No. 105, October 2002
Joshua Bell on composition, hypervioilns, and the future of music. By David Templeton.
Born on the Bayou
Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet steps into an American vernacular string quartet. By Greg Cahill.
The Write Stuff
New Music Comes Alive Through an Innovative Program of Orchestral Composer Residencies. By James Reel.
Bow makers launch effort to conserve pernambuco trees. By Russ Rymer.
NEWS & NOTES
Dorothy Delay Tribute. Aspen Music Festival's tribute to the great teacher. By Christopher Whiting.
Fulton Fiddles Come Out to Play. David Fulton shares his instrument collection at the 30th annual International Viola Congress.
NEA Awards. Ralph Blizard and Luderin Darbone win awards.
Nigel's News. Sinfonia Varsovia of Poland names Nigel Kennedy artistic director.
Orderly Conduct. Symphony awards and personal changes .
Remembering Ray Brown. Memorial to the passing of this great bassist.
Musical Chairs. Orchestra and Symphony member changes.
Noteworthy. Trios and Quartet competition award winners.
Passings. Memorials to Alan Lomax.
That's the Old Ballgame. Seiji Ozawa takes his final bow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
But Then Again . . . Internet Classical radio stations suffer setbacks.
Half Empty? Half Full? The fight for orchestras to stay afloat fiscally. It may not be as bad as the media says
Space is the Place. The Kronos Quartet debuts its multimedia piece, Sun Rings, this fall. Based on space sounds. By Greg Cahill.
Flexor Digitorum Profundus. A severed flexor tendon on the left index finger has a reader wondering if reconstructive surgery is the answer. Treatment is suggested by Dr. Karen Nugent. By Karen Nugent.
Tuning your tuners. Making sure you have the right fine tuners can prevent damage to the instrument. By Donovan Murray.
What Price Bows? What is the price range of new violin bows by American makers? "Wide," says Elisa M. Welch. By Elisa M. Welch.
Know the Score. Learning to trust your instincts when approaching a piece of music. Tips and advice on how to properly learn a piece of music on your own. By David Finckel.
From Oppression to Expression. Interpreting the string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich. How to better understand and play Shostakovich's quartets. By Judith Glyde.
Bach and Bach Again. Lost J.S. Bach concerto--a work of musical scholarship or a flight of artistic license? A restored work from Bach creates beautiful music--and a stir in the music world. By Robert S. Bridges.
Sedona, Arizona. Succumbing to one of the Southwest's most alluring chamber music festivals. An insider's look at this Southwestern music festival. By Carolyn S. Ellis.
Cao to Display Guarneri at VSA and Silent Partner. The Yamaha corp. markets the new Silent Viola; Scott Cao will display Guarneri at 2002 VSA comp.
Passing the Baton. New textbook brings clarity to the art of conducting. Review of Conduction the Music, Not the Musicians (Jerry and Henry Nowak). By Gabriel Sakakeeny.
The Oxford Companion to Music. Review of the new book edited by Alison Latham. By Heather K. Scott.
Classical Music 101. Review of the Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music. By Meg Eldridge.
Memories and Commentaries. Review of the new edition by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft. By Meg Eldridge.
Sonates pour Violin. Gabriel Faure, Isabell Faust, violin. By Greg Cahill.
The Good 'Bbuk. St. Lawrence String Quartet delivers a powerful musical statement Review of the new Yiddishbbuk CD. By Greg Cahill.
Biber Sonatas for Violin and Coninuo. John Holloway, violin; Aloysia Assenbaum, organ; Lars Ulrick Mortenson, harpsichord. By Greg Cahill.
Henryk Wieniowsky: Complete Works for Solo Violin, and Violin and Piano. Daniel Stabrawa, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Bartlomiej Niziol, and Piotr Plawner, violinists. By Christopher Whiting.
Rautavaara: Complete Works for String Orchestra. Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Juha Kangas, conductor. By Robert Moon.
Short Takes. McEwen String Quartets, Volume 1; William Lawes: Consort Sets in Five & Six Parts and Vivaldi: Farnace; The Rabbi's Lover. Multiple short reviews.
A Gallery of Greats. Verbier Music Festival hosts some of the world's finest string players. The Verbier Festival highlights include Gidon Kremer and Marta Sudraba. By Daniel Felsenfeld.
Drying Times. How to protect your instrument from climate changes. Tips for keeping your instrument safe during different temperature shifts, humidity. By Richard Ward.
A Certain Gentleness. Cremonese luthier Luca Salvadori stays true to himself. A profile and interview with this highly acclaimed Italian contemporary maker. By Dominik Musafia.
On the Case. A welterweight cello carrier from a top French manufacturer. Product reviews of Bam's new NewTech cello case, Mathias Thoma MT violin, Play Music software, kits. By Heather K. Scott.
Collective Soul. A long list of players find immortality in a rare violin Jascha Heifetz' fabled violin continues to shape the lives of who encounter it. By David Templeton.