- ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO AT 100: To mark a century since the work’s premiere, Raphael Wallfisch tells the story of its composition, and gives some insights into its performance
- ‘PAGANINI’ STRADIVARIS: Gavin Dixon travels to Tokyo to hear the Kuss Quartet perform a complete Beethoven cycle on four Strads, all previously owned by Nicolò Paganini
- GAETANO SGARABOTTO: A fine luthier in his own right, the Italian maker had a flair for copying the old masters, as Andrea Zanrè shows though a comparison of his scrolls
- MUSIQUE & VIN AU CLOS VOUGEOT: The Burgundy region of France hosts an annual festival dedicated, as its name suggests, to music and wine. Charlotte Gardner has a heady experience there
- FINGERBOARDS AND TAILPIECES: In the first of two articles on violin set-up, Joseph Curtin examines how these two essential parts of an instrument can affect its acoustics and resonance
- LIFE LESSONS: Violinist Richard Tognetti
- OPINION: New works should be played more than just once in their lifetimes
- POSTCARD FROM MOSCOW: Report from the violin section of the Tchaikovsky Competition
- POSTCARD FROM ST PETERSBURG: The cello section of the same competition
- IN FOCUS: A 1759 viola by Petter Hellstedt
- TRADE SECRETS: Janet Starck-Toon explains her restoration method of recreating purfling
- MY SPACE: The workshop of the Cremona-based Hungarian luthier Stefano Conia
- MAKING MATTERS: Making ten copies of a bow
- MASTERCLASS: Daniel Müller-Schott on the third movement of Franck’s Cello Sonata
- TECHNIQUE: Fingerboard mapping for harmony and improvisation
- SENTIMENTAL WORK: Boris Kuschnir’s memories of playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.4
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.
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