Ruggiero Ricci: friends and collegues pay tribute to the great violinist and teacher
Practice techniques: what can players learn from sport psychology?
Francesco Rugeri: we assess a 1686 violin and delve into the maker’s history
Basics: Simon Fischer explodes some string-playing myths
Great Instruments II presents a second selection, with in-depth studies of instruments and their histories, plus a basic ‘bluffer’s guide’ to identifying an instrument’s date, region and even its maker.