In a special edition marking The Strad’s 120th anniversary, we look back at the origins of the magazine, profile Nicolò Paganini and trace the history of research using Stradivari’s ‘Betts’ violin. Plus, articles on top female soloists of yesteryear, Ruggiero Ricci’s tips on playing, and Ida Haendel on Bach’s Chaconne in D minor.
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Buy the December 2017 issue of The Strad. Includes focus on Stradivari’s final years and the turbulent social and political times in Cremona from 1702 to 1737.
Plus Renaud Capuçon on teaching; Steven Isserlis’ trench cello; double bassist Barry Guy; Dragonetti’s Gasparo da Salò bass and its seismic effect on English luthiery; Trondheim Chamber Music Festival; an 1856 violin by Giuseppe Rocca; luthiers David Finck and Eric Benning; exercises to release tension and improve movement; Daniel Müller-Schott on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto
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.