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August 2019

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Double bassist Leon Bosch discusses his career, and we investigate the bass makers of Manchester. There’s an interview with early music pioneer Eduard Melkus and cellist Johannes Moser gives a Mendelssohn Masterclass. Plus Leonidas Kavakos’s teaching tips

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July 2019

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Antoine Tamestit discusses his new recordings and we examine his viola, the 1672 ‘Gustav Mahler’ Stradivari. There’s a look at string teaching in Uganda and we have interviews with Sol Gabetta, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gary Hoffman, Natalie Clein – and many more!

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The English Double Bass

£465.00 Sold by: Arpeggio Publishing

A unique leather-bound, limited-edition book exploring the fine double basses made in England – £465 plus P&P

ISBN: 978-1-916-4053-0-1

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June 2019

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We conclude our investigation of Stradivari’s moulds and examine some radical teaching methods. Vadim Gluzman, Philip Dukes and Matthew Barley are interviewed and there’s our annual Accessories supplement, featuring carbon fibre bows, wolf eliminators, mutes and lots more.

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Antonio Stradivari ‘Gustav Mahler’ viola 1672 poster

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Antonio Stradivari ‘Gustav Mahler’ viola 1672 Currently played by Antoine Tamestit, the ‘Mahler’ is one of only ten surviving violas by

May 2019

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The Shanghai Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary and we hand on some yoga tips for string players. There’s an in-depth look at Stradivari’s working methods and Shostakovich’s violin works. Plus Maxim Rysanov’s Life Lessons and Rivka Golani’s Sentimental Work

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Tourte Le Jeune (The Tourte Exhibition of London, November 2008)

£99.00 Sold by: Magic Bow Publications

Celebrating the life and work of François Xavier Tourte from the 1st through the 30th of November, 2008 at London’s

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The Bowmakers of the Peccatte Family, by Paul Childs

£199.00 Sold by: Magic Bow Publications

“Two names have always dominated the French School of bowmaking: François Tourte, the Stradivari of the bow, who died at

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Jean Pierre Marie Persoit: His Life and Work, by Paul Childs

£105.00 Sold by: Magic Bow Publications

“The great and intriguing bow maker, Jean Pierre Marie Persoit, has for many years been an inspiration to other bowmakers

April 2019

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Augustin Hadelich discusses his new CD and we explore the career of luthier Jacob Stainer. Jan Vogler gives a Schumann Masterclass and there’s a detailed examination of a Persoit bow. Plus Antje Weithaas on the Tchaikovsky Concerto.

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The Violin in 5ths – Developing Intonation and Sound

£45.00 Sold by: BEARES PUBLISHING

Heifetz, Oistrakh, Stern, Menuhin, Milstein, Szeryng, Ricci, Rabin…Their innate talent and outstanding skills made violin mastery seem natural and easy. As a young man, British violinist, concertmaster and Royal Academy of Music professor Rodney Friend had the privilege to collaborate with many of the virtuosos. During these encounters he observed the simplicity of their practice patterns and a tendency towards effortless posture and natural hand freedom. These observations became the cornerstones of a teaching method that he has developed and perfected over the past decades.

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March 2019

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We chat to rising British star Sheku Kanneh-Mason and look into the work of Turin luthier Pressenda. Gidon Kremer discusses Polish music and Lynn Harrell gives us his Life Lessons. Plus fingerboards, singing bassists and much more