January 2019

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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

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In this issue:

  • Isabelle Faust: The German violinist on decoding Mozart’s musical language in her new violin sonatas album
  • Daniel Müller-Schott on his latest Russian music project
  • Tech round-up: apps and accessories for students and teachers
  • Lloyd Swanton: the double bassist on improvisation and more
  • The story of Renzo Bacchetta, co-founder of the Cremona Violin Making School
  • Luthier Kevin Kelly on the geometric principles of instrument patterns
  • In Focus: A violin by Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ that also bears the distinctive hand of ‘del Gesù’
  • Trade Secrets: Bending a viola da gamba back with Gabriela Guadalajara
  • My Space: The husband-and-wife lutherie team of Mira Gruszow and Gideon Baumblatt
  • Making Matters: Mass, density and CT scans with Steven Sirr and John Waddle
  • Life Lessons: Memories and advice from Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Postcard from Hanover: The Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition
  • Postcard from Munich: Violists and piano trios perform at the ARD Competition
  • Masterclass: Lynn Harrell on Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no.4
  • Technique: Tracy Silverman shows how to adapt guitar technique for jazz and pop violinists
  • Sentimental Work: Bassist Rick Stotijn on his affection for a little-known work by Joseph Marx
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