No. 256, August 2016

No. 256, August 2016

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Paying It Forward

On the power of music to change the world, and a spiritual journey that began with Bach

By Rachel Barton Pine


Shimmering Color and Incandescence

Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s Grammy win highlights the work of French composer Henri Dutilleux on the 100th anniversary of his birth

By Thomas May


Date with Destiny

Views on the role of a festival’s artistic director—from the top of a volcano

By Zuill Bailey



Teaching & Learning


Starting with a Generation

Encouraging diversity—one step, one concert, one community at a time

By Karen Peterson


Go with the Flow

Applying the 5 basic principles of t’ai chi can improve your cello-bowing technique

By Douglas Wolters


The Real World

The Iglitzin Chamber-Music Fellowship offers professional experience to select young artists

By Leah Hollingsworth


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

The M-Prize-winning Calidore String Quartet bids Stony Brook adieu with Carnegie Hall debut; violinist Kyung Wha Chung to open Verbier Festival; AFVBM talks trade in Berkeley; plus Milestones; 5 minutes with Clarice Jensen; and more


News Spotlight

Contemporary music collective Ensemble Dal Niente celebrates ten years of redefining the listening experience


News Spotlight

Violinist Jennifer Koh commissions 32 works for solo violin in latest project


First Person

Violist Luke Fleming on creating an ideal chamber group in a world of compromise


Curtain Call

Violinist Evan Price on the depth of emotion that Bach’s Partita No. 2 offers musicians


Tales of the Trade

Pyrographer Dino Muradian has violins feeling the burn


What’s in the Case?

David Harrington’s 1721 Testore violin survived Bach, Mozart, and Jimi Hendrix


Your Instrument

Considering adding a low-C extension to your bass? Here’s what you need to know


New Products

Pirastro’s Perpetual cello strings offer big sound and a quick response; Kun’s Solo shoulder rest; and more


On My Music Stand

Sphinx president Afa Dworkin on exploring repertoire by composers of color


My Studio

Communicating with a student required developing a new vocabulary


Rep Prep

Études that serve as handy exercises for playing Bach’s mighty Chaconne



For the Record: On the eve of the ensemble’s ten-year anniversary, the Zodiac Trio talk about their latest release ‘Dreamtime.' In Print: Violist Kim Kashkashian takes on Dvorák’s Sonatina and Rondo, and more.

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