Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; English Chamber Orchestra, Steven Mercurio, cond. (eOne)
'Exploring Jazz Violin: An introduction to jazz harmony, technique, and improvisation' by Chris Haigh. Schott, €27.95.
'Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 104.' Wiltshire Music Company, $22.
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, New Century Chamber Orchestra. (Counterpoint films)
'Otakar Sevcik, Op. 19: P.I. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, Op. 35.' Complete violin & piano score; critical urtext violin part; analytical studies & exercises, including the Leopold Auer edition. Edited by Stephen Shipps. Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, $32.95.
'Unlocking the Masters: Bernstein’s Orchestral Music, An Owner’s Manual' by David Hurwitz. Amadeus Press, $24.99.
He’s best known for his performances and recordings of standard classical repertoire—most recently, a CD of Beethoven’s Romances coupled with the iconic concertos of Bruch and Mendelssohn. But two years ago, Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint started a tango group called the Quint Quintet. It is, he says, a labor of love.
Jordi Savall returns to his exploration of intersecting cultures
67th Caramoor Music Festival presents latest in organization’s 21st-century string quartet commissioning project
Michael Djupstrom wins grand prize for composition contest
More than a year after a trio of disasters hit Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, a group of Cremonese makers is working to keep attention on the devastation that still requires massive efforts.
Finckel will be replaced by Paul Watkins after 2012–13 season; he joins the Juilliard School faculty this fall
1st of four commissions by central California organization
Elizabeth Field, violin; Malcolm Bilson, piano. (Cornell University)
The Complete Acoustic Recordings, 1921–26; and Selected Live Performances, 1938–41 (WHRA)
Heads for South African concert dates
Chicago violin dealer’s death marks the end of an era—Fushi’s lifelong passion for violins helped music’s brightest stars
Plus, Orchestra for a New Century makes its debut
34 years after Menuhin’s first China visit, his namesake competition puts Chinese classical music on the world stage—and U.S. competitors on the map
Live chamber recordings from David Finkel, Wu Han & Friends
NCCO debuts work based on Commedia dell’Arte
Thief to be released early
Why changing your bow may be the easiest—and most affordable—way to improve your sound
Gidon Kremer, violin; Marta Sudraba and Nicolas Altstaedt, cellos; Kremerata Baltica; Chamber Choir Kamer, Maris Sirmais, cond. (ECM New Series)
How contemporary violins copied from these two iconic makers are different and why it matters to you
An organization with a business plan that calls for frequent partnerships with other nonprofits
Top players offer their insights into these works
New CDs from Brittany Haas, Katy Glassman, and Mads Tolling
Tokyo String Quartet calls it quits
Brazilian group conquers the composer’s 17-string quartet cycle
New or old, what you should look for—and what to expect
Violinist Eleanor Dunbar is one of two winners