The double bass takes centre stage, as we interview six of today’s top young bassists and investigate teaching, making, and travelling with a bass. There’s a Masterclass from Dan Styffe, Joel Quarrington’s practice diary, François Rabbath on the things that inspire him, and a report on the state of the international double bass market. Plus an interview with veteran bassist Barbara Sanderling
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Isabelle Faust discusses Mozart and we explore how string teaching is adapting to new technology. There’s a cello masterclass with Lynn Harrell, a look at jazz improvisation with bassist Lloyd Swanton, and Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Life Lessons. Plus our String Courses 2019 supplement
In a French special we talk to cellist Bruno Philippe and investigate Eugène Sartory’s infamous court case. Philippe Graffin tracks down a lost version of an Ysaÿe sonata and Nicolas Gilles reveals his oil varnish recipe. Plus Gautier Capuçon, François Rabbath, and Daniel Hope on Franck
This year’s calendar celebrates the work of Dextra Musica, the Norwegian foundation that has built up a fine collection of historical and contemporary instruments over the past 15 years. All the instruments are in daily use, being loaned out both to top soloists and to up-and-coming young players.