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Portman Square Garden

Wigmore Hall to launch 120th anniversary celebrations with free outdoor concerts

2021-05-14T12:54:00+01:00

The three free ticketed concerts will take place in Portman Square Garden, London, on Sunday 30 May

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Dallas String Quartet delivers a Latin twist

2021-05-14T11:32:00+01:00

In this video the Dallas String Quartet teams up with the jazz pianist Jesús Molina for a spicy, original single entitled ‘Sabor,’ delivering a Latin twist and spicy keys from Molina (of Colombia).

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‘I felt the power suddenly go from my bowing arm’ – Julian Lloyd Webber on facing the unthinkable

2021-04-28T15:07:00+01:00

In this extract from our May 2021 issue, the British cellist recalls the moment a herniated disc put an end to his playing career

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Julian Lloyd Webber discusses his career at 70, and we investigate Stradivari’s early cellos. There’s a look at violin encores and Ysaÿe’s Second String Trio, and Alisa Weilerstein gives a Chopin Masterclass.

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Kronos today

The Kronos Quartet: Out of this world

2021-04-30T09:41:00+01:00

 

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In Focus: A late 1770s cello by Antonio Gragnani

2021-04-27T20:57:00+01:00

Written by Paolo Sorgentone

Kronos today

The Kronos Quartet: Out of this world

2021-04-30T09:41:00+01:00

 

InFocus2

In Focus: A late 1770s cello by Antonio Gragnani

2021-04-27T20:57:00+01:00

Written by Paolo Sorgentone

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Analysis May 2021: Seeing the wood for the trees

2021-04-27T21:04:00+01:00

A new campaign is under way to save Brazil’s endangered pernambuco tree, the wood most favoured by bow makers. The goal is clear, but the devil is in the detail. By Anthony Fort

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Competitions, Awards and Appointments: May 2021

2021-04-27T21:03:00+01:00

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests

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