No. 288, May/June 2019

No. 288, May/June 2019

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Finding a Way Back to the Garden

Exploring Caroline Shaw’s music 
for string quartet

By Thomas May


Three’s Company

Seizing the moment, Trio Oreade records Mozart’s ‘Divertimento’ on three Strads 

By Cristina Schreil


Beyond Jazz

Part spiritual journey, part art project, violinist-violist Jasminfire’s first solo record explores her happiest highs and deepest lows following death and transformation

By Cristina Schreil


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Marin Alsop on why she’s optimistic about the future of classical music—and a year of Beethoven; 5 Minutes with . . . Anne-Sophie Mutter, and more


First Person

A case of mistaken identity


Shop Talk

Luthier Antoine Nédélec on what he learned from a 1704 Strad violin


What’s in the Case?

Violinist Emma Meinrenken opens up about breaking in the 1689 ‘Baumgartner’ Strad


New Products

A look at Yamaha’s latest student 
acoustic violin


On My Music Stand

Cellist Laura van der Heijden on the optimism within Prokofiev’s sonata


Rep Prep

Approaching rhythm in Édouard Lalo’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor


Tech Support

Playing up to tempo with your 
musicianship intact


My Studio

How a student’s struggles with rhythm taught me a new way to teach


Stage & Studio

In this gig economy, Las Vegas musicians need to summon versatility, professionalism, and a whole lot of glam



For the Record: Violinist Philippe Graffin on completing 
and recording an unknown Ysaÿe sonata. In Print: These pieces by Joseph Joachim are delightful gems, and more.

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