No. 177, January 2010


A Garden of Musical Delights
Kronos violist Hank Dutt is cultivating the music of India . . . and much more By Louise Lee

There's an App for That!
15 great iPhone apps for the string player By Rory Williams

Borromeo String Quartet Settles the Score on Laptops
Save a tree—toss that music stand and read your music on a Mac By Rory Williams

5 Essential Websites to Add to Your Bookmarks
Getting to the practice room or concert hall has never been easier By Rory Williams


News & Notes
Dudamel dazzles at LA Phil debut, fiddler Michael Cleveland scores at bluegrass awards show, Joshua Bell remembers Josef Gingold, Gatorade heirs loan instrument collection, IVCI picks jurors, Finckel launches Far East program, and the Chiara Quartet resumes residency with Beethoven cycle, plus News Briefs

Teen String Player Scores a Slam Dunk! Violinist Chad Hoopes, 15, is getting his shot at the big time By Louise Lee

A Musical Life
Stage, Studio & Games Fall into Jupiter One's Orbit Rock violinist Kaoru Ishibashi internalizes music for better performance By Christopher Roberts

On My Music Stand
Violinist Explores a Stellar Contemporary Composition Annie Gosfield's "Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites" is out of this world By Jennifer Choi

Teaching Strings
How to Teach Improvisation to Your String Students 3 clinicians suggest simple steps for introducing the concept of 'composing in the moment' By Christopher Roberts

Practical Musician
House Concerts Offer Profit & Performance Opportunities How to book a house concert, what it pays & what to expect By Louise Lee

Strings 101
Transform Your Sound by Controlling Arm Weight 3 exercises to help you master the delicate balancing act that is proper bowing By Leah Swann

Play It!
Besame Mucho Enjoy this Latin-jazz classic arranged for string quintet By Renata Bratt

Explore Lawrence Wheeler's Nine Caprices for Solo Viola Double-stops, shifting, and 20th-century influences abound in this overlooked gem By Leah Swann

Master Class
5 Tips on Approaching French Baroque Music Like its English and Italian cousins, this variety of Baroque music offers rich rewards By Sarah Freiberg

Strings Trade
Strings Trade Marko Pennanen wins gold medal at the 2009 Triennale Competition, Canadian instrument bank announces winners, London auction highlights, and Westmont college receives quartet, plus Bench Marks By Erin Shrader

Your Instrument
7 Things You Should Know About Common Bow Repairs When to get it fixed, why you should & what it's going to cost By Erin Shrader

New Products
Cramer-model transitional violin bow, Rezx Resonance Mondulator wolf-tone tamer, Wild Hair Cello Endpin Angle Anchor, TimeStretch software, plus Classic Gear item Hill Peg Composition By Erin Shrader

In Print
Brahms' 'Rainsong Sonata,' Stringprovisation: A Fingering Strategy for Jazz Violin Improvisation, Faure's Sicilienne, Op. 78, and Tchaikovsky by Roland John Wiley

On Stage
Shanghais Deliver Thrilling Penderecki Performance of Polish composer's first quartet in more than 40 years earns standing ovation By Rory Williams

On Record
90-CD anthology of Yo-Yo Ma's career recordings, Joshua Bell At Home with Friends, Janine Jansen plays Beethoven and Britten concertos, Time for Three's 3 Fervent Travelers, Quartet San Francisco's QSF Plays Brubeck, Mads Tolling's The Playmaker, and Neuburg and the Cello Chixtet speak The Secret Language of Subways

4 Elements, 4 Seasons, Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea, and Herbert von Karajan: Memorial ConcertBy Greg Cahill

Taking It to the Streets The New York Philharmonic draws a crowd in Vietnam By Greg Cahill

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