of Harmony” 35
A Unique 19th Century American Violin
Alan C. Buechner
The Bach-Bow Controversy 72
Drora Pershing
The Kenneth Warren & Son School of 82
Violin Making
Kenneth Warren
18th Century Concertos for the Viola 88
Maurice Riley
Fifth International Viola Congress 91
Myron Rosenblum
International Meeting of Violin and Bow 108
Makers  
William Salchow
The Markneukirchen Guild, Part III 111
3 #3 Summer 1977
Jaap Schroeder Discusses Bach’s Work for 7
Unaccompanied Violin
Louis Bailly (1882-1974) 33
Maurice Reilly
Louis Bailly’s Gaspara de Salo Viola 50
Maurice Reilly
To Graduate or Not to Graduate 58
Vahakn Nigogosian and Albert Mell
La Lutherie at Mirecourt 68
Aime Gaugue
The Aphorisms of Dr. Jules Chenantais 80
Jan James
Habit versus Spontaneity 90
Emanuel Zetlin
Emanuel Zetlin, a Profile 96
Albert Mell
Chang Heyern Jin 100
Eric Chapman
3 #4 Fall 1977 "Bows" (Proc.5th Convention.)
Symposium: The Performer and the Bow 11
Symposium: The Baroque Bow - 35
Past and Present
Symposium: National School and Styles 87
Of Bow Making
Symposium: Bow Repair and Maintenance 105
Bow Hairs and String 131
Dr. J. James
4 #1 Winter 1977-78
Joseph Fuchs: An Interview with 5
William Salchow
Japp Schroeder Discusses Ornamentation in 22
Baroque Performance Practice
The “Restored” Stradivari and Amati Violins 34
Of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Second Revolution in the History of the 48
Violin: A 20th Century Phenomenon
Elias Dann
Efrem Zimbalist Honored by the Curtis 57
Institute of Music
The Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instrument 79
Auction, NY, April 11, 1978
Emanuel Feuermann’s Cellos 85
Seymour Itzkoff
Kato Havas Says Hello 101
Albert Mell
The Violin Congress, London, 1978 111
Myron Rosenblum
Edward Campbell, Violin Maker 122
Eric Chapman
Jascha Heifetz: An Interview with 136
Herbert Axelrod
4 #2 Spring 1978
Wolfe Wolfinsohn: An Interview with 6
Albert Mell
A Visit with Alexandra de Lazari-Borissovsky 12
Russia’s Mother Viola
Maurice Riley
John Bolanger, Dean of American Bow Makers 43
An Interview with William Salchow
Violin Making in Russia: Past and Present 66
Isaak Vigdorchik
Reflections on the London Auction Scene 87
Steven Wernick
The Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instrument 92
Auction, NY, Dec. 1, 1978
A Gifted Young Maker: Otto Karl Schenk 101
Eric Chapman
The William Primrose Viola Library 119
David Dalton
4 #3&4 Summer/Fall 1978 (Proc.6th Convention.)
The Use of Power Tools in Violin Making
Albert Fischer 35
The History and Interpretation of Chemical Knowledge Available to Violin Makers
Dr. Joseph Nagyvary 147
The Mittenwald School: Past and Present
Karl Roy 177
Lecture by Rafael Druian 213
The Art of the French Bow
Etienne Vatelot 238
The Genesis of a Journal
Albert Mell 257
The Hill Tradition
Anthony Hill 266
Centuring Your Graduations
Otto Erdesz 289
Observations of a Tone Judge
Pamela Goldsmith 329
5 #1 Winter 1978-79 (Proc.6th Convention.)
Jerome Bonaparte and Victor Carroll Squier: 3
Two Generations of American Violin Makers
Mary Steffek Blaske
The Geometry of the Stradivari Scroll Profiles 35
Jacob N. Saunder
An Interview with Oscar Shumsky 42
Samuel Applebaum and Henry Roth
The London Auction Scene: May, 1979 62
Steven Wernick
NY Auctions: Christie’s, Phillips and 68
Sotheby Parke Bernet, June, 1979
Albert Mell
The William Primrose International 80
Viola Competition
Maurice Riley
“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!”, 91
A Report of the 7th International Viola Congress, Provo, Utah, July, 1979
Myron Rosenblum
Viola Congress Lectures: The Violist as Professional: A Panel 106
Discussion with Ralph Aldrich,
Donald McInnes, William Pruecil And Alan de Veritch
The Early Development of the Viola 120
Luthiers of the Brescian and Cremona Schools
Maurice Riley
Ruminations on the Viola 153
William Primrose
5 #2 Spring 1979
The Role of the Museum in the Conservation
and Preservation of Bowed Stringed
Instruments 9
Artists' Observations of Musical
Performance 31
The Why of the Bow 61
Exhibition of Violins and Bows in the
Smithsonian Collection 75
The Viola D'Amore: Its History, Music,
and Makers 117
Tour of the Stringed Instrument Collection of
The Library of Congress 138
5 #3 Summer 1979
The Auer Mystique: A Personal Recollection 3
Gilbert Ross
Christie's Second New York Auction,
March 29, 1980 18
Philip Kass
Sotheby's Sixth New York Musical
Instrument Auction, Nov.24, 1979 21
Philip Kass
Some Thoughts on the Acoustics of Bowed Stringed Instruments 26
Isaac Vigdorchik
A Seminar: Making Violins in the People's
Republic of China 72
Professor Tan Shuzhen
Albert Moglie: An Interview with 107
John Rossi
The Violin in India 137
Vicki Homer Richards
An Interview with Dr. N. Rajam 142
Vicki Homer Richards
6 #1 Spring/Summer 1980 (Proc.8th Convention.)
