No. 256, August 2016

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Paying It Forward

On the power of music to change the world, and a spiritual journey that began with Bach

By Rachel Barton Pine

 

Shimmering Color and Incandescence

Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s Grammy win highlights the work of French composer Henri Dutilleux on the 100th anniversary of his birth

By Thomas May

 

Date with Destiny

Views on the role of a festival’s artistic director—from the top of a volcano

By Zuill Bailey

 

SPECIAL FOCUS

Teaching & Learning

 

Starting with a Generation

Encouraging diversity—one step, one concert, one community at a time

By Karen Peterson

 

Go with the Flow

Applying the 5 basic principles of t’ai chi can improve your cello-bowing technique

By Douglas Wolters

 

The Real World

The Iglitzin Chamber-Music Fellowship offers professional experience to select young artists

By Leah Hollingsworth

 

Editor’s Note

 

News & Notes

The M-Prize-winning Calidore String Quartet bids Stony Brook adieu with Carnegie Hall debut; violinist Kyung Wha Chung to open Verbier Festival; AFVBM talks trade in Berkeley; plus Milestones; 5 minutes with Clarice Jensen; and more

 

News Spotlight

Contemporary music collective Ensemble Dal Niente celebrates ten years of redefining the listening experience

 

News Spotlight

Violinist Jennifer Koh commissions 32 works for solo violin in latest project

 

First Person

Violist Luke Fleming on creating an ideal chamber group in a world of compromise

 

Curtain Call

Violinist Evan Price on the depth of emotion that Bach’s Partita No. 2 offers musicians

 

Tales of the Trade

Pyrographer Dino Muradian has violins feeling the burn

 

What’s in the Case?

David Harrington’s 1721 Testore violin survived Bach, Mozart, and Jimi Hendrix

 

Your Instrument

Considering adding a low-C extension to your bass? Here’s what you need to know

 

New Products

Pirastro’s Perpetual cello strings offer big sound and a quick response; Kun’s Solo shoulder rest; and more

 

On My Music Stand

Sphinx president Afa Dworkin on exploring repertoire by composers of color

 

My Studio

Communicating with a student required developing a new vocabulary

 

Rep Prep

Études that serve as handy exercises for playing Bach’s mighty Chaconne

 

REVIEWS

For the Record: On the eve of the ensemble’s ten-year anniversary, the Zodiac Trio talk about their latest release ‘Dreamtime.' In Print: Violist Kim Kashkashian takes on Dvorák’s Sonatina and Rondo, and more.

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