August 2022


Pekka Kuusisto discusses making the leap from violinist to conductor, and we examine three Guarneri violins from 1734. There’s a look at musicians and exercise and cellist Maria Kliegel gives her Sentimental Work. Plus a Mozart Masterclass from the Armida Quartet.

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  • PEKKA KUUSISTO             The adventurous Finnish violinist talks to Andrew Mellor about his predilection for finding new challenges – including a recent shift to the conductor’s podium
  • THREE 1734 GUARNERIS              Giacomo Fiocco reports on a recent study of a trio of ‘del Gesù’ instruments, examining everything from the varnish composition to the f-hole design
  • MUSICIANS AND EXERCISE          Taking inspiration from sports science, Berenice Beverley Zammit reports on how string players can physically prepare themselves to perform more efficiently
  • SESSION REPORT              Violist Hélène Clément tells Carlos María Solare about her latest recording of works by two accomplished viola players: Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten
  • SARTORY BOWS               Richard Morency identifies some of Eugène Sartory’s working methods through a detailed examination of one of his middle-period bows
  • ELENA URIOSTE The multifaceted soloist has myriad strings to her violin bow. She talks with Toby Deller about everything from yoga to starting up her own festival
  • IN FOCUS            Philip Brown examines a rare cello by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi from 1766
  • TRADE SECRETS Luthier Sarah Peck presents her method for making Baroque bridges
  • MY SPACE           Saarbrücken maker Martin Krause
  • MAKING MATTERS          How did six bow makers create a single bow in just three days in Paris?
  • MASTERCLASS   Johanna Staemmler of the Armida Quartet on Mozart’s Quartet no.16
  • TECHNIQUE        Iagoba Fanlo on practice routine
  • LIFE LESSONS     With violinist Helena Rathbone
  • OPINION             The importance of opening up the concert experience for young people
  • POSTCARD FROM BELGIUM        A report from the cello finals of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition
  • FROM THE ARCHIVE       From August 1912
  • SENTIMENTAL WORK     Maria Kliegel on Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann’s Hommage à Nelson M.
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