October 2021


Janine Jansen talks about playing 12 Stradivaris and we investigate the varnishes of the old Italians. There’s a look back at Jacqueline du Pré’s career and Tim Kliphuis tells us his Sentimental Work. Plus a Beethoven Masterclass with Julia Fischer. 

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  • JANINE JANSEN The Dutch violinist’s latest album features twelve different Stradivaris. She tells Pauline Harding how the recording – and related documentary – came about
  • HISTORICAL VARNISHES Balthazar Soulier, Stefan Zumbühl and Christophe Zindel present the first results of a project to find the composition of varnishes from historical instruments
  • NUPEN AND DU PR Film maker Christopher Nupen recalls his time with cellist Jacqueline du Pré, a unique meeting of minds that led to nine films and a lasting friendship
  • SESSION REPORT Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta tell Charlotte Gardner about their new album of duo works for violin and cello – and why the recording proved tricky
  • TIANJIN JUILLIARD SCHOOL The US conservatoire’s Chinese campus recently opened its doors. Tom Stewart learns how it came about, as a natural progression for East–West partnerships
  • THE STRAD CALENDAR 2022 Hubert de Launay examines twelve treasures from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation, one of the largest instrument collections in Europe
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