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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

Rachel Barton Pine

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

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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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