No. 133, November 2005

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Young Players Focus
Heavy-metal violinist Bobby Yang By David Templeton

Plugging In
A cadre of rock-orchestra players is changing the face of string playing By David Templeton

Here and Now
Blair School of Music string-department chair offers nuggets of musical wisdom By Kathryn Plummer

Heavenly Host
Lisa Batiashvili finds the meaning of life in the works of the masters By Laurence Vittes

Bows on a Budget
Student? Just living frugally? Here are some tips on finding a good, affordable violin bow By Erin Shrader

Between Tradition and Innovation
Life is deceptively simple at the pub seisiúns in one West Irish village By Adam Kaul

Q&A
Mysterious Maker?. Reader inquires about violin maker Joseph F. Myers By Elisa M. Welch

Slipping E String. Reader letter asks how to keep a stubborn string in tune By Erin Shrader

News & Notes
Benchmarks. St. Lawrence String Quartet, Da Vinci Quartet, Oregon Symphony, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Daedalus Quartet, Louisiana Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony By Greg Cahill

Lady Tennant Gets a New Bow. Stradavari violin presented to violinist Yang Lui By Erin Shrader

Much Ado About Marin. Marin Alsop appointed to succeed Yuri Temirkanov as music director of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra By Greg Cahill

Festival Falters. Genius of the Violin Festival By Greg Cahill

Vassar Clements Remembered. Colleagues mourn death of influential bluegrass fiddler By Greg Cahill

Lost and Found. Alan Brind reunited with stolen 18th-century violin By Greg Cahill

News Spotlight
Coming Home Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler settles in to the Kronos Quartet By Greg Cahill

Practical Musician
Zing Went the Strings of (Ahh) My Neck Simple routines to keep string players ready for action By Donna Shryer

Strings 101
Tips on Tone How to develop a full range of sound on the cello By James Reel

Play It!
A Lyrical Pairing Rossini's Duetto for Cello and Double Bass By Jeremy McCoy

A Bluegrass Pioneer Remembering fiddler Vassar Clements, the king of dark brooding tone By Matt Glaser

Master Class
Getting a Handel on It Arnold Schoenberg's Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra in Bb By Daniel Felsenfeld

Letter From
Letter from Cuba: Havana Revisited Politics and music mingle in the Caribbean By Carl Applebaum

Play It!
Music to Play Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age arranged by Eric Gorfain By Eric Gorfain

In Print
Celebrating Wolfie A listener's guide to the works of Mozart By Edith Eisler

Masterpieces for Violin Thirty World-Renowned Works for Violin and Piano By Edith Eisler

Six Sonatas for Cello and Piano. Editio Musica Budapest By Sarah Freiberg

Briefly Noted. Bach's Violin Concerto in E major, Jazz Wizard Series, Sascha Lasserson: Portrait of a Teacher By Greg Cahill

On Stage
Mixed Bag Mostly Mozart 2005 had some fine moments-mostly By Edith Eisler

Mixed Bag I Palpiti in Los Angeles By Laurence Vittes

On Record
I Like Be I Like Bop. Ginger Smock: The Lovely Lady with the Violin; Eddie South Solo, Trio and Orchestra; Ray Nance: The Complete 1940-1949 Non-Ducal Violin Recordings By Stacy Phillips

Victorious Viktoria Mullova offers a gutsy reading of a few old favorites By Greg Cahill

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantasia. Suite from "The Woman in White" By James Reel

Cinder. Dirty Three By Tiffany Maleshefski

Dvorak: Tone Poems. The Golden Spinning Wheel, The Wood Dove, The Noonday Witch, The Water Goblin By Edith Eisler

O'Connor: Double Violin Concerto. Appalachia Waltz; "Johnny Appleseed" Suite; Amazing Grace By James Reel

Doremi Legendary Treasures: The Fuchs Legacy. Bach: Six Suites for Cello Solo By Laurence Vittes

Franck: Violin Sonata. Milhaud: Viola Sonata No. 2. Dvorak: Songs, Op 2. Bloch: Meditation and Processional: Babbitt: Composition for Viola and Piano By James Reel

Your Instrument
Shake the Chill Surviving the winter with your instrument By Erin Shrader

Shop Visit
East Side Story German luthier Sebastian Berndt, German Violinmaker By Joel Becktell

New Products
New Bow Takes a Bow Jon Paul line merges modern technology and classic French design By Erin Shrader

Encore
Gypsy Soul Nashville fiddler Peter Hyrka turns up the heat with his hot-club jazz By Robert L. Doerschuk

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