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February 2013
February 2013, No. 214
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Cellist Gary Hoffman affords these cherished pieces high respect

Film doc sparks transformative experience for violinist, composer, and educator Gregory Walker 

The Verdehrs mark 40 years of building a strong record for commissioning new works

Even on a ‘bad’ day, this 1749 Busan sings well at the Met

Benoît Rolland wins a MacArthur Grant for his pioneering use of synthetic materials, an ergonomic frog, and customizable parts

For adult enthusiasts seeking to join a community orchestra, the audition process can be daunting, but preparation can help make it a painless experience

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto benefits from the scholarship of editor Jonathan Del Mar

Picking up an electric stringed instrument isn’t just about sound—it can open up playing opportunities

These discreet pickups for committed—and not-so-committed—players deliver convenience and a natural sound at an affordable price

These discreet pickups for committed—and not-so-committed—players deliver convenience and a natural sound at an affordable price