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1 #1

Oct. 1974 (News Bulletin, Amer. Soc. for Adv. of Violin Making)

 

 

 

Introduction and Goals of the ASAV

 

1

 

History (organizational meeting, Nov. 11, 1973, New York, NY)

 

2

 

Development and Current Situation

 

3

 

Memoriam for Simone Fernando Sacconi (1895-1973)

 

4

 

Listing of Officers and Directors of the ASAVM

 

7

 

 

 

 

1 #2

Winter 1975 (News Bulletin, Amer. Soc. for Adv. of Violin Making)

 

 

 

First Annual ASAV Meeting, Nov. 10, 1974, New York, NY

 

1

 

Dario D’Attili, biography

 

4

 

In Memoriam: David Dyodorovich Oistrach (1908-1974)

 

5

 

Biographical Listings for Ray H. Abrams, Norman Carol, Harry Duffy, Vahakn Nigogosian, Sergei Peresson, and William Salchow

 

5

 

 

 

 

1 #3

Spring 1975 (News Bulletin, Amer. Soc. for Adv. of Violin Making)

 

 

 

First Annual ASAV Meeting, Nov. 10, 1974, New York, NY (cont’d)

 

1

 

Oscar Schumsky, biography

 

3

 

In Memoriam: Lionel Tertis (1876-1975)

 

4

 

Violin by Joseph Guarnarius del Gesu, 1743

 

5

 

Biographical Listings for Jacques Francais, Mosa Havivi, George Humphrey, Hans Nebel, and Adolph Primavera

 

6

 

 

 

 

1 #4

September 1975 (News Bulletin, Amer. Soc. for Adv. of Violin Making)

 

 

 

Summary of the International Viola Makers Competition at Ypsilanti, MI, June 27-29, 1975

 

1

 

Second Annual ASAV Convention, June 1-2, 1975, New York, NY

 

3

 

William Hermann Moennig, II, biography

 

5

 

Antonio Stradivari – “The Rode,” 1715

 

6

 

Biographical Listings for Aba Bershadsky and Kurt Brychta

 

7

 

 

 

 

2 #1

Winter 1976 (News Bulletin, Violin Society of America)

 

 

 

The ASAV Becomes The Violin Society of America

Albert Mell

1

 

Autobiographical Musings by the 1st President of the VSA

Eric Chapman

4

 

Paganini and Vuillaume

Albert Mell

5

 

Isaac Stern

Albert J. Kaplan

8

 

In Memoriam, Carl G. Becker (1887-1975)

 

9

 

The Aranyi Strad, 1667

Albert J. Kaplan

10

 

Alfio Batelli of Florence

Alexander Capurso

13

 

Biographical Listings for Helmuth Keller, Milton M. Koskoff, and Albert Mell

Albert J. Kaplan

13

 

 

 

 

2 #2

Spring 1976

 

 

 

Ruggiero Ricci

Shirley Fleming

9

 

Samuel Nemessanyi, 19 Century Violin Maker and Copyist

Herbert Goodkind

12

 

Pegs and Peg Shavers

Warren Condit

17

 

Glues and Their Uses: Part I-Hide Glue

Vahakn Nigogosian

20

 

Yankee Bass Viol Makers

Frederick Selch

26

 

Violin Auctions: Fun, Profit, Regrets?

Steven Wernick

38

 

Where Are They Now?: Richard Burgin

Albert Mell

41

 

Up Bows and Down Bows: A Column of Miscellany

 

42

 

Historical Reprint: The Arts and Crafts of The Worshipful Guild of Violin-Makers of Markneukirchen, 1677-1772, Part I

E. and M Heron-Allen

48

 

 

 

 

2 #3

Summer 1976

 

 

 

J.S. Bach’s Three Viola da Gamba Sonatas: Their Adaptability for Viola

Paul Doktor

6

 

A Bicentennial Celebration: Music for and by Americans

Albert Mell

11

 

Paulus Pilat (1897-1961)

Louis Kievman

16

 

Fritz Kreisler, Copy of Programs Played In Philadelphia, 1920

 

20

 

Reminiscences of Samuel Gardner; Playing In the Kneisel Quartet, 1914-15

 

21

 

The Father of American String Quartets

Harold Schonberg

27

 

Glues and Their Uses: Part II Casein And the Synthetic Polymers

Vahakn Nigogosian and Albert Mell

30

 

The Lure of the Violin: Some Reflections And Considerations

Albert J. Kaplan, M.D

35

 

Gregor Piatigorsky: A Tribute

Laurence Lesser

40

 

Up Bows and Down Bows

 

47

 

Historical Reprint: The Arts and Crafts of The Worshipful Guild of Violin-Makers of Markneukirchen, 1677-1772, Part II

E. and M Heron-Allen

49

 

 

 

 

2 #4

Fall 1976 (Proc.4th Convention.)

