No. 137, March 2006

No. 137, March 2006

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Dazzling Dutchman
Violinist Marijn Simons explores a wide, wide string world, from avant-classical to Zappa By David Templeton

Class Acts
At the annual Chamber Music Institute, students get up close and personal with some of the world's greatest musicians By David Templeton

Seaside Consort
A unique chamber-music program gathers youths, adult amateurs, and pros on the scenic Maine coast By Laurence Vittes

Step Lively!
By Sarah Freiberg

Summer Study Guide


News & Notes
Beethoven's Bones. Famous composer's missing skull fragments found By Tiffany Maleshefski

Bench Marks. NPR acquires distribution rights for From the Top, Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia enjoys debut performance, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs at University of Indiana, Dmitri Atanassov appointed concertmaster for Auckland Philharmonia By Greg Cahill

Music Alive. Ten composers and six orchestras named to fill American Symphony Orchestra League's Music Alive residencies By Greg Cahill

News Spotlight
Go Down Moses Juilliard-trained Nashville band blends chamber music and inspirational messages.
By Robert L. Doerschuk

Strings 101
Is That a Violin or a Fiddle?. Sometimes that chordophone tucked under your chin isn't so easy to categorize By Gordon Swift

Play It!
Steel Your Strength. Let this viola concerto inspire you to write your own music By Atar Arad

The Reel Story. Liz Carroll recreates 'Rolling in the Barrel' with advice for violinists on playing Irish music By Erin Shrader

On Record
Hush, HushThe Secrets of Dvorák's Cello Concerto. Did Dvorák's secret love affair spawn a famous cello concerto? By Edith Eisler

Beethoven: String Quartets No. 11, Op. 95; No. 7, Op. 59/1. Artemis Quartet By James Reel

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Janine Jansen, violin By Laurence Vittes

Johannes Somary: Taroko Violin Concerto; Easter Fantasia for trumpet and orchestra; Te Deum for the Millenium. St. Petersburg Festival Orchestra, AmorArtis Chorale & Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary cond By Edith Eisler

Swingamajig: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. Michael Fraser, fiddle; Dan Fraser, guitar By Stacy Phillips

Debussy: String Quartet, Op 10; Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit; Ravel: String Quartet. Belcea Quartet By James Reel

Schubert Arpeggione. Anne Gastinel, cello By Laurence Vittes

Sarasate: Ziguenerweisen; "Carmen" Fantasy. Wieniawski: Légende. Tartini: "Devil's Trill" Sonata. Ravel: Tzigane. Massenet: Meditation from "Thaïs." Fauré: Berceuse. Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin By James Reel

Sibelius: Symphonies 1-7. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra By James Reel

On Stage
For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York Philharmonic premieres emotionally charged Berceuse for Dresden By Edith Eisler

Shop Visit
The Search for Perfection. Luthier David John Morse draws inspiration from Ysaye del Gesù By Scott MacClelland

New Products
The Shadow Knows. German firm issues nanoflex pickups for bowed instruments By Erin Shrader

Play the Game Videogame scores have come a long way since the blips and beeps of the '80s.
By Tiffany Maleshefski

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