No. 160, June/July 2008


A Profile of Cellist Sol Gabetta
This musician is becoming a star By Laurence Vittes

Mark Wood is Rocking the Rafters
The rock violinist talks about the importance of string sections, Beethoven's link to lasers and smoke machines, and life on the road with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra By David Templeton

An Online Shopping Primer
Shopping online may seem the easiest way to find a stringed instrument, but hidden costs can add up fast By Heather K. Scott

How to Find the Best Fiddle Online for $100
A little knowledge goes a long way By Erin Shrader

How to Sell on Consignment
Following a few simple rules can make your consignment sale a success By Richard Ward

2008 Buyer's Guide
An essential directory to 600+ shops, makers & suppliers worldwide

Strings 101
Improve your musicianship Learn to produce convincing, artistic interpretations By Daniel Levitov

News & Notes
A Romantic Connection Hilary Hahn's new recording includes an unusual pairing Violinist Owen Pallett's music festival paid for by a heating company; Cellist Natalie Clein takes a cue from violinist Joshua Bell; and Maxim Viktorov purchases a del Gesu; plus Bench Marks By Rory Williams

Play It!
Tango Eight' Etude Video This duet develops technique and musicality By Jeremy Cohen

Master Class
Discover the Works of Karl Hartmann Karl Hartmann's solo violin works reveal the composer's character, style, and influences By James Reel

Exploring Elgar's Famous Cello Concerto A new Baerenreiter edition illuminates the composer's wishes By Edith Eisler

Letter From
A Trip through Verdi Country--and his String Quartet The Manhattan String Quartet unlocks the secrets of Verdi's work By Inge Kjemtrup

On Record
Universal Appeal Cellist Gautier Capucon and pianist Gabriela Montero deliver a rhapsodic program
Plus new CDs from the Ames Piano Quartet; Bohuslav Matousek; Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Yuri Bashmet, and Mischa Maisky; Boston Baroque; a DVD by Christian Howes; and more By Edith Eisler

In Print
Ghost StoriesElgar, Vicat Cole, and the Ghosts of Brinkwells
Scottish Fiddle Tunes: 60 Traditional Pieces for Violin; A Cellist's Companion: A Comprehensive Catalogue of Cello Literature; plus Briefly Noted

Auction Highlights
The Spring 2008 London Sales London spring-sales season offered a few real surprises--and lessons

New Products
Silent Violins, Shoulder Rests, Metronome Yamaha Silent Violins, Everest Shoulder Rests, and the Peterson BodyBeat metronome By Erin Shrader

James Barralet is Bridging the Cultural Divide Musical exploration is the key to this British cellist's success By Andrew Palmer

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