No. 146, February 2007

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A Talent for Teaching
On building a better world, one student at a time By Tiffany Martini

The Philosopher Fiddler
As an educator, Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser has built a living legacy of talented, enthusiastic students By Erin Shrader

The Art of Improv
Use simple storytelling methods to add improvisation to your lesson plan By Miriam Rabson

Getting Plugged In
Three ways to hardwire your string teaching By Gregory Walker

Flying in Freedom
Cellist Frances-Marie Uitti is taking the solo cello to new heights By Laura Schiller

Best Seat in the House
So you wanna be a concertmaster? By Laurence Vittes

Sound Garden
A few tips on growing your own music festival By Margaret Bartley

 

News & Notes
String Music Milestone. Let's talk about the birth of radio By Greg Cahill

News about Sarah Chang, International Creative Management, Yo-Yo Ma, Jennifer Koh, Midori, Gil Shaham, Nigel Kennedy, Reinhard Goebel, Christoph Eschenbach, the Philadelphia Orchestra and much more

Grace Under Fire. The ups and downs of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, Charles Liu's violin shop, the Violin Society of America International Violin and Bow Making Competition winners, an upcoming film about Vivaldi, and more By Tiffany Martini

News Spotlight
Singapore Strings New Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music showcases talent and a city's grand ambitions By Robert Markow

Practical Musician
Hangin' Tough Learning to practice through displeasure may be the key to stepping up your game By Pedro de Alcantara

Strings 101
Shifting into Gear Finding your way along the fingerboard By James Reel

Play It!
Your Suiteness, My Weakness Discovering Rheinberger's tuneful Suite for violin, cello, and organ By Tyrone Greive

Master Class
A Welcome Respite Dvorak's break between symphonies brought players the lovely "Romantic Pieces" By Edith Eisler

Letter From
Big in Japan Two weeks on the road with Yo-Yo Ma offer a window into the workings of a class act By Christopher Whiting

On Record
Singled Out Pietro Locatelli recording proves a melodic gem filled with surprises By Edith Eisler

In Print
Dream Weaver, Steinhardt Violin Dreams; Morganstern Cello Solos from Opera and Ballet; Martinu String Trio No. 1 and String Quartet No. 6; and Schuman Op. 73 for clarinet (or violin or cello) and piano

On Stage
Lark Ascending The Lark Quartet rocks the house with a tour-de-force performance By Daniel Felsenfeld

Your Instrument
It's a Small World Finding the right-size fractional instrument requires a good ear for tone By Richard Ward

Shop Visit
Flying High Fifth-generation luthier Nick Frirsz finds his own place By Jon Wurtmann

Auction Highlights
Gaglianos Galore First Family of Naples floods the market By Erin Shrader

New Products
Ned Steinberger's Wav 4 double bass, Dominik Musafia distributes Brack cello cases to the US market, J. D'Addario & Co.'s new Kaplan Premium Rosin By Erin Shrader

Encore
Second Time Around An old fiddling pro takes the stage--again By Matt Sircely

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