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  • Yury Revich

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    Beethoven ReCycled

    In this video the violinist Yury Revich plays his experimental composition, the ’Beethoven ReCycled’ Sonata, in which he uses sketches and drafts by Beethoven which the composer never included in his final works.

  • Fidelio Cafe Isserlis 2

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    The concert café that Covid could not close

    Justin Pearson interviews conductor Raffaello Morales and cellist Steven Isserlis about the Fidelio Orchestra Café, which is putting on performances during the pandemic

  • Gwendolyn Masin

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    Rewiring ourselves to play without fear

    In the third of a four-part series, Gwendolyn Masin, concert violinist, author and educator, explains how we can harness breath, meditation and yoga practice to help us play without fear

Jan Vogler

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Masterclass: Jan Vogler on Schumann's Fantasiestücke

Cellist Jan Vogler discusses how to colour these fantasy pieces using a mixture of technique and imagination

Lynn Harrell main picture

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Masterclass: Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no.4

Cellist Lynn Harrell considers challenges and contemporary concepts in the first movement of a sonata conceived entirely in the imagination of a deaf composer

Teachers' notes

Julie Lyonn Lieberman

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5 ways in which learning new violin styles can train your musical ear

Too often string teachers shy away from embracing styles outside the Western classical canon, but in doing so they’re ignoring a wealth of useful skills and techniques, writes Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Vibrato exercises

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Should vibrato exercises be practised separately from the repertoire?

Teacher Talk: your string teaching questions answered by our panel of experts

West Wycombe chamber festival

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West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival: Masterclass with Lawrence Power

Owing to COVID-19, this year Lawrence Power has turned his West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival into a series of videos, released weekly online.

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Analysis November 2020: The devil and the deep blue sea

With a Covid-19 second wave looking increasingly likely in the UK, string teachers are faced with the choice of returning to work in schools, or continuing with online tuition. By Peter Somerford.