 

 

 

Violin Making School of America

Peter Prier

16

 

Rationale and Methods Used by Workmanship Judges

Harry A. Duffy

32

 

Symposium: Old versus New Instruments

 

51

 

Exhibition of Pre-1900 American Stringed Instruments

Philip Kass

70

 

An American First: Musical Instrument Auctions at the Tepper Galleries and the Southeby Parke Bernet

Philip Kass

84

 

The Manufacturer of Strings for Musical Instruments

Oskar Schuster

89

 

Varnishes

William Fulton

105

 

Violin Making in the People Republic of China

Jack Loeb

120

 

A Collector’s Musings on the Symbolism Of the Violin

Alexander Capurso, Ph.D.

126

 

 

 

 

3 #1

Winter 1977

 

 

 

The Role of Hair Structure in Sound Production of Bowed Instruments

J. James, et al

5

 

Ernest N. Doring (1877-1955)

Herbert K. Goodkind

13

 

Viva the Early Violin

Sonya Monosoff

17

 

Reminiscences of Samuel Gardner Part II

 

22

 

The Russian Violin School Transplanted To America

Boris Schwarz

29

 

The Unbalanced Bow

Joseph Siegelman

35

 

Musical Instrument Auctions: The Tepper Galleries and Sotheby Parke Bernet

Albert Mell

37

 

The Markneukirchen Guild, Part III

E. and M Heron-Allen

46

 

Christie’s and Sotheby’s Auctions, London May 10, 12

 

60

 

 

 

 

3 #2

Spring 1977

 

 

 

A Conversation with Itzhak Perlman

 

5

 

The Curtis String Quartet Celebrates Fifty Years of Performing

Lawrence M. Seiver

27

 

William Sidney Mount’s “Cradle of Harmony,” A Unique 19th Century American Violin

Alan C. Buechner

35

 

The Bach-Bow Controversy

Drora Pershing

72

 

The Kenneth Warren & Son School of Violin Making

Kenneth Warren

82

 

18th Century Concertos for the Viola

Maurice Riley

88

 

Fifth International Viola Congress

Myron Rosenblum

91

 

International Meeting of Violin and Bow Makers

William Salchow

108

 

The Markneukirchen Guild, Part IV

E. and M Heron-Allen

111

 

 

 

3 #3

Summer 1977

 

 

Jaap Schroeder Discusses Bach’s Work for Unaccompanied Violin

 

7

 

Louis Bailly (1882-1974)

Maurice Reilly

33

 

Louis Bailly’s Gaspara de Salo Viola

Maurice Reilly

50

 

To Graduate or Not to Graduate

Vahakn Nigogosian and Albert Mell

58

 

La Lutherie at Mirecourt

Aime Gaugue

68

 

The Aphorisms of Dr. Jules Chenantais

Jan James

80

 

Habit versus Spontaneity

Emanuel Zetlin

90

 

Emanuel Zetlin, a Profile

Albert Mell

96

 

Chang Heyern Jin

Eric Chapman

100

 

 

 

 

3 #4

Fall 1977 "Bows" (Proc.5th Convention.)

 

 

 

Symposium: The Performer and the Bow

 

11

 

Symposium: The Baroque Bow - Past and Present

 

35

 

Symposium: National School and Styles Of Bow Making

 

87

 

Symposium: Bow Repair and Maintenance

 

105

 

Bow Hairs and String

Dr. J. James

131

 

 

 

 

4 #1

Winter 1977-78

 

 

 

Joseph Fuchs: An Interview with William Salchow

 

5

 

Japp Schroeder Discusses Ornamentation in Baroque Performance Practice

 

22

 

The “Restored” Stradivari and Amati Violins Of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

34

 

The Second Revolution in the History of the Violin: A 20th Century Phenomenon

Elias Dann

48

 

Efrem Zimbalist Honored by the Curtis Institute of Music

 

57

 

The Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instrument Auction, NY, April 11, 1978

 

79

 

Emanuel Feuermann’s Cellos

Seymour Itzkoff

85

 

