After being seriously damaged in an Alitalia flight, a historical viola da gamba made by Edward Lewis was amazingly brought back to life by Shlomo Moyal. Here is the story of the instrument, to tie in with this month’s Making Matters
Exploring the fascinating story of the 1677 'Romanov' Nicolò Amati viola – once part of Russia's Imperial Collection. Plus, the Royal Danish Orchestra's fine instrument collection, and casting professional musicians in film and TV roles.
The great 19th-century French bow makers had to produce a large amount of stock to make a living. Christophe Landon explores how their working methods differed from ours, as he makes ten simultaneous copies of one Peccatte bow