No. 100, February/March 2002
Stringletter

No. 100, February/March 2002

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Motor City Maverick
Jazz violinist Regina Carter puts the pedal to the mettle. By Susan M. Barbieri.

A Hard Case to Crack
Strings suggests five flight cases for worry-free travel. By Heather K. Scott.

Our 15th annual Summer Study Guide
Time to Get Away from it All.

NEWS PROFILE
Free Spirits. Cotati Philharmonic offers recession-busting arts program and a radical approach to business. By George Lauer.

NEWS & NOTES
A Piece of the Rock. Roundup of recent rock-related string quartet recordings. By Greg Cahill.

In Concert for Life. New York Fundraiser with Joan Kwoon and Cho-Liang Lin. By Benjamin Ivry.

The Red Violin, Part Two. Discusses Joshua Bell's purchase of the Huberman Strad. By Benjamin Ivry.

New York Story. Claremont Trio and Young Artists Music Award. By Benjamin Ivry.

War of Words. Short piece of conductor Pierre Boulez, detained in Switzerland for terrorism pertaining to remarks. By Greg Cahill.

Auction Highlights, Fall 2001. By Heather K. Scott.

LETTER FROM
Letter from Round Top. Round Top, Texas. By Robert Moon.

PRACTICAL MUSICIAN
Crafting a Comeback. Regaining your chops after a layoff can take less time if you take it slow. By Susan M. Barbieri.

SHOP VISIT
Business and Passion. The David Kerr Violin Shop, a Portland, Oregon, landmark. By Clyde Curley.

YOUR INSTRUMENT
When Good Pegs Go Bad. How can such a simple design lead to so much trouble? The straight dope on fixing problem pegs. By Tom Croen.

MASTER CLASS
From Stride to Strings. Tips for translating Ellington jazz piano music into a string orchestra score; Black Beauty, Florence Mills. By David Laurence.

PLAY IT!
The Last Waltz. Rediscovering a forgotten masterpiece--the Szekely Quartet. Hungarian violinist's rarely heard string quartet. By Sarah Freiberg.

IN PRINT
Forgiving Heifetz. Behind the jaw-dropping genius lurked a punishing personality. Review of Anke Agus biography. By Robert Moon.

ON RECORD
Review of Christoph Poppen's Bach Partita No. 2 in D Minor, with the Hilliard Ensemble. By Elisa Welch.

Body and Soul. A pair of recent jazz CD spotlights: cream of bass-playing crop, Superbass 2, Ray Brown, Christian McBride, John Clayton; Jim Hall & Basses, Charlie Hayden. By Greg Cahill.

The Art of Violin. DVD. By Benjamin Ivry.

Maud Powell. The Complete Recordings; 1920s. By Benjamin Ivry

Voci; works by Luciano Berio. By Greg Cahill.

NEW PRODUCTS
Feedback Master, Portastand, Gelrest, Magpie Practice Recorder. By Heather K. Scott.

Misc products. By Heather K. Scott.

ENCORE
Notes from the Underground. Realizing the quest to get to Carnegie Hall or at least under it. New York City subway buskers. By Jane F. Kotapish.


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