No. 289, July/August 2019

No. 289, July/August 2019

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Special Focus: Strings' Annual Buyer's Guide


Old School

A little advice for players looking for Baroque instruments

By Cristina Schreil


Power Up!

Find your ideal electric violin without getting zapped

By Patrick Sullivan


Practical Magic

Improve your cello’s potential by upgrading your bow

By Emily Wright


2019 Buyer’s Guide Directory


Common Ground

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and Wynton Marsalis on the process of bringing a new work to life

By Inge Kjemtrup


Playing Fair

Competitions face the quandary of teachers serving on juries

By Brian Wise


Kindred Spirits

Swedish folk ensemble Väsen celebrates 30 years of music and magic

By David Templeton


A Composer for All Seasons

Vivaldi’s overplayed staple still has plenty to offer

By Thomas May


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Boston Pops’ Fourth of July Spectacular; Jasper Quartet’s final recording in a three-part series; 5 Minutes with . . . the Emerson Quartet; and more.


Shop Talk

Luthier Daniel Arling relishes the decisions that shape an instrument


Tales of the Trade

Bassist Lisa Gass’ journey from the stage to the bench


New Products

Gigs by BAM offers players reassurance from their cases


On My Music Stand

Violinist Janet Sung on capturing George Enescu’s descriptive world


Tech Support

Considering the metronome: instrument of torture or liberation?


My Studio

How I almost earned my artistic license


Stage & Studio

An A-list producer and engineer offers tips on effective post-production



For the Record: Violinist Roman Mints breathes new life into Hindemith. On Record: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma tackles Esa-Pekka Salonen’s latest concerto, and more.

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