Maker’s Forum 11
Chaired by Paul Schuback
Early American Violins and Their Makers 33
Frederick Seich
Development of a Laboratory of Acoustical 43
Research and Quality control
Bernard Maillot and Michel Simane
It’s Never Too Late 66
John Holt
Auer and Flesch: The Men and Their 80
Methods
Theodore Henkle
A History of Violin Periodicals from 106
1884 to 1981
6 #2 Fall 1980/Winter 1981
Reprints of the following articles are available:
Some Interesting Problems in Restoration 80
Hans Weisshaar
English Bow Makers 96
William Watson
The Great Bow Makers of France 179
Bernard Millant
6 #3 May 1983
D.C. Dounis: The Man and His Pedagogy
Louis Kievman 3
Strategies for Acoustical Varnish
Joseph Nagyvary 19
The False Messiah
Barbara Goldowsky Pickering 26
The Gemunder Family of Violin Makers
Philip Kass 36
Results of Mechanical Bowing Tests
Norman C. Pickering 59
The Ninth International Viola Congress
Myron Rosenblum 65
A Conversation with Feodor Drushynin
Daniel Barach 75
Improved Violin and Viola Clamps
Louis Lionel Grand 78
In Memoriam: Max Aronoff
Orlando Cole 86
New York Auctions
Albert Mell 94
Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical
Instrument Auction
Rachel Goodkind 100
Interview with Max Rostal
Theodore Henkle 103
In Memoriam: Albert J. Kaplan, M.D.
Philip Kass 109
In Memoriam: Herbert K. Goodkind
Albert Mell 113
6 #4 December 1983 (Proc.9th Convention.)
Ole Bull's 1647 Nicholas Amati 9
Mortimer Smith
Great Cellos of Cremona, Rome,
and Venice 15
Wayne Burak
Summary of Ed Campbell's Talk 32
Objective Analysis of Violin Tone
Using Current Technology 35
Norman Pickering
Apprenticeship Programs in Restoration 65
William Webster
The William Lewis Tradition 79
Geoffrey Fushi
The Shirley Miller Bow Collection 102
Kenneth Warren
Bow Restoration 135
William Salchow
Martins Roberts Zemitis, Violin
Varnish and Coloration 170
William Fulton
Susan Caust Farrell, Directory of
Contemporary American Instrument
Makers 172
Herbert K. Goodkind
Robert Bein & Geoffrey Fushi,
"The King Joseph" 175
Walter Kingsley
7 #1 1984
A Tribute to Joseph Szigeti 3
Plate Thinning for the Violin Maker 16
Carleen Maley Hutchins
Yehudi Menuhin Discusses His
Interpretation of the Bach 37
Chaconne
A Study of Bow Hair and Rosin 46
Norman C. Pickering
Bowed String Instrument Making
in Canada: A Sparse History 73
Gilles Potvin
An Interview with Saivatore Accardo 78
Albert Mell
The Current Status of French Bow Making:
A Crisis Averted, A Future Assured 89
Mark Reindorf
Xl International Viola Congress in Houston 129
Maurice W. Riley
London's Salomon String Quartet:
Superb Classical Music on
Period Instruments 137
Paul B. Carison
Some Thoughts on Violin Making 141
Dale Stevens
The First Louis Spohr International
Violin Making Competition 152
Albert Mell
7 #2 March 1985 (Proc.10th Convention., Pt. 1)
Makers' Forum 13
Hans Weisshaar and Premysi Spidlen
The Acoustic Properties of Spruce 37
William Fulton
The Fine Art of Creating Twentieth-
Century Instrument’s 57
Premysl Spidlen
Problems of Violin Adjustment 73
Zenon Petesh
The Cremona Gold Color: Its
Chemistry and Reconstruction 89
Joseph Nagyvary
7 #3 June 1985 (Proc.10th Convention., Pt. 2)
Retouching: Methods and Materials 3
Peggy Shipman
Space Age Technology for the Violin
World 16
Herbert A. Wilson
Bow Rehairing 39
Frank Passa
From the Fifth International
Competition and Exhibition 53
Photos by Dale Stevens
Old Violins and Books About Violins 63
Walter Hamma
Saturday Luncheon 75
Norman Pickering
The Art of Sharpening Tools 80
Zoltan Toth
7 #4 1986
An Interview with the Violinist
Louis Kaufman 3
Albert Mell
Violin Top Plate Arching 39
William M. Fulton
What Dealers Are Looking for in
a Contemporary Stringed Instrument 46
Donald B. Norton
The Importance of Turpentine in
Cremonese Varnishes (1550-1750) 55
August M. Seher
Original Instruments and Authentic
Performances: Fact, Fantasy, and Fraud 66
Richard Rephann
Computer-Supported Judging of
Instruments and Bows 74
Joseph Regh
An Interview with Shinichi Yokoyama,
Photographer of Antonio Stradivari
in Japan 88
Contours, images, and the Bow 102
Rodney Schmidt
Without Antonio 114
Barbara Goldowsky
The Violin Sound Post as a Phase
Regulator 122
L. J. Lorenzen
The XIII International Viola
Congress, June 12-16, 1985 134
Maurice W. Riley
A Discussion of the Metal Thumb Plate of
the Bow
Mark Reindorf
On the Effect of Heat Treatment upon
Acoustic Properties of Spruce 157
Charles Gadd and James D'Arcy
The Early History of the Viol,
by Ian Woodfield 167
Judith Davidoff
8 #1 1986 (Proc.12th Convention., Canada)
Modern Realization of Savart’s Violin 13
Jacques Verdon
