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Brahms Violin Sonatas

£9.99
Vladimir Ashkenazy wrote: 'Simon Fischer is a thoroughly accomplished violinist, a wonderful musician'. This CD introduces Simon Fischer's playing to people who have known him purely as one of the leading violin teachers in the world. Simon Fischer plays: Scherzo from 'F.A.E' Sonata (Sonatensatz) Sonata No. 1 in G, op. 78 Sonata No. 2 in A, op. 100 Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108

Rubbra Violin Concerto: Krysia Osostowicz

£5.99
Krysia Osostowicz is on mesmerising form and wonderfully supported by Takuo Yuasa and the Ulster Orchestra. The recording’s alluring, autumnal glow fits the music like a glove. The disc opens with the violin Improvisation in which Osostowicz is the passionate pilgrim. This is followed by the Violin Concerto, which has the same dark concentration as the Improvisation.

Matteo Gofriller violin 1700 poster

£22.95
A classic example of the great Venetian's work: his own pattern with glorious varnish and individual wood selection. Includes measurements 'The violin's hollowed edge is characteristic and the purfling is swept across the corner in Stradivari fashion. The f-holes are typical of the Cremona-influenced Tyrolean makers – based on the Brothers Amati but wider and upright in stance. Over the wood Gofriller laid the most supple varnish, which often seems to have no substance at all but is steeped into the wood, turning it a deep burgundy colour. Beneath the dark patina there is a slight rose-madder tint to the red.' – John Dilworth in the December 2000 issue of The Strad   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.

G.B. Guadagnini viola 1785 poster

£22.95
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A Voice in the Dark, The Philharmonia Years by Alexander Kok

£22.95
Alexander Kok, a supremely talented cellist, shares his life with the reader in an anecdotal autobiography. Kok was only 19 when he was recruited for the legendary Philharmonia Orchestra where he suddenly found himself in a world of experienced and formidable professionals.

‘Conte Vitale’ Andrea Guarneri viola c.1676 poster

£22.95
An important instrument from the first maker to concentrate on the smaller-pattern viola. Includes measurements. ‘Guarneri’s scrolls are always charming and totally distinctive. Careless in cutting the central eye perfectly round, he left a little tail into the first turn of the volute that is a Guarneri trademark, giving the bonus of having two different scrolls to enjoy either side of the one head. The fluting carries right round the front of the head and is very cleanly finished at the throat, ample testimony to Guarneri’s skill. What finally elevates this viola to highest rank is its almost entire coat of fine yellow varnish.’ – John Dilworth in the October 1996 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.

French Cello Sonatas 1871-1939 by Steven Sensbach

£18.95
Steven Sensbach has compiled a treasure trove for cellists and anyone interested in French cultural life. Setting the works in their cultural and historial context, he unearths many forgotten gems – 37 of the more than 130 sonatas discussed are unpublished – while shedding new light on repertoire works. Scholarly yet practical, Sensbach uses his knowledge as a cellist to offer performance tips and give his own recommendations. Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: The Lilliput Press (March 31, 2001)

‘Sleeping Beauty’ Montagnana cello 1739 poster

£22.95
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Brothers Amati tenor viola 1592 poster

£22.95
A fine example of the rarely played tenor viola, which set the standard for all the great Cremonese makers. Includes measurements ‘Generally the workmanship, though clean and delicate, lacks something of the usual pristine quality which one would normally associate with a Brothers instrument. Fortunately true art is seldom precise and the majestic beauty of this head is not marred by any shortfall in mathematical symmetry.' – Roger Hargrave in the March 1993 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.

‘Alard’ Amati violin 1649 poster

£22.95
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Varnishes and Very Curious Secrets: Cremona 1747, ed. Vincenzo Gheroldi

£50.00
This study is based on a collection of varnish recipes in an 18th-century manuscript in a Milan library. Based on this manuscript, Gheroldi, Stefania Vitale and Luciano Colombo provide the cultural background to the amateurs who wrote artistic recipe books and their preferences and technical skills in preparing varnishes for paintings, as well as 'Chinese varnishes' and varnishes for miniature paintings. Two further essays deal with 18th-century varnishes for violin making and restoration. This is a fascinating document for understanding the techniques of the 'Golden Age' of Cremonese instruments, and to further experimentation for contemporary violin makers. Paperback in hard box. 251pp; text in English and Italian.

Andrea Amati violin 1564 poster

£22.95
The beauty of the workmanship, tonal properties and rich decoration of this royal instrument has seldom if ever been matched or surpassed. Includes measurements. 'For his scrolls, Andrea seems to have gone directly back to Nature itself. The concept was mathematically and optically so perfect that what followed over the centuries could only be a steady degeneration' – Roger Hargrave in the December 1991 issue of The Strad.   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.

Carl Flesch: The Art of Violin Playing Volume 1

£37.00
This new translation of Carl Flesch’s classic work deals with practically everything of concern to the violinist. Flesch seeks to

‘Servais’ Stradivari cello 1701 poster

£22.95
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Lord Wilton’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin 1742 poster

£22.95
Once the concert instrument of Yehudi Menuhin, this magnificent violin makes an interesting contrast with the ‘Alard’ of the same year 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.

The Strad Varnish Colour Swatch

£29.95
The Strad Colour Swatch has been designed to help you match varnish colours between instruments. Ideal for specifying colours with partners and suppliers in other locations. The collection of 70 graded and uniquely coded colour tabs comes with a protective plastic cover and should be an essential tool in your workshop.

The Strad Directory 2017

£19.95
Newly published, the current edition of The Strad Directory is as indispensable as ever. It provides you with everything you need to fulfil your stringed instrument needs, from makers and repairers to dealers, wholesalers and auction houses. It even gives details of making schools, insurance providers, teaching organisations, publishers and all kinds of other string-related businesses.

Violin Heroes

£7.99
Nine of today's top violinists, including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov and Nikolaj Znaider, talk about the players who have most influenced them. Plus, articles from The Strad’s archive give an insight into the greatest players of the last century, including Heifetz, Menuhin, Kreisler and Ysaÿe.

Great Instruments 2

£25.00
In 2011 The Strad published a 92-page collection of articles on some of the finest violins, violas and cellos to grace its pages over the previous decade. As well as examinations of historic works such as the Amati 'King', thought to be the oldest cello in existence, and Stradivari's 1713 'Huberman' violin, now played by Joshua Bell, this new collection introduces articles on double basses by Rocca, Gofriller and Gasparo da Salò. With high-quality photographs throughout, this is a must for anyone interested in the history and development of beautiful stringed instruments. Full list of featured instruments
  1. c.1550 Gasparo da Salò double bass
  2. Mid-16th century Andrea Amati ‘King’ cello
  3. 1686 Francesco Rugeri violin
  4. 1710 Antonio Stradivari ‘Baron Rothschild, Gore-Booth’ cello
  5. 1713 Antonio Stradivari ‘Huberman’ violin
  6. c.1720 Matteo Gofriller double bass
  7. 1726 Antonio Stradivari ‘Saveuse’ cello
  8. 1743 Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ ‘Brusilow’ violin
  9. 1767 José Contreras violin
  10. 1774 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini ‘Salabue’, ‘Berta’ violin
  11. c.1851 Giuseppe Rocca double bass
  12. 1865 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello