April 2020

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ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER: The German violinist on her Beethoven deep immersion during the composer’s 250th anniversary year, and collaborating with film composer John Williams.

Plus: The Strad’s free Cremona 2020 supplement.

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In your spellbinding April edition…

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER: The German violinist on her Beethoven deep immersion during the composer’s 250th anniversary year, and collaborating with film composer John Williams.

LUTHERIE IN VOGTLAND: With the help of CT scans, Rudolf Hopfner and Monika Lustig lift the lid on three 18th-century violins and a viola from eastern Germany’s lutherie heartland

VOGTLAND INSTRUMENTS: Klaus Martius examines the three earliest known stringed instruments from the Vogtland region, and reveals what they tell us about their mysterious makers, Johann Adam Pöpel and Johann Adam Kurzendörffer

ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS: The world renowned chamber orchestra celebrates its 60th birthday with a CD box set and international tours. Toby Deller speaks to some of its veteran players

SESSION REPORT: French composer Benoît Menut and cellist Patrick Langot discuss their new concept album of songs and chamber works, in conversation with Tom Stewart

BÉLA KATONA: Tully Potter looks back at the career of the Hungarian string teacher who was born 100 years ago this month, while former student Dona Lee Croft shares her memories

April 2020 also contains The Strad’s special supplement, Cremona 2020

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