Strings: Facts and Fallacies 27
W. S. Gorrill and N. Pickering
Venice: Four Centuries of
Instrument Making 41
Seymour Benstock
The Baroque Violin 57
Douglas Cox
Electronic Violin: A Research Tool 71
M. V Mathews
Influence of Back Material on Viola Tone 89
Carleen M. Hutchins
Violin Makers of the Low Countries 100
Max Möller
The Philosophy of Restoration 112
Charles Beare
Acoustical Varnishings 137
William Fulton
Winners of Gold Medals and
Certificates 153
8 #2 1987
An Interview with Louis Krasner 5
Judith Davidoff
Historic Lute and Violin Varnishes: 1500-1800 31
Stewart Pollens
Physical Characteristics of Violin Bows 41
Norman C. Pickering
An Interview with Michael Tree 59
Albert Mell
Construction and Performance of Quality Commercial Violin Strings 75
Ian Firth
Maud Powell: America’s Legendary Musical Pioneer 89
Karen A. Shaffer
Women and the Violin 113
Maud Powell
Bow Makers in the United States 117
Mark R. Reindorf
Salvaging a Good Bow from the Scrap Pile 133
Albert W. Fischer
Violinist Maurice Vieux and the International Viola Competitions Named in His Honor 139
Maurice W Riley
The Stringed Instrument Collection in the Library of Congress; The Stringed Instrument Collection in the Corcoran Gallery of Art The Classic Bowed Straight Instruments from the Smithsonian Institution by Shinichi Yokoyama 152
Philip Kass
8 #3 1987 (Proc.14th Convention., Pt. 1)
The Witten-Rawlins Collection and Other Early Italian Stringed Instruments at the Shrine to Music Museum
Margaret Downie Banks 19
Classic Italian Violin Varnish
Geary Baese 49
New Ideas In Plate Tuning
Isaak Vigdorchtk 76
Makers' Forum 110
Winners of Gold Medals and Certificates 143
9 #1 1988 (Proc.14th Convention., Pt. 2)
Jacobus Stainer and His Labels 11
Karl Roy
Panel Discussion: Arching and Graduation- Theory and Practice 34
Scenes from the Exhibition
Joe Marshall 55
The Transition to the Tourte Bow and Its Effect on Bowing Articulation
Pamela Goldsmith 63
The Manuscript on Violin Making by G. A. Marchl, 1786
Roberto Regazzi 83
The Use of Empirical and Scientific Methods to Measure the Velocity of Propagation of Sound
Giovanni Lucchi 107
Vahakn Y. Nigogosian: VSA Gold Medal Award for Exemplary Service
Hans E. Tausig 124
9 #2 1988
Eighteenth Century Connections Through Musical Instruments 33
Gary Sturm
Effect of Bowing Point on Violin Tone and Power 64
Norman C Pickering
Observations on the Status, Instruments, and Solo Repertoire of Violists in the Classical Period 81
Ann M. Woodward
Yfrah Neaman's Summer Violin Course in Suffolk, England 105
Paul Carlson
In Memoriam: Isaak Vigdorchik 113
Albert Mell
Interpreting the Work of the Master Violin Makers 129
Graham Caldersmith
The 250th Anniversary of the Death of Stradivarius: A Pilgrimage to Cremona 143
Albert Mell
Dedication of the Herbert K. Goodkind Library at Oberlin College 187
9 #3 1988
The Harrison" Violin, the "Rawlins" Guitar, and Other Stradivari Materials at the Shrine to Music Museum 13
Margaret Downie Banks
Bridge and Set-up: Complexity in Adjustment 36
Vahakn Nigogosian
Violin Varnish Now and Then 48
William Fulton and Stan Schmidt
The Transition of the Amati Workshop into the Hands of Stradivari, 1660-1684 71
Daniel Draley
Cremona and the 1987 Stradivarius Exhibition 98
Paul Schuback
Pictures from the Exhibition 133
Joseph R. Lane
Antonio Stradivarius and His Time 136
Ella Santoro
Influence of Top Thickness on Violin Tone 145
Yuan-gong Xu, Dwight R. Dixon, Irvin G. Basset, and William J. Strong
A Conversation with Luiz Bellini 163
Albert Mell
First World Cello Congress, June 7-9, 1988 184
Edward C. Campbell
XIV International Viola Congress, Ann Arbor, Michigan,June 16-20, 1987 196
Maurice W. Riley
10 #1 1989 (Proc.15th Convention., Pt. 1)
Minnesota Violin and Bow Makers 17
Thomas Wenberg
The Method of Construction Used by the Cremonese Makers Circa 1550-1750
Roger Hargrave 31
Between Symphony and Song: The Violin Virtuoso in American History 109
Karen A. Shaffer
The Stringed Instrument Restoration Workshop at Oberlin College 124
Vahakn Nigogoslan
Makers' Forum 131
Eric Chapman, Roger Hargrave, and Andrew Dipper
Pictures from the Exhibition 153
Optimizing the Acoustic Properties of Violin Plate Wood 162
Charles W. Gadd
Violin Dealing, Then and Now 183
Charles Beare
10 #2 1989 (Proc.15th Convention., Pt. 2)
The Bow from Earliest Times to Sartory 3
Bernard Millant
Classical Edgework 49
Roger Hargrave
Manufacturing Strings for the Violin Family 66
James Rickard
String Testing 107
Norman C. Pickering
Bowmakers Forum 133
Bernard Millant and Etienne Vatelot
French Violin Makers from the Seventeenth Century up to and Including Vuillaume 150
