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The French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca talks to Charlotte Gardner about his influences, tutors, predilection for eclectic repertoire, and his new recording Legacy

Luthier Pierre Flavetta presents a historical analysis of Cremonese Varnish used by the old Italian masters to bring colour to their instruments

The 19th-century French violinist and author of Superior Bowing Technique Lucien Capet was among the most influential pedagogues of his time. Tully Potter explains why

Violist Timothy Ridout speaks to Carlos María Solare about adapting Tertis’s transcription of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and recording it along with a Bloch suite

The Japanese-born US violinist Midori is celebrating her 40th year on stage. She talks to Thomas May about her formative influences, collaborations and myriad projects

Yann Poulain takes a look at CNC Archings

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Lucien Capet: The French Connection

2023-02-02T08:02:00+00:00

Tully Potter examines his life and legacy of French violinist Lucien Capet

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‘I’m always looking for something new’ - Midori: In love with music

2023-02-01T08:12:00+00:00

Thomas May discovers how Midori’s remarkable range of commitments reflects her belief in art’s power to transform

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Session Report: Timothy Ridout on recording the Elgar Cello Concerto for viola

2023-01-31T08:52:00+00:00

British violist Timothy Ridout speaks to Carlos María Solare about adapting and recording the Elgar Cello Concerto

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In Focus: A 1953 Giuseppe Ornati violin

2023-01-31T08:50:00+00:00

Alberto Giordano takes a look at a mid-20th-century Italian violin

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Lucien Capet: The French Connection

2023-02-02T08:02:00+00:00

Tully Potter examines his life and legacy of French violinist Lucien Capet

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‘I’m always looking for something new’ - Midori: In love with music

2023-02-01T08:12:00+00:00

Thomas May discovers how Midori’s remarkable range of commitments reflects her belief in art’s power to transform

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Sentimental Work: Schubert’s Eighth and Ninth symphonies

2023-01-25T09:43:10.7+00:00

Recording Schubert’s Eighth and Ninth symphonies after a lifetime of earlier works was an intriguing challenge for veteran Catalan–Spanish gambist and conductor Jordi Savall

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‘Education never stops’ - Joshua Bell’s life lessons

2023-01-25T09:43:07.227+00:00

The American violinist discusses his varied experiences with teachers and the importance of learning from everyone

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Competitions, Awards and Appointments: February 2023

2023-01-25T09:40:26.507+00:00

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests

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‘No way fit to express an opinion’: From the archive: February 1933

2023-02-02T08:01:00+00:00

Author and luthier Robert Alton rails against ‘The Amateur Violin Expert’ – even reserving a few harsh words for the professional expert as well

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Auction Report February 2023: Rarities and English gems

2023-01-27T08:31:00+00:00

A unique Stradivari viola and a record-breaking Daniel Parker viola were among the highlights of the London sales in October 2022. Kevin MacDonald reports

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‘No way fit to express an opinion’: From the archive: February 1933

2023-02-02T08:01:00+00:00

Author and luthier Robert Alton rails against ‘The Amateur Violin Expert’ – even reserving a few harsh words for the professional expert as well

Premium ❘ Article

Auction Report February 2023: Rarities and English gems

2023-01-27T08:31:00+00:00

A unique Stradivari viola and a record-breaking Daniel Parker viola were among the highlights of the London sales in October 2022. Kevin MacDonald reports

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‘No way fit to express an opinion’: From the archive: February 1933

2023-02-02T08:01:00+00:00

Author and luthier Robert Alton rails against ‘The Amateur Violin Expert’ – even reserving a few harsh words for the professional expert as well

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Luthier and bow maker Boyd Poulsen has died

2023-01-31T10:54:00+00:00

The American polymath, a respected musician, lecturer and botanical expert, was 87 years old

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In Focus: A 1953 Giuseppe Ornati violin

