No. 145, January 2007

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Towering Titans
Scaling the six Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin requires a firm grasp of violin technique and a propensity for soul-searching. Laurence Vittes talks to John Holloway, Rachel Podger, Julia Fischer, and others about their approach By Laurence Vittes

One Step at a Time
By Rachel Podger

From Rock to Bach
Monica Huggett discovered that she has a knack for Baroque violin, and the world is a better place for it By Laurence Vittes

The Secret of Success
The Juilliard String Quartet celebrates 60 years of music making By Heather K. Scott

Breaking the Rules
Cellist Truls Mørk embodies Norway's independent spirit By Laurence Vittes

News & Notes
All that Glitters. The 11th International Triennale Violin Making Competition yields some interesting winners and results, including a cello by Francesco Toto of Cremona By Erin Shrader

Bench Marks. National Symphony Orchestra heads to Kansas, Trio Con Brio Copenhagen wins the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, Susie Park joins the Eroica Trio, Suyoen Kim wins the sixth annual Hannover International Violin Competition and more

Mutter Bids Adieu. Anne-Sophie Mutter announces her upcoming retirement By Tiffany Martini

The Art of the Hoax. Rohan Kriwaczek's book An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin turns out to be a hoax By Tiffany Martini

Georgia on His Mind. Robert McDuffie announces his plans to open the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University's Macon, Georgia, campus for the 2007-2008 academic year By Tiffany Martini

News Spotlight
The Magic Man. Valery Gergiev brings his spellbinding charm to the London Symphony Orchestra podium By Inge Kjemtrup

What Goes Around. Daniel Bernard Roumain pens a Black-history quartet cycle By David Templeton
Play It!
Half a World Away. Exploring celebratory music from China By Matt Springer

Master Class
Letting Go. Embrace the drama of Bloch's Nigun By Tyrone Greive

One Way, or Another. Karel Husa and the paths he might have taken By James Reel

On Record
Paul Moravec: The Time Gallery, Protean Fantasy, Ariel Fantasy. Eight blackbird (Matt Albert, violin and viola; Nicholas Photinos, cello; Tim Munro, flutes; Michael J. Maccaferri, clarinets; Lisa Kaplan, piano; and Matthew Duvall, percussion); Peter Sheppard-Skaerved, violin; and Aaron Shorr, piano By Edith Eisler

Straight from the Heart. Cape Breton fiddler embraces her adventurous side on 'Yours Truly' By Robert L. Doerschuk

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin.. John Holloway, violin By James Reel

Barry Guy: Folio.. Maya Homburger, Baroque violin; Muriel Cantoreggi, violin; Barry Guy, bass; Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen, cond By Edith Eisler

Chonguri. Thomas Demenga, cello; Thomas Larcher, piano; and Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion By Greg Cahill

Luna Pearl Woolf: Après Moi, le Déluge. Matt Haimovitz, cello; University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Choir, Beverly Taylor, dir By Greg Cahill

Light. Ethel: Cornelius Dufallo, Mary Rowell, violins; Ralph Farris, viola; and Dorthy Lawson, cello By Edith Eisler

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 3, 14 &15; Piano Quintet. Juilliard String Quartet (Joel Smirnoff and Ronald Copes, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Joel Krosnick, cello); Yefim Bronfman, piano By James Reel

David Stock: A Little Miracle, Yizkor, Y'rusha, Tekiah. Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Seattle Symphony. Pittsburg New Music Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, David Stock, cond By Edith Eisler

The Arkansas Traveler: Music from 'Little House on the Prairie'. By Greg Cahill

In Print
Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos:. An Owner's Manual by David Hurwitz; Unlocking the Masters Series. Amadeus Press, www.amadeuspress.com, $22.95; includes one CD By Eliana Fiore

Well-Seasoned Sampler. New Carl Fischer anthology offers something for everyone By Graham Pellettieri

Chamber Music for Violincellos.. Edited by Arpad Pejtsik. Editio Musica Budapest, www.emb.hu. Hal Leonard Corp., www.halleonard.com, $17.95 By Sarah Freiberg

Shards of Light for solo violin. by Rhian Samuel. Stainer & Bell, www.stainer.co.uk By Graham Pellettieri

On Stage
A Bittersweet Tribute. Steve Reich's elegy for slain journalist Daniel Pearl premieres in London By Inge Kjemtrup

Your Instrument
Flight Risk. A few simple tips can help protect your stringed instrument during air travel By Christopher Germain

Auction Highlights
All in the Family. The Fenyves Strad finds a home- for a cool million four By Erin Shrader

New Products
Beautiful Song. Thomastik-Infeld releases Belcanto Double Bass Strings, Eric Fouilhé's award-winning Tailcord is explained, and Bam's violin Overhead case for airline flight transportation By Erin Shrader

Encore
In a Mellow Mood. After 30 years, the KLR Trio is still teaching old songs and new tricks By Sarah Freiberg

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