Kato Havas Says Hello

Albert Mell

101

 

The Violin Congress, London, 1978

Myron Rosenblum

111

 

Edward Campbell, Violin Maker

Eric Chapman

122

 

Jascha Heifetz: An Interview with Herbert Axelrod

 

136

 

 

 

 

4 #2

Spring 1978

 

 

 

Wolfe Wolfinsohn: An Interview with Albert Mell

 

6

 

A Visit with Alexandra de Lazari-Borissovsky Russia’s “Mother Viola”

Maurice Riley

12

 

John Bolanger, Dean of American Bow Makers: An Interview with William Salchow

 

43

 

Violin Making in Russia: Past and Present

Isaak Vigdorchik

66

 

Reflections on the London Auction Scene

Steven Wernick

87

 

The Sotheby Parke Bernet Musical Instrument Auction, NY, Dec. 1, 1978

 

92

 

A Gifted Young Maker: Otto Karl Schenk

Eric Chapman

101

 

The William Primrose Viola Library

David Dalton

119

 

 

 

 

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: Two Generations of American Violin Makers

Mary Steffek Blaske

3

 

The Geometry of the Stradivari Scroll Profiles

Jacob N. Saunder

35

 

An Interview with Oscar Shumsky

Samuel Applebaum and Henry Roth

42

 

The London Auction Scene: May, 1979

Steven Wernick

62

 

NY Auctions: Christie’s, Phillips and Sotheby Parke Bernet, June, 1979

Albert Mell

68

 

The William Primrose International Viola Competition

Maurice Riley

80

 

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!”, A Report of the 7th International Viola Congress, Provo, Utah, July, 1979

Myron Rosenblum

91

 

Viola Congress Lectures: The Violist as Professional: A Panel Discussion with Ralph Aldrich, Donald McInnes, William Pruecil And Alan de Veritch

 

106

 

The Early Development of the Viola by Luthiers of the Brescian and Cremona Schools

Maurice Riley

120

 

Ruminations on the Viola

William Primrose

153

 

 

 

 

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

Gilbert Ross

3

 

Christie's Second New York Auction,March 29, 1980

Philip Kass

18

 

Sotheby's Sixth New York Musical Instrument Auction, Nov.24, 1979

Philip Kass

21

 

Some Thoughts on the Acoustics of Bowed Stringed Instruments

Isaac Vigdorchik

26

 

A Seminar: Making Violins in the People's Republic of China

Professor Tan Shuzhen

72

 

Albert Moglie: An Interview with John Rossi

 

107

 

The Violin in India

Vicki Homer Richards

137

 

An Interview with Dr. N. Rajam

Vicki Homer Richards

142

 

 

 

 

5 #4

Fall 1979/Winter 1980

 

 

 

The Baroque Repertory for Violin in the German Countries: A Survey

Jaap Schroeder

5

 

The Problem of Viola Size

Franz Zeyringer

18

 

Miron Poliakin (1895-1941)

Lev Raaben

37

 

Reminiscences of Miron Poliakin

Louis Gabowitz

51

 

Violin Strings – Why Do They Always Break in the Peg Box?

Albert Fischer

64

 

Ysaye’s Six Sonates Pour Violon Seul: A Belated Proofreading

Ted Henkle

72

 

Musical Instrument Fair: Music Mountain, June 14, 1980

Albert Mell

91

 

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume: His Life and Work

David Sackson

95

 

Evaluation of the Playing Qualities of Bows: A Proposal

Harry Fleisher

107

 

A Method for Judging the Playability of Bows in Competitions

Edward Campbell

111

 

Second International Triennale of Stringed Instruments, Cremona, Italy

Henry Lanini

114

 

Americans Win FIrst and Second Prizes in the Lionel Tertis Viola Competition

Maurice Riley

129

 

 

 

 

6 #1

Spring/Summer 1980 (Proc. 8th Convention, Pt. 1.)

 

 

 

Maker’s Forum, Chaired by Paul Schuback

 

11

 

Early American Violins and Their Makers

Frederick Seich

33

 

Development of a Laboratory of Acoustical Research and Quality Control

Bernard Maillot and Michel Simane

43

 

It’s Never Too Late

John Holt

66

 

Auer and Flesch: The Men and Their Methods

Theodore Henkle

80

 

A History of Violin Periodicals from1884 to 1981

Herbert K. Goodkind

106

 

 

 

 

6 #2

Fall 1980/Winter 1981 (Proc. 8th Convention, Pt. 2.)

