No. 271, November 2017
Stringletter

No. 271, November 2017

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Echoes of Encouragement

Fiddler Gaelynn Lea on teaching, touring, and life after her Tiny Desk win

By Cristina Schreil

 

Songs Unsung

New recordings are bringing the music of Holocaust survivor Szymon Laks to light

By Brian Wise

 

The Heat Is On

How three top players warm up for concerts

By Patrick Sullivan

 

The Ultimate Collector

Count Cozio’s collection—and observations about that collection—helped pave the way for modern violin expertise

By Inge Kjemtrup

 

Museum Quality

The Orpheon Foundation brings ancient instruments and music to life

By Sarah Freiberg

 

Editor’s Note

 

News & Notes

2017 BBC New Generation Artists announced; Chiara Quartet parts ways; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with violinist Francesca Dego; and more

 

First Person

Violinist Rebecca Fischer discovers the power of expressive humanity at the HIFA Festival

 

Letter from Teton Village

Violinist James Ehnes on the majestic sights and musical moments at the Grand Teton Music Festival

 

Curtain Call

Fiddler Hanneke Cassel on the air that made her love Scottish music

 

What’s in the Case?

New York Philharmonic concertmaster Frank Huang on getting to know his predecessor’s del Gesù

 

Tales of the Trade

Classical producer Judith Sherman on the art of ‘stringing pearls’

 

Your Instrument

If your bass doesn’t feel quite right, it might be time to check the bridge

 

On My Music Stand

Cellist Julian Schwarz on the whimsical passion of Lalo’s Concerto in D minor

 

My Studio

Help students achieve their dreams by preparing them specifically for auditions

 

Rep Prep

Successfully playing Beethoven’s music requires mastery of your bow-arm weight

 

REVIEWS

For the Record: Cellist Steven Isserlis on tackling Haydn again 20 years later and his love of C.P.E. Bach. In Print: Compare the five earliest copies of the Bach Cello Suites at a glance in Bärenreiter’s new edition.


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