December 2021


We examine the Venetian double bass and meet genre-defying cellist Abel Selaocoe. There’s a tribute to Bottesini and a look at Jascha Heifetz’s teaching methods. Plus a cello Masterclass on playing Fauré, Elgar and Saint-Saëns.

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  • THE VENETIAN DOUBLE BASS  The north Italian city-state produced some of the country’s finest instruments. Tom Martin, George Martin and Martin Lawrence examine them in detail
  • BOTTESINI’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY  Stephen Street celebrates the career of possibly the most influential double bassist in history, regarded in his time as ‘the Paganini of the double bass’
  • ABEL SELAOCOE  The Manchester-based cellist, composer and vocalist tells Tom Stewart how his genre-defying compositions are informed by his South African heritage
  • WOOD TREATMENT  Wenjie Cai and Hwan-Ching Tai reveal how the Cremonese maters treated the spruce used in their instruments, possibly based on alchemical principles
  • HEIFETZ AS TEACHER Ayke Agus, the legendary violinist’s long-time accompanist and assistant, recalls his demanding style of teaching, in conversation with Enrico Alvares
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