 

 

 

The Viola d’Amore at Mannheim

Daniel Thomason

30

 

Anton Huberty’s Collection of Viola d’Amore Music

Louise Goldberg

37

 

Effects of Minerals and Fibers on Plate Tuning

Joseph Nagyvary

53

 

Some Interesting Problems in Restoration

Hans Weisshaar

80

 

English Bow Makers

William Watson

96

 

What Researchers in Acoustics Can Do to Help the Violin Maker

Norman Pickering, Sterling Gorrill, Edward Campbell, and Dale Stevens

117

 

Violin Making in Czechoslovakia

Premysl Spidlen

134

 

Violin Appraisal and Identification

Charles Beare

160

 

The Great Bow Makers of France

Bernard Millant

179

 

 

 

 

6 #3

May-83

 

 

 

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

Mortimer Smith

9

 

Great Cellos of Cremona, Rome,and Venice

Wayne Burak

15

 

Summary of Ed Campbell's Talk

 

32

 

Objective Analysis of Violin Tone Using Current Technology

Norman Pickering

35

 

Apprenticeship Programs in Restoration

William Webster

65

 

The William Lewis Tradition

Geoffrey Fushi

79

 

The Shirley Miller Bow Collection

Kenneth Warren

102

 

Bow Restoration

William Salchow

135

 

Martins Roberts Zemitis, Violin Varnish and Coloration

William Fulton

170

 

Susan Caust Farrell, Directory of Contemporary American Instrument Makers

Herbert K. Goodkind

172

 

Robert Bein & Geoffrey Fushi,"The King Joseph"

Walter Kingsley

175

 

 

 

 

7 #1

1984

 

 

 

A Tribute to Joseph Szigeti

 

3

 

Plate Thinning for the Violin Maker

Carleen Maley Hutchins

16

 

Yehudi Menuhin Discusses His Interpretation of the Bach Chaconne

 

37

 

A Study of Bow Hair and Rosin

Norman C. Pickering

46

 

Bowed String Instrument Making in Canada: A Sparse History

Gilles Potvin

73

 

An Interview with Saivatore Accardo

Albert Mell

78

 

The Current Status of French Bow Making: A Crisis Averted, A Future Assured

Mark Reindorf

89

 

Xl International Viola Congress in Houston

Maurice W. Riley

129

 

London's Salomon String Quartet: Superb Classical Music on Period Instruments

Paul B. Carison

137

 

Some Thoughts on Violin Making

Dale Stevens

141

 

The First Louis Spohr International Violin Making Competition

Albert Mell

152

 

 

 

 

7 #2

March 1985 (Proc.10th Convention., Pt. 1)

 

 

 

Makers' Forum

Hans Weisshaar and Premysi Spidlen

13

 

The Acoustic Properties of Spruce

William Fulton

37

 

The Fine Art of Creating Twentieth-Century Instruments

Premysl Spidlen

57

 

Problems of Violin Adjustment

Zenon Petesh

73

 

The Cremona Gold Color: Its Chemistry and Reconstruction

Joseph Nagyvary

89

 

 

 

 

7 #3

June 1985 (Proc.10th Convention., Pt. 2)

 

 

 

Retouching: Methods and Materials

Peggy Shipman

3

 

Space Age Technology for the Violin World

Herbert A. Wilson

16

 

Bow Rehairing

Frank Passa

39

 

From the Fifth International Competition and Exhibition

Photos by Dale Stevens

53

 

Old Violins and Books About Violins

Walter Hamma

63

 

Saturday Luncheon

Norman Pickering

75

 

The Art of Sharpening Tools

Zoltan Toth

80

 

 

 

 

7 #4

1986

 

 

 

An Interview with the Violinist Louis Kaufman

Albert Mell

3

 

Violin Top Plate Arching

William M. Fulton

39

 

What Dealers Are Looking for in a Contemporary Stringed Instrument

Donald B. Norton

46

 

The Importance of Turpentine in Cremonese Varnishes (1550-1750)

August M. Seher

55

 

Original Instruments and Authentic Performances: Fact, Fantasy, and Fraud

Richard Rephann

66

 

Computer-Supported Judging of Instruments and Bows

Joseph Regh

74

 

An Interview with Shinichi Yokoyama,Photographer of Antonio Stradivari in Japan

 

88

 

Contours, images, and the Bow

Rodney Schmidt

102

 

Without Antonio

Barbara Goldowsky

114

 

