In this beautifully presented monograph, Desmond Cecil tells the full story of the Antonio Stradivari violin that came into his possession in
We examine the legacy of string teacher Paul Rolland and ask whether female luthiers face discrimination in this day and age. James Ehnes gives us his Sentimental Work, and Viktoria Mullova tells of her Life Lessons. Plus a Masterclass with Carolin Widmann.
The 1724 ‘Cecil’ is that rare thing: a genuine Stradivari violin that has gone virtually unreported for the past three centuries.
Hilary Hahn talks about Bach and we discover how Brescian instruments developed. Edicson Ruiz gives a double bass Masterclass and we learn the secrets of orchestral auditions. Plus Rachel Podger’s Sentimental Work
The Strad Calendar 2019 brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari. The collection includes ten
Maxim Vengerov talks about his lifelong learning curve and we learn the teaching methods of Heifetz, Gingold and Galamian. There’s a look at conservatoire auditions and Guy Johnston discusses Mendelssohn in Masterclass. Plus Sartory, Guadagnini and Aldo Parisot in this 144-page bumper issue
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