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MUSIC AND BOOKS ARE ALMOST THE SAME THING

Hi Everyone. I have here an essay about books and music. Can you help me figure out if it is a good essay or does it needs an improvement.I wrote this essay when I was in college. It was an essay made for our Music class.;MUSIC & BOOKS ARE ALMOST THE SAME THINGEvery aspect of life have a peer influence and one of the being music which drives a person’s interest of listening to it. Regardless of the mood you are in,…See More
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Book Lovers

Ok, so the general assumption is that string players are "bookish". So? What are your favorite books?
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Stephanie Powell's blog post was featured

Peter Cropper, Founder of the Lindsay Quartet, Dies

Peter Cropper, violinist and founder of the Lindsay Quartet, died on May 30 at the age of 69 from a heart attack.Born into a musical family, his grandfather was leader of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and his uncle was principal viola in the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Cropper went on to…See More
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Stephanie Powell posted a blog post

Peter Cropper, Founder of the Lindsay Quartet, Dies

Peter Cropper, violinist and founder of the Lindsay Quartet, died on May 30 at the age of 69 from a heart attack.Born into a musical family, his grandfather was leader of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and his uncle was principal viola in the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Cropper went on to…See More
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Mitch Alerding posted a discussion

Questions from a beginner.

So I'm stuck a little bit (I think I asked this question some time ago but never followed up with this site)I started playing about seven months ago now and am taking lessons (fiddle) from a very good instructor, who's urged me to keep on playing because I seem to have some talent and pick up on things quickly. I love fiddle music, but it's only part of what I enjoy and what I want to have the capability of playing.I'm not asking for the differences between fiddling and classical playing, I…See More
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Alvin Witarsa and Widi Kuswanto are now friends
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Juro Tkalčić : Cello Concerto

Few days ago I found about this at Unsung Composers forum. The interest of a few picky members prompted me to give it a hear. And was I captivated by it..!  I know passionate promoters of unsung music tend to exaggerate about the quality of their 'protege' 's legacy, but I'm not that type..Be sure to listen to the last, 3rd movement (starts at time 00:17:57)…See More
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Laurence Vittes posted a blog post

Calder Quartet Sizzles in Caroline Shaw's Ritornello

DATELINE: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Thursday night night, May 28, 2015Beginning May 10, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been putting on a series of concerts called Next on Grand, which are providing a lively introduction to a lot of stimulating new music by a pleasing variety of composers. The concerts will last until June 16. On their website, the Philharmonic identifies the major selling points of the May…See More
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Stephanie Powell's blog post was featured

Trio Cleonice to Present World Premiere

 Trio Cleonice, the Boston-based violin-cello-piano grouping of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps, will present a world premiere of Richard Wernick’s Sonata for Two at its Trio Cleonice & Friends season finale concert on Tuesday,…See More
May 27
Stephanie Powell posted a blog post

Trio Cleonice to Present World Premiere

 Trio Cleonice, the Boston-based violin-cello-piano grouping of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps, will present a world premiere of Richard Wernick’s Sonata for Two at its Trio Cleonice & Friends season finale concert on Tuesday,…See More
May 27
Stephanie Powell's blog post was featured

Queen Elisabeth Competition Selects Finalists

The Queen Elisabeth Competition, which is dedicated to violinists this year, has announced its 12 finalists.The finals, which will run from May 25 through May 30 in Belgium, will have each violinist…See More
May 20
Stephanie Powell posted a blog post

Queen Elisabeth Competition Selects Finalists

The Queen Elisabeth Competition, which is dedicated to violinists this year, has announced its 12 finalists.The finals, which will run from May 25 through May 30 in Belgium, will have each violinist…See More
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Robert Cornell is now a member of All Things Strings
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Summer Chamber Music Workshops Begin June 4th at New Jersey Youth Symphony Center

June 4, 2015 at 7pm to July 30, 2015 at 9pm
New Providence – Summer programs at New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) begin on June 4th with Chamber Music Workshops. This summer’s Chamber Music Workshops, with improved professional development and instruction, are the perfect opportunity for music students of all ages and abilities to explore the artistry of chamber music while gaining confidence and skills as a musician.  Led by NJIO’s Artistic Director Warren Cohen and Program Director Martin Steinberg, NJIO’s principal…See More
May 18
christian howes posted a video

Creative Strings Workshop: Summer Conference for improvising string players

Get more info here: http://christianhowes.com/education/creative-strings-workshop/ The Creative Strings Workshop is an annual summer conference geared toward...
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Elaine Mesuk is now a member of All Things Strings
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Peter Cropper, Founder of the Lindsay Quartet, Dies

Peter Cropper, violinist and founder of the Lindsay Quartet, died on May 30 at the age of 69 from a heart attack.

Born into a musical family, his grandfather was leader of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and his uncle was principal viola…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on June 1, 2015 at 11:27am

Trio Cleonice to Present World Premiere

 

Trio Cleonice, the Boston-based violin-cello-piano grouping of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps, will present a world premiere of Richard Wernick’s Sonata…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on May 27, 2015 at 3:18pm

Queen Elisabeth Competition Selects Finalists

The Queen Elisabeth Competition, which is dedicated to violinists this year, has announced its 12 finalists.

The finals, which will run from May 25 through May 30…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on May 20, 2015 at 10:43am

The Mighty MO Is in Havana

Follow the Minnesota Orchestra's historic trip to Cuba. http://mprnews.tumblr.com/tagged/mnorchincuba

Posted by Greg Cahill on May 15, 2015 at 7:46pm

Jennifer Koh Releases Bach & Beyond, Part II

Two-thirds of the way complete, the second installment of violinist Jennifer Koh’s three-part series, Bach & Beyond, Part II, will be released May 12.

The album…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on May 11, 2015 at 11:13am

Violins of Hope Coming to Cleveland

Violins of Hope, a collection of 45 Holocaust-era violins, will arrive in Cleveland this fall for a community collaboration of concerts, exhibits, and educational opportunities focusing on the role of music and musicians during the Holocaust.

The violins have been restored by Amnon…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on May 5, 2015 at 2:38pm

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Juro Tkalčić : Cello Concerto

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Would like to share my string quartet compositions

Started by André van Haren in Playing May 1.

Honer 5 Replies

Started by Kristopher Trevino in Your Instrument. Last reply by Kristopher Trevino Apr 20.

Group to play violin with in Houston area

Started by Firdaus Dastoor in Playing Apr 16.

Warchal Amber strings

Started by Kevin Keating in Your Instrument Apr 15.

More about string choice for an already bright violin 5 Replies

Started by David S. Milligan in Playing. Last reply by Kevin Keating Apr 7.

Please help me identify this fiddle 1 Reply

Started by Michaelues in Your Instrument. Last reply by Kevin Keating Mar 28.

Playing a Gadulka 1 Reply

Started by Kay J in Playing. Last reply by Kevin Keating Mar 6.

What's the Most Challenging Piece You've Ever Encountered? 1 Reply

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