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    Long read: Remembering Jacqueline du Pré

    2023-01-26T10:02:00+00:00

    Friends, fellow musicians and ex-pupils pay tribute to superstar cellist Jacqueline de Pré in February 1988, four months after she succumbed to multiple sclerosis

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    Great Cellists: Jacqueline du Pré

    2023-01-26T10:01:00+00:00

    Although her professional career lasted just twelve years, the British musician became a legend in her own lifetime. Julian Haylock assesses her style and recorded legacy in this feature from June 2016

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    Analysis February 2023: Problems with pernambuco

    2023-01-26T09:42:00+00:00

    The CITES CoP19 conference brought the pernambuco situation into sharp focus. How can the music community take the issue forward into the future?

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Inside February's magazine

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The French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca talks to Charlotte Gardner about his influences, tutors, predilection for eclectic repertoire, and his new recording Legacy

Luthier Pierre Flavetta presents a historical analysis of Cremonese Varnish used by the old Italian masters to bring colour to their instruments

The 19th-century French violinist and author of Superior Bowing Technique Lucien Capet was among the most influential pedagogues of his time. Tully Potter explains why

Violist Timothy Ridout speaks to Carlos María Solare about adapting Tertis’s transcription of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and recording it along with a Bloch suite

The Japanese-born US violinist Midori is celebrating her 40th year on stage. She talks to Thomas May about her formative influences, collaborations and myriad projects

Yann Poulain takes a look at CNC Archings

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‘An appearance of delicacy’ - Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ 1736 violin: Beauty from the Beast

2023-01-27T09:36:00+00:00

Although Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ is best known for his wild, unruly later masterpieces, the 1736 ‘Cessole’, ‘Teja–Ferni’ violin reveals his softer side, as Carlo Chiesa explains

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Long read: Remembering Jacqueline du Pré

2023-01-26T10:02:00+00:00

Friends, fellow musicians and ex-pupils pay tribute to superstar cellist Jacqueline de Pré in February 1988, four months after she succumbed to multiple sclerosis

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Premium ❘ Feature

Great Cellists: Jacqueline du Pré

2023-01-26T10:01:00+00:00

Although her professional career lasted just twelve years, the British musician became a legend in her own lifetime. Julian Haylock assesses her style and recorded legacy in this feature from June 2016

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Elgar Cello Concerto: The classic interpretation

2023-01-26T10:00:00+00:00By

Jacqueline du Pré’s 1965 recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto set the benchmark for every cellist who followed her. Tully Potter explores the enduring popularity of her powerful and iconic performance

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‘An appearance of delicacy’ - Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ 1736 violin: Beauty from the Beast

2023-01-27T09:36:00+00:00

Although Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ is best known for his wild, unruly later masterpieces, the 1736 ‘Cessole’, ‘Teja–Ferni’ violin reveals his softer side, as Carlo Chiesa explains

Premium ❘ Feature

Long read: Remembering Jacqueline du Pré

2023-01-26T10:02:00+00:00

Friends, fellow musicians and ex-pupils pay tribute to superstar cellist Jacqueline de Pré in February 1988, four months after she succumbed to multiple sclerosis

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‘Education never stops’ - Joshua Bell’s life lessons

2023-01-25T09:43:07.227+00:00

The American violinist discusses his varied experiences with teachers and the importance of learning from everyone

Prom 67 Cr. Mark Allan (17)

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‘The violin concerto lives again’ - Opinion

2023-01-25T09:43:03.62+00:00

Are we witnessing a golden age for new violin concertos, or simply too much of a good thing?

Premium ❘ News

Competitions, Awards and Appointments: February 2023

2023-01-25T09:40:26.507+00:00

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests

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Auction Report February 2023: Rarities and English gems

2023-01-27T08:31:00+00:00

A unique Stradivari viola and a record-breaking Daniel Parker viola were among the highlights of the London sales in October 2022. Kevin MacDonald reports

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Analysis February 2023: Problems with pernambuco

2023-01-26T09:42:00+00:00

The CITES CoP19 conference brought the pernambuco situation into sharp focus. How can the music community take the issue forward into the future?

Premium ❘ Article

Auction Report February 2023: Rarities and English gems

2023-01-27T08:31:00+00:00

A unique Stradivari viola and a record-breaking Daniel Parker viola were among the highlights of the London sales in October 2022. Kevin MacDonald reports

Premium ❘ Article

Analysis February 2023: Problems with pernambuco

2023-01-26T09:42:00+00:00

The CITES CoP19 conference brought the pernambuco situation into sharp focus. How can the music community take the issue forward into the future?

