No. 273, January 2018
Stringletter

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

 

REVIEWS

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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