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Overtones, the semiannual magazine for Curtis family and friends

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Spring 2014 issue


COVER STORY: Violinist Ida Kavafian tailors her teaching approach to every student

THE COMPLEAT MUSICIAN: Behind the scenes at Curtis, the Rock Resource Center is a crucial center of activity and study.

Percussionist Ted Babcock explores the interaction between electronic and acoustic music.

FIRST PERSON: Curtis’s first conducting fellow, Kensho Watanabe, learns from an eminent mentor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

CREATING COLD MOUNTAIN: Student singers help to shape a major modern opera by Jennifer Higdon.

CONSPICUOUSLY CURTIS: The Philadelphia Orchestra's Philadelphia Commissions micro-festival puts Curtis talent center stage.

Curtis travels to the land of revolutions and orthodoxy, icons, and samovars, to examine the vast musical culture of Russia and Eastern Europe.





Cover Story
BEETHOVEN, UNLIMITED: Can the Internet open up classical music to a wider audience? Piano faculty member Jonathan Biss reflects on his Coursera class, Exploring the Beethoven Piano Sonatas.

THE NEW CURTIS CURRICULUM: A strategic review of the Curtis curriculum transforms classroom learning. Paul Bryan leads a tour.

MEET THE FACULTY: Musical Studies Chair Jonathan Coopersmith lends wit and clarity to rigorous classes, writes Dave Allen.

MEET THE STUDENTS: Cellist Arlen Hlusko discovers a Schoenberg
masterwork and much more. Matthew Barker reports.

NOTEWORTHY: A renewed program for conductors

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