Randy Sparkman has a piece up on his website Jubilation Rising about Vassar Clements. The piece contains some good historical information and is very well written. here’s a short excerpt that I liked.
Playing a violin is like spending time with a beauty. Even a virtuoso performance gains only passing admiration, the object of affection usually in a hurry to return to the mirror. But every so often a suitor comes along with the ability to tame. That was Vassar.