The Violin Sound Post as a Phase Regulator

L. J. Lorenzen

122

 

The XIII International Viola Congress, June 12-16, 1985

Maurice W. Riley

134

 

A Discussion of the Metal Thumb Plate of the Bow

Mark Reindorf

 

 

On the Effect of Heat Treatment upon Acoustic Properties of Spruce

Charles Gadd and James D'Arcy

157

 

The Early History of the Viol, by Ian Woodfield

Judith Davidoff

167

 

 

 

 

8 #1

1986 (Proc.12th Convention., Canada)

 

 

 

Modern Realization of Savart’s Violin

Jacques Verdon

13

 

Strings: Facts and Fallacies

W. S. Gorrill and N. Pickering

27

 

Venice: Four Centuries of Instrument Making

Seymour Benstock

41

 

The Baroque Violin

Douglas Cox

57

 

Electronic Violin: A Research Tool

M. V. Mathews

71

 

Influence of Back Material on Viola Tone

Carleen M. Hutchins

89

 

Violin Makers of the Low Countries

Max Moller

100

 

The Philosophy of Restoration

Charles Beare

112

 

Acoustical Varnishings

William Fulton

137

 

Winners of Gold Medals and Certificates

 

153

 

 

 

 

8 #2

1987

 

 

 

An Interview with Louis Krasner

Judith Davidoff

5

 

Historic Lute and Violin Varnishes: 1500-1800

Stewart Pollens

31

 

Physical Characteristics of Violin Bows

Norman C. Pickering

41

 

An Interview with Michael Tree

Albert Mell

59

 

Construction and Performance of Quality Commercial Violin Strings

Ian Firth

75

 

Maud Powell: America’s Legendary Musical Pioneer

Karen A. Shaffer

89

 

Women and the Violin

Maud Powell

113

 

Bow Makers in the United States

Mark R. Reindorf

117

 

Salvaging a Good Bow from the Scrap Pile

Albert W. Fischer

133

 

Violinist Maurice Vieux and the International Viola Competitions Named in His Honor

Maurice W Riley

139

 

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

Philip Kass

152

 

 

 

 

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 Vigdorchik

76

 

Makers' Forum

 

110

 

Winners of Gold Medals and Certificates

 

143

 

 

 

 

9 #1

1988 (Proc.14th Convention., Pt. 2)

 

 

 

Jacobus Stainer and His Labels

Karl Roy

11

 

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

Gary Sturm

33

 

Effect of Bowing Point on Violin Tone and Power

Norman C Pickering

64

 

Observations on the Status, Instruments, and Solo Repertoire of Violists in the Classical Period

Ann M. Woodward

81

 

Yfrah Neaman's Summer Violin Course in Suffolk, England

Paul Carlson

105

 

In Memoriam: Isaak Vigdorchik

Albert Mell

113

 

Interpreting the Work of the Master Violin Makers

Graham Caldersmith

129

 

The 250th Anniversary of the Death of Stradivarius: A Pilgrimage to Cremona

Albert Mell

143

 

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

Margaret Downie Banks

13

 

Bridge and Set-up: Complexity in Adjustment

Vahakn Nigogosian

36

 

Violin Varnish Now and Then

William Fulton and Stan Schmidt

48

 

The Transition of the Amati Workshop into the Hands of Stradivari, 1660-1684

Daniel Draley

71

 

Cremona and the 1987 Stradivarius Exhibition

Paul Schuback

98

 

Pictures from the Exhibition

Joseph R. Lane

133

 

Antonio Stradivarius and His Time

Elia Santoro

136

 

Influence of Top Thickness on Violin Tone

Yuan-gong Xu, Dwight R. Dixon, Irvin G. Basset, and William J. Strong

145

 

A Conversation with Luiz Bellini

Albert Mell

163

 

First World Cello Congress, June 7-9, 1988

Edward C. Campbell

184

 

XIV International Viola Congress, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 16-20, 1987

Maurice W. Riley

196

 

 

 

 

10 #1

1989 (Proc.16th Convention., Pt. 1)

 

 

 

Minnesota Violin and Bow Makers

Thomas Wenberg

17

 

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

Karen A. Shaffer

109

 

The Stringed Instrument Restoration Workshop at Oberlin College

Vahakn Nigogoslan

124

 

Makers' Forum

Eric Chapman, Roger Hargrave, and Andrew Dipper

131

 

Pictures from the Exhibition

 

153

 

