A–Z of String Players surveys the lives, careers and recordings of over 300 artists from the past and present. Many great performers who have made recordings are included, from Accardo to Zukerman. The text covers artists involved in the earliest recording processes to those captured by contemporary, cutting-edge technology. In this clear and straightforward publication, the artists are listed alphabetically, each with a summary of their career, notable recordings, biography and critical appraisal of their recorded legacy. In addition, four compact discs present a selection of recordings from 69 artists. This package will appeal to enthusiasts and scholars alike as a readable, informed and fascinating work of reference.