No. 208, August 2012

No. 208, August 2012

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'48 Italian Folk Tunes for Violin'
'48 Italian Folk Tunes for Violin.' Arranged by Marco Ferrari. UT Orpheus, €13.95.

'Beethoven: Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello, WoO 45, Op. 66, WoO 46'
'Beethoven: Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello, WoO 45, Op. 66, WoO 46.' Edited by Jonathan Del Mar. Urtext edition. Bärenreiter, €18.95.

'Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music'
'Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music' by Tricia Tunstall. W.W. Norton, $26.95.

'Doug Cameron's Music Book'
'Doug Cameron's Music Book' by Doug Cameron. Introduction and volumes 1–3. Doug Cameron Music, $149.95 (instructional introduction + vols. 1–3; DVD; two-CD set).

'Toft Serenade' by Augusta Read Thomas
'Toft Serenade' by Augusta Read Thomas (viola transcription). G. Schirmer, $19.99.

'Two Selections from Mozart's 'Requiem Mass''
'Two Selections from Mozart's 'Requiem Mass.'' Arranged by Bob Lipton. Alfred $7 score; parts also available.

'Water: Trio for violin, cello, and piano'
'Water: Trio for violin, cello, and piano' by Tomasz Skweres. Doblinger, €26.90.

2012 Spring Auction Results

5 Minutes With. . . Violinist, Violist, and Composer Eyvind Kang
Leading figure on the chamber-jazz and progressive rock scenes releases new CD

7 Ways to Break Out of That Classroom Rut
These simple exercises can help keep your teaching fresh and your students engaged

A Foundation Built on Positive Reinforcement
Private lessons: When students have the discipline and interest to succeed, the right tools and a positive approach can bring out their best
A Life in Legato

Carl Ruggles on the Mind
The Complete Music of Carl Ruggles reissued on CD

Chicago Symphony Goes on the Road
First Asian tour since 2009

CodaBow Co-Founder Recognized

Detroit Symphony Appoints New Concertmaster
30-year-old violinist Yoonshin Song gets the assignment

Ebony & Rosewood regulations announced

Even the Vampires Get Into the Act on This Hypnotic CD
The extraordinary KMW Trio delivers a literate program of works inspired by 'Vampire Mysteries' author Charlaine Harris and Oscar Wilde

Fellowship of the Strings, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is Reinventing Group Dynamics
Even the Harvard School of Business is learning from its example

Israeli Violinist & Educator Ivry Gitlis Celebrates 90 Years
At an age when most are slowing down, this fiddler has no plans to end his career

Johannes Moser Goes in Search of Sound, Depth & Playfulness
One cello is a 'teacher,' the other is a 'playground'

NCCO Premiere is Nothing to Laugh About
Italian comedy inspires Pulitzer-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

New AFVBM president

NY Phil Concertmaster Announces Retirement
Plus, violinists Roman Totenberg and Zvi Zeitlin remembered

Passion, Mutual Respect & A 'No-Fail' Environment
The conservatory approach: Students excel when honored and given the confidence to succeed

Pa's Fiddle, Charles Ingalls—American Fiddler
The Pa's Fiddle Project. (

Pirastro Flexocor Deluxe Bass Strings

Scott Cao STV-850S 'Heifetz 1740' Violin
Special varnish elevates this affordable high-performance step-up violin

Seattle Symphony Commissions Carter Work
2013 premiere is scheduled

Setting the Classroom Standard: Curiosity, Safety & Connection
The community school model: When cultivating relationships with students, try to tap a student's creativity

Sounding Off!
New book surveys building boom in concert halls

Stahlhammer Cello Endpins

The Science of Music & Healing Takes Center Stage at Chamber Fest
Advances in brain science and music therapy will be explored at an innovative 40th annual Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival symposium

The Search for the Right Bow
Discover new sounds—and excite your senses—by using the right bow to suit the right performance

Violinist Hilary Hahn: 'Silfra'
Hilary Hahn, violin; Hauschka, prepared piano. (Deutsche Grammophon)

Violinist 'PatKop' Lets Her Hair Down in Berlin
Free-thinker performs at benefit concert for her native Moldova

Violist Garth Knox: 'Saltarello'
Garth Knox, viola, viola d'amore, fiddle; Agnès Vesterman, cello; and Sylvain Lemêtre, percussion. (ECM New Series)

Welcome to the New (Virtual) Global Marketplace of
A well-known player in the string trade debuts a new platform for finding and selling great bows and violins

Yo-Yo Ma Sounds Like a Million . . . Krona!
Cellist wins prestigious 2012 Polar Prize

'Spanish Court' Strad Cello Damaged
One of Stradivari's 11 decorated instruments is damaged in an accident

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