October 2018

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  • Hilary Hahn: The US violinist recorded her first disc of Bach when she was a teenager. Now, two decades on, she returns to complete the set
  • The parallel evolution of Brescian lutherie
  • The steep learning curve of recording a first album
  • Audition Perform: report from the week-long course
  • The Strad Calendar 2019: a closer look at twelve Stradivari
  • The Life Lessons of Irvine Arditti
  • In Focus: A violin from 1784 by the little-known Spanish luthier Vicente Assensio
  • Trade Secrets: Stefan Lindholm on using a flat gouge
  • My Space: Double bass maker Sergio Scaramelli
  • Making Matters: Copying a Nikolai Kittel at the 2018 Oberlin Bow Making Workshop
  • Life Lessons: The memories and opinions of British violinist Irvine Arditti
  • Opinion: String culture must evolve or die
  • Postcard from Ludwigslust: Jeff Bradetich reports from the Double Bass Competition
  • Postcard from Switzerland: The 25th anniversary of the Verbier Festival
  • Masterclass: Edicson Ruiz discusses the Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto
  • Technique: Violist Jacob Adams gives useful tips regarding bow speed and distribution
  • Sentimental Work: Rachel Podger on what Bach’s Violin Concerto in E minor means to her

In this month’sdigital edition:

  • View more photos of our in Focus instrument, a very rare violin by Spanish luthier Vicente Assensio, including close-ups and unusual angles 
  • More photos of instruments from Brescia, including basses by Zanetto Micheli and Gasparo da Salò 
  • Extra images from the special tribute concert to Leonard Bernstein, featuring Midori, Yo-Yo Ma and John Williams, which took place on the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth 
  • Verbier 25: another special gala concert in which 25 top string stars performed on stage together for the first time 
  • More from this year’s Oberlin bow making workshop, where the group project was to make copies of a Nikolai Kittel bow 
  • And of course, audio clips from the three recordings this month which earned a ‘The Strad Recommends’ sticker

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Stradivari’s brilliant red varnishes

conservatoire auditions

 

 

Gingold, Heifetz and Galamian

 

 

 

The record-breaking c.1773 ‘Sinzheimer’ violin by G.B. Guadagnini

A jig for arching corrections

Russian-born luthier Yuri Pochekin

Steve Rossow’s various techniques for teaching violin making

 

Australian violist and composer Brett Dean

 

 

British cellist Guy Johnston discusses Mendelssohn’s Variations op.17

gives his ingenious strategies for functional fingering

explains his love for Myaskovsky’s 1944-5 Cello Concerto