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Hand-stitched under what the maker calls ‘sustainable, socio-economically fair conditions’, these fabric ‘cocoons’ are designed to offer an additional protective layer inside the case and keep the instrument free from dust. They are available in various fabrics, from patterned kimono silks to vintage cotton brocade, and to fit violins and ...
We celebrate the centenary of the great American violinist Isaac Stern with a closer look at his chamber music performances and recordings. There’s an in-depth examination of the 1694 ‘Benecke’ Stradivari violin – an exceptional example of the master’s ‘Long Pattern’ period. Plus, leading soloists talk about writing their own cadenzas.