No. 267, July 2017

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Twist Ending

Violinist Vilde Frang on building a career, her upcoming release of encore music...and why she doesn’t really like encores

By Inge Kjemtrup

 

The Unstoppable George Walker

Composer George Walker continues to sustain a creative life in his 90s that is of a very rare order

By Thomas May

 

2Cellos Goes Hollywood

It’s all part of the Croatian rock duo’s bold plan to save classical music

By David Templeton

 

For Love or Money

Invest wisely in the instrument of your dreams

By James N. McKean

 

Step by Step

An inside look at the market for players ready to upgrade their instrument

By Louise Lee

 

Ideal Home Studio

The Ulysses Quartet, Maya Beiser, Lara St. John, and Drew Alexander Forde imagine the workspaces of their dreams

Compiled by Stephanie Powell and Megan Westberg

 

2017 Buyer’s Guide Directory

 

Editor’s Note

 

News & Notes

Cellist Brinton Averil Smith unearths a lost cello concerto with the Houston Symphony; Queen Elisabeth Competition announces cello jury for the first time; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with Tianjin Juilliard Dean Wei He, and more

 

News Spotlight

On the heels of 100 years since Rostropovich’s birth, his daughter Elena reflects on the musical giant’s legacy

 

Letter from India

Juilliard415 brings live Western classical music to India

 

Curtain Call

Violinist David Balakrishnan on the music that sings to his artistic core

 

What’s in the Case?

Jean-Luc Ponty on his collection of fiddles for various venues

 

Tales of the Trade

Eric Meyer’s fittings stand out in a world of mass-produced pegs

 

New Products

Michael Duff’s bows include hybrid materials

 

On My Music Stand

Cellist Robert deMaine of the LA Phil prepares for a Zimmermann US premiere

 

My Studio

Watching a master class with Kim Kashkashian led to a new perspective on viola shoulder rests

 

Rep Prep

Clearing the hurtles in Giovanni Bottesini’s ‘Elegy’

 

REVIEWS

For the Record: Cellist Natalie Haas on her latest release, ‘Ports of Call,’ with fiddler Alasdair Fraser. In Print: A collection of Mozart’s string quartets demonstrates his innate skills in writing for multiple voices, and more.

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