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June 2018

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We complete our analysis of the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri, with Anne Akiko Meyers’ views on playing the priceless violin. There’s a look at the pitfalls of playing outdoors, we go in search of Stradivari’s ‘lost’ mould, and Kyung Wha Chung gives her Life Lessons.

Plus Accessories 2018: your guide to strings, bridges, rosin, pickups, and much more.

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November 2017

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November 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrating the centenary of Jascha Heifetz’s historic US debut at Carnegie Hall

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March 2018

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British soloist Lawrence Power talks about his adventures with the viola, and luthiers share their experiences of collaborative making.  There’s an insight into the psychology of teaching adult beginners, and we explore some of the 20th century’s most complex repertoire. Plus an in-depth look at a Domenico Busan viola.

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February 2018

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The Strad’s February 2018 issue:

  • The Arod Quartet discuss how making a successful career as a foursome takes more than first-rate playing
  • Tourte the innovator seen through a detailed examination of one of his c.1790 bows
  • Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty on improvisation, Stéphane Grappelli, and classical repertoire
  • In the studio with Antoine Tamestit as he records works by Jörg Widmann
  • Debussy’s five chamber works for strings through the eyes of top players
  • The development of French maker Jean-François Aldric’s style across eight instruments
  • A postcard from the inaugural Harmonia Nova festival in Avignon
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September 2017

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September 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrated American violin tutor Dorothy DeLay remembered by former students, including Itzhak Perlman and Philippe Quint.

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December 2017

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Buy the December 2017 issue of The Strad. Includes focus on Stradivari's final years and the turbulent social and political times in Cremona from 1702 to 1737.

Plus Renaud Capuçon on teaching; Steven Isserlis’ trench cello; double bassist Barry Guy; Dragonetti’s Gasparo da Salò bass and its seismic effect on English luthiery; Trondheim Chamber Music Festival; an 1856 violin by Giuseppe Rocca; luthiers David Finck and Eric Benning; exercises to release tension and improve movement; Daniel Müller-Schott on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto

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January 2018

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The Strad’s January 2018 issue:

  • Yo-Yo Ma talks about his initiative to encourage young players in Guangdong, and his enthusiasm for making all kinds of connections
  • Stradivari’s final years, Part Two. What happened to his final resting place?
  • Cellist Sol Gabetta on collaborating with mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli
  • The legacy of Heinrich Schiff viewed through recording and the eyes of former students
  • CT scanning for luthiers: and essential guide
  • Building a Baltic string sound: the Estonian Festival Orchestra
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October 2017

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September 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrated American violin tutor Dorothy DeLay remembered by former students, including Itzhak Perlman and Philippe Quint.

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April 2018

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In a German-themed issue, we talk to Carolin Widmann and look at the instrument making traditions of Füssen. Jacob Stainer is the subject of In Focus and the Casals Quartet gives tips on playing Beethoven’s quartets. Plus Christian Tetzlaff discusses his Sentimental Work

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October 2018

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Hilary Hahn talks about Bach and we discover how Brescian instruments developed. Edicson Ruiz gives a double bass Masterclass and we learn the secrets of orchestral auditions. Plus Rachel Podger’s Sentimental Work

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May 2018

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Ray Chen on the importance of social media and popular culture in encouraging a new generation of players; a close look at the most expensive violin in the world, the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’; Quartet coaching with Alfred Brendel; Life Lessons from violinist Leila Josefowicz

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July 2017

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The four members of the Chiaroscuro Quartet discuss their latest Haydn CD and we examine the 1708 ‘Dancla’ Stradivari violin.