No. 277, May 2018
No. 277, May 2018
No. 277, May 2018

No. 277, May 2018

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SPECIAL FOCUS: Los Angeles City Guide

City-Wide Shifts

A look at the evolution of the musical landscape in Los Angeles, and what it means for the L.A. Philharmonic

By Brian Wise


Hollywood’s Musical Golden Age

How a number of composers fleeing WWII revolutionized film scoring

By Sasha Margolis


A Personal Tour

No matter what kind of music you play or listen to, in Los Angeles, there’s a venue for you

By Eric Gorfain


The Power of Possibility

The City of Angels has limitless musical potential

By Eric Byers


Stomping Grounds

Reminiscing on a wonderful musical childhood

By Anne Akiko Meyers


Shop Stories

The histories of a few top shops

By Megan Westberg


A Spellbinding Scene

Embracing the magic of L.A.

By Nathan Cole


Connected Community

My hometown has so much to offer, I never left

By Katie Thiroux



An Operatic Soul

Violinist-conductor Nikolaj Znaider channels opera to record Mozart’s complete violin concertos

By Cristina Schreil


Bowing Out Gracefully

A string quartet can be like a four-way marriage fraught with peril, but ‘divorce’ can be amicable

By Greg Cahill


The Sixth Suite Problem

Finding my own solution to Bach’s 300-year-old conundrum

By Miranda Wilson


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Sergei Dogadin wins 2018 Singapore International Violin Competition; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with Seattle Symphony associate conductor Pablo Rus Broseta, and more


Shop Talk

Bow maker Peg Baumgartel on the joys found in finishing a bow


Tales of the Trade

Anima Nova’s carbon soundposts are making their way into the American market


Your Instrument

A stringed instrument relies on its ribs


New Products

Wood Violins’ the ‘Legend’ electric violin


Rep Prep

Mastering the irregular rhythmic passages in the first movement of the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor


Stage & Studio

How to soundproof a room so you can practice without bothering house mates and neighbors



For the Record: Thomas Demenga on tackling Bach’s cello suites in one take. On Record: Rachel Barton Pine’s Elgar and Bruch concertos shine in new recording, and more.

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