Boris Begelman performing Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte, by J.S. Bach.
In the April 2018 issue of The Strad, Tim Homfray reviews Begelman’s recording of the complete Sonatas and Partitas as ’emotionally rich, musically satisfying and always entertaining’.
Nowadays best known for its neo-Gothic castles, this south German town has possibly the oldest lutherie tradition of any in the country. In this extract from the April 2018 issue of The Strad, Thomas Riedmiller traces its beginnings
In this mini documentary, cellist Laura van der Heijden, pianist Petr Limonov and music historian Marina Frolova-Walker talk about why 1948 was such a watershed moment in Russian music, and why it became the focus of Van der Heijden’s debut CD
Read: CD review – ‘Outstanding, original Russian
In this article from the October 2010 issue, Christopher Reuning examines a violin by Carlo Bergonzi’s eldest son which has previously been misattributed as a Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and Lorenzo Guadagnini
This is a live stream from the Violin Makers project at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, during its Strings Festival.
Luthiers Kai-Thomas Roth, William Castle, Marc Soubeyran and Tibor Szemmelveisz are collaborating on building two violins in seven days (2-8 March) - one is