Optimizing the Acoustic Properties of Violin Plate Wood

Charles W. Gadd

162

 

Violin Dealing, Then and Now

Charles Beare

183

 

 

 

 

10 #2

1989 (Proc.16th Convention., Pt. 2)

 

 

 

The Bow from Earliest Times to Sartory

Bernard Millant

3

 

Classical Edgework

Roger Hargrave

49

 

Manufacturing Strings for the Violin Family

James Rickard

66

 

String Testing

Norman C. Pickering

107

 

Bowmakers Forum

Bernard Millant and Etienne Vatelot

133

 

French Violin Makers from the Seventeenth Century up to and Including Vuillaume

Etienne Vatelot

150

 

The Geometric Construction of the Violin Forms of Antonio Stradivari

Andrew Dipper

163

 

Violin Photography

Stewart Pollens

199

 

 

 

 

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

Stephen Clapp. Norman Fischer, Jeffrey Irvine, & Marilyn McDonald

61

 

The Berg Bow

Michael Duff

75

 

Nineteenth-Century English Bowmakers of the Dodd and Tubbs Families

Philip Kass

99

 

Shaping Blocks for Cello Sides

Harold Hayslett

143

 

The XVII International Viola Congress

Maurice W Riley

157

 

 

 

 

11 #1

1991

 

 

 

Building Violins in the Classical Italian Style

Hans Weisshaar

3

 

Henri Temianka: A Long and Illustrious Musical Career

Albert Mell

57

 

A New Light on Bow Action

Norman Pickering

83

 

The Principles, Problems, and Philosophical Dilemma of Copying Historical Models

Rowan Armour-Brown

93

 

A Look at the Violin in 16th- and 17th Century Poland

Tyrone Greive

117

 

Some Further Thoughts on Clamps

Roger Hargrave

143

 

Radiographic Examination of Violin and Cello Bows

Paul Stark

153

 

 

 

 

11 #2

1991 (18th Convention, Pt. 1)

 

 

 

Bending of Violin Top Plates: A Hypothesis

William M. Fulton

21

 

An Extensive Bibliography for Makers and Dealers: Problems and Solutions

Roberto Regazzi

37

 

Playing a New Instrument

Norman Fischer

51

 

Pictures from the Competition

 

65

 

Makers Forum

 

71

 

German Bow Making and Bow Makers

Klaus Grunke

91

 

 

 

 

11 #3

1992 (18th Convention, Pt. 2)

 

 

 

British Makers of the Past and Present

Wilfred G. Saunders

3

 

Violin Making by the Conn Company Of Indiana

Margaret Downie Banks

31

 

Pictures from the Competition

 

77

 

Copying the Harrison Stradivari

Douglas Cox

83

 

Traditional Fiddle Music of America

Peter White

113

 

 

 

 

12 #1

1992

 

 

 

The Stati D'Anime of S. Faustino in Cremona: Tracing the Amati Family, 1641 to 1686

Philip Kass

3

 

In Memoriam: Hans Weisshaar

Margaret Shipman

86

 

Cremona after Stradivari: The Bergonzi and Storioni Families

Duane Rosengard

91

 

An Interview with Peter Paul Prier

William Fulton

163

 

Bridge Feet: Why Do We Make Them Hollow?

Edward C. Campbell

183

 

Old Wood

Harry S. Wake

191

 

Fiddler's Chin or Neck: A Matter for Attention

J. James

197

 

 

 

 

12 #2

1992 (19th Convention)

 

 

 

The Witten-Rawlins Collection: International Intrigue and Big Bucks

Andre Larson

13

 

Ethics and Perspectives on the Preservation and Use of Our Instrumental Heritage

Margaret Banks, Charles Beare And Andrew Dipper

23

 

Violin Expertise: How Can We Be Sure Who Made What?

Charles Beare

45

 

The Importance of Giving the History Of the Violin Due Consideration: Update on Amati Research

Dan Draley

67

 

Issues of Restoration, Conservation And Repair

Andrew Dipper

87

 

Makers Forum

Edward Campbell, Tom Croen, Gregg Alf

139

 

Guided Tour of the Shrine to Music’s Galleries

Charles Beare

157

 

Violin Identification Quiz

Dan Draley

183

 

 

 

 

12 #3

1993 (20th Convention, Pt. 1)

 

 

 

The Trouble with Plate Tuning

Joseph Curtin

21

 

The Ceruti Family of Violin Makers

Duane Rosengard

35

 

What the Instrument Means to the Modern String Player

Raymond Page

69

 

