No. 173, September 2009

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Mark O'Connor Profile
Fiddler and violin virtuoso introduces a new American violin method to bridge the classical and traditional folk music worlds By James Reel

Yehudi Menuhin's Legacy
On the 10th anniversary of Yehudi Menuhin's death, Laurence Vittes recalls the legacy of a free spirit and passionate advocate for the violin By Laurence Vittes

Aldo Parisot on Technique, Practice & Self-Reliance
Yale pedagogue shares tips on becoming a better teacher and student By Christopher Roberts

Energize Your Students with School Concerts That Rock!
The same old, same old isn't going to cut it if you want to engage young audiences By James Reel

The Virtual Master Class
Thanks to Internet2, top string teachers are just a mouse click away By Tiffany Maleshefski

Strings Forum
Strings Forum with Bob Phillips.

News & Notes
News and Notes Rachel Barton Pine pens a book of cadenzas, Alina Ibragimova is annointed as a Super Brit, the Carolina Chocolate Drops sign with Nonesuch, and more, plus News Briefs

News Spotlight
Alan Gilbert Ready to Grab the Reins of NY Phil Violinist-turned-conductor plans to usher in a few changes By Tiffany Maleshefski

How to Save an Endangered Public-School String Program A 5-point plan of action for parents, students, and school officials By Christopher Roberts

Centerstage
Appreciating the Work of Jazz Violinist Stuff Smith Violinists salute the pioneering jazz fiddler on the 100th anniversary of his birth By Eric Fine

A Musical Life
Retiree Shares the Amazing Healing Power of the Violin Wayne Holfeldt lifts spirits and calms nerves at innovative UNM Arts-in-Medicine program By Tiffany Maleshefski

On My Music Stand
Jazz Cellist Finds Brahms Sonata Still Inspires Passion Mark Summer of the Turtle Island Quartet reveals his love for the chamber music of a 19th-century Romantic ingenue By Mark Summer

Strings 101
Improve Your Violin or Viola Bow Hold in 3 Easy Steps Use this simple exercise to enhance your technical command of the bow By Leah Swann

Play It!
Chopin Piano Trio, Op. 8, Gets New Viola Transcription A look at the inner workings of this powerful piece By Anthea Kreston

Master Class
Steven Isserlis on Exploring the Heart of Romantic Music Embrace gut strings, find the right sound, and learn to love Schumann, Chopin, and Mendelssohn By Edith Eisler

Strings Trade
Strings Trade Shop Visit with Jeff Van Fossen of CodaBow; West Dean restoration workshop; New IPCI President John Bennett; Auction Record for Sacconi; French violin exhibit visits US; Red Book Auction Price GuideBy Erin Shrader

Your Instrument
Learn to Maximize Your Cello Sound by Mixing Strings Find your optimal sound by combining the qualities of different types of strings By Heather K. Scott

New Products
New Products Jay Haide debuts the L'Ancienne special model violin and cello line, Tascam updates a popular flash recorder, Genz Benz amplifier, and more, plus Classic Gear By Erin Shrader

In Print
In Print New Henle edition of Brahms Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 78; Fiddling Demystified; Debussy's Intermezzo for Cello and Piano; and more

On Record
On Record Emersons excel on Janacek quartets, plus new discs by Gabetta, Mullova, Wispelwey, and Trio Solisti

ON DVD
Movses Pogossian plays Kurtag's Kafka Fragments. By Greg Cahill

On Stage
Roby Lakatos Plays with the LSO Audiences were in for a treat when this Gypsy violin phenom played the Barbican By Inge Kjemtrup

Miscellany
Dr. Calvin Lee Is Living His Dream Physican is drawn back to his violin by the YouTube Orchestra

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