No. 251, March 2016

No. 251, March 2016

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The Glory of It All

Intrepid prodigy turned mature artist, Caroline Goulding on a new album and change in scenery

By Cristina Schreil


Richard Greene: The Innovator

After a devastating illness, the creator of the chop builds a new life outside of music

By David Templeton




The Big Leagues

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra offers amateur musicians a chance to play with the pros

By Yuval Boger


A Safe Zone

Alasdair Fraser's Valley of the Moon Scottish fiddling camp focuses on teaching music by ear

By Stephanie Powell


Strings Annual Summer-Study Directory


Editor's Note


News & Notes

Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen wins 2016 Grawemeyer Award for music composition; fiddle duo 10 String Symphony celebrates No. 3 on Billboard; plus Milestones; 5 minutes with violinist Sergey Khachatryan; and more


Wise Words

Anne-Sophie Mutter on Carnegie Hall's legacy


Strings 101
How to master the chop: add a percussive technique to your bowing toolbox


Master Class

Elgar's recording of his cello concerto with Beatrice Harrison reveals the music in striking detail


Strings Trade
Remembering innovator Norman Pickering (1916-2015); Brompton's online-only auction results; VSA convention and competition dates announced; and more


What's in the Case?

This circa 1760 Landolfi violin lets Arnaud Sussmann focus on the music, not the instrument


New Products
A trio of new strings from Thomastik-Infeld, and more


On Record: The roots of Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring,' and more. In Print: Inside the F-A-E Sonata written by Brahms, Schumann, and Dietrich, and more.

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