In an issue themed around money, we investigate how much musicians are likely to spend on their instruments over the course of their career. We interview musicians who have set up charities and foundations, and report on ‘crowdfunding’, the latest method of raising cash. Plus, Tasmin Little takes us through the violin part of Beethoven’s ‘Triple’ Concerto.
Philippa Bunting looks at the scary economics of learning and teaching a stringed instrument
Roger Hargrave argues that buyers should insist that dealers provide full condition reports