No. 204, April 2012
Stringletter

No. 204, April 2012

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'Bratschentanze fur Viola und Klavier' (Dances for viola and piano)
'Bratschentanze fur Viola und Klavier' (Dances for viola and piano) by James A. Dugger. Robert Lienau Musikverlag, $22.
 
'in between (IV)' by Bernd Franke
'in between (IV)' for two violins by Bernd Franke. Edition Peters, €59.
 
'Nice Evening—Album of Popular Pieces' for Cello and Piano
'Nice Evening—Album of Popular Pieces' for cello and piano. Moscow Muzyka, €14. Ruslania.com.
 
'Notturno & Tarantella, Op. 28,' for violin and piano by Karol Szymanowski
'Notturno & Tarantella, Op. 28,' for violin and piano by Karol Szymanowski. Edited by Aaron Rosand. IMC, $18.95.
 
2011 Winter Auction Results

2012 Art of Sound Competition

A large exhibit and celebration of contemporary instruments returns to Omaha.
 
5 Minutes With Hilary Hahn
On how she handles the balancing act between old and new works
 
A Work of Schubertian Melodies, Charm & Mercurial Mood Changes
The Arpeggione Sonata in A minor for viola or cello
 
Bassist Charlie Haden Awarded Jazz Fellowship
NEA award carries $25,000 prize
 
Beyond Spruce & Maple
Luthiers are opening new frontiers using nontraditional woods
 
Book Reviews—Thoughts on High & Low Culture
Are classical music fans too smart for their own good?
 
CD Review: Schubert Quintet, D. 956. Quartettsatz, D. 703: Allegro and Andante (fragment)
Schubert Quintet, D. 956. Quartettsatz, D. 703: Allegro and Andante (fragment). Tokyo String Quartet. (Harmonia Mundi)
 
CD Review: Vivaldi Cello Concertos
Vivaldi Cello Concertos. Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit cond. (Harmonia Mundi)
 
CD Review: W.A. Mozart, M. Haydn—Duo Sonatas for Violin and Viola
Rachel Podger, violin; Jane Rogers, viola. (Channel Classics)
 
CD Review: Weinberg's Violin Concertino Goes On Record—Finally!
Ostrovsky's recordings of Russian violin works offers a commanding performance
 
Costa Concordia Violinist Among Dead in Cruise Ship Disaster

Dealer Back in Vienna


Decoding Dyslexia. This Cognitive Disorder Need Not Impede Students
String students with learning disabilities can be taught—if the teacher learns the signs
 
Edwards and Sibelius Violin Concertos
Adele Anthony, violin. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with Arvo Volmer, cond. (Canary Classics)
 
Ergonomic Violas
The viola receives an ergonomic rethink—and weary players give a sigh of relief
 
Gotham Strings Bass Bows
A new line of affordable composite bows from David Gage.
 
How Bow Restoration Fights Ravages of Time
Know before you bow: As the values of bows go up, so does the need for thoughtful restoration
 
How to Choose a Fifth Chamber Player
What to do when a quartet suddenly becomes a quintet
 
How to Master Martel
Improve you command of this common stopped-bow stroke
 
Introducing The New & Improved Yamaha SLB-200LTD Silent Bass
This professional-level electric upright bass is a study in elegance
 
J.S. Bach / J.G. Pisendel
Amandine Beyer, Baroque violin. (Zig Zag Territoires)
 
Making It Modern: Challenging Assumptions & Reinventing the Bridge
Fresh approaches to the visual, structural, and acoustical elements of your bridge
 
Matheson Awarded Ives Composer Prize
The prize carries an award of $200,000
 
Music Stages a Comeback
At Afghanistan's sole music academy, students learn to play traditional and Western instruments as part of a government initiative to relieve the pains of decades of war through music.
 
Nicola Benedetti—Italian Style!
Benedetti and Baroque music—purists may grumble, but . . . eh!
 
Old Violins vs. New Violins—Face Off!

Paul SJ Goh Violin Bow


PayPal in the Hot Seat
By ordering the destruction of a violin, PayPal's policies come into question.
 
Pint-Size Players

Rediscovering Beethoven's Romances for Violin and Orchestra
Violinist Philippe Quint on playing two of Beethoven's most lyrical pieces and a couple of Beloved warhorses
 
Remembering the Spirit of the 'Titanic'—The Band That Played On
100 years after the sinking of the ill-fated luxury liner, a book examines the healing power of music
 
SLSQ Debuts Adams Concerto
New work will premiere at San Francisco Symphony
 
Stolen Cello Returned
Melbourne-based cellist Rosie Hunt is reunited with her cello three months after they were stolen from her front yard.
 
Stowaway Fiddle Returned
$170,000 fiddle found by Philly transit workers
 
Upcoming March 2012 Auctions
Dates for the latest auctions from Bongartz, Bonham's, Brompton's, Christie's, Gardiner Houlgate, Skinner's, Sotheby's, and Tarisio.
 
Vanessa Mae: No Apologies

Violin Makers Using Hi-Tech Tools to Replicate the 'Betts' Strad
Starting with a legendary fiddle, a group of luthiers is making the most exacting copies yet
 
Violinist Leila Josefowicz Premieres New Work
Debuts Steve Mackey's 'Beautiful Passing'
 
Violinist's Day in Court
London Phil fiddler sues over Israeli protest

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