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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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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

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Tianjin Juilliard School: A new dawn

The first school to offer US-accredited music degrees in mainland China, Juilliard’s Tianjin campus is the next step in the long history of East-West partnerships. Tom Stewart discovers how the institution is attracting students from all over the globe

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Technique: Trills and embellishments

How to develop finger strength and control for even, well-articulated ornaments

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‘I can see good tone’ - Suzuki’s tonalisation exercises

With musical examples, Helen Brunner examines how Suzuki’s tonalisation exercises are used to create a beautiful sound on the violin. From the September 2021 issue