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Session Report: Second Viennese journey

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Sara Wolstenholme and Christopher Murray, both of the Heath Quartet, talk to Toby Deller about their pre-pandemic recording of intense Second Viennese School quartets – music from another time and place, in more ways than one

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Bach Cello Suites: What do we really know about Bach’s Cello Suites?

2022-06-22T15:40:00+01:00

Bach’s sublime Six Suites for solo cello are possibly the most frequently published works in western music history, yet their source editions are shrouded in mystery. Cellist and writer Jeffrey Solow puts forward an intriguing new theory as to their origins

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Girolamo Amati II violin 1671: Last but not least

2022-06-22T15:40:00+01:00

Girolamo Amati II was the final violin maker of the illustrious Amati dynasty – and possibly the most overlooked. Barbara Meyer examines a 1671 violin from his early career and contrasts it with another instrument he made 48 years later

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Brodsky Quartet at 50: Life is an adventure

2022-06-22T15:06:00+01:00

The Brodsky Quartet is celebrating 50 years of pioneering music making that spans genres from Beethoven to Björk and beyond. Amanda Holloway catches up with the four musicians during their anniversary tour

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Making Matters: Set the records straight

2022-06-22T15:03:00+01:00

Acoustic testing can generate a huge amount of data on a single instrument. Rainer Beilharz shows how to record it in a meaningful way for visually oriented people

Inside July`s magazine

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Girolamo Amati II was an almost exact contemporary of Stradivari. Barbara Meyer examines one of his early instruments, alongside one from 1719.

Brodsky Quartet has had a colourful career embracing classics and new works.

Jeffrey Solow looks at the several sources for Bach’s Cello Suites, to advance a new theory as to the genesis of his compositional process.

The members of the Heath Quartet talk to Toby Deller about their recording of works by Berg, Schoenberg and Webern, all part of the Second Viennese School.

READ THE MAGAZINE ONLINE

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Session Report: Second Viennese journey

2022-06-22T16:06:00+01:00

Sara Wolstenholme and Christopher Murray, both of the Heath Quartet, talk to Toby Deller about their pre-pandemic recording of intense Second Viennese School quartets – music from another time and place, in more ways than one

Front cover

Bach Cello Suites: What do we really know about Bach’s Cello Suites?

2022-06-22T15:40:00+01:00

Bach’s sublime Six Suites for solo cello are possibly the most frequently published works in western music history, yet their source editions are shrouded in mystery. Cellist and writer Jeffrey Solow puts forward an intriguing new theory as to their origins

Inside July's magazine

1_Front Cover 580x800

Girolamo Amati II was an almost exact contemporary of Stradivari. Barbara Meyer examines one of his early instruments, alongside one from 1719.

Brodsky Quartet has had a colourful career embracing classics and new works.

Jeffrey Solow looks at the several sources for Bach’s Cello Suites, to advance a new theory as to the genesis of his compositional process.

The members of the Heath Quartet talk to Toby Deller about their recording of works by Berg, Schoenberg and Webern, all part of the Second Viennese School.

READ THE MAGAZINE ONLINE

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Lost arts of string playing: Unlocking the secrets of the past

Did the great string players of old know something that we didn’t? Some of today’s virtuosos reveal to Charlotte Gardner the various technical and musical tools of the trade that are in danger of being lost in the current pursuit of perfection

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Pietro Castrucci: Resurrecting a Baroque maverick

When Gerald Elias unearthed music by the little-known London-based 18th‑century composer and virtuoso violinist Pietro Castrucci, he discovered a unique and independent musical voice

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Violin making in Seoul: Gangnam style

Over the past decade, a wide community of violin and bow makers has grown up in the Seocho district of Seoul. Luthier Hagit Gili Gluska speaks to colleagues young and old, both local and from overseas, who have made this area their home

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Casey Driessen: Music in other lands

In 2019, American five-string fiddler Casey Driessen and his family took off around the world for nine months for his music-sharing project Otherlands: A Global Music Exploration. In a tantalising snapshot of his journey, often into the musical unknown, he recalls meeting and playing with some of the great regional ...

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Johannes Moser: Surrounded by sound

The German–Canadian cellist Johannes Moser embraces experimentation. He talks to Peter Quantrill about channelling his inner Jimi Hendrix and exploring the sound of the electric cello which, alongside the conventional cello, features in his latest recordings for Platoon

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Early lutherie experience: The journeyman years

The time spent between finishing at violin making school and striking out on your own can be critical to a luthier’s learning experience. Peter Somerford finds out what makers should expect from their first jobs in a workshop – and how they can make the most of their time

Enraged_musician Hogarth

Pietro Castrucci: Resurrecting a Baroque maverick

When Gerald Elias unearthed music by the little-known London-based 18th‑century composer and virtuoso violinist Pietro Castrucci, he discovered a unique and independent musical voice

Gingold_at_IndianaUniversity_ProfessorEmeritus

Lost arts of string playing: Unlocking the secrets of the past

Did the great string players of old know something that we didn’t? Some of today’s virtuosos reveal to Charlotte Gardner the various technical and musical tools of the trade that are in danger of being lost in the current pursuit of perfection

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Masterclass: Franck Violin Sonata (Cello Version)

Preserving energy, planning ahead and prioritising phrasing in every line are key to cellist Antonio Meneses’s interpretation of the fourth movement

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Technique: Smooth string-crossings

David Gillham, associate professor of violin at the University of British Colombia and string tutor at Domaine Forget, Quebec, Canada, on how to anticipate and execute string-crossings with maximum fluidity and control

Technique: Phrasing musically under pressure

Double bassist Edwin Barker shares exercises in repetition and variation to ensure maximum musical security on stage

Masterclass: Bruch’s Kol nidrei op.47

Amanda Forsyth talks about finding inspiration from a Jewish cantor to help her play emotional slides and singing phrases

Enraged_musician Hogarth

Pietro Castrucci: Resurrecting a Baroque maverick

When Gerald Elias unearthed music by the little-known London-based 18th‑century composer and virtuoso violinist Pietro Castrucci, he discovered a unique and independent musical voice

Chan Man Park 2

Violin making in Seoul: Gangnam style

Over the past decade, a wide community of violin and bow makers has grown up in the Seocho district of Seoul. Luthier Hagit Gili Gluska speaks to colleagues young and old, both local and from overseas, who have made this area their home

Casey Driessen_Mountains_Otherlands

Casey Driessen: Music in other lands

In 2019, American five-string fiddler Casey Driessen and his family took off around the world for nine months for his music-sharing project Otherlands: A Global Music Exploration. In a tantalising snapshot of his journey, often into the musical unknown, he recalls meeting and playing with some of the great regional ...

BSO_Kirill Karabits_CR.Chris Christodoulou_6

Johannes Moser: Surrounded by sound

The German–Canadian cellist Johannes Moser embraces experimentation. He talks to Peter Quantrill about channelling his inner Jimi Hendrix and exploring the sound of the electric cello which, alongside the conventional cello, features in his latest recordings for Platoon

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Early lutherie experience: The journeyman years

The time spent between finishing at violin making school and striking out on your own can be critical to a luthier’s learning experience. Peter Somerford finds out what makers should expect from their first jobs in a workshop – and how they can make the most of their time

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Conductorless orchestras: The leading edge

For those ensembles willing to take the plunge, performing without a conductor can lead to a greater sense of collaboration, fulfilment and, ultimately, responsibility. Jacqueline Vanasse hears from some of the string players involved in such groups

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In Focus: A 1762 violin by Gennaro Gagliano

Yuri Pochekin examines the Neopolitan maker’s 18th-century instrument

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