Issue

  • Heritage 2
    Review

    Quiroga Quartet: Heritage: The Music of Madrid in the Time of Goya

    2019-08-20T16:45:00Z

    Sketches of Spain with quartets from the 18th century

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    Soundpost: Letters to the Strad

    2019-08-13T22:51:00Z

    A selection of letters The Strad receives each month from its readers around the world: September 2019 issue

  • Regina Bastarda
    Review

    Paolo Pandolfo: Regina Bastarda

    2019-08-12T16:55:00Z

    An attractive programme on instruments that are entirely legitimate

  • Trio Wanderer
    Review

    Trio Wanderer: Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Suk

    2019-08-05T12:30:00Z

    Plenty of moody Russian emotion in this impressive programme

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    Passing the Torch

    2019-07-31T16:00:00Z

    Expert encouragement in their early years helped turn the Belcea Quartet into one of today’s most formidable chamber ensembles. Twenty-five years after they started out, they talk to Tom Stewart about passing on their experience to the next generation – as well as continuing to gain knowledge themselves 

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    History is now

    2019-07-31T15:30:00Z

    Growing numbers of young musicians are incorporating elements of historically informed performance into their playing. Charlotte Gardner  investigates the reasons behind this phenomenon, explores the options for aspiring period artists and receives advice from both fledgling and long-standing practitioners

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    Life out of balance

    2019-07-31T15:25:00Z

    While many luthiers are happy making stringed instruments to the standard form, others are keen to explore the possibilities of alternative patterns. Peter Somerford discovers how asymmetric designs can affect tone quality, projection, acoustics and player comfort 

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    Session Report: Christian Tetzlaff on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

    2019-07-31T15:15:00Z

    At the end of last year violinist Christian Tetzlaff made his second official recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in two live performances, resulting in an interpretation much more in keeping with his own personal understanding of the work

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    Perfect 5ths

    2019-07-31T15:05:00Z

    British violinist Rodney Friend has spent many years formulating his method for achieving a relaxed left-hand position. Here, he shares his voyage of discovery with Charlotte Smith

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    The Jewel of Taiwan: The Strad Calendar 2020

    2019-07-31T15:00:00Z

    The Chimei Museum in Taiwan houses the largest collection of stringed instruments in the world.The Strad Calendar 2020 marks 30 years since its founding, as Dai-Ting Chung and Andrew Guan highlight some of the remarkable treasures within its walls