The Strad

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    From the archive: Technique or tone?

    2019-01-11T13:00:00Z

    This article from The Strad, September 1954, argues that the trend among students of pursuing mechanical brilliance at the expense of beauty of tone is misguided

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    The Strad July 2016 issue is out now

    2016-06-17T00:00:00Z

    We meet Tim Frederiksen, the man behind the Danish and Nightingale quartets, and speak to musicians and jury members about the various issues surrounding competitions

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    From the Archive: a violin by Alexander Despine, Turin 1828

    2016-01-11T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Alexander Despine was published in The Strad, July, 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Several writers mention that Despine was a pupil of Pressenda, but this is most unlikely, as they were approximately the same age. It seems ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, Cremona, c.1732

    2015-08-24T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Guarneri del Gesù was published in The Strad, June 1960. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, the most illustrious member of the Guarneri family, had but a brief working life, and unfortunately for posterity, not ...

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    The Strad August 2015 issue is out now

    2015-07-17T00:00:00Z

    As he celebrates his 70th birthday, violinist Itzhak Perlman talks about empowering the next generation of string players

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    From the Archive: a violin by Gasparo da Salo, Brescia, late 16th century

    2015-07-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Gasparo da Salo violin was published in The Strad, September 1973. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:Very few violins by Gasparo da Salo (c.1542-1609), the celebrated Brescian maker, whose actual name was Gasparo di Bertolotti – the ‘da Salo’ being derived ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae', Cremona, 1712

    2015-06-29T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'filius Andreae' was published in The Strad, April 1973. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Giuseppe Guarneri, the third son of Andrea, was born in Cremona in 1666. He was not a prolific maker, and for 20 ...

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    From the Archive: a viola by Paolo Antonio Testore, Milan, c.1740

    2015-06-15T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by Paolo Antonio Testore was published in The Strad, January 1973. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The well-known Testore family of violin makers were active in Milan during the latter part of the 17th and first half of the ...

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    From the Archive: a Matteo Gofriller cello, Venice 1700

    2015-06-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Matteo Gofriller cello was published in The Strad, July 1972. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: During the 18th century the number of cellos made in Italy was very small in comparison with the output of violins. ...

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    The Strad March 2015 issue is out now

    2015-02-24T00:00:00Z

    Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider and fellow soloist-conductors, including Joshua Bell and Maxim Vengerov, explain the attraction of the podium