The Unknown Portrait of a Well-Known Violin Maker: H.C. Silvestre

Amnon Weinstein

92

 

Maker's Forum

Eric Chapman, Moderator

111

 

Tempo Relationships in the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach

Peter Susser

131

 

An Overview of the Carlisle convention

Haus Tausig

149

 

 

 

 

13 #1

1993 (20th Convention, Pt. 2)

 

 

 

A Practical Approach to Retouching

Margaret Shipman

3

 

Great British Frauds

John Dilworth

15

 

Instrument Recognition

Roger Hargrave

35

 

The Alexander Technique

William Conable

125

 

The Violin 'Trade in 1992: An Economic Overview

Philip M. Kass

137

 

Moravian Musicians and Musical Instrument Makers in Early America and the Influence on Them of the Saxon-Vogtlandisch Industry of Musical Instrument Making

Frederick R. Selch

161

 

Informal Critique of the Competition

Hans Tausig

195

 

 

 

 

13 #2

1994 (Joint Meeting VSA and CAS)

 

 

 

Modern Historical Research: The Violin As Art

Philip Kass

11

 

Forty-five Years of Violin Acoustics

Norman Pickering

33

 

The Use of Mineral Ground Coatings for Violin Varnish

Andrew Dipper

43

 

Pictures from the Joint Meeting of the VSA and CAS

Philip Kass

65

 

Aids for Tuning Violin Components

Oliver E. Rodgers

71

 

The Collector’s Point of View

John Wells

95

 

Making Violins with Bent Plates

William Fulton

123

 

A Conversation with Violinist Rachmael Weinnstock

Albert Mell

145

 

A Pilot Study of the Identification of Preferred Violin Tone

P. Thompson, A. Thompson, G.W. Caldersmith

185

 

The Art of Violin Making: From the Baroque to the Present

Gianpaolo Gregori

199

 

 

 

 

13 #3

1994 (Proc.21st Convention.)

 

 

 

Overview of the Shirley Miller Bow Collection

Shirley Miller

11

 

A Bow Maker's Perspective on the History of Bow Making

Yung Chin

29

 

Internal Tension in Violins, Violas, and Cellos

Peter Paul Prier

59

 

French Bows from 1800 to 1900

Paul Childs and James A. Warren

75

 

The Violin Forms of Stradivari

Stewart Pollens

87

 

Discovering Bows for the Double Bass

Chris Brown

133

 

Bow Making and Microphotography

Philip Kass

169

 

 

 

 

14 #1

1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 1)

 

 

 

Violin Making in Germany: A General Overview

Roland Baumgartner

23

 

Mountain Mahogany: A New Wood for an Old Trade

Eric Meyer

45

 

Paganini: Virtuoso, Collector, Dealer

Joseph Gold

67

 

Top Wood Identification on a Macro and Micro Level

Christopher Dungey and Jeffrey S. Robinson

89

 

Legal Issues for Luthiers

Carla Shapreau

135

 

Bending and Testing Violins

William M.Fullton

153

 

Christopher de Groot: VSA President-Elect

 

193

 

Service Award for Hans Tausig

Albert Mell

197

 

 

 

 

14 #2

1995 (Proc.22d Convention. Pt. 2)

 

 

 

The American School of Violin Making before 1950

David Bromberg

3

 

Francois Peccatte

Paul Childs

39

 

Makers' Forum

Thomas Oliver Croen (Moderator)

93

 

Archery and the Art of Violin Making

Amnon Weinstein

111

 

Common Ground: 1950 New York City and 1960 Mirecourt

Christopher Brown and Paul Schuback

137

 

Nicolaus Kittel: The Russian Tourte

Kenway Lee

183

 

Louis Krasner: June 21, 1903 May 4, 1995

Albert Mell

211

 

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

Carlo Chiesa

3

 

Stringed Instruments of the Milanese Liutai of the Contrada Larga

Philip J Kass

43

 

Information Sheet on Varnish and Ground

H. Burritt Miller

103

 

Sascha Jacobsen: A Master Violinist Remembered

David Wallace, Louis Kaufman, Louis Kievman

111

 

America's First School of Violin Making

Frederick R. Selch and Joseph Peknik

125

 

Silicates "in Violino": Stiffening American Top Woods

David Ludwik Chrapiewicz

177

 

The Suite for Violin and Piano: William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance

Rachel Vetta Huang

183

 

Joseph Gingold: Memories of an Artist, Pedagogue, and Friend

Bertram Greenspan

197

 

In Memoriam: Rachmael Weinstock 1909-1996

Albert Mell

205

 

Memories of Joseph Kun

Joseph Regh

209

 

 

 

 

15 #1

1996 (Proc.23d Conv.)