Etienne Vatelot
The Geometric Construction of the Violin Forms of Antonio Stradivari 163
Andrew Dipper
Violin Photography 199
Stewart Pollens
10 #3 1990
Herbert K. Goodkind: The Man and His Library
Rachel Goodkind 13
Medical Problems of Violinists and Violin Makers
Richard J. Lederman 21
Performance on New and Old Instruments and Bows
Stephen Clapp, Gregory Fulkerson, and Norman Fischer 46
What Players Look for in New Instruments 61
Stephen Clapp. Norman Fischer, Jeffrey Irvine, &Marilyn; McDonald
The Berg Bow 75
Michael Duff
Nineteenth-Century English Bowmakers of the Dodd and Tubbs Families 99
Philip Kass
Shaping Blocks for Cello Sides 143
Harold Hayslett
The XVII International Viola Congress 157
Maurice W Riley
11 #1 1991
Building Violins in the Classical Italian Style 3
Hans Weisshaar
Henri Temianka: A Long and Illustrious Musical Career 57
Albert Mell
A New Light on Bow Action 83
Norman Pickering
The Principles, Problems, and Philosophical Dilemma of Copying Historical Models 93
Rowan Armour-Brown
A Look at the Violin in 16th- and 17th Century Poland 117
Tyrone Greive
Some Further Thoughts on Clamps 143
Roger Hargrave
Radiographic Examination of Violin and Cello Bows 153
Paul Stark
11 #2 1991 (18th Convention, Pt. 1)
Bending of Violin Top Plates: A Hypothesis 21
William M. Fulton
An Extensive Bibliography for Makers and Dealers: Problems and Solutions 37
Roberto Regazzi
Playing a New Instrument 51
Norman Fischer
Pictures from the Competition 65
Makers Forum 71
German Bow Making and Bow Makers 91
Klaus Grunke
11 #3 1992 (18th Convention, Pt. 2)
British Makers of the Past and Present 3
Wilfred G. Saunders
Violin Making by the Conn Company Of Indiana 31
Margaret Downie Banks
Pictures from the Competition 77
Copying the Harrison Stradivari 83
Douglas Cox
Traditional Fiddle Music of America 113
Peter White
12 #1 1992
The Stati D'Anime of S. Faustino in Cremona: Tracing the Amati Family, 1641 to 1686 3
Philip Kass
In Memoriam: Hans Weisshaar 86
Margaret Shipman
Cremona after Stradivari: The Bergonzi and Storioni Families 91
Duane Rosengard
An Interview with Peter Paul Prier 163
William Fulton
Bridge Feet: Why Do We Make Them Hollow? 183
Edward C. Campbell
Old Wood 191
Harry S. Wake
Fiddler's Chin or Neck: A Matter for Attention 197
J. James
12 #2 1992 (19th Convention)
The Witten-Rawlins Collection: International Intrigue and Big Bucks 13
Andre Larson
Ethics and Perspectives on the Preservation and Use of Our Instrumental Heritage 23
Margaret Banks, Charles Beare And Andrew Dipper
Violin Expertise: How Can We Be Sure Who Made What? 45
Charles Beare
The Importance of Giving the History Of the Violin Due Consideration: Update on Amati Research 67
Dan Draley
Issues of Restoration, Conservation And Repair 87
Andrew Dipper
Makers Forum 139
Edward Campbell, Tom Croen, Gregg Alf
Guided Tour of the Shrine to Music’s Galleries 157
Charles Beare
Violin Identification Quiz 183
Dan Draley
12 #3 1993 (20th Convention, Pt. 1)
The Trouble with Plate Tuning 21
Joseph Curtin
The Ceruti Family of Violin Makers 35
Duane Rosengard
What the Instrument Means to the Modern String Player 69
Raymond Page
The Unknown Portrait of a Well-Known Violin Maker: H.C. Silvestre 92
Amnon Weinstein
Maker's Forum 111
Eric Chapman, Moderator
Tempo Relationships in the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach 131
Peter Susser
An Overview of the Carlisle convention 149
Haus Tausig
13 #1 1993 (20th Convention, Pt. 2)
A Practical Approach to Retouching 3
Margaret Shipman
Great British Frauds 15
John Dilworth
Instrument Recognition 35
Roger Hargrave
The Alexander Technique 125
William Conable
The Violin 'Trade in 1992: An Economic Overview 137
Philip M. Kass
Moravian Musicians and Musical Instrument Makers in Early America and the Influence on Them of the Saxon- Vogtlandisch Industry of Musical Instrument Making 161
Frederick R. Seich
Informal Critique of the Competition 195
Hans Tausig
13 #2 1994 (Joint Meeting VSA and CAS)
Modern Historical Research: The Violin As Art 11
Philip Kass
Forty-five Years of Violin Acoustics 33
Norman Pickering
The Use of Mineral Ground Coatings for Violin Varnish 43
Andrew Dipper
Aids for Tuning Violin Components 71
Oliver E. Rodgers
The Collector’s Point of View 95
John Wells
Making Violins with Bent Plates 123
William Fulton
A Conversation with Violinist Rachmael Weinnstock 145
Albert Mell
A Pilot Study of the Identification of Preferred Violin Tone 185
P. Thompson, A. Thompson, G.W. Caldersmith
The Art of Violin Making: From the Baroque to the Present 199
Gianpaolo Gregori
13 #3 1994 (Proc.21st Convention.)
