No. 248, December 2015

No. 248, December 2015

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Back to Bach 
Cellist Matt Haimovitz returns to the solo suites and intimate venues that connect him to listeners 

By Pat Moran


Bridging the Gap

Violinist Jennifer Koh’s innovative projects connect masterworks of the past with those of the present

By Jeff Kaliss


Triple Fiddle Attack

Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey, and Larry Franklin—fiddlers three—swing hard with the Time Jumpers
By Bob Doerschuk


2015 Holiday Gift Guide

12 gifts to inspire your playing in the new year

By Megan Westberg & Greg Olwell

Holiday Gift-Guide Directory
Editor’s Note
News & Notes
Rachel Barton Pine records first Vivaldi album; Black Violin debuts first major-label album ‘Stereotypes,’ and more; plus Milestones, and 5 minutes with violinist Carolin Widmann



News Spotlight

2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival announces all-star lineup


Wise Words

Bassist Marcus Shelby on the joys of jazz music


Strings 101

Achieving pure sound requires different points of contact, or “sounding points”


Strings 101

The fouetté may be a good alternative for those finding sautillé troublesome


Play It

This arrangement for violin and cello borrows one of opera’s great duets


Master Class

Delius’ lovely work evokes nature and memory

Master Class

Pigovat’s Sonata for Viola is a contemporary gem


Practice Makes Perfect

Cellist Inbal Segev focuses on weaving sound and intonation into her daily practice


On My Music Stand

An octet that is challenging, yet instantly likeable
Practical Musician
Can yoga help you fight injury and find new joy in music?
Strings Trade
Group builds 1620s Amati viola model for scholarship auction; climate change impacts European spruce; and more
What’s in the Case?
Brahms, Bruch, and Schumann all dedicated works to the violinist who once played this 1715 Stradivari
Your Instrument 
Stability is the key to ensuring that your fiddle survives the cold season
Ask the Expert
Selling a bow? Our expert offers up strategies to make the most return on your investment
New Products
Fishman’s Platinum Pro EQ analog preamp; product update on Pirastro Tonica strings; and more
On Record: ‘Amadeus’ soundtrack gets the deluxe audiophile treatment 
In Print: Sevcik’s legacy lives on, and more

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