No. 179, March 2010

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An Impractical Man
Ambition, talent, and the inability to turn down an intriguing job assignment drives the career of chamber-pop violinist, violist, and arranger Rob Moose By David Templeton

The Perfect Balance
Onstage, Quatuor Ebene moves deftly from a Haydn warhorse to a haunting arrangement of surf-guitar king Dick Dale's 'Misirlou,' the theme from "Pulp Fiction." Did we mention the a cappella? By Inge Kjemtrup

A New York State of Mind
Comfortable setting, intense instruction, and lack of distractions make for productive environment at Meadowmount School of Music By Gabriel Cabezas

A Celtic Paradise on the California Coast
For musical explorers, Lark Camp is the adult version of a petting zoo By Larry Li

EuroPass to the Past
From PIN numbers to the infamous 'dumpling' problem, consider these elements before you study abroad—a summer-study survival guide By Inge Kjemtrup

Going Baroque in Ohio
Opportuities for learning and experimenting abound at this summer music festival By Jane Leggiero

 

News & Notes
News and Notes Perlman, Ma, and Ax team up on Mendelssohn Piano Trios; Jansen Spectrum concert a perfect potpourri; Aspen mulls over financial woes; Southwest Chamber Music honors Hanoi anniversary; Maya Beiser releases Spanish album; Quint brings down the house in Berlin debut; bassist John Feeney and the Loma Mar String Quartet record Dragonetti works; parents in Burbank power public strings program; and the Apple Hill String Quartet promotes peace in Ireland; plus News Briefs

News Spotlight
Fiddler Alert! Berklee Opens an American Roots-music Program Fiddler Matt Glaser leads new undergrad program of bluegrass, Cajun, gospel, jazz, classical, country, swing, and commercial music By Danielle Nadler

Centerstage
Wilborn Finds His Calling By Getting Behind the Bass Marshall Wilborn's technique focuses on a rock-solid beat By Robert L. Doerschuk

On My Music Stand
A Kinder, Gentler Beethoven Steps Out of the Shadows Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 2, in E-flat major is trio writing at its highest level By Stefan Heinemeyer

Teaching Strings
Health Watch: How to Address a String Student's Injury Know the dangers and make a prevention plan with these simple steps By Louise Lee

Strings 101
Get in Touch with Your Inner Rhythm Guitarist Strum bowing contributes rhythm and 'feel' to our band's groove. With music to play By James Reel

Play It!
Get 'Klezzified,' an Eastern European Dance Tune for Quartet A Romanian-style hora full of tricky rhythmic elements, ornamentation, and multiple-stops. With music to play By Mimi Rabson

Master Class
Bask in the Glow of These Innovative Modern Latin Works Cuarteto Latinoamericano on the personal nature of the Villa-Lobos string-quartet cycle By James Reel

Strings Trade
Strings Trade The K-Bow brings the power of the computer to your stick; Price buys out Tarisio partners; Mr. Black's Violins chronicles a coveted collection; and Smithsonian Strad study nets surprises; plus Bench Marks

Your Instrument
Proper String Height Maximizes Your Instrument's Sound Understand the perils of high action and 3 ways to recognize it By James N. McKean

New Products
New Products Bridge Aquila electric violin; McMillen Instruments' Batt-O-Meter; BAM Classic cello case; Kaplan cello strings; and Classic Gear item K & M Classic portable music stand By Erin Shrader

In Print
In Print Gaetano Latilla's 18th-century string quartets (Steglein Publishing, Inc.); Moravian Dances by Leos Janacek (Universal Edition); String Quintet in E-flat major by Max Bruch (Henle/Hal Leonard); plus Chris Greenhalgh's Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky: A Novel; Roger Nierenberg's Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening; John Adams' paperback edition of Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life; a sheet-music edition of Pablo de Sarasate: Fantasies de Concert for Violin and Piano, and Wendy Barden's Music Theory in Band & Orchestra and Performance Assessment in Orchestra

On Record
On RecordChamber Music of Zhou Long by Cho-Liang Lin and Hai-Ye Ni; Kocian Quartet plays Smetana; Glenn Dicterow and Karen Dreyfus tackle Mozart and Walton; Ulrike-Anima Mathe plays Max Reger's seven sonatas for unaccompanied violin; Carolina Chocolate drops release Genuine Negro Jig; Quatuor Danel plays quartets by Mieczyslaw Weinberg; Trio Settecento presents A German Bouquet; and Editor's Choices Sonia Weider-Atherton's Chants D'est: Songs from Slavic Lands and Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer's The Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto & Music for Trio

ON DVD
On DVDEl Sistema: Music to Change Life; Keeping Score: Ives Holidays Symphony; Keeping Score: Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5; and Keeping Score: Berlioz, Symphonie fantastiqueBy Greg Cahill

Miscellany
Remembering a Towering Giant Ole Bull's legacy 200 years after his birth By Greg Cahill

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