Overview of the Shirley Miller Bow Collection 11
Shirley Miller
A Bow Maker's Perspective on the History of Bow Making 29
Yung Chin
Internal Tension in Violins, Violas, and Cellos 59
Peter Paul Prier
French Bows from 1800 to 1900 75
Paul Childs and James A. Warren
The Violin Forms of Stradivari 87
Stewart Pollens
Photographs from the Convention 121
Philip Kass
Discovering Bows for the Double Bass 133
Chris Brow
Bow Making and Microphotography 169
Philip Kass
14 #1 1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 1)
Violin Making in Germany: A General Overview 23
Roland Baumgartner
Mountain Mahogany: A New Wood for an Old Trade 45
Eric Meyer
Paganini: Virtuoso, Collector, Dealer 67
Joseph Gold
Top Wood Identification on a Macro and Micro Level 89
Christopher Dungey and Jeffrey S. Robinson
Legal Issues for Luthiers 135
Carla Shapreau
Bending and Testing Violins 153
William M.Fullton
Christopher de Groot: VSA President-Elect 193
Service Award for Hans Tausig 197
Albert Mell
14 #2 1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 2)
The American School of Violin Making before 1950 3
David Bromberg
Francois Peccatte 39
Paul Childs
Makers' Forum 93
Thomas Oliver Croen (Moderator)
Archery and the Art of Violin Making 111
Amnon Weinstein
Common Ground: 1950 New York City and 1960 Mirecourt 137
Christopher Brown and Paul Schuback
Photographs from the Convention 179
Jay Ifshin
Nicolaus Kittel: The Russian Tourte 183
Kenway Lee
Louis Krasner: June 21, 1903 May 4, 1995 211
Albert Mell
1994 VSA Competition Winners 213
14 #3 1996
Violin Making and Makers in the Contrada Strada in Milan: An Examination of the Stati d'Anime of Santo Stefano Maggiore 3
Carlo Chiesa
Stringed Instruments of the Milanese Liutai of the Contrada Larga 43
Philip J Kass
Information Sheet on Varnish and Ground 103
H. Burritt Miller
Sascha Jacobsen: A Master Violinist Remembered 111
David Wallace, Louis Kaufman, Louis Kievman
America's First School of Violin Making 125
Frederick R. Selch and Joseph Peknik
Silicates "in Violino": Stiffening American Top Woods 177
David Ludwik Chrapiewicz
The Suite for Violin and Piano: William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance 183
Rachel Vetta Huang
Joseph Gingold: Memories of an Artist, Pedagogue, and Friend 197
Bertram Greenspan
In Memoriam: Rachmael Weinstock 1909-1996 205
Albert Mell
Memories of Joseph Kun 209
Joseph Regh
15 #1 1996 (Proc.23d Conv. Pt 1)
Musical Instrument Appraisals and The Auction Process 13
Kerry Keane
A New Type of Strings for Bowed Instruments 25
Norman Pickering
The Pressenda Family 45
Phil Kass
French Violin Bridges 101
Vahakn Nigogosian
Some Principles of Violin Setup 115
Joseph Curtin
Chamfers 135
Yung Chin
French Instruments 153
Peter Paul Prier
15 #2 1996 (Proc.12th Comp.)
Materials and Practical Techniques for Instrument Conservation 25
Joseph Grubaugh
Maestronet: Online Service 39
Mark Wells
Report on a Bass Bar Study 65
Thomas Croen and William Atwood
Varnish Archaeology 93
Geary Baese
Tourte Bows 97
Barnard Millant
Nicolo Amati: His Life and Times 139
Philip Kass
An Overview of the Convention 199
Sam Compton
15 #3 1998 (Proc.12th Comp., Pt 2 and 24th Conv.)
