April 2018

£5.50 £4.40

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

Only 8 left in stock

Description

In this issue:

  • Füssen, Germany’s first lutherie capital, began as a hotbed of lute making – and its influence extended as far as Venice and Cremona
  • Violinist Carolin Widmann on teaching, recordings, and branching out into early music
  • The Casals Quartet on Beethoven’s towering contribution to the repertoire
  • In the studio with cellist Gabriel Schwabe as he finds his love for Schumann
  • Spectrum Concerts Berlin: 30th anniversary
  • The forgotten legacy of Franjo Kresnik, ‘the man who read violins’

In Focus features one of the few remaining violas made by Jacob Stainer, dated to 1660; Michael Köberling explains his method for cleaning brushes after varnishing in Trade Secrets; My Space features workshop of Leipzig-based luthier Jürgen Manthey; and in Making Matters we ask if the old Italians played their instruments in the white before varnishing.

In our monthly Masterclass, Baiba Skride gives her thoughts on the first movement of Berg’s Violin Concerto; Minna Rose Chung on Tartini tones, produced when playing double-stops in Technique; Noah Bendix-Balgley, first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, tells us his Life Lessons; plus Christian Tetzlaff explains why he loves Beethoven’s Seventh Violin Sonata in Sentimental Work.

We also bring you news of the latest competitions, products and auctions, and comprehensive reviews of concerts, CDs and books.

Additional information
Weight 0.310 kg
Dimensions 21 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Vendor Info

Vendor Information

  • Store Name: The Strad Shop
  • Vendor: The Strad Shop
  • Address: 120 Leman Street
    London
    E1 8EU
  • No ratings found yet!
More Products
-20%
Close

February 2011

£6.50 £5.20 Sold by: The Strad Shop

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili discusses her empathy with Shostakovich’s music and we discover what happens when top instruments are stolen. We

-20%
Close

March 2011

£6.50 £5.20 Sold by: The Strad Shop

Stradivari’s ‘Messiah’, one of the most revered instruments ever made, gets a full appraisal including dendrochronological analysis. Fabio Biondi discusses

-20%
Close

July 2015

£6.50 £5.20 Sold by: The Strad Shop

We speak to the current members of the Borodin Quartet, celebrating its 70th anniversary this month, and reveal new findings

Hot
In Focus 1 - New Cover
Close

In Focus

£40.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

For a limited time only, The Strad is issuing the first in the In Focus series with a beautiful, new limited edition cover.

This collection of articles from The Strad’s long-running In Focus series brings together more than 80 fascinating stringed instruments, with commentaries by some of today’s top instrument experts.

Makers include Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and G.B. Guadagnini, but also lesser-known masters such as Paul Knorr, Dante Baldoni, Charles Nicolas Altermatt and many others. This makes it an essential resource for anyone seeking to extend their lutherie knowledge into areas and makers whose work is more rare, and a significant addition to the lutherie literature.

In Focus features exceptional high-quality photographs for every featured instrument – front, back and scroll – this book will provide inspiration for today’s makers and anyone who enjoys the beauty and variety of stringed instruments.