 

 

 

Musical Instrument Appraisals and The Auction Process

Kerry Keane

13

 

A New Type of Strings for Bowed Instruments

Norman Pickering

25

 

The Pressenda Family

Phil Kass

45

 

French Violin Bridges

Vahakn Nigogosian

101

 

Some Principles of Violin Setup

Joseph Curtin

115

 

Chamfers

Yung Chin

135

 

French Instruments

Peter Paul Prier

153

 

 

 

 

15 #2

1996 (Proc.24th Conv., Pt. 1)

 

 

 

Materials and Practical Techniques for Instrument Conservation

Joseph Grubaugh

25

 

Maestronet: Online Service

Mark Wells

39

 

Report on a Bass Bar Study

Thomas Croen and William Atwood

65

 

Varnish Archaeology

Geary Baese

93

 

Tourte Bows

Barnard Millant

97

 

Nicolo Amati: His Life and Times

Philip Kass

139

 

An Overview of the Convention

Sam Compton

199

 

 

 

 

15 #3

1998 (Proc. 24th Conv. and12th Comp., Pt. 2)

 

 

 

CT Scanning of Stringed Instruments

John Waddle and Steve Sirr

3

 

Basic Elements of Bow Techniques

Richard Slavich

25

 

Troubleshooting Bow Rehairs

Rodney Mohr

29

 

Neck Resetting

Ben Ruth

37

 

Makers’s Forum Roundtable Discussion

John Waddle, Moderator

55

 

Marketing Stringed Instruments: A Publisher’s Perspective

David Lusterman

77

 

Learning from Guarneri

Samuel Zygmuntowicz

93

 

Tonal Properties: Developing a Vocabulary For Describing Sound

Peter Prier

129

 

Video on Bending Plates

William Fulton

143

 

A Discussion on Bow-Making Styles

Yung Chin

153

 

Making Castings of Stringed Instruments

Gregg T. Alf and Sharon Que

173

 

Cremona in the Early 1960’s

Amnon Weinstein

217

 

 

 

 

16 #1

1999

 

 

 

The Early Violin Makers of New England

John A. Gould

3

 

Le Messie

Stewart Pollens

77

 

An Interview with Violinist Bernard Robbins

Albert Mell

102

 

Nigo Remembered

Albert Mell, Hans Tausig, Charles Beare, Charles Ruffino, Rene Morel, Anahid Avakian, Shem Guibbory, Ken Meyer Matthew Raimondi, Fredell Lack Einhorn, Etienne Vatelot

114

 

Joseph Joachim: A Connoisseur of Fine Violins

Albert Mell

133

 

In Memorandum: Maurice Riley

Eric Chapman

157

 

 

 

 

16 #2

1997 (Proc.25th Conv.)

 

 

 

Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Musical Instruments

David Blanchfleld and John R. Watson

11

 

Musical Instrument Museums: Preserving the Past, Confronting the Future.

Andre Larson

25

 

The Stringed Instrument Workshop at Oberlin: Its Past, Present, and Future

Christopher Germain

67

 

The Bow-Making Workshop at Oberlin College

Yung Chin

103

 

Adventures of a Concert Violist

Toby Appel

111

 

New Designs and Modern Violins

Guy Rabut

129

 

In Memoriam: Vahakn Nigogosian

Charles Rufino, Moderator

145

 

 

 

 

16 #3

1998 (Proc. 26th Conv., Part I)

 

 

 

How to Visualize Il Bel Suono in Real Time

Giovanni Lucchi

21

 

The Conservation of Musical Instrument Woods

Stephane Thomachot and Pamela Wellner

43

 

Tonal Adjustment

Ken Meyer

57

 

The Bridge: Materials, Function and Adjustments

Jean Louis Despiau

73

 

The Evolution of the Bow

Benoit Rolland

97

 

The Relationship of Fittings and Tone

Paul Schuback and Eric Meyer

107

 

The Pellegrina Experiment

David Rivinus

147

 

About the Double Bass

Gary Karr

173

 

Berend Moller Memorial Award

Barbara Van Itallie

185

 

An Overview of the Salt Lake City Convention

Sam Compton

191

 

 

 

 

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