In The Best of Technique you'll discover the top playing tips of the world's leading string players and teachers. It's packed full of exercises for students, plus examples from the standard repertoire to show you how to integrate the technique into your playing.
Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, Mischa Maisky and Natalia Gutman are among the cellists featured in this special publication from The Strad. It also includes a selection of historic articles from the magazine’s archives on Pierre Fournier, Daniil Shafran, Pablo Casals, Emanuel Feuermann, Jacqueline du Pré, Gregor Piatigorsky and others.
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.
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their cultural and historial context, he unearths many forgotten gems – 37 of the more than 130 sonatas discussed are unpublished – while shedding new light on repertoire works.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)
The book offers an overview of 300 years of violin history. Exploring the historical circumstances in Northern Italy, namely the city of Cremona, where the violin originated, it takes the reader from Andrea Amati's workshop to those of the most famous Cremonese violin makers such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Carlo Bergonzi. From there violin making spread across other Italian and European cities.
Illustrated with more than 600 pictures of instruments, the book is a unique guide to the complex world of violin family instruments; it provides valuable advice on how to choose the best violin, and how to take care of it.
The official autobiography from BAFTA award-winning film maker, Christopher Nupen, director of The Trout - one of the most watched classical music films.
Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy
Read the review, The Strad, January 2020