June 2018

June cover

  • The ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’: part two of an in-depth study of the world’s most expensive instrument, plus Anne Akiko Meyers discusses playing it
  • The golden rules for playing outdoors
  • The life and times of trailblazing Afro-Cuban violinist Joseph White
  • John Eliot Gardiner’s pioneering Monteverdi Apprentices
  • Life Lessons: The memories and reflections of South Korean violinist Kyung Wha Chung
  • Tracing the evidence for a lost Stradivari mould
  • In Focus: A 1701 cello by David Tecchler

 

  • Trade Secrets: Ken Altman’s device for extracting a pearl slide from a bow frog
  • My Space: The workshop of Austrian luthier Hans Pluhar
  • Making Matters: The tricky subject of fingerboard dimensions and curves
  • Opinion: Not all instrumentalists are natural performers
  • Masterclass: Adrian Butterfield gives his thoughts on Handel’s Violin Sonata in G minor
  • Technique: Gwen Thompson-Robinow discusses flexibility in the right hand
  • Sentimental Work: Pekka Kuusisto discusses Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto no.1 in D major

Plus, in your bumper 144-page digital edition

  • View extra images of the Monteverdi Apprentices performing alongside the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra under John Eliot Gardiner
  • See more of Hans Pluhar’s elegant Austrian violin workshop in My Space
  • Close-up images of all 12 of Antonio Stradivari’s historic moulds, as we seek out the truth behind his ‘missing’ so-called P.G. mould
  • More on the bridge making process, courtesy of Chevalets Despiau
  • And as ever, clips from the CDs this month garlanded with the prestigious honour ‘The Strad Recommends’

 

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