Sunday, August 9, 2009

OC's Hutchins Consort Muse Dies at 98

Carleen Hutchins, who revolutionized the craft of making stringed instruments, has died at age 98. The Orange County-based Hutchins Consort I've written about previously--"Octet Is Not (Just) a Crossword Puzzle Clue"--that used each of her half-octave stepped up violins, violas, cellos and basses, is the only performing group dedicated to preserving her legacy (though many prominent musicians have secured instruments from her).

Here is her obituary in the New York Times.

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