by Bela Bartók. Edited by Peter Bartók. Hal Leonard, $17.
Learn to improve bow control, expressiveness, and tone
Nashville Symphony’s new concertmaster talks Mahler and country banjo master Béla Fleck
by Emily Wright. Lulu.com, $22.95 (book); $9.95 (file download).
Mob hit man hatches hair-brain scheme
Raciti is assistant principal double bass of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
by Matt Glaser. Hal Leonard, $17.95 (book/CD).
Boris Andrianov, solo cello. (Quartz)
Erica Morini, violin; Michael Raucheisen, piano; RIAS-Symphony Orchestra, Ferenc Fricsay, cond. (Audite)
Judith Ingolfsson, violin. (Genuin)
Helen Callus, solo viola. (Analekta)
The latest film score from Jonny Greenwood is a moving experience
Calidore String Quartet takes home gold
This 'Strings Charts' arrangement for string quartet will bring a smile to any listener’s face
10 essentials every private string teacher needs
A software program for converting your electric signal into MIDI data
Why your fiddle needs one—or four—fine tuners, and which type is best for you
by William Bolcom. Edward B. Marks Music Co., distributed by Hal Leonard, $16.99.
In Everett, Washington, a fiscally strapped symphony and its laid-off players are resurrecting classical music in their community
Find the balance between your ensemble’s personality and the music you program
Be prepared to deal with ambition, pushy parents, and those who see the gifted young violinist as a laboratory specimen
A student’s special needs inspire a community of violin players, teachers, dealers, and makers
Ethel focuses on music composed since 1995
Tunes from 1901 to 1925 featured
G. Henle Verlag, €27.50 (parts); €14.00 (study score).
Robert Lienau Musikverlag, $22.
A Passion for Soloing
More than a dozen violin makers call this city in southern France their home
The Color Purple and Its Appeal to Young Players
Community MusicWorks transforms the lives of those it helps to master the music
Mark O’Connor’s American violin method is a revolution
by George Gershwin. Arranged for string quartet with double bass (ad lib.) by Wolfgang Birtel. Schott, €16.95.
Let the Sun Shine
Edition Peters, $13.95.
How love and tragedy informed these chamber works by the renowned Czech composer
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio discuss 35 years together, new music, their enthusiasm for the next generation, and why they’re never going to learn the Rachmaninov Trio No. 2
Editor Christopher Hogwood tackles works by a notorious self-editor
Players offer lessons in strings, theory, and more in high-tech facility that will serve all of Canada
Arranged by Bill Galliford, Ethan Neuburg, and Tod Edmondson. Alfred Publishing, $16.99.
Emerson String Quartet cellist and renaissance man posts helpful videos