No. 131, August/September 2005


Action Figure
A fun, fast, off-the-cuff conversation with violinist and concertmaster Krista Bennion Feeney By David Templeton

All-American Kids
A top-notch youth orchestra makes its Carnegie Hall debut By Laura Schiller

Bows in the Hood
How one string quartet makes a difference in its home city By Simone Solondz

A High-School Primer
21 tips on getting an edge at a college music-program audition By James Reel

2005 Education Guide

News & Notes 

Bench Marks Miro Quartet; Laurence Lesser feted; Philadelphia Music Project; Vassar Clements Benefit By Greg Cahill

Stern Lawsuit Settled Probate court rules in favor of Isaac Stern family By Erin Shrader

Grand Dame Steals the Show Lady Tennant sets sales record By Erin Shrader

The Fabulous Rebecca Clarke Oxford publishes English composer's work By Inge Kjemtrup

Strings 101 

Creative Woodshedding Avoid drudgery to make better use of your practice time By James Reel

Play It! 

Modern Romance A work of intimacy and tenderness in a single movement. Composer Daniel S. Godfrey and Cassatt String Quartet By Susan Leshnower

Master Class 

Listen Up Projection is a matter of articulation, not dynamics By Judith Glyde

Letter From 

Letter from Juilliard Music school can provide Glenn Close's autograph and so much more By Natalie Haas

On Record 

An American Saga New releases reflect a young nation's efforts to establish a classical-music identity By Edith Eisler

Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets Pacifica Quartet By Edith Eisler

Christos Hatzis: Awakening By Edith Eisler

Leila Josefowicz: Beethoven, Ravel, Salonen, Gray, Messiaen By Scott MacClelland

Chamber Music of Lowell Liebermann By Edith Eisler

Easley Blackwood: Chamber Music for Piano and Strings By James Reel

More Mahler Mahler, Kent Nagano, Michael Tilson-Thomas, San Francisco Symphony By Greg Cahill

Paul Moravec: Tempest Fantasy, for Piano Trio and Clarinet By Edith Eisler

Sibelius, Khachaturian Violin Concertos By Edith Eisler

Stanford: String Quartets 1 & 2  By Laurence Vittes

Vision: Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries  By James Reel

Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2  By Edith Eisler

Schubert: String Quintet D.956, Quartettsatz D.703  By Edith Eisler

Guilhermina Suggia Plays Haydn, Bruch, Lalo, Haydn  By Laurence Vittes

On Stage 

Dmitry Kouzov Debuts  By Edith Eisler

Giddy About Gidon Kremerata Baltica writ small, but with plenty of bite. Superstar violinist Gidon Kremer and group perform chamber music concert entitled "Shostakovitch and After." By Daniel Felsenfeld

Your Instrument 

Cheap Thrills How to make good, inexpensive home recordings By Teja Gerken

Shop Visit 

Parallel Universe Joe Grubaugh and Sigrun Seifert capture the spirit of the masters By Erin Shrader

Auction Highlights 

Broken Records European buyers heat up Stateside spring instrument sales By Erin Shrader

New Products 

Learning Tools: Three items to enhance your educational experience By Erin Shrader


Force of Fiddling The fine, fit fiddlers of Barrage mix music with athletic choreography By David Templeton

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