With December 25th only five days away here are my suggestions for Christmas gifts for string music lovers:
- God’s Fiddler – Jascha Heifetz: a fascinating and sometimes moving dvd with some historic recordings and insight into Heifetz’s life
- An Actor Prepares by Stanislavsky – although written for actors this book suggests imaginative ways to develop and interpret character and much of this works in music performance too.
- A Performer’s Guide to Baroque Music by Robert Donington – a passionately written book focusing on the freedom baroque performers had and their confidence in improvisation.
- Huffnung Little Books – if you think the above are too heavy these cartoon books by the greatest music cartoonist who ever lived should help music lovers de stress!
Finally, if you’re searching for a present for a string player sometime next year we now have a gifts and dedications’ page where we custom write music. Find out more here: