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Overtones is the semi-annual magazine of the Curtis Institute of Music.

In this issue, we celebrate three decades of Mikael Eliasen's tenure, reveal the dynamic history of the Darmstadt school, and more.



In Memoriam: We reflect on the life of Otto-Werner Mueller, maestro and mentor. (p. 6)

Meet the Faculty: Jason Vieaux plays and teaches across genres and traditions. (p. 7)

Meet the Students: Steven Franklin embodies the collaborative, connecting mindset of a 21st-century musician.  (p. 11)

The Compleat Musician: The required Presentation and Oral Practice course turns exceptional musicians into confident public speakers. (p. 13)

Con Bravura: We honor Nina Baroness von Maltzahn's tireless energy and leadership. (p. 15)

Darmstadt and Beyond: The music of the Darmstadt school often provokes strong reactions, but to reject this music outright is to ignore its great importance in the long narrative of music history. (p. 18)

A Personal Investment: Alumni of the Curtis vocal studies program reflect on their studies with Mikael Eliasen. (p. 22)

First Person: An ArtistYear fellow offers music to soothe suffering, and recieves a priceless present in return. (p. 26)

Meet the Alumni: Karina Canellakis (Violin '04) has become a compelling presence on the podium. (p. 28)


See selections from previous issues

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