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Inside this month – August 2014

  • String players of the First World War, including Fritz Kreisler, Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud
  • Music associated with conflict ― from the ruins of postwar Germany to the horrors of Vietnam
  • Mirecourt, the French lutherie capital, was hard hit by the Great War
  • Trench art ― how players on the front line fashioned makeshift instruments
  • Musicians without Borders ― bringing music education to war-torn communities
  • The Strad 1914-1918 ― our archives reveal how World War I affected the string community
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Videos: Musicians without Borders bring music education to war-torn areas

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Galleries: Pictures of string players of the First World War and trench art; images from the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition; close-up images of our In Focus instrument, an 1880 violin by F.W. Hansen; and pictures from the studio of this month's My Space luthier, Terry Borman.

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Trade Secrets guides to the most intricate lutherie processes, written by makers for makers
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Basics from pedagogue Simon Fischer on violin technique
Letter From, covering competitions, festivals, conferences and events across the globe
In Focus, detailed analysis of a featured instrument
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