PRE-ORDER: The Best of Technique
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Discover the top playing tips of the world’s leading string players and teachers in The Best of Technique. Bringing together articles from The Strad’s popular Technique section, this 168-page book is a must for every string player’s music stand. It tackles everything from bow control (Boris Kuschnir) and vibrato (Paul Katz) to jazz rhythm (Tracy Silverman) and resonant sound (Lynn Harrell) – with all things in between.
Each article contains exercises for students, followed by examples from the standard repertoire to show how to integrate the technique into your playing. Each author also gives tips on how to practise, as well as a few words for teachers, and recommended books and videos to follow up.
The Best of Technique is a one-stop shop for solving nearly all problems you might encounter as a string player. It’s essential reading for both the serious student and the conscientious teacher.
Price excludes P&P. All pre-orders will be shipped by April 2019.
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This stunning instrument from Stradivari’s golden period has sleek, taut arching, lithe and slender corners, and a bubbled texture to the plum-red varnish. It was played by Bronislaw Huberman until 1936 until it was notoriously stolen from his dressing room at Carnegie Hall. Fifty years later it was recovered, and is now the property of US soloist Joshua Bell. Includes scans and measurements.
The Strad Calendar 2019: Antonio Stradivari Instruments
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The Strad Calendar 2019 brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari. The collection includes ten violins, nearly all from the master luthier’s ‘Golden Period’, as well as the ‘Gibson’ viola – one of only eleven surviving Stradivari violas – and the ‘Bonamy Dobrée, Suggia’ cello. With high-resolution photographs all taken by Jan Röhrmann, this is the first time in a decade that the Calendar has been devoted exclusively to Stradivari instruments – all of which can be viewed at the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival, taking place this year from 9 to 15 October at Tokyo’s Mori Arts Center.
In a French special we talk to cellist Bruno Philippe and investigate Eugène Sartory’s infamous court case. Philippe Graffin tracks down a lost version of an Ysaÿe sonata and Nicolas Gilles reveals his oil varnish recipe. Plus Gautier Capuçon, François Rabbath, and Daniel Hope on Franck
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Isabelle Faust discusses Mozart and we explore how string teaching is adapting to new technology. There’s a cello masterclass with Lynn Harrell, a look at jazz improvisation with bassist Lloyd Swanton, and Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Life Lessons. Plus our String Courses 2019 supplement
Based in Cremona, Italy, the Friends of Stradivari is an international network of people who play, collect, study and love
The Strad Calendar 2019 brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari. The collection includes ten
The latest collection of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together methods for everything from reinforcing a cello neck
Stradivari’s 1716 ‘Messiah’ violin is one of the most coveted in the world. The pristine condition of the instrument, made
We complete our analysis of the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri, with Anne Akiko Meyers’ views on playing the priceless violin. There’s a look at the pitfalls of playing outdoors, we go in search of Stradivari’s ‘lost’ mould, and Kyung Wha Chung gives her Life Lessons.
Plus Accessories 2018: your guide to strings, bridges, rosin, pickups, and much more.
Written by luthiers for luthiers, this third compilation of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together over
November 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrating the centenary of Jascha Heifetz’s historic US debut at Carnegie Hall
British soloist Lawrence Power talks about his adventures with the viola, and luthiers share their experiences of collaborative making. There’s an insight into the psychology of teaching adult beginners, and we explore some of the 20th century’s most complex repertoire. Plus an in-depth look at a Domenico Busan viola.
In a French-themed issue, the Arod Quartet discuss their career to date, and we present a close analysis of a c.1790 Tourte bow. We mark Jean-Luc Ponty’s 75th birthday with an interview and examine the work of Jean-François Aldric. Plus bassist Gary Karr’s Sentimental Work.
The 1708 ‘Dancla’ Stradivari is an exceptional violin from the middle of the maker’s so-called ‘golden period’. It perfectly represents