Jordi Savall, early music pioneer and multi-instrumentalist, heads up a Baroque-themed issue featuring articles on viol consorts, instruments in Dutch art, German luthier Joachim Tiekle and soloists’ interpretations of Bach. Pavlo Beznosiuk gives a Corelli Masterclass, we inspect a Barak Norman bass viol and there’s a round-up of upcoming Baroque festival highlights.
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Raphael Wallfisch marks the centenary of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the story of the work’s composition, premiere and subsequent interpretations. Plus we speak to the Kuss Quartet about performing Beethoven on the ‘Paganini’ set of Stradivaris, and investigate how instrument set-up can affect sound.
James Ehnes, Hilary Hahn, Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov, Nikolaj Znaider: some of the violin world's top names have given their thoughts on key works of string repertoire within The Strad's pages. Now, for the first time, Masterclass: Solo Violin brings together articles from the magazine's popular Masterclass section over the past nine years.