No. 241, May 2015

No. 241, May 2015

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The Fantastic Four

The Calidore String Quartet team up with the Emersons at a powerhouse residency program

By Laurence Vittes

Brave New World

Chamber groups share solutions to 21st-century challenges

By Patrick Sullivan

In the Swing of Things

All together now: From Long Island to Louisiana, the modern-day violin shop often features a performance space that draws people together

By Louise Lee

Born in the USA

From the archives: Roots musician and violin dealer David Bromberg’s collection of 270 American-made violins is legendary

By Erin Shrader

Finding the Beauty in Violin Repairs

Behind the scenes: Repairing violins can be more than restoring function to a damaged fiddle, it can be art

By Andrew Carruthers

News & Notes

Music director Alan Gilbert to depart NY Phil; Sphinx winners selected; and more; plus Milestones, and 5 minutes with cellist Elinor Frey

News Spotlight

Kronos Quartet invests in innovative NYC youth ensemble


Violinist Hyeyung Julie Yoon: On commissioning music to honor her grandfather

Strings 101

Unlock the potential that your perfectionism is holding back 

Master Class

Exploring Mendelssohn’s piano trios for violin, cello, and piano

Master Class

Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata is gentle, but not for the faint of heart

Practical Musician

Avoid injuries by developing  an effective warm-up routine

Teaching Strings

Strategies for guiding studentson the edge of quitting

Strings Trade

Violin maker Robert Brewer Young creates a unique foursome; Ford’s violins now on permanent display; two quartets donated to the Harlem School; and more

Your Instrument

5 things frets add to your violin playing

Ask the Expert

Where exactly does the bridge belong?

What’s in the Case?

Alban Gerhardt’s 1710 Goffriller cello has been through some ‘rough times,’ but keeps getting better


In Print Theodor Kirchner arranged Brahms’ Sextet, Op. 18, to the composer’s delight On Record Music@Menlo drawns inspiration from Dvorak and other Czechoslovakian composers; and more

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