October 2022


Double bassist Rick Stotijn discusses his mission to increase the repertoire, and we examine the evolution of the Viennese bass. There’s a look at Scottish fiddling, a Masterclass with Abel Selaocoe and tips on developing your own sound. Plus Nobuko Imai’s Sentimental Work.



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  • RICK STOTIJN The Dutch double bassist is on a continual quest for original repertoire for his instrument. He tells Kimon Daltas about his new album and collaborative work
  • THE VIENNESE DOUBLE BASS Alex Kanzian explains how the Austrian capital became the crucible for a new kind of bass during the 18th and 19th centuries, and its distinguishing features
  • SCOTTISH FIDDLE DANCE MUSIC How did the reels and strathspeys of 200 years ago become the mainstay of the fiddling tradition in Scotland? Aaron McGregor gives a potted history
  • SESSION REPORT Thought lost until 2009, Florence Price’s Violin Concerto no.2 has now been recorded by Rachel Barton Pine. She tells Harry White how the project came about
  • DEVELOPING YOUR OWN SOUND Some of today’s leading soloists tell Charlotte Gardner how musicians can make themselves stand out at a time when so much playing seems to sound the same
  • THE STRAD CALENDAR 2023 This year’s calendar brings together twelve instruments owned or played by Australians. Christian Lloyd gives an overview of ‘The Australian Collection’


  • IN FOCUS Ernst Fuchs examines a c.1900 violin by the Genoese maker Raffo Cipriani
  • TRADE SECRETS Luthier Trevor Davis’s method for making a mould for cellos and basses
  • MY SPACE Australian luthier Ilja Grawert
  • MAKING MATTERS Why the early history of the violin’s development needs to be re-examined
  • MASTERCLASS Cellist Abel Selaocoe on the first movement of Debussy’s Cello Sonata
  • TECHNIQUE Violist Stephen Upshaw gives tips on how to develop your base knuckle strength
  • LIFE LESSONS The memories and opinions of Hank Dutt, violist with the Kronos Quartet
  • OPINION Why an orchestra’s sound is shaped by the acA report from the Rosendal Chamber Music Festivaloustic of its home venue
  • POSTCARD FROM NORWAY A report from the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival
  • FROM THE ARCHIVE From October 1892
  • SENTIMENTAL WORK Violist Nobuko Imai on Mozart’s Symphony no.40 in G minor K550
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