No. 266, June 2017

No. 266, June 2017

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A Legendary Celebration

Jazz violinist Regina Carter releases tribute album to her idol Ella Fitzgerald 

By Cristina Schreil


Power Trio

Bassist Edgar Meyer, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and mandolinist Chris Thile take Bach on the road

By David Templeton


Pathways to Knowledge

Violinist Christian Howes celebrates 15 years of his Creative Strings Workshop

By Karen Peterson


All Ears

Alasdair Fraser on how the Scottish fiddle is a ‘vehicle for different types of dialects’

By Cristina Schreil


Forward Energy

Darol Anger breaks down bluegrass from a fiddler’s perspective

By Patrick Sullivan


Fiddling with Tradition

With roots in 19th-century Scotland, Cape Breton–style playing moves into the future

By Pat Moran


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Mira Wang on the resurrection of Roman Totenberg’s long-lost Strad violin; Juilliard School launches online performing-arts courses; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with Midori; and more


Curtain Call

Violinist Johnny Gandelsman on the connection between Bach’s Sonatas & Partitas . . . and ‘Kung Fu Panda’


What’s in the Case?

Melissa Slocum on the unparalleled depth of sound and versatility of her English bass


Tales of the Trade

Bow maker Ralph Ashmead balances modern needs with ancient inspiration


Your Instrument

Understanding bow tip plates


New Products

Knilling unveils its Nicolo Gabrieli line, and more


On My Music Stand

Melia Watras draws inspiration from fellow violist-composers, and Hindemith is no exception


My Studio

Bassist James VanDemark on the power of Paul Katz’ teaching


Tech Support

Conquering coordination through broken-rhythm patterns


Stage & Studio

A modest investment in home-recording equipment can pay dividends



For the Record: Violinist Philippe Graffin on his latest recording of the Mendelssohn and Schumann concertos. On Record: Violinist Henning Kraggerud unearths Nordic works, and more.

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