CT Scanning of Stringed Instruments 3
John Waddle and Steve Sirr
Basic Elements of Bow Techniques 25
Richard Slavich
Troubleshooting Bow Rehairs 29
Rodney Mohr
Neck Resetting 37
Ben Ruth
Makers’ Forum Roundtable Discussion 55
John Waddle, Moderator
Marketing Stringed Instruments: A Publisher’s Perspective 77
David Lusterman
Learning from Guarneri 93
Samuel Zygmuntowicz
Tonal Properties: Developing a Vocabulary For Describing Sound 129
Peter Prier
Video on Bending Plates 143
William Fulton
A Discussion on Bow-Making Styles 153
Yung Chin
Making Castings of Stringed Instruments 173
Gregg T. Alf and Sharon Que
Cremona in the Early 1960’s 217
Amnon Weinstein
16 #1 1999
The Early Violin Makers of New England 3
John A. Gould
Le Messie 77
Stewart Pollens
An Interview with Violinist Bernard Robbins 102
Albert Mell
Nigo Remembered 114
Albert Mell, Hans Tausig, Charles Beare, Charles Ruffino, Rene Morel, Anahid Avakian, Shem Guibbory, Ken Meyer Matthew Raimondi, Fredell Lack Einhorn, Etienne Vatelot
Joseph Joachim: A Connoisseur of
Fine Violins 133
In Memorandum: Maurice Riley 157
Eric Chapman
16 #2 1997(Proc.25th Conv.)
Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Musical Instruments 11
David Blanchfleld and John R. Watson
Musical Instrument Museums: Preserving the Past, Confronting the Future. 25
Andre Larson.
The Stringed Instrument Workshop at Oberlin: Its Past, Present, and Future, 67
Christopher Germain
The Bow-Making Workshop at Oberlin College 103
Yung Chin
Adventures of a Concert Violist 111
Toby Appel
New Designs and Modern Violins 129
Guy Rabut
In Memoriam: Vahakn Nigogosian 145
Charles Rufino, Moderator
16#3 November 1998, Part I
How to Visualize Il Bel Suono in Real Time 21
Giovanni Lucchi
The Conservation of Musical Instrument Woods 43
Stephane Thomachot and Pamela Wellner
Tonal Adjustment 57
Ken Meyer
The Bridge: Materials, Function and Adjustments 73
Jean Louis Despiau
The Evolution of the Bow 97
Benoit Rolland
The Relationship of Fittings and Tone 107
Paul Schuback and Eric Meyer
The Pellegrina Experiment 147
David Rivinus
About the Double Bass 173
Gary Karr
Berend Möller Memorial Award 185
Barbara Van Itallie
An Overview of the Salt Lake City Convention 191
Sam Compton
17#1 November 1998, Part II
Awards Presented at the 1998 VSA Competition 3
Audio Calipers: Interpreting the Work of Isaak Vigdorchik 5
Tom Croen
A Holistic View of Violin Acoustics 29
Norman Pickering
Varnishing Techniques: An 18th-Century European Mania, a Lasting Fascination 55
Christine Arveil
Innovation in Violin Making 75
Joseph Curtin
Ole Bull: A Renaissance Man 85
Amnon Weinstein
Shop Safety 127
Charles Rufino
Le Messie 151
Stewart Pollens  
Stewart Pollens
Photographs from the Convention 121
Philip Kass
Discovering Bows for the Double Bass 133
Chris Brow
Bow Making and Microphotography 169
Philip Kass
14 #1 1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 1)
Violin Making in Germany: A General Overview 23
Roland Baumgartner
Mountain Mahogany: A New Wood for an Old Trade 45
Eric Meyer
Paganini: Virtuoso, Collector, Dealer 67
Joseph Gold
Top Wood Identification on a Macro and Micro Level 89
Christopher Dungey and Jeffrey S. Robinson
Legal Issues for Luthiers 135
Carla Shapreau
Bending and Testing Violins 153
William M.Fullton
Christopher de Groot: VSA President-Elect 193
Service Award for Hans Tausig 197
Albert Mell
14 #2 1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 2)
The American School of Violin Making before 1950 3
David Bromberg
Francois Peccatte 39
Paul Childs
Makers' Forum 93
Thomas Oliver Croen (Moderator)
Archery and the Art of Violin Making 111
Amnon Weinstein
Common Ground: 1950 New York City and 1960 Mirecourt 137
Christopher Brown and Paul Schuback
Photographs from the Convention 179
Jay Ifshin
Nicolaus Kittel: The Russian Tourte 183
Kenway Lee
Louis Krasner: June 21, 1903 May 4, 1995 211
Albert Mell
1994 VSA Competition Winners 213
14 #3 1996
Violin Making and Makers in the Contrada Strada in Milan: An Examination of the Stati d'Anime of Santo Stefano Maggiore 3
Carlo Chiesa
Stringed Instruments of the Milanese Liutai of the Contrada Larga 43
Philip J Kass
Information Sheet on Varnish and Ground 103
H. Burritt Miller
Sascha Jacobsen: A Master Violinist Remembered 111
David Wallace, Louis Kaufman, Louis Kievman
America's First School of Violin Making 125
Frederick R. Selch and Joseph Peknik
Silicates "in Violino": Stiffening American Top Woods 177
David Ludwik Chrapiewicz
The Suite for Violin and Piano: William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance 183
Rachel Vetta Huang
Joseph Gingold: Memories of an Artist, Pedagogue, and Friend 197
Bertram Greenspan
In Memoriam: Rachmael Weinstock 1909-1996 205
Albert Mell
Memories of Joseph Kun 209
Joseph Regh
15 #1 1996 (Proc.23d Conv. Pt 1)
Musical Instrument Appraisals and The Auction Process 13
Kerry Keane
A New Type of Strings for Bowed Instruments 25
Norman Pickering
The Pressenda Family 45
Phil Kass
French Violin Bridges 101
Vahakn Nigogosian
Some Principles of Violin Setup 115
Joseph Curtin
Chamfers 135
Yung Chin
French Instruments 153
Peter Paul Prier
15 #2 1996 (Proc.12th Comp.)