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Auction Report February 2023: Rarities and English gems

2023-01-27T08:31:00+00:00

A unique Stradivari viola and a record-breaking Daniel Parker viola were among the highlights of the London sales in October 2022. Kevin MacDonald reports

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Analysis February 2023: Problems with pernambuco

2023-01-26T09:42:00+00:00

The CITES CoP19 conference brought the pernambuco situation into sharp focus. How can the music community take the issue forward into the future?

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Cremonese Varnish: Coats of many colours

2023-01-25T09:48:25.047+00:00

Pierre Flavetta reveals the results of his historical research into the colourants and methods available to the luthiers of Stradivari’s day

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The art of Computer Numerical Control arching

2023-01-25T09:45:01.59+00:00

Yann Poulain reveals his method for roughing out the arching of the front and back plates using the technology

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‘I’m happy to show them around’ - My Space: David Ayache

2023-01-25T09:43:53.057+00:00

Visit a 13th-century workshop in the heart of Montpellier, France

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In Focus: A 1679 violin by Hendrick Aerninck

2023-01-25T09:43:49.003+00:00

Michel Samson presents the 17th-century Dutch instrument

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Concert review: Carducci Quartet

2023-01-25T09:39:22.46+00:00By Edward Bhesania

Edward Bhesania visits London’s Milton Court Concert Hall on 24 November 2022 for the performance of works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn

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Concert review: Elias Quartet

2023-01-25T09:39:18.327+00:00By

Tim Homfray hears the performance of Haydn and Beethoven at London’s Wigmore Hall on 20 November 2022

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Concert review: Diana Tishchenko (violin) José Gallardo (piano)

2023-01-25T09:39:11.233+00:00By Edward Bhesania

Edward Bhesania hears the performance of Bach, Fazil Say, Vasco Mendonça and Maxim Shalygin at London’s LSO St Luke’s on 18 November 2022

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Johannes Moser: Martinů

2023-01-27T08:30:00+00:00By Matthew Rye

An equal partnership sheds new light on these mid-20th century masterpieces

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Leonard Elschenbroich: Brahms Analogue

2023-01-26T09:37:00+00:00By Janet Banks

Classic recording techniques meld perfectly with modern mastery

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Arve Tellefsen et al: Sculpted Sound

2023-01-25T09:38:25.607+00:00By David Kettle

An experiment in sonics that doesn’t always pay off

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Book review: Top Secrets for Cellists: An Organized Method of String Playing

2023-01-25T09:38:40.007+00:00By Janet Banks

Janet Banks reviews a new edition of János Starker’s treatise on cello performance

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Book review: The Carlo Bergonzi Violins in Baron Johann Knoop’s Collection

2023-01-25T09:38:35.913+00:00By Philip Brown

The Carlo Bergonzi Violins in Baron Johann Knoop’s Collection

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Book review: Suzuki: The Man and His Dream to Teach the Children of the World

2023-01-25T09:38:31.167+00:00By Andrew Braddock

Andrew Braddock, editor of the American Suzuki Journal, reviews Eri Hotta’s biography of the founder of the Suzuki method

Debate

Prom 67 Cr. Mark Allan (17)

‘The violin concerto lives again’ - Opinion

2023-01-25T09:43:03.62+00:00

Are we witnessing a golden age for new violin concertos, or simply too much of a good thing?

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‘Cut the Stradivari cord’ - Opinion

2023-01-19T08:24:00+00:00

Luthier Paris Andrew argues that, rather than copying Antonio Stradivari models, makers should study other beautiful instruments that exist

Debate

Prom 67 Cr. Mark Allan (17)

‘The violin concerto lives again’ - Opinion

2023-01-25T09:43:03.62+00:00

Are we witnessing a golden age for new violin concertos, or simply too much of a good thing?

GettyImages-974014444

‘Cut the Stradivari cord’ - Opinion

2023-01-19T08:24:00+00:00

Luthier Paris Andrew argues that, rather than copying Antonio Stradivari models, makers should study other beautiful instruments that exist

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  • Teen Jackie du Pre

    Long read: Remembering Jacqueline du Pré

    2023-01-26T10:02:00+00:00

    Friends, fellow musicians and ex-pupils pay tribute to superstar cellist Jacqueline de Pré in February 1988, four months after she succumbed to multiple sclerosis

  • du Pre BW

    Great Cellists: Jacqueline du Pré

    2023-01-26T10:01:00+00:00

    Although her professional career lasted just twelve years, the British musician became a legend in her own lifetime. Julian Haylock assesses her style and recorded legacy in this feature from June 2016

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    Words of Wisdom: Cellist Bernard Gregor-Smith

    2023-01-25T10:14:00+00:00

    The cellist of the Lindsay and Dante Quartets shares some observations from his chamber music career

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