We report on the restoration of the ‘Paravicini’ Stradivari and Matthew McDonald, the Berlin Philharmonic’s first principal bassist, discusses creative interpretation. Rostropovich is featured in our Great Cellists section, and Natalie Clein gives her thoughts on the Schubert Quintet. Plus Cremona 2017: our annual supplement on the Italian capital of violin making.
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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