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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

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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

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‘He inspired us to believe we could master anything we wanted’ – remembering cello pedagogue George Neikrug

Cellist George Neikrug, who died in 2019 at the age of 100, was a celebrated performer and orchestral principal. However, his skills as a pedagogue were second to none, writes University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor Benjamin Whitcomb, who has gathered personal recollections

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Violinist Pinchas Zukerman on left and right hand intensity

’I want piano in the right hand and fortissimo in the left hand…’

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Violinist Tomás Cotik on how to produce clear and controlled ricochet bowing

The violinist demonstrates ricochet technique in a series of videos

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George Neikrug: Memories of a legend

Cellist George Neikrug, who died in 2019 at the age of 100, was a celebrated performer and orchestral principal. However, his skills as a pedagogue were second to none, writes University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor Benjamin Whitcomb, who has gathered personal recollections