December 2017

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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

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In this issue:

 

  • Stradivari’s final years: Exploring the turbulent social and political times in Cremona from 1702 to 1737
  • Renaud Capuçon on the importance of teaching as part of being a complete musician
  • Trench cello: Steven Isserlis on recording on an instrument with a proud history
  • Working with dancers to improve your understanding of repertoire from early to contemporary music
  • Bassist Barry Guy on writing and performing works that cross musical genres
  • Dragonetti’s Gasparo da Salò double bass and its seismic effect on English luthiery

  • Life lessons: Violinist Aaron Rosand
  • Opinion: How does it feel to be a beginner?
  • Postcard from New Zealand: The annual gathering of the International Viola Society
  • Postcard from Norway Report from the 2017 Trondheim Chamber Music Festival
  • In Residence: The Coull Quartet in Warwick
  • In Focus: An 1856 violin by Giuseppe Rocca
  • Trade secrets: David Finck’s method for making a bespoke hand plane for hardwoods
  • My Space: California-based luthier Eric Benning
  • Making matters: How instrument sound testing has changed in recent years
  • Masterclass: Johannes Moser on the first two movements of Brahms’s Cello Sonata no.1 op.38
  • Technique: Violinist Tomas Cotik’s exercises to release tension and improve movement
  • From the archive: Reminiscences from 1927
  • Sentimental work: Daniel Müller-Schott on his love for Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto

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Weight 0.310 kg
Dimensions 21 x 30 x 0.5 cm
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