Laurie Niles talks with violinist Gil Shaham, who tells the fascinating story of how the Brahms and Beethoven concertos relate to each other and plays excerpts from each work, side-by-side. His new recording of those concertos with The Knights and Eric Jacobsen comes out March 12.
Wish you had bigger hands for playing the fiddle? You can achieve the same effect by focusing your movements on the entire hand and arm, not just the fingertips. Paul Stein offers exercises for doing that.