Daily Archives: January 2003

Hoax or Howler? Musical Analysis in Huxley’s Point Counter Point Examined

Chapter 37 of Aldous Huxley’s 1928 novel contains an often quoted description of the slow movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet in a minor, op.132. Like Thomas Mann’s lyrical passage on the final movement and final measures of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata, … Continue reading

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How to Try a Violin, Part 2

I am frequently contacted by string players needing help with tonal issues in their search for an instrument. Many string players have trouble sorting out what tonal criteria are important in the process of selecting an instrument. Problems arise most … Continue reading

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A Fine Addition: Stefano Scarampella, by Eric Blot Edizioni

Within the last few years a number of large-scale works on violin makers have been published, and so it may be with some surprise that a new study of the makers of the Scarampella family appears in a relatively “modest” … Continue reading

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