February 2021

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In a French-themed issue, we talk to the Modigliani Quartet and examine the work of luthier Charles François Gand. There are interviews with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camille Thomas and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, and a Bach Masterclass from Simon Standage.


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MODIGLIANI QUARTET Charlotte Gardner speaks to the four players about their diverse interests, from running festivals to collaborating with a myriad of other musicians
CHARLES FRANÇOIS GAND Although the French luthier’s output was small, his instruments have an undoubted beauty. Florent Boyer presents an in-depth examination of his work
NIKOLAJ SZEPS-ZNAIDER Having made his name as a violinist, the Danish virtuoso has spent more than a decade perfecting his conducting skills. Andrew Mellor discusses his latest role
SESSION REPORT In her new recording of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Patricia Kopatchinskaja takes the role of narrator as well as violinist. Toby Deller finds out more
EVOLUTION OF THE BOW How did bows develop their signature internal curves? Paolo Sarri shows how it was a combination of necessity, mechanics and ease of manufacture
CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES The violinist, conductor, army officer and champion fencer took 18th-century France by storm. Kevin MacDonald delves into his rollicking history

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