All Kreutzer articles

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    A break from string playing can be a constructive experience


    With many musicians returning to the stage for the first time in months, violinist Cara Laskaris reflects on her own experiences to offer some words of advice

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    A history and anatomy of Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata


    The dedicatee of Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata considered it so impenetrable that he never even played it. Rok Klopčič untangles some of the difficulties of this much-loved work

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    Kreutzer: 42 Etudes


    The Strad Issue: January 2006Musicians: Cihat A¸skin (violin)Composer: KreutzerWhen asked to comment on Rudolphe Kreutzer’s 42 Etudes and Caprices for Violin (1796), the great virtuoso Wieniawski commented, ‘We certainly do not realise how difficult [the etudes] really are and must take care while playing them.’ Before ...