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    New York Philharmonic performs Danse Macabre


    The New York Philharmonic rings in the New Year with a performance of Saint-Saëns's Danse Macabre conducted by Lorin Maazel, featuring then concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the solo violin role. The concert took place on New Year's Eve 2008. Subscribe to The Strad or download our ...

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    How to be an effective orchestral section leader


    Sydney Symphony Orchestra co-principal double bass Kees Boersma reflects on the necessary skills and attributes for successful leadership

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    Sydney Symphony viola masterclass † Brahms Symphony no.4


    We are looking for strengths in three key areas † intonation, sound production and the use of appropriate bowing strokes. But on a deeper level we are looking at your understanding of the music's sound world' Roger Benedict, principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, gives an orchestral ...

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    How much is an orchestral player worth?


    In the face of constant salary reductions and economic gloom, do orchestral musicians have the right to say ‘enough is enough’, asks Charlotte Smith

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    Sydney Symphony cello masterclass † Beethoven Symphony no.5


    Imagine instead of playing a closed vowel - like 'ee' - playing an open vowel like 'ah'. We don't want to have the feeling in an orchestra that someone is playing an electric guitar' Umberto Clerici, principal cello of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, gives an orchestral audition masterclass ...

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    An inside view of the Czech Philharmonic with 24 GoPro cameras


    The Czech Philharmonic conducted by Manfred Honeck performs Richard Strauss's Tod und Verklärung in Dvorák Hall, Prague filmed with 24 GoPro cameras mounted on instruments, musicians and conductor. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase ...

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    Video: British orchestras make everyday life special


    The Association of British Orchestras has released a quirky video about the contribution of UK orchestras to everyday life - both in and outside the concert hall. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single ...

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    Sydney Symphony double bass masterclass † Beethoven Symphony no.9


    In an audition situation, we're usually a little bit nervous, so we lose some of the energy in our playing. We therefore really have to think technically about how we can maximise our dynamic range' Kees Boersma, principal double bass of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, gives an orchestral ...

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    Sydney Symphony masterclass † Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances


    I would like to look at the impact that vibrato, which is the domain of our left hand, has on our right hand, and how the two are connected via our brain.' Sydney Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Haveron gives a masterclass on an audition excerpt from the first ...

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    Danish orchestra performs while eating world's hottest chili


    In one of the web's more bizarre experiments, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, which is to disband at the end of 2014, performs Jacob Gade's Tango Jalousie while eating one of the world's hottest chili peppers. The performance is conducted by Danish chili enthusiast Chili Klaus. Subscribe ...