2023-01-31T08:50:00+00:00

Alberto Giordano takes a look at a mid-20th-century Italian violin

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US National Music Museum begins reopening project

2023-01-30T12:36:00+00:00

The institution, which has been closed for several years, will reopen in phases throughout 2023

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Auction Report February 2023: Rarities and English gems

2023-01-27T08:31:00+00:00

A unique Stradivari viola and a record-breaking Daniel Parker viola were among the highlights of the London sales in October 2022. Kevin MacDonald reports

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Analysis February 2023: Problems with pernambuco

2023-01-26T09:42:00+00:00

The CITES CoP19 conference brought the pernambuco situation into sharp focus. How can the music community take the issue forward into the future?

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Concert review: Carducci Quartet

2023-02-02T08:00:00+00:00By Edward Bhesania

Edward Bhesania visits London’s Milton Court Concert Hall on 24 November 2022 for the performance of works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn

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Concert review: Takács Quartet

2023-01-25T09:39:07.41+00:00By

Tim Homfray attends the performance of Britten, Bartók and Dvořák at London’s Wigmore Hall on 16 November 2022

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Concert review: Emerson Quartet

2023-01-25T09:39:01.99+00:00By

Peter Quantrill attends the quartet’s final London concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 8 November 2022

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Midori: Beethoven

2023-02-01T07:59:00+00:00By

A traversal of Beethoven sonatas that revels in song

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Aaron Rosand: Beethoven, Brahms

2023-01-31T08:37:00+00:00

Beautifully poised performances from a husband-and-wife team

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Bartók, Brahms, Janáček

2023-01-30T09:29:00+00:00By Matthew Rye

Two musical mavericks breathe fresh life into much-loved sonatas

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Book review: Top Secrets for Cellists: An Organized Method of String Playing

2023-01-25T09:38:40.007+00:00By Janet Banks

Janet Banks reviews a new edition of János Starker’s treatise on cello performance

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Book review: The Carlo Bergonzi Violins in Baron Johann Knoop’s Collection

2023-01-25T09:38:35.913+00:00By Philip Brown

The Carlo Bergonzi Violins in Baron Johann Knoop’s Collection

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Book review: Suzuki: The Man and His Dream to Teach the Children of the World

2023-01-25T09:38:31.167+00:00By Andrew Braddock

Andrew Braddock, editor of the American Suzuki Journal, reviews Eri Hotta’s biography of the founder of the Suzuki method

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‘The violin concerto lives again’ - Opinion

2023-01-25T09:43:03.62+00:00

Are we witnessing a golden age for new violin concertos, or simply too much of a good thing?

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‘Cut the Stradivari cord’ - Opinion

2023-01-19T08:24:00+00:00

Luthier Paris Andrew argues that, rather than copying Antonio Stradivari models, makers should study other beautiful instruments that exist

Debate

Prom 67 Cr. Mark Allan (17)

‘The violin concerto lives again’ - Opinion

2023-01-25T09:43:03.62+00:00

Are we witnessing a golden age for new violin concertos, or simply too much of a good thing?

GettyImages-974014444

‘Cut the Stradivari cord’ - Opinion

2023-01-19T08:24:00+00:00

Luthier Paris Andrew argues that, rather than copying Antonio Stradivari models, makers should study other beautiful instruments that exist

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  • Screenshot 2023-01-06 140303

    Concert review: Carducci Quartet

    2023-02-02T08:00:00+00:00

    Edward Bhesania visits London’s Milton Court Concert Hall on 24 November 2022 for the performance of works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn

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    Concert review: Takács Quartet

    2023-01-25T09:39:07.41+00:00

    Tim Homfray attends the performance of Britten, Bartók and Dvořák at London’s Wigmore Hall on 16 November 2022

  • Screenshot 2023-01-06 123209

    Concert review: Emerson Quartet

    2023-01-25T09:39:01.99+00:00

    Peter Quantrill attends the quartet’s final London concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 8 November 2022

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