April 2022


In a German-themed issue, Johannes Moser discusses his love of experimental repertoire and we examine the mystery of Jacob Stainer’s birthdate. There’s a Beethoven Session Report with Rachel Podger, and a look at two German lutherie families who found success in the US. Plus double bassist Christine Hoock’s Sentimental Work

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  • JOHANNES MOSER          The German–Canadian cellist has always championed experimental repertoire and loves exploring the electric cello’s possibilities, as he tells Peter Quantrill
  • JACOB STAINER’S BIRTH               The exact year of the Tyrolean luthier’s birth has always been a matter of debate. Heinz Noflatscher reviews the evidence and reveals why we now have a good idea
  • SESSION REPORT              Violinist Rachel Podger and pianist Christopher Glynn tell Harry White how their recording of Beethoven’s violin sonatas became a mix of styles and specialisms
  • SCHROETTER AND ROTH              Clifford Hall tracks the careers of two scions of German violin dynasties, both of whom left their homeland to represent their families’ interests in America
  • OTHERLANDS    What happened when US five-string fiddler Casey Driessen brought his music to six different countries on a nine-month road trip? He recalls the highs and lows


  • IN FOCUS            A 1661 viola by Enrico Catenar
  • TRADE SECRETS Stefan Krattenmacher presents his method for installing ‘Baker-style’ fine tuners
  • MY SPACE           Mittenwald maker Rainer Leonhardt
  • MAKING MATTERS          Why luthiers might find it useful to class players into various ‘types’
  • MASTERCLASS   Eldbjørg Hemsing on the first movement of Grieg’s Violin Sonata no.2
  • TECHNIQUE        Cellist Ophélie Gaillard gives tips on how to improve your bowing technique
  • LIFE LESSONS     The memories and opinions of American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers
  • OPINION             Eliciting feedback from students is an important – and overlooked – part of teaching
  • POSTCARD FROM PARIS               The 2022 String Quartet Biennale at the Philharmonie de Paris
  • FROM THE ARCHIVE       From April 1902
  • SENTIMENTAL WORK     Double bassist Christine Hoock shares her love for Mišek’s Sonata no.2
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