Materials and Practical Techniques for Instrument Conservation 25
Joseph Grubaugh
Maestronet: Online Service 39
Mark Wells
Report on a Bass Bar Study 65
Thomas Croen and William Atwood
Varnish Archaeology 93
Geary Baese
Tourte Bows 97
Barnard Millant
Nicolo Amati: His Life and Times 139
Philip Kass
An Overview of the Convention 199
Sam Compton
15 #3 1998 (Proc.12th Comp., Pt 2 and 24th Conv.)
CT Scanning of Stringed Instruments 3
John Waddle and Steve Sirr
Basic Elements of Bow Techniques 25
Richard Slavich
Troubleshooting Bow Rehairs 29
Rodney Mohr
Neck Resetting 37
Ben Ruth
Makers’ Forum Roundtable Discussion 55
John Waddle, Moderator
Marketing Stringed Instruments: A Publisher’s Perspective 77
David Lusterman
Learning from Guarneri 93
Samuel Zygmuntowicz
Tonal Properties: Developing a Vocabulary For Describing Sound 129
Peter Prier
Video on Bending Plates 143
William Fulton
A Discussion on Bow-Making Styles 153
Yung Chin
Making Castings of Stringed Instruments 173
Gregg T. Alf and Sharon Que
Cremona in the Early 1960’s 217
Amnon Weinstein
16 #1 1999
The Early Violin Makers of New England 3
John A. Gould
Le Messie 77
Stewart Pollens
An Interview with Violinist Bernard Robbins 102
Albert Mell
Nigo Remembered 114
Albert Mell, Hans Tausig, Charles Beare, Charles Ruffino, Rene Morel, Anahid Avakian, Shem Guibbory, Ken Meyer Matthew Raimondi, Fredell Lack Einhorn, Etienne Vatelot
Joseph Joachim: A Connoisseur of
Fine Violins 133
In Memorandum: Maurice Riley 157
Eric Chapman
16 #2 1997(Proc.25th Conv.)
Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Musical Instruments 11
David Blanchfleld and John R. Watson
Musical Instrument Museums: Preserving the Past, Confronting the Future. 25
Andre Larson.
The Stringed Instrument Workshop at Oberlin: Its Past, Present, and Future, 67
Christopher Germain
The Bow-Making Workshop at Oberlin College 103
Yung Chin
Adventures of a Concert Violist 111
Toby Appel
New Designs and Modern Violins 129
Guy Rabut
In Memoriam: Vahakn Nigogosian 145
Charles Rufino, Moderator
16#3 November 1998, Part I
How to Visualize Il Bel Suono in Real Time 21
Giovanni Lucchi
The Conservation of Musical Instrument Woods 43
Stephane Thomachot and Pamela Wellner
Tonal Adjustment 57
Ken Meyer
The Bridge: Materials, Function and Adjustments 73
Jean Louis Despiau
The Evolution of the Bow 97
Benoit Rolland
The Relationship of Fittings and Tone 107
Paul Schuback and Eric Meyer
The Pellegrina Experiment 147
David Rivinus
About the Double Bass 173
Gary Karr
Berend Möller Memorial Award 185
Barbara Van Itallie
An Overview of the Salt Lake City Convention 191
Sam Compton
17#1 November 1998, Part II
Awards Presented at the 1998 VSA Competition 3
Audio Calipers: Interpreting the Work of Isaak Vigdorchik 5
Tom Croen
A Holistic View of Violin Acoustics 29
Norman Pickering
Varnishing Techniques: An 18th-Century European Mania, a Lasting Fascination 55
Christine Arveil
Innovation in Violin Making 75
Joseph Curtin
Ole Bull: A Renaissance Man 85
Amnon Weinstein
Shop Safety 127
Charles Rufino
Le Messie 151
Stewart Pollens
17#2 Nov. 1999
Guided Tour of the Library of Congress Collection of Stringed Instruments 11
Robert Bein
The Nature of Varnish and the Care of Historic Coatings 51
Mel Wachowiak
Guided Tour of the Smithsonian Collection Of Stringed Instruments 67
Robert Bein
The Janos Scholz Cello Bow Collection 87
Photos from the Convention 97
William Sloan
SpectraFoo: A New Tool for Acoustical Analysis 187
B.J. Buchalter and Joseph Regh
An Introduction to the Life of G. B. Guadagnini 123
Duane Rosengard
17#3 Nov. 2000
Program of the Convention 3
Violin Making in Turin: 1800-1870 27
Philip Kass
The Optical Properties of Wood 57
Geary Baese
Why Strings Sound Different 73
Norman Pickering and Fan Tao
A Familiar Ring: An Introduction to Tree Ring Dating 93
Henri Grissino-Mayer
Lecture/Demonstration: The Alexander Technique 117
William Conable
