The Catgut Acoustical Society Library

File #:B1140

Name:Babitz, Sol


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General Information:

A fine cellist and an early proponent of the instruments of the viol family, who was especially interested

in the renaissance, baroque, and transition instruments of the violin family. See article in THE STRAD

included here. He was fascinated with our Octet instruments and wanted CMH to make him a violino

piccolo with five strings (which did not happen).

File Contents:


Correspondence: with CMH 1964-65. Technical: From Strad, 1964?, "Identifying the Renaissance,

Baroque and Transition Violins"; Miscellaneous: Flyer from Early Music Laboratory 1968;

Recommendation for Guggenheim Fellowship by CMH 1964.

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Last modified: 27 June 1998