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In Focus: A 1939 Simone Fernando Sacconi viola

2023-02-07T09:50:00+00:00

John Dilworth takes a look at an instrument by the 20th-century luthier

SUSIE MÉSZÁROS pc KEVIN LAITAK

Technique: Finding your voice on the viola

2023-02-07T09:44:00+00:00

Susie Mészáros’s thoughts on shifting and articulation

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‘The violin concerto lives again’ - Opinion

2023-02-06T09:43:00+00:00

Are we witnessing a golden age for new violin concertos, or simply too much of a good thing?

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Cremonese Varnish: Coats of many colours

2023-02-03T08:02:00+00:00

Pierre Flavetta reveals the results of his historical research into the colourants and methods available to the luthiers of Stradivari’s day

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Lucien Capet: The French Connection

2023-02-02T08:02:00+00:00

Tully Potter examines his life and legacy of French violinist Lucien Capet

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Inside February's magazine

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The French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca talks to Charlotte Gardner about his influences, tutors, predilection for eclectic repertoire, and his new recording Legacy

Luthier Pierre Flavetta presents a historical analysis of Cremonese Varnish used by the old Italian masters to bring colour to their instruments

The 19th-century French violinist and author of Superior Bowing Technique Lucien Capet was among the most influential pedagogues of his time. Tully Potter explains why

Violist Timothy Ridout speaks to Carlos María Solare about adapting Tertis’s transcription of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and recording it along with a Bloch suite

The Japanese-born US violinist Midori is celebrating her 40th year on stage. She talks to Thomas May about her formative influences, collaborations and myriad projects

Yann Poulain takes a look at CNC Archings

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head front slant

In Focus: A 1939 Simone Fernando Sacconi viola

2023-02-07T09:50:00+00:00

John Dilworth takes a look at an instrument by the 20th-century luthier

SUSIE MÉSZÁROS pc KEVIN LAITAK

Technique: Finding your voice on the viola

2023-02-07T09:44:00+00:00

Susie Mészáros’s thoughts on shifting and articulation

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Cremonese Varnish: Coats of many colours

Pierre Flavetta reveals the results of his historical research into the colourants and methods available to the luthiers of Stradivari’s day

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Repetitive practice: Once more, with feeling

Pedro de Alcantara provides tips on bringing creativity and intentionality into your practice time

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Violinist Thomas Eisner: how I made it to Bayreuth

Violinist Thomas Eisner talks about his time with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

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Violinist and composer Felix Yaniewicz – father of the first Edinburgh Festival

David Kettle discovers the history of the 18th-century Polish–Lithuanian violinist, composer and entrepreneur Felix Yaniewicz

Albert Sammons

‘Music is part of our existence, even under shell-fire’: String players of the Great War

In our August 2014 issue, Tully Potter tells the extraordinary tales of some of the myriad string players caught up in the action of the 1914-18 war

SUSIE MÉSZÁROS pc KEVIN LAITAK

Technique: Finding your voice on the viola

Susie Mészáros’s thoughts on shifting and articulation

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Masterclass: Beethoven Grosse Fuge op.133 (part two)

In the second of two articles, Belcea Quartet violist Krzysztof Chorzelski paints a vivid picture of the dissolution and resolution in the second half of this great work

1986 Silver Medalist Leonidas Kavakos at Awards Ceremony - (c) International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

How to win without winning - Competitions: The competitive advantage

Charlotte Gardner asks industry leaders for their top competition advice

Masterclass: Jack Liebeck on Bruch Violin Concerto no.1

Thoughts on sound, colour, phrasing and interpretation of the first movement from British violinist Jack Liebeck

Masterclass: Esther Yoo on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Third Movement

Esther Yoo imagines a ballroom of swirling summer dancers and secret trysts as she talks through the sparkling third movement of this magical work

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Cremonese Varnish: Coats of many colours

Pierre Flavetta reveals the results of his historical research into the colourants and methods available to the luthiers of Stradivari’s day

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Repetitive practice: Once more, with feeling

Pedro de Alcantara provides tips on bringing creativity and intentionality into your practice time

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Violinist Thomas Eisner: how I made it to Bayreuth

Violinist Thomas Eisner talks about his time with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Yaniewicz portrait with frame high res colour adjusted (2)

Violinist and composer Felix Yaniewicz – father of the first Edinburgh Festival

David Kettle discovers the history of the 18th-century Polish–Lithuanian violinist, composer and entrepreneur Felix Yaniewicz

Albert Sammons

‘Music is part of our existence, even under shell-fire’: String players of the Great War

In our August 2014 issue, Tully Potter tells the extraordinary tales of some of the myriad string players caught up in the action of the 1914-18 war

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Black community orchestras in the US: Hidden histories

During America’s 20th-century social inequalities, African American musicians set up their own community orchestras, Eliesha Nelson traces their history and legacy

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Great Instruments

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1694 Stradivari ‘Benecke’ violin: Unconventional Beauty

The 1694 ‘Benecke’ violin is a masterpiece of Stradivari’s ‘Long Pattern’. Andrea Zanrè and Rudolf Hopfner take a look at this exquisite example, detailing its provenance and revealing what CT scans can tell us about its construction

Great Instruments

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1694 Stradivari ‘Benecke’ violin: Unconventional Beauty

The 1694 ‘Benecke’ violin is a masterpiece of Stradivari’s ‘Long Pattern’. Andrea Zanrè and Rudolf Hopfner take a look at this exquisite example, detailing its provenance and revealing what CT scans can tell us about its construction

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