No. 143, November 2006

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The Advocates
The next generation of string teachers needs more than teaching notes, rhythms, and instrumental techniques to meet the mounting challenges of the profession By Anna Reguero

Funny Face
Erin and Her Cello are something to laugh about By Tiffany Martini

Nicola Benedetti
Develop Self-Discipline By Laurence Vittes

No Regrets
Violinist Philippe Graffin has spent a lifetime celebrating French classical music, so why is he almost unknown in his native land? By Inge Kjemtrup

Northern Light
Terje Tønnesen has a particular interest in contemporary string music- not only does he play it, he writes it By James Reel

Hitting a High Note
Kyoko Takezawa juggles parenting and performance as a globe-trotting soloist and teacher By James Reel

 

News & Notes
Bench Marks. Mstislav Rostropovich announces his retirement at 79, New York's Orchestra of St. Luke's cancels its European tour due to elevated terror alerts and tightened regulations, Yo-Yo Ma saves the day with a benefit concert, and top conductors rake in the $

Murder Mystery. The murder mystery of Luis Oscar Ferrari and the fate of his Strad By Megan Westberg

New Digs in the Golden State. San Francisco Conservatory of Music moves to a new home and campus By Inge Kjemtrup

A Fortunate Event. The Composer is Dead, an original work commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, combining the efforts of Lemony Snicket, and Nathaniel Stookey premiered on July 8 this year By Tiffany Martini

Beethoven's Fiddle. Daniel Sepec borrows Beethoven's violin to record selected violin and piano sonatas on his recent album By Tiffany Martini

Q&A
Q + A. Cello challenge, bow care, and errata questions and answeres

Practical Musician
The Little Things That Count. Returning to work after an injury isn't easy, but it isn't impossible either By Rebecca Cole

Strings 101
Learning Arabic. Leanne Darling offers an introduction to this vibrant musical style By James Reel

Master Class
A Ligeti Masterwork. Exploring the structure of György Ligeti's Sonata for Solo Cello By Søren Beech

Bowling 300. Mozart's Trio 'Kegelstatt' is a success, no matter its origins By Inge Kjemtrup

Passport to fantasyland Unlocking the door to Schumann's Piano Trios. Unlocking the door to Schumann's Piano Trios By Katie Lansdale

Play It!
"Maps" Words and Music by Karen Orzolek, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase; Arranged by Eric Gorfain for the Section Quartet By Eric Gorfain

On Record
String Quartets with Soprano by Richard Wernick (1995), Alberto Ginastera (1973), John Harbison (1991). The Juilliard String Quartet, Benita Valente, soprano By Edith Eisler

From Russia, with Love. Four-volume series spotlights violinist Yulian Sitkovetsky in all his glory By Laurence Vittes

Auerbach/Shostakovich: Ballet for a Lonely Violinist-Music for Violin and Piano. Vadim Gluzman, violin; Angela Yoffe, piano By Edith Eisler

William Primrose: Viola Transcriptions. Roberto Díaz, viola. Robert Koenig, piano By Laurence Vittes

Dueling Dmitris. Shostakovich String Quartets performed by the Emerson String Quartet, St. Petersburg String Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet By Greg Cahill

Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol.2. James Ehnes, violin; Benoit Loisielle, cello; Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord By Edith Eisler

Scénes de Russie: Prokofiev and Stravinsky on Stage. Yegor Dyachkov, cello; Jean Saulnier, piano By Edith Eisler

Sonates pour violon: Guillaume Lekeu and Alberic Magnard. Irina Muresanu, violin; Dana Ciocarlie, piano By Greg Cahill

The Violin Shop Concert Series, Volume 1. Aubrey Haynie, Bobby Hicks, Andy Leftwich, Bruce Molsky, and Jim Van Cleve, fiddles By Erin Shrader

Martinü, Zdenek Lukás, and Carl Stamitz Viola Concertos. Jitka Hosprova, viola, with the Prague Chamber Orchestra By Laurence Vittes

Encores: Bach, Beethoven, Bruckner, Haydn, Hindemith, Isaac, Ives, Piazzolla, Puccini, Schubert, Wagner. Wolf Leipzig Steichquartett: Andreas Seidl and Tilman Büning, violins; Ivo Bauer, viola; and Matthias Moosdorf, cello By Laurence Vittes

The Never-Ending Waltz. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel, conductor By Greg Cahill

In Print
Meditation in D major, Op.32 for violin and piano. By Aaron Rosand. International Music Co By Graham Pellettieri

A Little Respect. Author David Hurwitz gives Papa Haydn his just desserts By Edith Eisler

Tchaikovsky, Concerto in D major, Op. 35 for violin and piano. Edited by Constantin Mostras and David Oistrach. Practice CD by Moscow Classical Orchestra, conducted by Oleg Khudyakov. C.F. Peters By Tyrone Grieve

Violin Duets. By Ezra Laderman. G. Schirmer Inc By Graham Pellettieri

The 6 String Quartets Op. 64 by Josef Haydn. Edited by Simon Rowland-Jones. Edition Peters By Sarah Freiberg

Your Instrument
Fiddling Freedom A primer on wireless amplification Ever think about cutting the bonds of an electric set up? Here's a primer on wireless amplification By Erin Shrader

Shop Visit
Newfound Sounds. Chemist Joseph Nagyvary says he's found the secrets of Stradivari By Patrick Sullivan

New Products
BSX Bocello. A new BSX Bocello from Dino Fiumara's lineup, an Everest shoulder rest available in different sizes, and Wondertone Solo strings By Erin Shrader

Encore
Stepping Up. LA fiddler Gabe Witcher is doing it his own way By Scott Nygaard

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