• Amihai_Grosz

    Amihai Grosz performs Don Quixote viola solo


    Berlin Philharmonic principal viola Amihai Grosz performs the viola solo from Richard Strauss's Don Quixote with the Berlin PO conducted by Donald Runnicles in December 2011. Grosz is one of a number of orchestral principals interviewed about the demands of performing Strauss works in the ...

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    Rachel Podger and Andrew Manze perform Bach's Double Concerto


    Violinists Andrew Manze and Rachel Podger perform the first movement of Bach's Double Concerto at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall. Podger has written a Practice Diary for The Strad's June 2014 issue and has also written 7 tips for successful ...

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    From the Archive: advice for budding orchestral players


    Chas J Rockwell compiled a list of handy rules for less experienced orchestral players in The Strad's July 1893 issue

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    Glenn Dicterow performs Waxman's Carmen Fantasie


    New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow performs Waxman's Carmen Fantasie with the NY Phil conducted by Zubin Mehta in a live television broadcast from 1989. Dicterow discusses his experiences of leading the orchestra for the past 34 years in The Strad's June 2014 issue , out ...

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    David Nadien performs violin solo from Swan Lake


    Violinist David Nadien, who has died at the age of 88 , performs the 'pas de deux' solo from Tachaikovsky's Swan Lake with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of ...

  • String_Conductors

    String players can make the best orchestral conductors


    There's a growing trend of string players turning to conducting – and as Andrew Mellor argues, it's the orchestras that stand to reap the benefits

  • PatKopRavel

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs Ravel's Tzigane


    Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who has won the 2014 RPS Music Award for Instrumentalist , performs Ravel's Tzigane with the Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Jean Jacques Kantorow. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To ...

  • Georgiadis_LSO

    Leadership and diplomacy: how to be a good orchestral concertmaster


    Former concertmaster John Georgiadis tells Julian Haylock his memories of the London Symphony Orchestra

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    Kyung-Wha Chung performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto


    Kyung-Wha Chung appears on BBC television for the first time in 1971, performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn. Read former LSO concertmaster John Georgiadis's article on working with Previn here . Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital ...

  • Borenstein

    Writing a violin concerto in the 21st century


    Composer Nimrod Borenstein, who has written a new violin concerto for Dmitry Sitkovestky, writes about historical precedent, expectation and the challenge of beauty