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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