December 2022

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Violinist and composer Felix Yaniewicz – father of the first Edinburgh Festival

David Kettle discovers the history of the 18th-century Polish–Lithuanian violinist, composer and entrepreneur Felix Yaniewicz

‘The great artistry of history’s most important bow maker’ - François Xavier Tourte

Paul Childs compares and contrasts two very late violin bows by François Xavier Tourte

Pavel Šporcl: The man with the blue violin

Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl speaks to Amanda Holloway about his varied career and his unusual violin

Antonio Stradivari ‘Harrison’ violin 1693: The start of something big

Andrew Dipper shows how the 1693 ‘Harrison’ violin signifies the start of a critical phase in the master luthier’s career

Violinist Thomas Eisner: how I made it to Bayreuth

Violinist Thomas Eisner talks about his time with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

‘We enjoy playing softly together’ - Session Report: Pablo Ferrández and Anne-Sophie Mutter

Cellist Pablo Ferrández talks to Peter Quantrill his latest recording with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Antonio Stradivari ‘Harrison’ violin 1693: The start of something big

Andrew Dipper shows how the 1693 ‘Harrison’ violin signifies the start of a critical phase in the master luthier’s career

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Violinist and composer Felix Yaniewicz – father of the first Edinburgh Festival

David Kettle discovers the history of the 18th-century Polish–Lithuanian violinist, composer and entrepreneur Felix Yaniewicz

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In Focus: A 1756 baroque cello by Robert Duncan

David Rattray on the Scottish maker’s mid-18th-century baroque cello

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