No. 135, January 2006

No. 135, January 2006

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Goddess with a Gift
Anne-Sophie Mutter launches an ambitious three-CD Mozart tribute By Inge Kjemtrup

But Does it Still Work
A reexamination of Leopold Mozart's famous violin pedagogy By James Reel

Backstage Pass
Down-Home Comfort Suits Nashville Violinist Just Fine By Robert L. Doerschuk


News & Notes
Benchmarks. Alsop awarded MacArthur Fellowship, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra tour, Bailey wins CRF award, Nashville concert hall's construction progresses By Greg Cahill

It Pays to Be Smart. Violin maker Joseph Curtin wins a 2005 MacArthur Fellowship By Erin Shrader

Kodály Quartet Violinist Retires. Second violinist Tamás Szabó has retired and is replaced by Zoltán Tuska By Greg Cahill

Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple. Violinist and fiddler Mark O'Connor moves to New York By Greg Cahill

Viotti's Strad to Stay in the UK. Well-preserved Strad violin given to the Royal Academy of Music in London By Inge Kjemtrup

Strings Advocate Dies at 97. Remembering Judith Johnson Galamian, cofounder of the Meadowmount School of Music By Margaret Bartley

Practical Musician
Hearing Matters. Hearing loss can be a real problem for string players, but it is avoidable By Janet Horvath

Strings 101
A Helping Hand. Tension-free bowing tips that adult amateurs can grasp By James Reel

Play It!
Personality Plus. There's something for everyone in Nathaniel Stookey's String Quartet No. 1 By James Reel

Master Class
A Few Simple Steps. Jeremy Cohen on learning to play like a true tanguero By James Reel

Cadential Trills. A closer look at the ornaments in Haydn's C-Major Cello Concerto By Jerome Carrington

Letter From
Letter from Peru: Jungle Vibes. A cellist learns that a cultural exchange comes with chiggers, riots, and drop-dead heat By Kim Cook

On Record
Maurice Ohana: The Complete Quartets. Quatuor Psophos By Laurence Vittes

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35; Meditation Op. 42, No.1; "Danse russe" from Swan Lake, Op. 20. Josh Bell, violin; Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas By Edith Eisler

Family TiesBeethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano. Adrian Brendel, cello; Alfred Brendel, piano. Beethoven: The Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Pamela Frank, violin; Claude Frank, piano Two new CDs underscore a pair of father and child reunions By Laurence Vittes

Henri Vieuxtemps: Cello Concertos No. 1, Op. 46, and No. 2, Op. 50. Heinrich Schiff, By Laurence Vittes

Joseph Joachim Raff: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op.193, and No. 2, Op Posth. Begegnung, for cello and piano, Op. 86, No. 1. Duo for cello and piano, Op. 59. Daniel Müller-Schott, cello; Robert Kuleck, piano By Laurence Vittes

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35; Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6. Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano By Edith Eisler

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35; Symphonia domestica, Op. 53; Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40. Berlin Philharmonic By Edith Eisler

On Stage
A Tale of Two Fiddlers. Dvorak's violin concerto eludes both Julia Fischer and Sarah Chang By Edith Eisler

Arizona Bass Players Festival. Festival recommences after decade-long hiatus By James Reel

In Print
Amadeus, Amadeus!. A pair of new editions gives Mozart fans something to cheer about By Jeffrey Solow

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 73, version for violin. Revised edition edited by Ernst Herttrich By Jeffrey Solow

Shop Visit
Master Chef. Luthier Gregg Alf is cooking up a recipe for the 21st-century violin By Erin Shrader

Your Instrument
The Straight Dope What every string player should know about pegs By Erin Shrader

Auction Highlights
Toys in the Attic. Yard-sale fiddle fetches record price at fall auction By Erin Shrader

Early Music Grows Up Ingrid Matthews challenges string players to look at Baroque music anew By Sarah Freiberg

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