Masterclass: Jan Vogler on Beethoven Cello Sonata op.69

Cellist Jan Vogler explores the first movement of the first-ever sonata to give equal weight to both piano and cello


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Masterclass: Natalie Clein on Haydn Cello Concerto in D major

The cellist discusses the improvisational freedom, humour and joy that are central to her own interpretation of the first movement of this popular audition piece

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Technique: Working on open strings

Exercises to help you build up a strong, reliable right hand, with a consistently beautiful sound

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Sentimental Work: Salvatore Accardo on the Beethoven Violin Concerto

The Italian violinist recalls how the great soloists of the 20th century had similar feelings about the Beethoven Violin Concerto – and why it left them terrified



Violinist Josef Gingold on studying with the great Eugène Ysaÿe

Gingold spoke about his period of training with the Belgian master in The Strad's April 1983 issue

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Poetic injustice: Ysaÿe

On the 150th anniversary of Ysaÿe’s birth, Andrew Morris revisits the violinist’s string compositions and finds them rich in virtuosity and melancholy, but now largely lost from the repertoire. From July 2008