All Issue articles – Page 3

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    Bright Young Things

    2019-09-27T12:51:00Z

    The New York String Orchestra Seminar, one of America’s first orchestral training programmes for young musicians, celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2018. Bruce Hodges attended rehearsals and concerts of the landmark season, and looks ahead to the ensemble’s December 2019 edition

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    First Class

    2019-09-27T12:30:00Z

    Despite achieving a high level of quality, the American bow makers of the early 20th century have languished in obscurity – until now. Raphael Gold explores the lives of Frank Kovanda, Ernst Lohberg and Anders Halvarson, who all learnt their craft in the Chicago workshop of William Lewis ...

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    Defining a Nation

    2019-09-27T12:22:00Z

    For many classical enthusiasts Brazilian music can be summed up in the folk-inspired compositions of Villa-Lobos. Naxos’s multivolume series The Music of Brazil is set to broaden awareness, beginning with several 19th- and 20th-century composers whose string and orchestral works at once mirrored and defied their country’s colonial history, writes ...

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    Views on the Bridge

    2019-09-27T11:21:00Z

    In the second of two articles on set-up, Joseph Curtin investigates the acoustical role of the violin bridge and the interconnected relationships between mass, frequency and resonance 

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    Fabiola Kim: 1939

    2019-09-25T15:02:00Z

    Warm and heartfelt accounts of three concertos written at the end of the 1930s

  • Veress Frang
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    Frang, Altstaedt, Power, Kelemen, Kokas: Veress, Bartók

    2019-09-25T14:59:00Z

    Compelling live performances of folk-influenced Hungarian chamber works

  • Tartini Sheppard Skaerved
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    Peter Sheppard Skærved: Tartini

    2019-09-25T14:56:00Z

    Plenty of expressive drama in the conclusion to this ambitious project

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    Margaret Batjer: Jalbert, Bach

    2019-09-25T14:41:00Z

    Somewhat dogged playing detracts from a likeable programme

  • Ichmouratov Mishbakhova
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    Elvira Misbakhova: Ichmouratov

    2019-09-25T14:39:00Z

    Ambitious, attractive works blend post-modernism and touches of Prokofiev 

  • Haydn London
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    London Haydn Quartet: Haydn

    2019-09-25T14:36:00Z

    London quartets that are both satisfying and a little provocative

  • Dorado Bohemian
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    Duo Dorado: A Bohemian in London

    2019-09-25T14:35:00Z

     Fabulous ‘Finger buffet’ is a smorgasbord of styles

  • Brahms Wispelwey
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    Pieter Wispelwey: Brahms, Schubert

    2019-09-25T14:33:00Z

    The final instalment of these splendid additions to the cello repertoire

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    Danish Quartet: Prism II

    2019-09-25T14:16:00Z

    Danish Quartet: Prism II The Strad Issue: November 2019 Description: Three composers seen through a glittering Nordic prism Musicians: Danish Quartet Works: BACH Fugue in B minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1) (arr. Emanuel Aloys Förster) SCHNITTKE String Quartet no.3 BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B flat ...

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    Cellini Consort: Bach

    2019-09-25T14:15:00Z

    Reworking Bach keyboard music for a trio of viols

  • Bach Pochekin
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    Mikhail Pochekin: Bach

    2019-09-25T14:08:00Z

    A sense of free-flowing fantasy illuminates the music’s greatness

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    Soundpost: Letters to The Strad

    2019-09-17T22:40:00Z

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

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    Finzi Quartet: Finzi

    2019-09-17T15:52:00Z

    Confessional, alluring music that lingers long in the memory

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    Perfect 5ths

    2019-09-17T14:33:00Z

    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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    Fabio Biondi: The 1690 ‘Tuscan’ Stradivari

    2019-09-13T14:39:00Z

    A glowing tone shows the instrument is great but the player is greater still

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    A Human Heart

    2019-09-04T14:00:00Z

    To mark the centenary of the completion and premiere of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, cellist Raphael Wallfisch  reflects upon the period and circumstances surrounding the work’s creation and subsequent life