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July 2022

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We examine a 1671 violin by Girolamo Amati II and the members of the Brodsky Quartet discuss their 50th anniversary. There’s a look at Bach’s Cello Suites, string playing’s ‘lost arts’, and the career of François-Nicolas Voirin comes under the spotlight. Plus Kenneth Sillito’s Sentimental Work.


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June 2022

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The members of the Pavel Haas Quartet discuss their latest Brahms recording and we look into learning an instrument as an adult. Collector David Fulton presents a mini-tour of his collection and Joshua Bell gives his Sentimental Work. Plus our 60-page Accessories supplement.


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May 2022

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Viktoria Mullova discusses her latest Schubert recording and we examine the life of pedagogue Paul Makanowitzky. There’s a look at violin making in Seoul and Renaud Capuçon reveals his Sentimental Work. Plus our annual Degrees supplement


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April 2022

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In a German-themed issue, Johannes Moser discusses his love of experimental repertoire and we examine the mystery of Jacob Stainer’s birthdate. There’s a Beethoven Session Report with Rachel Podger, and a look at two German lutherie families who found success in the US. Plus double bassist Christine Hoock’s Sentimental Work


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March 2022

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Leonidas Kavakos discusses his new Bach recording and we find out why some orchestras have dispensed with conductors. There’s a look at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s string music and luthiers recall their earliest experiences in the violin business. Plus Jennifer Pike chooses her Sentimental Work


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February 2022

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We talk to Baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte in a French-themed issue, also looking at Vuillaume’s bows and the life of Pierre Baillot. Plus Sol Gabetta, a Bruch Masterclass, and Philippe Graffin’s Sentimental Work.


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January 2022

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Steven Isserlis talks about his lockdown projects and we examine a rare 1773 Guadagnini viola. There’s a look at Alexander technique, Bach’s Cello Suites and how the pandemic has affected young musicians’ careers. Plus a Mozart Masterclass with violinist Francesco Dego.


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December 2021

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We examine the Venetian double bass and meet genre-defying cellist Abel Selaocoe. There’s a tribute to Bottesini and a look at Jascha Heifetz’s teaching methods. Plus a cello Masterclass on playing Fauré, Elgar and Saint-Saëns.

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November 2021

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We talk to US violinist Chad Hoopes, test the tone quality of Stradivaris, learn Gary Karr’s Life Lessons and report on the early bow makers of the Bay Area in an America-themed issue. Plus a Brahms Masterclass with violist Richard O’Neill.


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