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Domenico Montagnana cello 1740

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Jul-13

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Jordi Savall, early music pioneer and multi-instrumentalist, heads up a Baroque-themed issue featuring articles on viol consorts, instruments in Dutch

December-2009

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Violinist Gil Shaham explains his passion for Sarasate, we find out how the Nazis plundered priceless instruments and there’s a look back at the career of David Oistrakh. We also assess some recently rediscovered etudes by Otakar Sevcik. Plus, interviews with Donald and Alisa Weilerstein and maker Mads Hjorth.

November-2009

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Hollywood’s unsung heroes come under the spotlight as we search out the string players on some of the movies’ greatest soundtracks. David Finckek talks about health matters, Leonidas Kavakos discusses Alban Berg and Jan Vogler and Mira Wang take part in Double Acts. Plus a report on the Credo Festival.

October-2009

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We investigate string allusions in Shakespeare’s plays and there’s an appreciation of 90-year-old concertmaster Michel Schwalbé. Arnold Steinhardt gives a touching farewell as the Guarneri Quartet disbands, and Ida Haendel remembers French violinist Ginette Niveu.

September-2009

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In a teaching special, we investigate the optimum age to start learning, and why teaching all levels together pays dividends. We review the life of the late Chinese pedagogue Lin Yaoji and explore chamber music courses in the UK. Plus, Nathan Milstein, Levon Chilingirian and Mischa Maisky.

August-2009

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The St Lawrence Quartet talks about combining high-jinks with high-quality playing, and viol expert Jordi Savall discusses his passion for Scottish and Irish folk music. We tell the stories of early Australian luthiers and there’s a Masterclass by top Gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos.

July-2009

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A 1717 Rogeri cello comes under the spotlight and we explore the career of violinist Henryk Szeryng. There’s a look at recordings of Bloch’s Schelomo, a c.1770 violin by Paolo Castello and an investigation into Hindemith’s relationship with the viola. Plus, Simon Fischer on how to ‘warm down’.

June-2009

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Gary Karr gives tips on playing by touch alone, and Joseph Curtin begins a two-part exploration into the acoustic tones of Italian instruments. We examine the dazzling technique of Jascha Heifetz, explore unusual repertoire for quintet, and look back at the career of Szymon Goldberg, ‘the man who put Mozart on the map’.

May-2009

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Viktoria Mullova discusses playing on a Baroque violin and there’s a report on research into Stradivari’s varnish. Players discuss performing Haydn’s quartets and we ask how luthiers can market themselves successfully. Plus, a look at the violin-playing skills of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

April-2009

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We talk to British bassist Danny Thompson as he celebrates his 70th birthday, teachers discuss how prodigies should be tutored and we explore the stories of France’s unsung cello heroines. Kenneth Sillito discusses playing Dvorak’s Serenade and Roger Rose gives a guide to making a viol bridge.

March-2009

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Yehudi Menuhin’s career comes under the spotlight and we report from the Eindhoven string competition. Steven Isserlis reveals his passion for Schumann, we hand on tips on buying an instrument and there’s a profile of the Sacconi Quartet. Plus, Peter Cropper discusses how to play Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata.

February-2009

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We examine the 1715 ‘Titian’ Stradivari using the latest technological methods, celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth and investigate the history of the Cretan lyra. Plus, a report from the VSA Competition, advice on commissioning instruments and an interview with the Paris-based Calvet Quartet.

January-2009

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In an issue themed around fresh perspectives, we examine carbon-fibre bows, electric violins and how new technology is being used to inspect old instruments. Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos reveals his plans and ambitions and we report from the Brno double bass competition.

Andrea Amati ‘King’ cello poster

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G.B. Guadagnini 1774 Salabue Berta Violin poster

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Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello 1865 poster

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Pietro Giacomo Rogeri cello 1717 poster

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‘Viotti’ Antonio Stradivari violin 1709 poster

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One of the top Stradivari violins in the world, the 1709 'Viotti' helped to establish the master's name – thanks to its illustrious owner. The powerful tone and brilliance of sound created by this exceptional combination of instrument and performer (G.B. Viotti) helped to create the Stradivari legend. Includes measurements ‘The whole instrument seems to have been designed to be light, to exploit the minimum mass of wood in the plates and ribs which could support a low but characteristically stiff arching. The arching is full and seems undistorted and extremely regular. The front is delicately worked with a reverse gradation of 2.5–3mm around the perimeter reducing to 2mm in the centre. Yet still the arching is firm, with no sign of collapse around the fs or excessive pressure from the soundpost.’ – John Dilworth in the March 2006 issue 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.

Celebrating Slava

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This 4 CD set features 27 works that are dedicated to Rostropovich or that he composed, initiated or premiered. The pieces are played by his friends and companions: Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Natalia Gutman, Lynn Harrell, Miklós Perényi and many others. Works included are by Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Henri Dutilleux, Hans-Werner Henze, Romualds Kalsons, Witold Lutoslawski, Nikolai Miaskovsky, Astor Piazzolla, Sergei Prokofiev, Yuri Schaporin, Alfred Schnittke and Sir William Walton and two world premieres of works by Rodion Shchedrin and Giya Kancheli.

Janácek String Quartets

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These are glowing performances. The Talich’s restrained, sympathetic playing makes this an uplifting and highly desirable CD. Erwin Schulhoff’s Quartet no.1 is a considerable bonus and the ending is pure enchantment.

Basics by Simon Fischer

£26.99
Basics is a collection of practice methods and exercises for violin and viola players of all standards, from concert soloists to students. Based on Simon Fischer's monthly series in The Strad, Basics makes it possible to work directly on any aspect of technique. Simon Fischer, performer and teacher, studied the violin in London with Yfrah Neaman and in New York with Dorothy DeLay. Paperback. 231pp; illustrations.

An A-Z of Instrument Care by Jane Dorner (2nd Edition)

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A first-aid manual and good-health guide for your most precious possession. This essential book for players of the violin family is the most convenient guide on the market. Paperback. 64pp.

Alfred Dubois and Marcel Maas

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Alfred Dubois was one of the stars of the Franco-Belgian school of violinists. A pupil of Ysaÿe and best known today as Arthur Grumiaux’s teacher, he was also a soloist in his own right, as his fine records testify. These 1930s sonatas, recorded with his regular accompanist Marcel Maas, show his inimitable artistry and sonorous tone. A must for anyone interested in historic violin playing. Over 68 minutes.