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Robert Max on playing the 1726 ‘Saveuse’ Stradivari cello

2022-12-02T09:24:00+00:00

British cellist Robert Max, who has owned and performed on the ‘Saveuse’ for more than 20 years, gives his thoughts on the instrument’s sound and quality

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Andrew Dipper takes a close look at the 1693 Antonio Stradivari 'Harrison' violin, a prime example of the master luthier’s ‘Long Pattern’ that used to be the principal performing instrument of Kyung Wha Chung.

The Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl tells Amanda Holloway about his world-premiere recording of Jan Kubelík’s First Concerto – and why he chooses to play a blue violin.

Thomas Eisner of the London Philharmonic Orchestra reveals what went on when he joined the orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival this past summer.

Born 275 years ago François Xavier Tourte, displayed his creativity in every bow he crafted. Paul Childs compares and contrasts two examples from his late period.

Peter Quantrill talks to cellist Pablo Ferrández about his collaboration with Anne-Sophie Mutter on a recording of Brahms and Clara Schumann.

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1726 ‘Saveuse’ Stradivari cello: Small is beautiful

2022-12-02T09:20:00+00:00

The 1726 ‘Saveuse’ is one of the smallest cellos Antonio Stradivari ever produced. John Dilworth discovers the unique characteristics of this rare model

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Violinist Thomas Eisner: how I made it to Bayreuth

2022-12-01T08:20:00+00:00

Violinist Thomas Eisner talks about his time with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

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‘We enjoy playing softly together’ - Session Report: Pablo Ferrández and Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Cellist Pablo Ferrández talks to Peter Quantrill his latest recording with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

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‘Timbre and brilliance are not static, but dynamic’ - Making Matters: Sound ideas

2022-11-30T10:00:00+00:00

Violinists and brothers Arne and Jens Rossbach share their experiments in sound and timbre

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1726 ‘Saveuse’ Stradivari cello: Small is beautiful

2022-12-02T09:20:00+00:00

The 1726 ‘Saveuse’ is one of the smallest cellos Antonio Stradivari ever produced. John Dilworth discovers the unique characteristics of this rare model

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Violinist Thomas Eisner: how I made it to Bayreuth

2022-12-01T08:20:00+00:00

Violinist Thomas Eisner talks about his time with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

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‘Keeping the accompanist on his toes’ - Postcard from Santander

2022-11-21T08:36:00+00:00

Tim Homfray travels to the northern coast of Spain to experience a unique gathering of young chamber players and master musicians

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‘Its brilliance overwhelmed me with emotion’ - Philippe Quint on Franck’s Violin Sonata

2022-11-14T08:36:00+00:00

The Russian-born American violinist shares how César Franck’s masterpiece opened his eyes to the vast possibilities of Romantic repertoire

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‘The orchestra is a constantly changing echo chamber’ - Premiere of the Month: Electric echoes

2022-11-11T08:15:00+00:00

A Baroque-inspired piece for electric violin and acoustic ensemble

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‘Fairies and magic to folk music and spooky sounds’ - Premiere of the month: In uncertain terms

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Analysis December 2022: A safe space for musicians?

2022-11-11T08:45:00+00:00

As the UK government holds an inquiry into misogyny in music, the Musicians’ Union calls for further action to safeguard female players.

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December 2022: Editor’s welcome and contents

2022-11-09T08:33:00+00:00

The Strad’s editor Emma Baker introduces the December 2022 issue

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Analysis December 2022: A safe space for musicians?

2022-11-11T08:45:00+00:00

As the UK government holds an inquiry into misogyny in music, the Musicians’ Union calls for further action to safeguard female players.

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December 2022: Editor’s welcome and contents

2022-11-09T08:33:00+00:00

The Strad’s editor Emma Baker introduces the December 2022 issue

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