Showing 73–96 of 326 results

Product categories

The Strad Calendar 2022: Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation

£19.95
For this year’s calendar, The Strad has partnered with the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. Established in 1988, it has accumulated one of the largest collections of instruments in Europe, with a total value estimated at over €36 million. More than 400 are stringed instruments, along with 250 bows.

August 2021

£5.95
We chat to rising star Esther Yoo and examine female violinists in Georgian England. Lewis Kaplan completes his tour of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas and we trace the history of the Herrmann bow makers. Plus a viola Masterclass from Antoine Tamestit and Viktoria Mullova’s Sentimental Work Subscribe to the Strad

Antonio Stradivari ‘Archinto’ viola 1696 poster

£22.95
By popular demand, The Strad is republishing one of its most sought-after posters - the 1696 'Archinto' Stradivari viola - with brand new photography that brings out the colours and craftsmanship like never before. One of the treasures of London's Royal Academy of Music, the 'Archinto' provides a model for luthiers to admire and copy even in the 21st century. 'The 1696 Stradivari ‘Archinto’ viola is one of the most beautiful instruments in the world. It was made at a very felicitous time, just as the great master’s red varnish was reaching perfection and his designs — encapsulated in the gorgeous long pattern violins — were at their most elegant... The tone is archetypal Stradivari; clear and pure across all the strings, with a quick response and good articulation. In the hands of a great player it provides a wide range of tone colour. In contrast to the typically Brescian sound, it is more violin-like in quality and reveals a slight lack of potency in the lowest string.' - John Dilworth in the June 1996 issue Includes measurements, thickness and arching maps. Our posters are shipped separately from other products. One tube can hold up to 10 posters. Save on postage costs by purchasing up to 10 posters per tube today. ***Don't miss our NEW Folded Poster Tailored Bundle. Choose any two or more of The Strad’s folded posters and pay just £9.99 for each. Watch a video of the selection here***

July 2021

£5.95
CARLO BERGONZI 1735 ‘BARON KNOOP’ VIOLIN Andrea Zanrè examines an instrument by one of the greatest 18th-century Cremonese luthiers, while Rudolf Hopfner reveals the results of CT scanning Subscribe to the Strad

Carlo Bergonzi ‘Baron Knoop’ violin 1735 poster

£22.95
This violin demonstrates all the hallmarks of Carlo Bergonzi's mature style, as well as the influences of both Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri ‘del Gesù’. Made from top-quality spruce and maple, it shows the exquisite care with which Bergonzi prepared all his finest instruments. 'Bergonzi's varnish has a deep, subdued fire which doesn’t try to emulate the visual effects obtained by his competitors' - Andrea Zanrè in the July 2021 edition of The Strad Includes measurements, thickness and arching maps and life-size micro-CT scans. Our posters are shipped separately from other products. One tube can hold up to 10 posters. Save on postage costs by purchasing up to 10 posters per tube today. ***Don't miss our NEW Folded Poster Tailored Bundle. Choose any two or more of The Strad’s folded posters and pay just £9.99 for each. Watch a video of the selection here***

June 2021

£5.95
We talk to up-and-coming soloist Bomsori Kim and investigate the Knopf dynasty of bow makers. Jennifer Koh gives a Masterclass on Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher, and Carolin Widmann talks about Schubert in Sentimental Work. Plus our annual Accessories supplement, with everything you need to know on Covid-proofing your orchestra. Subscribe to the Strad

May 2021

£5.95
Julian Lloyd Webber discusses his career at 70, and we investigate Stradivari’s early cellos. There’s a look at violin encores and Ysaÿe’s Second String Trio, and Alisa Weilerstein gives a Chopin Masterclass. Subscribe to the Strad

April 2021

£5.95
Crossover superstar David Garrett discusses his career so far, and we examine the legacy of bow maker Ludwig Bausch. Daniel Hope talks about his friendship with Alfred Schnittke in Sentimental Work, and we learn the ins and out of gut string making. Plus a Haydn Masterclass with the Chiaroscuro Quartet. Subscribe to the Strad

March 2021

£5.95
Francesca Dego talks about performing on Paganini’s Guarneri violin and we explore the growth of violin making in China. There’s a guide to playing Piazzolla’s tango music and Simon Standage completes his Baroque Bach Masterclass. Plus a look at the perils of orchestral playing. Subscribe to the Strad

February 2021

£5.95
In a French-themed issue, we talk to the Modigliani Quartet and examine the work of luthier Charles François Gand. There are interviews with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camille Thomas and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, and a Bach Masterclass from Simon Standage. Subscribe to the Strad

