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Violinist Josef Gingold on studying with the great Eugène Ysaÿe

2021-09-24T09:30:00+01:00

Gingold spoke about his period of training with the Belgian master in The Strad's April 1983 issue

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Dies Irae: Hilary Hahn performs Ysaÿe

2021-09-24T09:15:00+01:00

The violinist performs Ysaÿe Sonata for Solo Violin no.2 ‘Obsession’

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Janine Jansen: Twelve chosen Stradivaris

2021-09-22T11:22:00+01:00

Our October 2021 issue features violinist Janine Jansen’s journey to record an album and documentary on twelve different Stradivari violins. Read about the violins that were chosen for the project

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October

‘I felt like I was connected to those legends of the past. I was bringing alive the same voice. It was overwhelming’
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs on twelve of the world's finest Stradivaris for a new recording and documentary.

‘Jackie could say, without inhibition, that she mostly preferred her own recordings – she was not alone in that’
Film maker Christopher Nupen recalls his time with cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

The first results of a project to find the composition of varnishes from historical instruments

''Our playing resembles speech, like spoken dialogue'' Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta on their album of duo works for violin and cello.

' 'What works slowly might work fast, but what doesn't work slowly won't work at all' Julia Fischer's Beethoven Violin Concerto Masterclass

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Poetic injustice: Ysaÿe

2021-09-22T13:29:00+01:00

On the 150th anniversary of Ysaÿe’s birth, Andrew Morris revisits the violinist’s string compositions and finds them rich in virtuosity and melancholy, but now largely lost from the repertoire. From July 2008

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Janine Jansen: A spiritual connection

2021-09-21T18:07:00+01:00

Even for one of the most revered violinists, it is a daunting task to get to know twelve of the world’s finest Stradivaris, many with jaw-dropping pasts, within only a few weeks. Janine Jansen talks to Pauline Harding about how she did just that for a new recording and documentary

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Ludwig Quandt: Life Lessons

2021-09-21T17:54:00+01:00

Advice and memories from before and during the German musician’s decades-long tenure as the Berlin Philharmonic’s principal cellist

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The geometry of violin outlines: Proportional representation

2021-08-20T11:10:00+01:00

In this article from March 1990, Leslie Wyatt offers a rational and coherent geometrical method for the construction of an inner form outline and for sizing and positioning the f-holes, to break free from the traditional slavish reproduction of classical instruments

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Analysis October 2021: Progress report

2021-09-21T17:59:00+01:00

Despite the UK government’s announcements of major advances in negotiations, the impact of Brexit continues to be a cause for concern among British musicians and organisations. By Harry White

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Competitions, Awards and Appointments: October 2021

2021-09-21T17:58:00+01:00

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests

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October 2021: Welcome

2021-09-21T18:01:00+01:00By

The Strad’s editor Charlotte Smith introduces the October 2021 issue

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Soundpost: Letters to the Editor October 2021

2021-09-21T18:00:00+01:00

A selection of letters The Strad receives each month from its readers around the world: October 2021 issue

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Opinion: Across the decades

2021-09-21T17:53:00+01:00

Karen Gomyo revisits recordings by ‘golden age’ violinists, and explores why these performances are still so meaningful today

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Opinion: Make ’em laugh

2021-09-01T12:15:00+01:00

Humour can be a useful tool when teaching – especially online, argues Naomi Yandell

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