No. 139, May 2006

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Embracing the Eternal
Violinist Julia Fischer exhibits wisdom beyond her years and an affection for all things Russian By Laurence Vittes

Rushad Eggleston
My Inner Walrus By Rushad Eggleston

Untypical Teens
Triste Sin Richard craft chamber music with a twist By Gabe Meline

Making for a Living
The next generation of stringed-instrument makers is steeped in tradition but searching for its own identity By Heather K. Scott

Music to Play
Coldplay's worldwide hit, arranged for string quartet By Eric Gorfain

Her Blue Heaven
Violinist Lesa Terry is taking alternative styles to new heights and discovering the African roots of Latin music By Paul Hormick

Suite Success
Bassist, bandleader, and composer Marcus Shelby proves that music is all around us By Tiffany Martini

 

News & Notes
Bench Marks. Nikolaus Harnoncourt named Kyoto Prize Laureate, Alexander Kerr joins Indiana University School of Music, CMS2 awards residencies to 17 young musicians By Greg Cahill

Instant Mozart. Recordings of Gürzenich Orchestra are available to concertgoers immediately after a performance By Tiffany Maleshefski

Joyeux Anniversaire!. Violin makers honor Andrea Amati's birthday by carving a 50-meter long violin in sandy bank of Loire River in France By Erin Shrader

NY Phil on the Air. New York Philharmonic begins broadcasting weekly concerts to over 300 radio stations throughout the United States By Tiffany Maleshefski

Talking Back. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra creates weblog for audiences to provide feedback about concerts By Greg Cahill

Wine Country Concert Hall. Groundbreaking begins for Donald and Maureen Green Music Center in Northern California Wine Country By Greg Cahill

Practical Musician
Presenting Yourself. How to promote your chamber ensemble By Carolyn S. Ellis

Strings 101
Vertical Climb. Violin duos that can help you learn harmony By James Reel

Play It!
Between Two Fronts. Paul Juon's String Quartet No. 3 underscores the Russian side of mixed composer's heritage By Christopher Whiting

Master Class
Great Goulash Getting to the heart of Gypsy music and Ravel's beloved TziganeBy Katie Lansdale

Letter From
Letter from the Workshop: Bench Tested. What happens when a seasoned luthier and a gifted 11 year old unite to construct a violin? By Alan Goldblatt

Music to Play
Zombie A string quartet arrangement, based on the song by the Cranberries

On Record
Moderate MozartMozart: Violin Sonatas, K. 376, 301, 304, 526; Mozart: Violin Sonatas, K. 377, 380, 403, 376 Hahn and Manze offer sonata discs that neither offend the faithful nor convert the critics By James Reel

Cello Portrait: Bach, Kurtág, Halffter, Vassilev, Jolivet. Beate Altenburg, cello By Laurence Vittes

Beethoven and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos. Nikolaj Znaider, violin By Edith Eisler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, "Choral"; Egmont Overture, Op. 84. Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lorin Maazel By Edith Eisler

J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo. Gidon Kremer, violin By Edith Eisler

Live in New York. Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio By Greg Cahill

In Print
A Bohemian's RhapsodyDvorak: Romantic Music's Most Versatile Genius Composer Antonin Dvorak receives his just desserts By Mary Nemet

Overtures for Strings. Arranged by Deborah Greenblatt By Sarah Freiberg

Tchaikovsky: Nocturne, Op. 19, No. 4; Mozart: Five Adagios; Dvorak: Terzetto in C major, Op.74; Ginka: Sonata in D minor. International Music Company By Tiffany Maleshefski

Briefly Noted. Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music; Romanza for String Quartet; All Music Guide to Classical Music; New Mona Lisa Sound Editions By Greg Cahill

On Stage
Sounds of Silence. For the bold Miró Quartet, hearing is believing at Carnegie Hall concert By Daniel Felsenfeld

Bion Tsang at Zankel Hall. By Edith Eisler

Leila Josefowicz at Zankel Hall. By Mai Kawabata

Camerata Ireland in San Diego. By Laurence Vittes

Two Premieres. Cleveland Orchestra performs Chen-Yi's Four Seasons at Carnegie Hall. Marin Alsop leads NY Phil in James MacMillan's "The Confession of Isobel Gowdie" By Edith Eisler

Shop Visit
A Confluence of Confluences. Innovation is in the air. Just ask Sam Zygmuntowicz By Erin Shrader

Auction Highlights
Crowded House. A busy fall season nets mixed results By Erin Shrader

New Products
Back to the Future. The Guit-Fiddle; Prelude Bass Strings; Bobelock Cases; Metronome Watch By Erin Shrader

Encore
Plenty of Pluck Cellist Lindsay Mac lets her fingers do the talking By Tiffany Maleshefski

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