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An Insider’s Guide to Violin Labels

It often comes as a surprise to learn how unreliable that paper label pasted inside your instrument can be in identifying an instrument's maker, age, and place of origin.
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A Primer on Pegs

By Erin Shrader“Pegs don’t get a lot of respect,” says Eric Meyer, a Portland, Oregon, craftsman whose handmade fittings grace some of the world’s great ins... Read More...
Anner Bylsma

The First Impressionist

Cellist Anner Bylsma Rhapsodizes Luigi Boccherini, Whose Chamber Works Are Ripe for RediscoveryBy David M. BrinAnner Bylsma has been at the forefront o... Read More...