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July 2020 issue The Strad


We celebrate the centenary of the great American violinist Isaac Stern with a closer look at his chamber music performances and recordings. There’s an in-depth examination of the 1694 ‘Benecke’ Stradivari violin – an exceptional example of the master’s ‘Long Pattern’ period, and an investigation into the vihuela de arco, a popular medieval Spanish instrument. Plus, leading soloists talk about writing their own cadenzas, and we re-examine the life and career of early 20th-century Australian violinist Alma Moodie.

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