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  • Lisa Batiashvili and Daniel Barenboim
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    Lisa Batiashvili on the joys of collaboration

    2019-12-20T11:27:00Z

    Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili has recently taken on new challenges, among them artistic directorship of the Audi Summer Concerts festival and performing on the soundtrack to The White Crow . But, she tells Toby Deller ,  she finds equal joy in creating wonderful interpretations from long-term partnerships 

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    The Strad January 2020 issue is out

    2019-12-18T14:45:00Z

    Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili talks about her new role as artistic director of the Audi Summer Concerts festival, and her most personal recording to date

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    6 ways to improve left-hand flexibility

    2019-12-17T12:55:00Z

    Tips from The Strad’s archive on increasing suppleness of movement and reducing tension

  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason
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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Frankfurt Radio Symphony

    2019-12-17T12:22:00Z

    The cellist - interviewed for Sentimental Work in the January issue of The Strad - performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto in this concert from 29th November with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony under Nicholas Collon.

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    Masterclass: Leila Josefowicz on Berg Violin Concerto Second Movement - part 2

    2019-12-17T04:30:00Z

    In the second of two articles, Leila Josefowicz discusses the Adagio of the second movement, in the context of the Viennese School and the Neue Sachlichkeit era

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    From the Archive: January 1900

    2019-12-17T02:55:00Z

    An unsolved mystery from 1869: T.L. Phipson relates how a c.1709 Stradivari violin vanished without trace – and as far as we know, remains missing to this day

  • Tomas Cotik
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    How I interpret Bach: Tomas Cotik on Tempo Rubato, Strong and Weak Measures and Notes Inégales

    2019-12-13T13:30:00Z

    Ahead of his 2020 album release of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, the violinist continues his blog series, in which he discusses the contradictions between the opposing trends and traditions in Bach interpretation, and his personal solutions to them

  • Rostrapovich
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    Rostropovich: a 90-minute documentary

    2019-12-10T17:04:00Z

    A documentary that delves into all aspects of the cellist’s life and career - from his four-day courtship of his wife to that 1968 performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto at the Proms, coinciding with the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. With contributions from Rostropovich’s wife Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya, and the ...

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    Acting the Part

    2019-12-10T15:05:00Z

    How can techniques usually confined to the acting world benefit string players on stage? Pauline Harding goes back to school to find out

  • joshua bell 2 christodoulou
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    There’s nothing I play that’s less serious than anything else

    2019-12-10T11:25:00Z

    Joshua Bell’s new album showcases his deep respect for all musical forms. The US violinist talks to Amanda Holloway about the challenges of making classical cool, and of broadening his professional skills

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    Three Lives in One

    2019-12-09T12:36:00Z

    Yehudi Menuhin’s extraordinarily multifaceted life and career more than surpassed the traditional role of the solo concert violinist. Here friends, family and colleagues who knew him, studied with him and worked alongside him describe their association with and memories of the great man

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    8 ways to combat negative thoughts on stage

    2019-12-06T16:05:00Z

    How to banish your inner demons from The Strad's Archive

  • Tomas Cotik
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    How I interpret Bach: Tomás Cotik on Overdotting and Rhythmic Assimilation

    2019-12-06T15:48:00Z

    Ahead of his 2020 album release of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, the violinist continues his blog series, in which he discusses the contradictions between the opposing trends and traditions in Bach interpretation, and his personal solutions to them 

  • Royal Danish Orchestra
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    What is the secret behind the Royal Danish Orchestra’s string sound?

    2019-12-06T12:02:00Z

    The Royal Danish Orchestra has been adding to its collection of fine stringed instruments for centuries – but there is revolution and evolution behind its string sound, which is unmistakable, finds Andrew Mellor

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    Expanding the limits

    2019-12-06T12:00:00Z

    Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili has recently taken on new challenges, among them artistic directorship of the Audi Summer Concerts festival and performing on the soundtrack to The White Crow . But, she tells Toby Deller , she finds equal joy in creating wonderful interpretations from long-term partnerships 

  • Alina Ibragimova
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    Lessons in Time Travel - Violinists on Baroque Performance

    2019-12-06T11:41:00Z

    What impact can voyages into period performance have on modern-instrument playing? Four soloists reveal the fruits of their Baroque explorations to Ariane Todes

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    Growing pains

    2019-12-06T10:00:00Z

    Violinist and Ohio State University professor of music education Bob Gillespie has taught countless teenage string players. Here he explores adolescent character traits, and shares with teachers his valuable guide to dealing with adolescent moods and logic 

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    The Score: Friend or Foe?

    2019-12-06T08:00:00Z

    The multiple editions of a piece can confuse a musician. Should we always work from an urtext edition in an attempt to access the composer’s most authentic voice? Or can edited versions with interpretative markings be helpful? Cellist Pedro de Alcantara guides us through this minefield

  • Itzhak Perlman
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    5 essential recordings by violinist Itzhak Perlman

    2019-12-03T14:34:00Z

    To tie in with the violin star's 70th birthday in 2015,  Julian Haylock rounded up some of the master violinist’s finest recordings

  • Nicola Benedetti
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    Prepare with Nicky: Introduction - Meet Your Tutors

    2019-12-03T13:37:00Z

    With only 33 days until the Benedetti Sessions - Nicola Benedetti’s series of orchestra-based weekend workshops which aim to address the needs of young musicians and of teachers - the violinist is launching a video a day. And she’s starting by introducing some of the tutors involved. ‘The good news’, ...