(Toccata Press, $145)
Hugo Wolf Quartet (CPO)
Elmar Oliveira, violin/cond.; Arco Ensemble, Eva Gruesser, violin. (Artek)
Bertram Turetzky, bass. (Imaginary Records)
Tabea Zimmermann, viola; Kirill Gerstein, piano (Myrios Classics)
Krzysztof Jakowicz, violin. (ArtZone; available at email@example.com)
by Tomaso Albinoni. Edited by Hans Bergmann. Edition Kunzelmann, Op.1/1–3, Op. 1/4–6, Op. 1/7–9, Op.1/10–12, each $38.
These sonatas for violin and piano bore the seeds of this composer's imagination
Before your next recital, include a simplified strategy to tackle those tricky passages
Avie Records will release cellist’s Bach Cello Suites CD in May
On the frontlines of public-school string education, success often is measured in small victories—and a milk shake or two . . . or three . . .
Octogenarian coach brings out the joy of playing chamber music together
The San Diego Chamber Music Workshop prepares for 32nd summer conference
The Heifetz violin transcription of 'Summertime' is a visceral experience
How to teach students to add lyricism to their playing
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond. (ECM New Series)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tonu Kaljuste, cond. (ECM New Series)
New document will help teachers and administrators shape string programs and provide a standardized teaching tool
Auction news of a 1611 Amati violin, a Brothers Amati violin, and a c.1905 Sartory bow
News about a 1701 Tecchler cello, American Musical Instrument Society meeting, new head of instrument-making program at England's West Dean College, and French luthier Gilles Chancereul moves shop.
'The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings' by Thomas Larson (Pegasus Books, $26.95); 'Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music' by Angela Myles Beeching (Oxford, $21.95); 'Musorgsky: His Life and Works' by David Brown (Oxford, $24.95); 'Schumann: A Chorus of Voices' by John C. Tibbetts (Amadeus Press, $34.99); 'The New York Philharmonic: From Bernstein to Maazel' by John Canarina (Amadeus Press, $29.99)
For Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster, marriage and motherhood have revived her passion for playing the music she loves the most
Break through the fear of dropping the bow and maintain control with ease
Pilot student-exchange program exposes makers to Mirecourt tradition and Quebec ingenuity
These seemingly humble accessories can have a big impact on your tone
by Joan Tower. Associated Music Publishers, $29.99.
by Rodion Shchedrin. Edition Schott, €12.95.
by Giovanni Battista Vitali. Edited by Nicola Baroni. Urtext edition. UT Orpheus Edition, €28.
by Maurice Ravel. Arranged by Carlo Martelli. Broadbent & Dunn, £6.95 parts.
Rhythmic elegance defines this string-quartet arrangement of Cole Porter's classic Broadway tune
Fairview Violin Project seeks to serve underprivileged youth
Alexander Zemlinsky's early work sports a Brahmsian influence and echoes of things to come
Cellist wows the crowd with unique performance style
Legendary cellist Laurence Lesser on enjoying the limelight and recalling a great mentor
by Bob Phillips, Peter Boonshaft, Robert Sheldon. Alfred, $8.99 per book.
Jan Vogler fosters orchestral and chamber-music training through the Moritzburg Academy
After a family member drives over a young violinist's instrument, he's inspired to build his own.