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String Teacher Workshops

Choosing Repertoire For Young Violinists

by Mimi Zweig

You may have wondered how your teacher chooses repertoire for you. Nothing is arbitrary, and your teacher has “figured out” an overall game plan. In the beginning you are playing open strings and the famous Twinkle Variations, which you might think go on forever. As you progress you can look back and […]

Off the Shelf: Three Decades as a Jewish Musician in Russia

Stormy Applause

Stormy Applause: Making Music in a Worker’s State, by Rostislav Dubinsky (New York: Hill and Wang), 1989. 292 pages.

Soviet emigre violinist Rostislav Dubinsky recalls the first three decades of the Borodin Quartet in Stormy Applause: Making Music in a Worker’s State. On one level, this is a […]