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In focus: c.1767 violin by G.B. Gabrielli


Kai Dase takes a close look at a violin by one of the finest and most influential Florentine makers of the 18th century

Jack Frerer - “Stutter Step” piano trio


Jack Frerer - ‘Stutter Step’ piano trio


Stutter Step, a new work for piano trio by Australian-American composer Jack Frerer, performed here by Kevin Zhu, Philip Sheegog and Tengku Irfan.

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Double bassist Leon Bosch discusses his career, and we investigate the bass makers of Manchester. There’s an interview with early music pioneer Eduard Melkus and cellist Johannes Moser gives a Mendelssohn Masterclass. Plus Leonidas Kavakos’s teaching tips

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Shostakovich with cellist Miloš Sádlo and violinist David Oistrakh in 1947 - Tully Potter Collection


Julia Fischer and Vadim Gluzman on Shostakovich's violin sonata


Fifty years ago, David Oistrakh premiered Shostakovich’s violin sonata. Here Andrew Morris discusses the work with Julia Fischer and Vadim Gluzman

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Should music tuition revolve around passing exams?


Toby Deller argues that young players should be inspired by fulfilling experiences

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Masterclass: Johannes Moser on Mendelssohn’s Cello Sonata no.2


Johannes Moser takes a look at tempo, dynamics and the relationship between instruments in the exciting and energetic first movement of the D major op.58 Sonata

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String length index


Stringtelligence by Thomastik-Infeld: vibrating string length and string tension

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These factors can seem a bit too technical or just matter of preference, but it is definitely worth understanding what to look and listen out for

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