On the Cover

Alan Gilbert

Special Focus: Rostropovich Retrospective

  • Rostropovich the Cellist/ Rostropovich the Humanitarian/Political fixture
  • Rostropovich’s Duport Strad
  • Favorite Rostropovich Stories from students; 10 best recordings

Features and Departments

  • Feature on Kim Kashkashian
  • VSA Judges Table – Matt Wehling talks about being a judge
  • Alan Gilbert Legacy
  • Tales of the Trade: Royal Academy luthiers
  • Your Instrument: Varnish
  • Main News Item: VSA Winners; 5 minutes with Julia Woolfe
  • What’s in the Case: Atar Arad
  • Rep Prep: Benjamin Whitcomb
  • On My Music Stand: Lindsey Deutsch
  • My Studio: Caeli Smith
  • For the Record: Lyris Quartet on Intimate Letters album on Naxos
  • Letter From: Tony Arnone’s Musician’s Biathlon

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by November 18, 2016
  • Advertising materials due by November 25, 2016
  • Issue on sale January 10, 2017


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