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    Beyond Bach: 12 tips for better Baroque playing

    2019-01-04T12:23:00+00:00

    A thorough knowledge of Baroque repertoire apart from the works of Bach is so important if modern players are to gain a proper understanding of Classical and Romantic works, writes Adrian Butterfield

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    Virtual reality: tool for audience engagement or passing fad?

    2019-01-03T17:13:00+00:00

    Orchestras across the globe have been experimenting with enhancing the audience’s musical experience. What are the potential applications for VR technology, asks Peter Somerford

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    Are competitions inherently problematic?

    2018-11-15T13:20:00+00:00

    Charlotte Gardner checks recent Joseph Joachim Competition rumours against reality and cautions against letting young musicians get caught in the crossfire

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From the archive: Technique or tone?

2019-01-11T13:00:00+00:00

This article from The Strad, September 1954, argues that the trend among students of pursuing mechanical brilliance at the expense of beauty of tone is misguided

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Should classical artists embrace music video singles?

2018-10-22T16:45:00+01:00

More core classical artists these days are mimicking their contemporaries in the pop world by releasing music video singles to accompany their albums. Charlotte Gardner asks whether this is a positive development

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Do string players who refuse to embrace popular music face extinction?

2018-09-25T15:50:00+01:00

String players must embrace the vernacular of today’s popular music or risk being consigned to a bygone era, writes electric violinist Tracy Silverman

Strad Sep1954 crop

From the archive: Technique or tone?

2019-01-11T13:00:00+00:00

This article from The Strad, September 1954, argues that the trend among students of pursuing mechanical brilliance at the expense of beauty of tone is misguided

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