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Making Matters: The price is right

2022-01-25T23:57:22.397+00:00

Could a skilled violinist born around 1700 have afforded a new Stradivari violin? Wenjie Cai and Hwan-Ching Tai examine the economics of Baroque music making, and find that the answer is yes

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In Focus: A vihuela de arco

2022-01-25T23:57:00+00:00

Pablo Soriano explores this mysterious vihuela de arco found in Spain

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Violin maker Jacek Wesołowski has died

2022-01-20T11:04:00+00:00

Luthier Andrew Fairfax pays tribute to his friend and colleague, who died in October 2021 aged 43

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January

‘‘I'm not saying that I wouldn't ever listen to a performance of Bach on steel strings – I would, and I might enjoy it – but, for me, it has to be gut’
UK cellist Steven Isserlis discusses his new Bach companion and recording an album of solo works by British composers.

‘The Greek cross on the label evokes the lutherie traditions of Cremona’
Examining Guadagnini's 1773 'Cozio' viola from the start of the maker's Turin period.

''When the legs are free to move as we play, the stability and strength of the back is enhanced, also allowing better poise of the head on the neck''
Going down different Alexander technique 'pathways' can help all kinds of string players.

''There's always a direct line from the audience to us, and there's nowhere to hide'' Alexander Gilman, artistic director of the LGT Young Soloists on the group's new recording of Philip Glass.

If Stradivari had used different wood for his 1715 'Titian' violin what difference would it make to the sound?

''If you've got the energy and a few good ideas, this is the moment when you can get noticed'' Opportunities for young musicians in a post-Covid world .

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