No. 263, March 2017

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Learning Italian

Violinist Nicola Benedetti advocates for the richness of Baroque music as her US tour of Vivaldi with the Venice Baroque Orchestra is set to kick off

By Inge Kjemtrup

 

Generations Ahead

Composer Steve Reich’s Three Generations series will illustrate the sea change in compositional language ventured by Reich and his peers and carried forward by younger generations

By Thomas May

 

SPECIAL FOCUS

Summer Study Guide

 

7 Programs to Fit Your String-Playing Lifestyle

Summer study programs are not one-size-fits-all. Find one that complements your own playing personality

By Louise Lee

 

Going Global

Learning style through immersion at the Global String Intensive at Berklee College of Music

By Sarah Freiberg

 

Summer Idyll

The benefits of scoring a dream residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute

By Leah Hollingsworth

 

Editor’s Note

 

News & Notes

Jan Vogler re-records the Schumann Cello Concerto with gut strings; Andrew Norman wins the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for music composition; plus Milestones, 5 minutes with Juilliard president Joseph Polisi, and more

 

First Person

Tackling a musical marathon—and an actual marathon—all in one day

 

Curtain Call

Violist Paul Coletti on the wistful sorrow of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata

 

What’s in the Case?

Fiddler Alasdair Fraser on his three fiddles and their distinct voices

 

Tales of the Trade

Luthier Timothy Johnson makes ancient instruments for the contemporary player

 

Your Instrument

Violin varnish is a thing of beauty, but not of protective strength

 

New Products

Jimenez Mariachi violins; IK Multimedia’s Tablet Page Turner Bundle; and the C-Music EggMATE

 

On My Music Stand

Violinist Esther Yoo tackles two pieces

 

My Studio

For a string teacher to grow, sometimes the student needs to become the teacher

 

Rep Prep

Kreisler’s ‘Praeludium and Allegro’ requires mastering extended techniques in both hands

 

Stage & Studio

Programs suited for the aspiring or seasoned composer are just a click away

 

REVIEWS

For the Record: Lyris Quartet uses Janáček’s ‘Intimate Letters’ as a springboard on its latest album. In Print: Tchaikovsky’s Valse-Scherzo deserves its worldwide admiration, and more.

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