No. 104, August/September 2002

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Music, Motion and the Evolution of Midori. By David Templeton.
 
Luthiers Sin Fronteras. On the road to Guanabacoa, Cuba. By Carl Applebaum.
 
The Improper Bostonian. Berklee Strings Program Goes Its Own Way . By Kevin McKeough.
 
Musical Directions
Education listings
Golden Ears
Nationwide orchestra program offers a chance to learn a stringed instrument.
By Sarah Freiberg.

ENCORE
Teacher's Pet. Painted fiddles lure Britt Festival's youngest attendees. The 2002 Peter Britt Music Festival in Oregon features painted fiddles. By Clyde Curley.

IN PRINT 

Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle. Review of the book by Jeff Todd Titon. By Stacy Phillips.

NEWS & NOTES

Case of the Missing Strad. Stolen Le Maurien strad. 

Lucky Number. Alison Krauss sets Grammy record.
String Shuffle. Personnel changes in Tokyo Quartet and American Quartet. By Edith Eisler.
The High Road. Recording a new Bach album; electronica. By Greg Cahill.
When the Music's Over. San Jose Symphony declares bankruptcy. 

Burke's Law. Kevin Burke receives National Heritage Fellowship award.

Masur Moves On. Kurt Masur's final NY Phil concerts. By Edith Eisler.
Blames Bond. British baritone blasts all-female string quartet Bond. By Greg Cahill.
Nashville Cats. Mark O'Connor records live CD.

Musical Chairs. W. Harold Laster, Joan Gordon, etc.
Avery Fisher Grants Awarded. Stefan Jackiw, Mark Kosower.
New Score Enlivens 'Nosferatu.' Helle Solberg pens new string score for classic silent film. By Greg Cahill.
Passings. Gwen Sales obit; Arturo Bonucci obit. 

STRINGS 101
Teaching Yourself. Sharpen your pencil and take some tips for developing good practice habits. By David Finckel.

PLAY IT!

Symphony in Miniature. A George Gershwin piano prelude arranged for string quartet Prelude No. 1. By David Laurence.

LETTER FROM


Letter From Prague. The Manhattan String Quartet hosts a musical holiday. Dvorak master class. By Inge Kjemtrup.
Sedona, Arizona. Succumbing to one of the the SoutHwest's most alluring chamber music festivals. An inside peak into Sedona's music festival highlights. By Carolyn Ellis.
 

IN PRINT
Latin Violin. Review of the book by Sam Bardfeld. By Stacy Phillips.
Pablo and ME. How Pablo Casals taught one student the principles of the Alexander Technique. Book review of Just Play Naturally. By Sarah Freiberg.
The Viol: History of an Instrument. Review of the text by Annette Otterstedt. By Heather K. Scott.
 

ON RECORD
Eight is Enough. Gidon Kremer records George Enescu's Octet and String Quartet in A Minor. Review of the new release from Kremer on Nonesuch. By Greg Cahill.
Mendelssohn and Beethoven Violin Concertos. CD performed by Joshua Bell. By James Reel.
Meyer, Bottesini Concertos. Edgar Meyer (Bass) playing. By James Reel.
Music for Violin and Piano by Saint-Saens. Played by Jasper woods (violin) and James Parker (piano). By Greg Cahill.
Druckman: Viola Concerto; Counterpoise. Roberto Diaz, viola; Dawn Upsaw, soprano; Wolfgang Sawallisch and David Zinman conducting the Phil O. By James Reel.
Mendelssohn String Quartets. Performed by Eroica Quartet. By Heather K. Scott.
On DVD. Stephane Grappelli Alive in the Jazz Century. By Greg Cahill.
Vivaldi: The Late Violin Concertos. Performed by Giuliano Carmignola, violin, and the Venice Baroque Orchestra. By Meg Eldridge.
Weil: String Quartets; Hindemith: Minimax. Performed by the Leipziger Streichquartett. By Robert Moon.
4tet San Francisco. Jeremy Cohen, James Shallenberger, violins; Emily Onderdon, viola; Joel Cohen, cello; Jim Kerwin, ba By Elisa M. Welch.
Speaking Extravagantly: String Quartets of David Stock. Cuarteto Latinoamericano, et al. By James Reel.
Debussy and Ravel String Quartets. Borodin Quartet performing. By Meg Eldridge.
New & Noteworthy. Nocturnal Dances of Don Quixote; Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra; Truls Mork, Edvard Grieg, Cello Sonatas; Oregon Festival of American Music presents William Grant Still; Quaruor Parisii Short Reviews.

Menotti: Violin Concerto; The Death of Orpheus…. Spoleto Festival Orchstra and Choir, et al By Robert Moon.

ON STAGE
Three's Company. Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer tackle Shostakovich piano trio Yo-Yo Ma's May 7 performance at Carnegie Hall. By Edith Eisler.
Three's Company. Yo-Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer tackle Shostakovich piano trio Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road performances in San Francisco. By Paul Kotapish.
Jordi Savall and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Herbst Theater, San Francisco, March 23, 2002. By Heather K. Scott.
Laurie Anderson. Zellerbach Hall, Berkely, March 9, 2002. By Elisa M. Welch
St. Lawrence String Quartet. Newman Hall, Santa Rosa, CA, March 22, 2002. By Greg Cahill.

YOUR INSTRUMENT
The Best Case Scenario. An expert shares some important tips for traveling with your violin. Points to remember when flying or packing your instrument. By Richard Ward.

SHOP VISIT
Dressed for Success. Michael Sowden, horsehair dresser, has the world on a string. A visit with the Sowden family-bow dressers in England. By Patricia Kaden.

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Toys in the Attic. A hidden Guadagnini, a star Pressenda, and the Russian aristocracy spice up spring auction sales. A recap of spring sales. By Heather K. Scott.

NEW PRODUCTS
Stand and Deliver. FreeHand Systems unveils the MusicPad Pro digital music display MusicPad Pro, IMAC 600 Recording System, Fiddle Friends shoulder rests, and more. By Eric Chang.

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