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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

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

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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

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VIOLIN MAKERS. THE RENAISSANCE OF ITALIAN LUTHERIE

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From Count Cozio di Salabue to Giuseppe Fiorini, from the Bisiachs in Milan to the foundation of the first schools

The Best of Technique

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Discover the top playing tips of the world’s leading string players and teachers in The Best of Technique. Bringing together

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February 2019

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In a French special we talk to cellist Bruno Philippe and investigate Eugène Sartory’s infamous court case. Philippe Graffin tracks down a lost version of an Ysaÿe sonata and Nicolas Gilles reveals his oil varnish recipe. Plus Gautier Capuçon, François Rabbath, and Daniel Hope on Franck

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January 2019

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Isabelle Faust discusses Mozart and we explore how string teaching is adapting to new technology. There’s a cello masterclass with Lynn Harrell, a look at jazz improvisation with bassist Lloyd Swanton, and Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Life Lessons. Plus our String Courses 2019 supplement

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The Strad Print Subscription

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PRINT SUBSCRIPTION The Strad is the world’s most authoritative and influential string music magazine, read by makers, musicians and teachers

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The Strad Digital Subscription and Back Issues

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DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION The Strad is also available to download and purchase as a single issue or digital subscription. Our preferred partner platform

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December 2018

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Vilde Frang talks about collaboration and we examine a case made in Stradivari’s workshop. Mischa Maisky discusses his half-century of performing, and there’s a look at folk songs with the Danish Quartet. Plus violist Bruno Giuranna’s Sentimental Work

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The Strad Directory 2019

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Newly published, the current edition of The Strad Directory is as indispensable as ever. It provides you with everything you