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Violinist Ida Haendel on Brahms's Violin Concerto


In a special tribute to Ida Haendel, we are republishing some archive content related to the late violinist. Here is she is, explaining why the Brahms concerto is such a demanding and an inspirational piece of music

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Harrogate International Festivals to put on virtual arts weekender


The HIF Weekender runs from 23-26 July

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The Strad July 2020 issue


We celebrate the centenary of the great American violinist Isaac Stern with a closer look at his chamber music performances and recordings. There’s an in-depth examination of the 1694 ‘Benecke’ Stradivari violin – an exceptional example of the master’s ‘Long Pattern’ period. Plus, leading soloists talk about writing their own cadenzas.


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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein on working with conductors


The American musician discusses performing concertos with conductors and how she navigates interpretative disagreements

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