No. 212, December 2012

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 A Rare Double Bass from the Great Amati Family
The only remaining double bass from the early Cremonese school finds itself playing contemporary solo repertoire

 Creating a Social History of The Violin, ‘The Essential Instrument’
New book details the rich tradition of violin makers, dealers, and players

For Jennifer Koh, Work Is Just a Day at the ‘Beach’
Concert violinist becomes actor in new production of ‘Einstein on the Beach’

Gamba Great Jordi Savall is Reaching Across Time
Jordi Savall uses early music and history to nurture cultural awareness

Get Happy. Violinist Alina Ibragimova on Keeping It Light
Russian string player takes different tact on new recording of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Lucia Micarelli Is Making it Big in the Big Easy
Juilliard-trained violinist finds fame and fortune on the teeming streets of New Orleans


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