No. 276, April 2018
No. 276, April 2018
No. 276, April 2018

No. 276, April 2018

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A Storied Career

French cellist Gautier Capuçon plumbs his own experiences for inspiration on his latest album

By Greg Cahill


Passing Fancy

Schubert’s delicate “Arpeggione” Sonata was written for an instrument that is virtually extinct. Why has this piece endured and why do modern players like violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Gautier Capuçon love to play it?

By Inge Kjemtrup


Pure Imagination

The exuberantly prolific Augusta Read Thomas has no time for creative boundaries

By Thomas May


The Pursuit of Beauty

A violin maker investigates the bow-making process

By James N. McKean


Plugging Away

French musician and designer debuts a high-end, customizable, electric concert violin made on a 3D printer

By Greg Cahill


Treasure among Treasures

Attending an exhibition of contemporary makers’ work might help you find your perfect instrument or bow

By Megan Westberg


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

‘Four Strings Around the World’ reveals the violin’s many identities; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with composer Tod Machover, and more


Shop Talk

Bow maker Benoît Rolland on the visionary that was François Xavier Tourte


What’s in the Case?

Violinist Francesca dePasquale on the 1968 Sergio Peresson that her father commissioned


Tales of the Trade

Jeff Meyer creates wood stands that offer functionality in addition to beauty


Your Instrument

Avoiding the hassles of travelling with a bass


New Products

Eastman Strings’ L.A. Bass Works C-Extension


On My Music Stand

Jazz violinist Mads Tolling on finding rhythm and harmony within the classical genre


Rep Prep

Learning old-time fiddle requires a lot of research with your ears open to the past


Tech Support

Retraining a collapsing-locking left 4th finger


Stage & Studio

How to get yourself ready for that solo gig of a lifetime



For the Record: With ‘Generation Frustration,’ fiddle duo 10 String Symphony expands its message and sound. In Print: The theoretical basis of perfect cello intonation is laid bare in new edition, and more.

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