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March-2014

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We investigate Berlin’s burgeoning chamber music scene in a German-themed issue, and find out why the nation’s music schools are so highly regarded. String players and luthiers remember the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Antoine Tamestit gives a Masterclass on Bach. Plus, cellist Jan Vogler’s practice diary and an in-depth interview with the Mandelring Quartet

May-2014

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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg talks about her multifaceted career and the Kronos Quartet looks back on 40 years at the cutting edge of contemporary music. Teachers discuss ways of preparing their students for orchestral auditions and we investigate the complex world of insurance for players and makers. Plus, Peter Herresthal gives a Masterclass on Thomas Adès.

November-2014

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James Ehnes is on the cover of our North America-focused issue, in which we pay tribute to the late bow maker William Salchow, report on schemes to promote diversity in US orchestras, and examine recordings of Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade. Plus, cellist Natalie Clein gives a Saint-Saëns Masterclass and Philip Kass examines the lives of Mantuan luthiers.

February-2015

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Philippe Graffin is on the cover of a French-themed issue, with articles on bow maker Joseph Lafleur, lutherie in Mirecourt, and Jean-Jacques Kantorow on Tartini. Plus a new series on Great Cellists begins with Paul Tortelier, Raphael Wallfisch gives tips on playing Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations, and what classical players can learn from playing alternative styles

March-2015

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Nikolaj Znaider discusses how conducting informs his string playing, with further insights on the subject from Joshua Bell, Maxim Vengerov and Julian Rachlin among others. Instrument dealers explain how they help customers find their perfect instrument, and bassist Leon Bosch completes his analysis of Dittersdorf’s Second Double Bass Concerto. Plus violist Bruno Giuranna on tone production.

May-2015

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In a special edition to mark The Strad’s 125th anniversary, we look through the photo archives for some of the highlights of the past 13 decades. We examine how the dawn of recording influenced string playing, pay tribute to New York violinist David Nadien and examine possibly the world’s oldest cello: the Andrea Amati ‘King’.

July-2015

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We speak to the current members of the Borodin Quartet, celebrating its 70th anniversary this month, and reveal new findings about Mantua luthier Tommaso Balestrieri. Cellist Alexander Baillie analyses Britten, Lawrence Wheeler gives hints on playing spiccato, and we examine a late Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ for In Focus..

October-2015

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The members of the Pavel Haas Quartet discuss their love of Czech music, and we reconstruct Stradivari’s house and workshop from historical clues. Alban Gerhardt gives a Masterclass on Dvořák and Richard Tognetti reflects on performing Bach. Plus double bassist François Rabbath on improving finger dexterity.

November-2015

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In a North America-themed issue, we track the evolution of violin making in the US (with full-length photos of 10 instruments by American makers). We visit the elite Domaine Forget music camp in Canada, and examine the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Cremonese instruments. Plus articles by double bassists Edgar Meyer and Joel Quarrington, and our FREE 36-page Accessories 2015 supplement

January-2016

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Leonidas Kavakos discusses the Sibelius Violin Concerto and we explore the life of Paganini’s protégé Camillo Sivori. There’s a close-up examination of a Balestrieri violin and Ray Chen gives a Mozart Masterclass. Plus Summerplus 2016 – your guide to courses for players, teachers and makers worldwide.

February-2016

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In a French-themed issue, cellist Gautier Capuçon discusses his series of masterclasses for postgraduates and we report on new research that casts light on luthier Nicolas Lupot’s career. Paul Childs gives an in-depth appraisal of a Dominique Peccatte bow and we examine Pierre Fournier’s playing style in Great Cellists. Plus Pierre Amoyal on Heifetz and Saint-Saëns.

March-2016

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We report on the 2015 VSA/Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop, where 60 luthiers collaborated on a brand new model of violin. James Ehnes gives a Masterclass on Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata and we examine two cellos by the lesser-known maker Antonio Casini. Plus interviews with David Geringas, Christian Poltéra, Lynn Harrell, Rosalind Ventris and many more.

April-2016

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Frank Peter Zimmermann graces the cover of our special German issue, with articles on the Klotz violin making dynasty and modern-day luthier Stefan-Peter Greiner. Auction house directors give their top tips on buying instruments at auction, and Augustin Hadelich discusses Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Plus, the favourite encores of Leonidas Kavakos, Hilary Hahn, Arabella Steinbacher

June-2016

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What can the corners of Stradivari’s instruments tell us about the forms he used? Was Maud Powell the first virtuoso to favour a modern instrument? What are the best recordings of Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto? The Strad investigates all this and more in its June issue, also containing interviews with Antje Weithaas, Nils Mönkemeyer and Lionel Handy.

September-2016

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In this education-themed special issue, veteran violinist–violist Pinchas Zukerman talks about his life in string education; we take a look at the effectiveness of improvisation as a learning tool; lutherie schools divulge how they approach sound; and we explore the work of Dall'Aglio and Coppi, two Mantuan makers of the early 19th century.

October-2016

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Violinist Julia Fischer and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott talk about the challenges of working as a duo; Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington discusses the ensemble’s relationship with composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen; five string players in their twenties describe their experiences of building a performing career; and Paul Silverthorne gives fingerings and annotations for Brahms's Viola Sonata op.120 no.2.

November-2016

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We examine how strings became an integral part of minimalist music, and talk to Jennifer Koh about her return to the Tchaikovsky Concerto. Paul Neubauer discusses his love of Joan Tower’s works and we assess the career of Felix Salmond. Plus our annual Accessories supplement.

December-2016

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Tasmin Little discusses her love for British composers and we examine the 1727 ‘Benvenuti’ Stradivari violin using high-resolution micro-CT scans. Sarah Chang talks about her love of Brahms and Augustin Hadelich gives a detailed guide to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in Masterclass. Plus a collector’s guide to Bloch’s Schelomo

January-2017

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We examine how today's composers are pushing the boundaries of the violin concerto form, and Sam Zygmuntowicz discusses the cutting edge of violin research. Augustin Hadelich completes his Tchaikovsky Masterclass and we talk to the Emerson Quartet, 40 years after its formation. Plus Lynn Harrell's Sentimental Work.

February-2017

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Vuillaume's 'Evangelists' quartet, cellist and gambist Christophe Coin and a tour of French folk fiddling styles are among the highlights of a France-themed issue. Plus, interviews with Leon Bosch, Kim Kashkashian and Paul Silverthorne.

March-2017

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Richard Tognetti discusses new music and we find out how top players go about choosing a new bow. Rachel Barton Pine discusses Elgar and Bruch, and cellist Antonio Lysy talks intonation. Plus the life and instruments of Pietro Guarneri of Mantua.

April-2017

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We report on the restoration of the 'Paravicini' Stradivari and Matthew McDonald, the Berlin Philharmonic's first principal bassist, discusses creative interpretation. Rostropovich is featured in our Great Cellists section, and Natalie Clein gives her thoughts on the Schubert Quintet. Plus Cremona 2017: our annual supplement on the Italian capital of violin making.