March 2019

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  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason: At just 19, following high-profile performances and competitive success, the young British cellist is becoming an important role model
  • Gidon Kremer on Mieczysław Weinberg
  • Works for singing double bassists, a fascinating subgenre
  • Pekka Kuusisto on his work with Greenpeace
  • Life Lessons: American cellist Lynn Harrell
  • Opinion: The musicality of silence
  • Report from the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
  • Masterclass: Steven Tenenbom on the first two pieces in Schumann’s Märchenbilder
  • Technique: Cellist Hans Jørgen Jensen’s exercises for fast, tension-free playing
  • Sentimental Work: Two traditional Japanese songs evoke memories for Anne Akiko Meyers 
  • A survey ofPressenda’s blend of French and Italian influences by Tsutomu Miyasaka
  • Examining the acoustic properties of fingerboards made from different materials
  • In Focus: A violin made in Argentina by the Italian-born luthier Alfredo Del Lungo
  • Trade Secrets: Hayato Nagaishi’s hassle-free and accurate method of neck setting
  • My Space: Swedish luthier Fredrik Nilsson
  • Making Matters: New research into the Corsby family of English instrument makers 

Plus, in this month’s digital edition:

  • View more CGI renderings of the proposed new London concert hall, home of the London Symphony Orchestra
  • Making Matters: more evidence that Charles Corsby was the unsung hero of the family, including comparisons of his work with those of John and George
  • In Focus: extra close-ups and angled photos of this month’s violin, by Alfredo Del Lungo
  • My Space: more from this month’s featured workshop, owned by Swedish luthier Fredrik Nilsson
  • And of course, hear snippets of the three recordings which earned this month’s ‘The Strad Recommends’ labels from thestrad.com/reviews.

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