The Dendochronology of Stradivari’s Violins 133
John Topham
Messiah Redux 159
Stewart Pollens
The Messie: A Panel Discussion 181
2000 VSA Competition Summary 223
Barbara Van Itallie
Awards presented at the 2000 VSA Competition 225
Competitors at the 2000 VSA Competition 227
Berend Möller Memorial Award Winner: D. William Halsey 237
18#1 Nov. 2000
Set Up of Instruments 3
René Morel
The Knopf Bow-Making Family of Markneukirchen 21
Klaus Grünke
Nicolas Lupot, His Contemporaries and Pupils: Violin Making in Paris from 1770 to 1835 45
Roland Baumgartner
Varnishing Today and the Old Italian Look 89
Joseph Curtin
Testimonial Dinner for Albert Mell 109
John Cassidy
From Acoustics Lab to Violin: Engineering and Violin-Making Perspectives 119
Oliver Rodgers and Pamela Anderson
Viol Pleading: What Are Violin Makers and the Stringed Instrument Industry Doing to Foster String Playing in America? 147
David Lusterman
The Science of the Art of Bowing 173
F.J. Testa
A Concert by the Byron Berline Band 193
Byron Berline
Photos from the Convention 201
Contemporary Masterworks Exhibition 211
18#2 Nov. 2001  
Program of the Convention 3
The Bowed String and the Player
13
Fan Tao  
String Motion Revisited
31
Wolfgang Vogl  
Strings: The Third Element
61
John V. Cavanaugh, Jim Cavanaugh
and Caryn Patterson
 
How to Anticipate Future Changes in Strings 71
Bernard Maillot
 
VSA-Sponsored Trip to Study the Messiah 91
Helen Hayes and Joseph Regh
 
Dendrochronological Dating of Stringed
Instruments
127
Henri Grissino-Mayer, Paul Sheppard
and Malcolm Cleaveland
 
Reproducing Historical Gut Strings:
A Modern Approach
175
Dan Larson  
Panel Discussion: String Selection 203
Norman Pickering, Ken Meyer,
William Monical and Bruno Price
 
18#3 Nov. 2002  
Program of the Convention 3
Forum: VSA-Oberlin College Program Helen Hayes, Moderator 25
Violin Acoustics: A Perspective, Fan Tao
49
The Hill Method of Bow Making, Tim Baker 63
Photos from the Convention 119
Wood Borers and Bow Bugs, Ben Stinner 123
Biology and Ecology of Violin Wood, Ben Stinner 143
Drying Oils in Varnish, Gregg Alf 169
The Pernambuco Initiative, Yung Chin and Charles Espey 185
An Overview of the 2002 Competition, Barbara Van Itallie 215
Awards presented at the 2002 Competition 219
Competitors at the 2002 Competition 249
19#1 Nov. 2002  
Grading Methods for Pernambuco
3
Joseph Regh  
Transverse Vibration Modes in Violin Bows
29
Norman Pickering  
Remembering Hill Fittings and the Men
Who Made Them
47
Eric Meyer  
Sound Adjustment Forum
69
Guy Rabut and David Burgess
 
The Richardson Tertis Viola
85
Wilfred Saunders  
Copying an Historical Frog
101
Paul Siefried  
Violins and the Law
181
Dominik Musafia  
The Playing Parts of the Bow: Focusing
On the Stick
201
Benoit Rolland  
19#2 Nov. 2003  
Program of the Convention 3
What Musicians Want in a Stringed Instrument 15
Joel Becktell, Moderator  
Thickness Graduation Mapping: Surprises And Discoveries 41
Jeffrey Loen  
The Piatigorsky Foundation 67
Evan Drachman  
Perspectives on the Authentication of Bows 87
Paul Childs  
Violin Expertise and the Instruments of the
Classical Period
139
Robert Bein  
The Violins of Lorenzo Guadagnini? 153
Chris Reuning  
Expertise Forum 189
Robert Bein, Paul Childs and Chris Reuning  
The VSA-Oberlin Setup Workshop 207
David Burgess  
19#3 2005  
The Français House of Violin Making
A Retrospective
3
Gael Français  
In Memoriam: Oscar Shumsky
March 22, 1917 - July 24, 2000
23

Eric Shumsky, Aaron Rosand, Emanuel Vardi, Bernard Greenhouse, David Gross, Eugene Duichev, William & Mona Reisman Schoen and Albert Mell

 
Nicolas Denis' Legacy 37
Philip Kass  
Handel's Sonata in D Major 53
Albert Mell  
An Interview with Marten Cornelissen 71
Christopher White  
Book Review: A Fiddler's Tale by Louis and
Annette Kaufman
79
Albert Mell  
               
               
 


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