‘I don’t know why there’s this perception that baroque music is for educated people. It’s kind of sad’
Charlotte Gardner talks to Baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte about his quest to popularise the works of long-lost composers.
‘Where a typical ebony bow frog would have a mortise at the back, in these bows it was moved all the way forward to the other end’
Michel Samson examines the unusual frog designs in Vuillaume’s ‘Alard’ Bows and why this innovation has been disregarded until now.
‘Illustrious yet unknown’
Exploring the career of the violinist and composer Pierre Baillot '(1771-1842) and his importance to the French school of playing .
‘The idea of renewal, we thought, was also pretty apt given the context of being in a pandemic and hopefully emerging from it, eventually' Julian Azkoul, artistic director of the United Strings of Europe on how its second album Renewal combines the themes of transformation and loss.
Examining Cremonese Violin Moulds to present a theory showing how 16th-century luthiers may have based their violin proportions on musical principles
‘A story is a story – it doesn’t matter what culture or whatever. If your craft is to tell stories… you have to learn to tell that story' Founder of the Arco Project Louise Lansdown reveals its success.
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