No. 268, August 2017
Stringletter

No. 268, August 2017

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Star Power

The All-Star Orchestra shines in a new season

By Cristina Schreil

 

The Eye of the Beholder

Imperfection may just be the thing that separates true art from imitation

By James N. McKean

 

Fire and Ice

Cellist Seth Parker Woods on his influences and inspiration, and the trajectory of his artistic adventure

By Thomas May

 

Nordic Tracks

Nils Økland explores the many voices of his Hardanger fiddle

By Bob Doerschuk

 

Play It Again, Viola. And Again.

On orchestra excerpts and the unconditional love of music

By Atar Arad

 

The Impossible Dream

Tackling the everyday struggle of teaching intonation

By Robert Gillespie

 

Finding the Right Balance

Producing transcendent musical moments—and the need to keep track of my students’ thumbs

By Karine Georgian

 

Constant Evolution

On the development of my teaching approach to the opening of the Sibelius Concerto

By Almita Vamos

 

Editor’s Note

 

News & Notes

Researchers find contemporary violins project better than Strads; Sphinx awards more than $180,000 in MPower Artist Grants; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with violinist and composer Pauchi Sasaki, and more

 

Letter From a Tribute Concert

Former students honor legendary Juilliard violin teacher Dorothy DeLay

 

Curtain Call

Cellist Natalie Haas on how a Swedish band changed her musical life

 

What’s in the Case?

Augustin Hadelich on the spirit and sound of his 1723 ‘ex-Kiesewetter’ Strad violin

 

Tales of the Trade

Seeking brighter strings, a mariachi violinist goes straight to the source

 

Your Instrument

The key to neck stability—and string height—appeared in the playgrounds of old

 

New Products

The Soundbrenner Pulse, and more

 

On My Music Stand

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik found new life in a work he studied during his student days

 

My Studio

A technique reset can be useful at any level

 

Tech Support

Three keys to conquering upper-position anxieties

 

Stage & Studio

Three tips on living a musical life—at sea

 

REVIEWS

For the Record: Bassist William Parker on his one-time duet with Stefano Scodanibbio. Onstage: Genre-bending trio Time for Three melds classics and contemporary with ease—
and a surprise guest. On Record: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, and mandolinist Chris Thile reinvent Bach, and more.


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