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Inside this month – September 2014

  • Learning from the masters ― string stars on the methods of their tutors
  • Magic Mountain Music Farm ― the upstate New York retreat that helps adult musicians transform their playing
  • LSO's Take a Bow education scheme ― offering young players invaluable orchestral experience
  • Vaughan Williams string concertante works
  • Celebrating Bolognese luthier Otello Bignami's 100th anniversary
  • Masterclass by Leon Bosch on Dittersdorf's Double Bass Concerto no.2
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Audio: Masterclass: listen to audio clips of Leon Bosch performing the first movement of Dittersdorf's Double Bass Concerto no.2
Reviews: as ever, clips from each of our three 'Strad Recommends' CDs of the month

Galleries: Photos from Dane Johansen's epic Walk to Fisterra, encompassing hundreds of miles along the pilgrim's trail to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, playing concerts all the way
Letter from Germany: extra photos from the Mittenwald International Violin and Bow Making Competition
In Focus: five close-up views of a beautiful 1706 cello by David Tecchler
My Space: look around Parisian luthier Stéphane Bodart's well-appointed workshop from all angles

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Trade Secrets guides to the most intricate lutherie processes, written by makers for makers
Masterclasses by players and teachers on different styles and repertoire
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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