This issue features a detailed analysis of the ‘Saveuse’ Stradivari cello, tips on connecting with an audience, James Ehnes’s thoughts on Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin, and interviews with top soloists on how becoming a parent affected their professional lives. Plus Degrees 2013, our free 56-page guide to international courses for string players and teachers.
The famously forthright BBC journalist and his cellist son discuss career concerns
The 1726 ‘Saveuse’ is one of the smallest cellos Antonio Stradivari ever produced. John Dilworth discovers the unique characteristics of this rare model