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December 2021

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We examine the Venetian double bass and meet genre-defying cellist Abel Selaocoe. There’s a tribute to Bottesini and a look at Jascha Heifetz’s teaching methods. Plus a cello Masterclass on playing Fauré, Elgar and Saint-Saëns.

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November 2021

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We talk to US violinist Chad Hoopes, test the tone quality of Stradivaris, learn Gary Karr’s Life Lessons and report on the early bow makers of the Bay Area in an America-themed issue. Plus a Brahms Masterclass with violist Richard O’Neill.


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  • No need to wait – start reading today, with a digital edition of each new issue available on The Strad website
  • Dedicated sections for players, teachers and luthiers
  • Digital issues back to January 2010, giving you access to a wealth of archived content
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  • Digital special supplements including Accessories, Degrees and String Courses
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October 2021

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Janine Jansen talks about playing 12 Stradivaris and we investigate the varnishes of the old Italians. There’s a look back at Jacqueline du Pré’s career and Tim Kliphuis tells us his Sentimental Work. Plus a Beethoven Masterclass with Julia Fischer. 


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September 2021

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We investigate the Suzuki teaching method and early music performance in an education-themed issue. There’s a look at violin antiquing, finding the perfect viola, and a retrospective of Russian cellist Daniil Shafran. Plus Natalie Clein gives a Haydn Masterclass.


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August 2021

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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


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July 2021

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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


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June 2021

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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.


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May 2021

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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.


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April 2021

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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.


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March 2021

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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.


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