No. 152, October 2007
Stringletter

No. 152, October 2007

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Outside the Lines
Michael Tilson Thomas on Gustav Mahler, the maximum power of horsehair and rosin, and the fine art of musical stargazing By David Templeton

Just Like Old Times
Baroque specialist Andrew Manze hosts a Charles Parry party By Laurence Vittes

Making It
Becoming a successful chamber-music ensemble these days might require computer savviness or even a layover at the Lizard Lounge By Katherine Millett

Born in the USA
The social history of the violin in America grew out of corn-fed Cremonas and took root in the parlors of fiddling aristocrats and common folk alike By David Schoenbaum

Pilgrim's Pride
What stories lurk in the church bass-ment? This forgotten New England lutherie tradition reportedly was born of a jackknife and a couple of wood blocks By Erin Shrader

Wurlitzer Shop History
Remembering the greatest violin experts that America has ever produced By Christopher Germain

News & Notes
Benchmarks. ASOL to LAO, Mario Brunello, Joshua Bell, Pasadena Symphony, Sphinx, Naxos, Irving M. Klein comp., Michael Hill comp., Tchaikovsky comp., Edward P. Sweeney, Leonard Slatkin, Darko Butorac, Don Ehrlich, Christopher Rowland, Efrain Guigui, Johnny Frigo By Rory Williams

News & Notes Music and Madness Eugene Drucker releases The Savior, Charles W. Liu presents Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Barenreiter-Verlag publishes The New Bach Edition, the Royal Festival Hall reopens, Sgt. Geoffrey Allison makes violins, and more

News Spotlight
Guarneri Splits Guarneri Quartet members are hanging up their bows—sort of By Rory Williams

War & Performance American Voices takes Western culture to northern Iraq By Rory Williams

A Helping Hand Montana nonprofit helps communities boost public-school strings programs. By Eliana Fiore

Practical Musician
Standing Room Only Why so many leading quartets are getting up out of their chairs By Inge Kjemtrup

Strings 101
From Croak to Croon Plagued by sound-production problems? Here are a few fixes By James Reel

Play It!
Perpetual Anticipation The Ying Quartet gives string players a taste of Sondheim By James Reel

Fairy Tale A Stravinsky ballad sure to win string players' hearts By Graham Pellettieri

Letter From
Letter From Tierra Caliente One-armed octogenarian violinist Ángel Tavira lights up the big screen By Matt Sircely

Advertiser Index
Strings 152 Advertiser Index A PDF of the advertisers from the October 2007 issue

In Print
In PrintKronos Collection, Vol. 1 for String Quartet; True Divided Light; Violin Sight-Reading I: A fresh approach; Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in Eb major, K. 364.

On Record
Dutch Treat. Lex van Delden: Complete String Quartets; Brahms: String Quartets, Op. 51, Nos. 1 & 2; Op. 67; Piano Quintet, Op. 34; Eve Beglarian: Almost Human. Joby Talbot: Motion Detector; Falling; Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6; and more!

On Stage
London Calling Mozart meets the iconoclastic Kronos Quartet to polite applause By Inge Kjemtrup

Your Instrument
When Things Aren't Right On the demystification of sound adjustment By James N. McKean

Shop Visit
Philadelphia Story Hiroshi Iizuka has a knack for producing big-sounding violas By Kate Kilpatrick
Encore
(No) Fear of Flying Fiddler Oisín McAuley soars beyond the traditional Donegal style By Scott Nygaard


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