February 2020

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Ébène Quartet: The four players tell Charlotte Gardner about the group’s 20th anniversary, their current Beethoven project, and the challenge of finding a new violist

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Ébène Quartet
The four players tell Charlotte Gardner about the group’s 20th anniversary, their current Beethoven project, and the challenge of finding a new violist

Vuillaume’s early years
Little has been written about the 19th-century French maker’s developmental phase. Jonathan Marolle rectifies matters with a close inspection of six early violins

Jerry Horner
James Dickenson celebrates the life and legacy of the violist and pedagogue who died in February 2019, with contributions from former students and colleagues

Michel Collichon
Just ten instruments have survived from the 17th-century viol maker’s career – but all testify to his fascinating, innovative style, as Shem Mackey explains

Session Report
Violinist Johan Dalene and producer Jens U. Braun discuss recording the Tchaikovsky and Barber violin concertos, in conversation with Toby Deller

Retiring from performance
Pauline Harding speaks to string players both young and old to find out how they deal with the idea of letting their career wind down – assuming they ever want it to

  • LIFE LESSONS The memories and opinions of Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra
  • OPINION String players can overcome their feelings of stage fright by practising in public
  • POSTCARD FROM LVIV Report from the third Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition
  • IN FOCUS One of the few Nicolas Lupot violins to have been modelled on a Guarneri ‘del Gesù’
  • TRADE SECRETS New York luthier Guy Rabut’s system for fitting cello endpins
  • MY SPACE Yves-Antoine Gachet’s workshop
  • MAKING MATTERS Tuning fingerboards
  • MASTERCLASS Cellist Moray Welsh gives tips on performing Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata
  • TECHNIQUE Misha Galaganov on how to stay in shape with just 30 minutes of practice per day
  • FROM THE ARCHIVE News of the European string music scene, from the February 1930 issue
  • SENTIMENTAL WORK Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty on the genesis of his own piece ‘Renaissance’
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Weight 0.310 kg
Dimensions 21 x 30 x 0.5 cm
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