No. 215, March 2013

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Form & Function 

The wooden forms Stradivari used to build violins, violas, and cellos—on display in the States for the first time—are a window into the famous luthier’s instrument-making technique

How to Properly Wind Your Strings
Winding your violin, viola, cello, or bass strings properly in the pegbox can help you stay in tune

Joshua Bell Steps into Sir Neville’s Shoes
Famous soloist puts his stamp on an acclaimed orchestra

Kim Kashkashian: An Explorer’s Mind
How Hungarian composer György Kurtág helped shape this string player into the most prominent viola soloist in America

Meet the Sleek, Sexy Gewa Idea 2.3 Violin Case
Elegant notions abound in this hardshell violin case

Modern Stringed-Instrument Makers Exhibits Build Excitement
Players, makers, and dealers can be inspired by ‘new maker’ events
 
Of Black Gold & Golden-Period Strads
How the oil booms of the 1970s and 2000s fueled the high-octane violin-auction market
 
Put a Lil’ ‘Sweet Honey Bee’ in Your Morning Coffee
The Real Vocal String Quartet makes a definitive statement on latest CD
 
Revision Offers Performance Advice for Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56
Bärenreiter urtext edition is based on newly discovered sources
 
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple
Multi-media website buoys upcoming Jerusalem Quartet’s marathon performances
 
The New York Youth Symphony Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
Itzhak Perlman made his Carnegie Hall debut with the NYYS. So did Alisa Weilerstein. Now this first-rate music-education program marks a milestone
 
Urban Summer Music Camps for Adult Enthusiasts
Three adult amateur string players report from urban music camps from around the United States
 
Vadim Gluzman's "Auer" Stradivari Violin Has Been Inspiration for Generations of Great Violinists and Composers
The soul and sounds of the 1690 ‘Auer’ captured Tchaikovsky

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