Monthly Archives: January 2001
I recently joined the ranks of the innocent who have been taken advantage of by an unscrupulous seller on eBay. Regrettably, I decided to purchase a violin sight unseen over the Internet in a quest for my “sound.” I will … Continue reading
We live in a culture which expects glistening perfection from its professionals. Never has the public’s sense of entitlement been so high. Concerts must be note perfect or the artist may not be re-engaged, politicians must never have transgressed or … Continue reading
When Ernest Doring’s The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers was published in 1949 it was a watershed event. At the time relatively few books were available on the subject of master violin makers. The Guadagnini family had not yet commanded … Continue reading
The photography of violins and other similar instruments is surprisingly uncomplicated. Photographers will probably immediately recognize the principles of copy photography, rather than more artistic forms.