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    Masterclass: Alban Gerhardt on Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto no.1, part 2


    Alban Gerhardt explains why it takes courage to fight tradition and forge your own interpretation – based not on what others play but on what the composer wrote – in the work’s third movement

  • Yo-Yo Stott

    Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ol’ Man River


    In this video from cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott’s new release, Songs of Hope, the duo perform ‘Ol’ Man River’ from Jerome Kern’s 1927 musical Show Boat.  Watch: Yo-Yo Ma performs tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Watch: Yo-Yo Ma’s screen debut

  • A Dust in Time

    A Dust in Time: a sneak peek


    On Sunday 13 December at 4pm, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will present the digital release of ‘A Dust in Time’, Huang Ruo’s musical meditation on how the pandemic has affected our lives. This is a preview clip of that filmed performance. To read Kate Suthers’s blog about recording ...

  • GTMF On Location

    Grand Teton Music Festival on location: Chicago


    This second concert from the Grand Teton Music Festival on location series - a 5-concert digital chamber music series featuring small ensembles, recorded and produced remotely in the home cities of Festival Orchestra musicians - was held in Chicago and features music for brass ensemble. Watch: Grand Teton Music ...

  • The Lark Ascending

    Violinist Jennifer Pike and broadcaster Andrew Green discuss The Lark Ascending


    Ahead of her performance of The Lark Ascending at Shirehampton Public Hall on Tuesday 15 December 2020, marking the centenary of the work’s premiere, violinist Jennifer Pike speaks to writer and broadcaster Andrew Green about the background to the work’s composition. Green also talks to guests about the real-life skylark. ...

  • Itzhak Perlman

    Itzhak Perlman pays a musical tribute to Beethoven for his birthday


    In this video Itzhak Perlman plays Beethoven’s Ode to Joy as a tribute for the composer’s birthday. Read: Never practise for more than five hours per day, says violinist Itzhak Perlman Watch: A comparison: Itzhak Perlman plays Mendelssohn in 1983 and 2011

  • Winter Wonderland Concert Artists Guild

    Concert Artists Guild winners cover Winter Wonderland


    This arrangement of Winter Wonderland by Brandon Ilaw features the winners of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh competition. The performers include Geneva Lewis (violin/vocals), Ariel Horowitz (violin), Gabriel Martins (cello), Britton-René Collins (percussion), Ken Kubota (cello), Mitch Lyon (cello) and Brandon Ilaw (percussion/vocals). Read: Cellist and violinist win ...

  • Nathan Milstein

    ‘I just try not to spoil it’ – Nathan Milstein on Bach


    The development of the great violinists from fresh young artists to profound musical thinkers can be charted through their recorded interpretations. Nathaniel Vallois uses his time in lockdown to examine changes in the playing style of some of the best-known names

  • Sara Zeneli

    Sara Zeneli plays ‘il Cremonese’ Stradivari at the Museo del Violino


    In this video the violinist Sara Zeneli plays Monti’s Csárdás on the 1715 A.Stradivari ‘il Cremonese’ in the Chamber Hall of the Museo del Violino in Cremona. Read: Innovative solutions: Postcard from Cremona Read: 1734 Stradivari violin ‘Willemotte’: Late… but worth the wait

  • Nola Nicholas and Yehudi Menuhin

    Yehudi Menuhin getting married


    In this brief video, we can see footage from Yehudi Menuhin’s wedding to his first wife Nola Nicholas. The wedding took place at Caxton Hall in 1938, when Menuhin was 21 years old. Read: How did Yehudi Menuhin’s interpretations evolve over his lifetime?

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    How did Yehudi Menuhin’s interpretations evolve over his lifetime?


    The development of the great violinists from fresh young artists to profound musical thinkers can be charted through their recorded interpretations. Nathaniel Vallois uses his time in lockdown to examine changes in the playing style of some of the best-known names

  • Hilary Hahn

    Hilary Hahn plays the Sibelius Violin Concerto with no accompaniment


    In this video, part of the series ‘Hahn Solo’, in which Hilary Hahn performs the solo violin part of some of her favourite concertos with no piano or orchestral accompaniment, the violinist plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. She hopes that, by hearing the parts separately, the audience will pick up on ...

  • Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti

    ‘For me this recording is almost like an exorcism’ – Amandine Beyer on playing the music of C.P.E Bach


    For Amandine Beyer and her Gli Incogniti period ensemble, the string symphonies of C.P.E. Bach represented an opportunity to record difficult but exhilarating repertoire. Charlotte Gardner recalls attending the 2019 sessions, as the album nears its release following Covid-19 delays

  • Jackie

    New Jacqueline du Pré opera set to tour


    ’We’ll Never Let You Down’ brings together music by three Dutch composers

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    100 years of The Lark Ascending


    Vaughan Williams’ much-loved work speaks with directness to everyone - musician or otherwise - writes Chris Hopkins, principal conductor of the English Sinfonia

  • Dextra Musica

    An advent musical greeting from Dextra Musica


    Every day at 11.30am, throughout the month of December, Dextra Musica are sending a small advent greeting, featuring instruments from its collection, at: julekalender Today’s greeting comes from Sonoko Miriam Welde and Dextra’s Gagliano violin.

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    Camilla Wicks – a virtuoso speaks about ambition, expectations, sacrifice and balance


    In 1987 Camilla Wicks gave an interview to Louise Cavanaugh Sciannameo, then editor-in-chief of The Violexchange. Now, following Wicks’s death, Sciannameo shares this previously unpublished interview

  • Eleanor Corr

    Eleanor Corr, Royal Overseas League Gold Medalist, plays Grieg’s Violin Sonata


    This month saw violinist Eleanor Corr win the Gold Medal and first prize of the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition, receiving £20,000. This is the first violinist to win the top award since 2016. In this video, Corr plays Grieg’s Violin Sonata for the competition final.

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    Innovative solutions: Postcard from Cremona


    Cremona’s Mondomusica trade fair, held annually in the Italian city, was unable to go ahead as planned this year due to coronavirus. Charlotte Smith attended the alternative Special Edition, and witnessed a host of creative ways to deal with the pandemic

  • Gareth Davies LSO

    The Spell and the Promise - a lock-down video with dancers


    Directed by Lexi Kiddo, ‘The Spell The Promise’ plays like a contemporary fairytale. The performance partners Gareth Davies (Principal Flute, London Symphony Orchestra) with dancers Faye Stoeser and Salomé Pressac, responding to composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman’s new and original composition. This is the second of two films ...