For several decades in the mid-twentieth century, Piatigorsky was the cello’s greatest international star.
Robert Cohen traded in a famous Stradivari cello for a younger Tecchler—30 years later, he's as dazzled by its sound & feel as he was the day he first played it.
Composer Florence Price Was the First African-American Woman to Have a Work Performed by a Major U.S. Orchestra
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presented Florence Price's Symphony in E minor in 1933, making her the first African American woman to have a work performed by a major U.S. Orchestra.
A dream convinced him to learn the fiddle. Now violin maker Jonathan Cooper of Acoustic Artisans makes instruments for modern performance needs
The first recording from violist Emma Wernig, "The Viennese Viola," with pianist Albert Cano Smit, adds another layer to the rich musical torte that is Vienna.
The role of the music editor in classical music, and expectations of their work, has clearly changed over time quite significantly.
It’s not that I’m unhappy, exactly. Yet here I am, a cellist weeping over a book full of unplayed notes. But then a voice in my head says, “You’ve still got Bach.”
But as it reaches the elusive place known as “mid-career,” the New York–based Attacca comes by its youthful vibe honestly, with its eclectic, try-anything ethos.
Educators are beginning to conserve, understand, & teach the underrepresented music and musicians beyond what classical musicians have traditionally been taught.
Luthier Rozie DeLoach not only repairs stringed instruments and bows, but she brings their stories to life as co-host of the popular Omo podcast.