January 2021

£5.95
Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras talks about his latest Beethoven recording and we take an in-depth look inside Stradivari’s ‘Messiah’ using CT scans. Students of the late George Neikrug reminisce about the great cello tutor, and Alban Gerhardt completes his Saint-Saëns Masterclass. Plus Rohan de Saram’s Life Lessons Subscribe to the Strad

December 2020

£5.95
'WILLEMOTTE' STRADIVARI VIOLIN 1734 Sam Zygmuntowicz examines a masterpiece from Stradivari’s late period, comparing it with other instruments such as the ‘Huberman’ and ‘Titian’ (POSTER NOT INCLUDED IN THE ISSUE) Subscribe to the Strad

The Strad Directory 2021

£22.95
Newly published for 2021, the latest edition of The Strad Directory is as indispensable as ever remaining an essential and ever-popular resource for the string world. It provides you with everything you need to fulfil your stringed instrument needs.   Subscribe to the Strad

Antonio Stradivari ‘Willemotte’ violin 1734

£22.95
A masterpiece of Antonio Stradivari's late period, the 'Willemotte' has a muscular ruggedness and strong character: massive, with generous edges, full arching and broad f-holes. It is now the principal performing instrument of violinist Leonidas Kavakos. 'The sound of the "Willemotte" leaves one grasping for the right adjectives: complex, deep, pungent, something you almost taste as much as hear' - Sam Zygmuntowicz in the December 2020 edition of The Strad. Poster includes measurements, thickness maps and life-size CT scans. Our posters are shipped separately from other products. One tube can hold up to 10 posters. Save on postage costs by purchasing up to 10 posters per tube today. ***Don't miss our NEW Folded Poster Tailored Bundle. Choose any two or more of The Strad’s folded posters and pay just £9.99 for each. Watch a video of the selection here***

November-2020

£5.95
We talk to the Dover Quartet about recording Beethoven, and investigate the bow makers of Hollywood's golden age. There's a look at luthier Carlo Bisiach's business in America, and the teaching of cellist Leonard Rose. Plus David Burgess and Julie Lyonn Lieberman in this US-themed edition. Subscribe to the Strad

October – 2020

£5.95
MIDORI: Toby Deller talks to the Japanese–American violinist about her passion for modern works, her teaching methods and undertaking a psychology degree Subscribe to the Strad

The Strad Calendar 2021: Dextra Musica

£19.95
This year’s calendar celebrates the work of Dextra Musica, the Norwegian foundation that has built up a fine collection of historical and contemporary instruments over the past 15 years. All the instruments are in daily use, being loaned out both to top soloists and to up-and-coming young players.

July-2020

£5.95
ISAAC STERN CENTENARY: The great American violinist would have celebrated his 100th birthday this month. Tully Potter looks back at his career, focusing on his chamber music recordings Subscribe to the Strad

Antonio Stradivari 1694 ‘Benecke’ violin

£22.95
A masterpiece from Stradivari's 'Long Pattern' era, the 1694 'Benecke' remains in an almost pristine state of preservation. It was named for its owner Paul Benecke, a friend of Mendelssohn, and was greatly admired by the Hills, who called it 'probably the finest of the Long Pattern that we know of'. As well as containing full measurements, this poster includes micro-CT scans, thickness and arching maps, and all the information luthiers need to make their own copy. 'In contrast with the earlier production of Stradivari, the refined aesthetic of the ‘Benecke’... communicates a sense of fluidity and softness... which was a primary source of inspiration for other Italian makers working at the beginning of the 20th century, particularly in Milan' - Andrea Zanrè in the July 2020 edition. Our posters are shipped separately from other products. One tube can hold up to 10 posters. Save on postage costs by purchasing up to 10 posters per tube today. ***Don't miss our NEW Folded Poster Tailored Bundle. Choose any two or more of The Strad’s folded posters and pay just £9.99 for each. Watch a video of the selection here***

April-2020

£5.95
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. Subscribe to the Strad

March-2020

£5.95
KAREN TUTTLE: The American viola pedagogue, who would have turned 100 this month, had a seismic influence on generations of players, as Carlos María Solare explains Subscribe to the Strad

February-2020

£5.95
Ébène Quartet: The four players tell Charlotte Gardner about the group’s 20th anniversary, their current Beethoven project, and the challenge of finding a new violist Subscribe to the Strad

January-2020

£5.95
Lisa Batiashvili discusses her latest projects and we delve into the mysterious world of varnish making. There’s a look at strategies for teaching adolescents, and Leila Josefowicz completes her look at Berg’s Violin Concerto. Plus Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Sentimental Work. Subscribe to the Strad

The Strad Directory 2020

£19.95
Newly published for 2020, the latest edition of The Strad Directory is as indispensable as ever remaining an essential and ever-popular resource for the string world. It provides you with everything you need to fulfil your stringed instrument needs.