No. 274, February 2018
Stringletter

No. 274, February 2018

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Time Traveler

Violinist Stefan Jackiw is a committed advocate for music of all eras

By Thomas May

 

An Open Door

John Corigliano at 80 on his music, influences, and future plans

By Thomas May

 

Ghost Story

The amazing story of Schumann’s only violin concerto and its rediscovery is told in a new novel by Jessica Duchen

By Inge Kjemtrup

 

SPECIAL FOCUS

The Remarkable Life of Henryk Szeryng

 

A Cultural Ambassador

Henryk Szeryng was both an accomplished violinist and diplomat

By Brian Wise

 

A Great Among Greats

In a generation defined by standards set by Jascha Heifetz, where does Henryk Szeryng’s technique and style fit in?

By Sasha Margolis

 

Editor’s Note

 

News & Notes

Composer Bent Sørensen wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award; Michael Tilson Thomas to leave SFS; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with . . . conductor Jaap van Zweden; and more

 

Shop Talk

Bow maker Matt Wehling on the work of J.A. Vigneron

 

What’s in the Case?

Jazz violinist Sara Caswell on her Norwegian Hardanger d’amore

 

Tales of the Trade

Conventional wisdom says violin wood should be seasoned. Luthier Steve Burnett has his own ideas

 

Your Instrument

A pictorial guide to the tools of the trade

 

New Products

Pirastro’s KorfkerRest for violin and viola, and more

 

On My Music Stand

Principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony reveals his love for Haydn’s 2nd cello concerto

 

Rep Prep

Advice on soaring through Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 in C major

 

My Studio

What Er-Gene Kahng hopes her students learn about living a musical life

 

Stage & Studio

Playing with a pianist presents rewards & challenges that string players should consider

 

REVIEWS

For the Record: Brooklyn Rider strings together commissioned works and premieres for latest recording. Onstage: Del Sol String Quartet celebrates 25 years with a Peru-inspired concert. On Record: Cultures collide in Samuel Nebyu’s ‘Music by Composers of African Descent,’ and more.

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