No. 273, January 2018
No. 273, January 2018
No. 273, January 2018

No. 273, January 2018

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School of Thought

Violinist Johnny Gandelsman records Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for the first time

By Brian Wise


Notes from the Ultimate Showman

Augustin Hadelich examines Paganini’s music and mystique

By Cristina Schreil


Perfect Fifths: One Choice Among Many

A few thoughts on tuning your viola (violinists and cellists invited)

By Atar Arad


The Traveling Patriarch

The roving life of violin maker Vincenzo Panormo reflected the turbulence of his times

By Philip J. Kass


The Panormo Legacy

Vincenzo’s effect on the trade in Paris and London, the craft he passed on to his children, and how Panormos fare in the modern market

By Philip J. Kass


Style Guide

Identifying some general characteristics of each of the Panormo violin makers’ workmanship 

By Philip J. Kass


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Seattle Symphony announces Thomas Dausgaard as its next music director; Yo-Yo Ma steps down as artistic director of Silkroad; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with...fiddler Glen Alexander, and more


Curtain Call

Violinist Hyeyung Yoon on the Chiara Quartet’s final performance


Tales of the Trade

A librarian’s life at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra


New Products

The Forrte Folder offers peace of mind for outdoor-performance enthusiasts


On My Music Stand

Cellist Camden Shaw reflects on the healing within Laks’ string quartet


Rep Prep

Violinist Gregory Walker offers a new way to practice the octaves in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto


Stage & Studio Tips on how musicians can overcome stage fright



For the Record: Takács Quartet violist Geraldine Walther reflects on Dvořák’s expression of the viola. Onstage: Chicago Symphony brings light to a bleak Bay Area. In Print: Celebrate Gidon Kremer’s 70th birthday with an edition of Beethoven’s beloved concerto, and more.

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