No. 134, December 2005

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Waltz Time
Violist Carol Cook on golf, Scottish novels, and the Appalachia Waltz Trio By James Reel

Ace the Audition
12 tips on landing a plum orchestral position—with a little help from your friends By Katherine Millett

Sound Advice
Top chamber players offer advice on developing your ensemble voice By David Templeton

Birth of a Notion
Pregnancy and motherhood present special challenges to string players. Here's how to stay in peak form By Nicki Payne

Hi-Tech Holiday
Gift gear for the string player in a digital world By Erin Shrader

 

News & Notes
Bench Marks. Then and Now, Musical Chairs, Philly on Film, Bass Competition, Passings By Greg Cahill

Poppin' Fresh. Administrative and operational staffs of Philadelphia Orchestra and Philly Pops merge By Tiffany Maleshefski

Samuel's Song. New Orleans violinist plays in the wake of Katrina By Tiffany Maleshefski

An American Original. Remembering blues fiddler and guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown By Greg Cahill

News Spotlight
All Together Now. Twin Cities-area music organizations join hands for unique educational opportunity By Tiffany Maleshefski

Practical Musician
Staying Healthy. Nurturing wellness among young string players isn't such a stretch By James Reel

Strings 101
Drone On Your inner sense of pitch? It all comes down to one note By James Reel

Play It!
Short Stories. Josef Suk's Four Pieces, Op. 17, for violin and piano is an underrated but imaginative work By Edith Eisler

History and Mystery. The Scots cello, past and present By James Reel

Master Class
Be Prepared. Performing a challenging showpiece by Alfred Schnittke By Axel Strauss

Letter From
Letter from Boulder: How Far Out Is Too Far?. The Boulder Philharmonic surveys 20 square miles surrounded by reality By Gregory Walker

On Record
Sexagesimal Celebration Still-vibrant Borodin Quartet releases a warm new recording By James Reel

Beethoven: Complete Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano. Pieter Wispelway, cello; Dejan Laziç, piano By James Reel

Wagner: Orchestral Music from the Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, the Meistersingers of Nürnberg, Tannhäuser, Tristan and Isolde. Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic By Edith Eisler

In the Shade of the Forests: The Bohemian World of Debussy, Enescu, Ravel. Philippe Graffin, violin; Claire Désert, piano and luthéal By Edith Eisler

12 Songs. Jenny Scheinman, Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Doug Wieselman, Rachelle Garniez, Tim Luntzel, and Dan Rieser By Greg Cahill

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Verdi: Overture La Forza del Destino; Sibelius: Valse Triste. Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra By Edith Eisler

Fiddle Sticks. Reviewing Fiddler's Green by Tim O'Brien and In Play by Liz Carroll and John Doyle By Greg Cahill

Philharmonia Promenade Concert: Music by J. Strauss, Chabrier, Offenbach, Borodin, and others. Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan By Edith Eisler

HSQ Does Christmas (Again). The Hampton String Quartet By Tiffany Maleshefski

In Print
Childhood Lost. New book recounts the tragic path of violinist Michael Rabin By Edith Eisler

Die Landjunker Walzer, for 3 Violins and Double Bass. Op. 182, by Johann Strauss By Mary Nemet

Joe Venuti, Never Before...Never Again. Volume of violin transcriptions By Stacy Phillips

On Stage
Modern Titans. Kronos Quartet makes its backyard BBQ debut By Greg Cahill

Beethoven Rocks the East River. A moored boat serves as the setting for Bargemusic, one of New York's most popular classical music venues By Daniel Felsenfeld

Your Instrument
Tools for Tone A varied collection of mutes can offer a wide palette of colors By Tyrone Greive

Encore
Knocking at the Door On the genesis of the Young Eight By David Templeton

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