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Guido

Violinist and conductor Guido Lamell dies aged 68

2021-07-27T11:08:00+01:00

The versatile musician and commited educator who worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for over 40 years suffered a sudden heart attack

CNSMD

Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance reinstates suspended cello teacher

2021-07-27T10:00:00+01:00

Jérôme Pernoo was suspended from his position in mid-March following accusations of inappropriate sexual touching

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‘We aren’t going back to how it was’ - Esther Yoo on being a musician during the pandemic

2021-07-21T11:43:00+01:00

In this extract from the August 2021 issue, Esther Yoo shares her experience of the sudden silence brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and how her positive attitude helped her through dark times

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August

‘We present ourselves in the best way possible on stage, but so much goes on behind the scenes’
American violinist Esther Yoo on competitions, collaborations and the importance of maintaining a positive outlook

‘A player could swap necks on a single instrument, going from Baroque for one performance and modern for the next’
How instrument necksets have been modified over the past 300 years.

The second in Lewis Kaplan's two-part look at Bach's complete Solo Sonatas and Partitas examines the composer’s use of dance forms.

'In the mid-20th century, Herrmann bows sold for the same price as those of Sartory, Fétique and Ouchard' Closely linked to the Knopfs, the Herrmann family of bow makers enjoyed particular success in the 19th century.

Violinist Karen Gomyo on how her new recording of The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and other works by Astor Piazzolla came into being.

'Assessments of Louise Gautherot's performances by authors both male and female betray some of the underlying gender preferences of the Regency period'. The lives and careers of Louise Gautherot and female violinists of Georgian England

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From the archive: Interpreting Bach

2021-07-22T12:55:00+01:00

When asked to record Bach’s Cello Suites, violist Simon Rowland-Jones chose to produce his own edition from which to work. He discusses his approach and the various problems it posed.

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Masterclass: Bach’s Cello Suite no.1 in G major arranged for viola

2021-07-22T12:54:00+01:00

Finding the correct articulation and paying close attention to the score are key to performing Bach’s masterpiece, in this guide by Antoine Tamestit

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Leon Bosch: Life Lessons

2021-07-20T19:09:00+01:00

The acclaimed solo and chamber bassist stresses the importance of self-reliance and self-discipline in building a meaningful career and life

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Sentimental Work: Viktoria Mullova

2021-07-20T19:00:00+01:00By

The Sibelius Violin Concerto played a pivotal part in the Soviet-born violinist’s life – even though it was unknown to her until the age of 18

Analysis

Analysis August 2021: Adaptive learning

2021-07-20T19:14:00+01:00

During the pandemic, some luthiers have begun making online courses to record their techniques and share their knowledge. Is it a viable alternative to one-to-one teaching? By Peter Somerford

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Competitions, Awards and Appointments: August 2021

2021-07-20T19:13:00+01:00

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests

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Opinion: Relaxed body, focused mind

2021-07-20T19:08:00+01:00

The art of Chinese calligraphy has much to teach us about playing a stringed instrument, writes violist Hsin-Yun Huang

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Beyond Bach: 12 tips for better Baroque playing

2021-07-15T09:30:00+01:00

A thorough knowledge of Baroque repertoire apart from the works of Bach is so important if modern players are to gain a proper understanding of Classical and Romantic works, writes Adrian Butterfield

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