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In a special tribute to Ida Haendel, we are republishing some archive content related to the late violinist. Here is she is, explaining why the Brahms concerto is such a demanding and an inspirational piece of music
We celebrate the centenary of the great American violinist Isaac Stern with a closer look at his chamber music performances and recordings. There’s an in-depth examination of the 1694 ‘Benecke’ Stradivari violin – an exceptional example of the master’s ‘Long Pattern’ period. Plus, leading soloists talk about writing their own cadenzas.
Degrees is The Strad’s international guide to further education for string players. Find details of courses in 50 countries worldwide, including the main string teachers on each, to help you make an informed decision about where to study next.
String Courses is The Strad’s annual guide to short courses, masterclasses and workshops. Whether you are looking for double bass tuition in Texas or teacher training in Prague, you’ll find something for every interest, age, ability and budget here.
Detailed technical and musical guidance from some of today's leading violinists, violists, cellists and double bassists.
Top players introduce their chosen masterclass piece.
Sheet music marked up with the soloists' personal fingerings, bowing and musical ideas. Available when you purchase an issue or subscribe to The Strad. Print and digital options available.