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.
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
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
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.
Alberto Giordano and Rudolf Hopfner tell the fascinating story of the 1677 ‘Romanov’ Amati viola: once part of Russia’s Imperial Collection, the instrument displays features of both Nicolò and his son Girolamo II. We also take a look at the Royal Danish Orchestra’s fine instrument collection, and explore casting professional musicians in film and TV roles.
Sarah Chang discusses her passion projects and we explore the lives of Chicago’s early bow makers. Joseph Curtin examines bridges, there’s a look at Brazil’s classical music and Alisa Weilerstein reveals her Sentimental Work. Plus David Kim on sautillé.
Raphael Wallfisch marks the centenary of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the story of the work’s composition, premiere and subsequent interpretations. Plus we speak to the Kuss Quartet about performing Beethoven on the ‘Paganini’ set of Stradivaris, and investigate how instrument set-up can affect sound.
November 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrating the centenary of Jascha Heifetz’s historic US debut at Carnegie Hall
September 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrated American violin tutor Dorothy DeLay remembered by former students, including Itzhak Perlman and Philippe Quint.