All Solo articles – Page 2

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    Frank Peter Zimmermann plays violin transcription of Rachmaninoff Prelude no.5


    Frank Peter Zimmermann appears in the October issue of The Strad as part of the Trio Zimmermann, but here he is as soloist, playing Ernst Schliephake’s violin transcription of Rachmaninoff’s Prelude op.23 No. 5 in G Minor.  

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    Paganini, the great violinist, is taught a lesson


    In honour of the virtuoso’s birthday, we reprint a humorous article from The Strad’s 1893 issue

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    Common cello problems


    You wouldn't be hiding a dead body in there would you...'Juilliard School students Esther Yang and Rachel Yin produce a series of fun skits, featuring cellist Nathan Chan, focusing on common problems faced by cellists - from slipping endpins to the monotony of Pachelbel's Canon.Watch: Shostakovich cello tailpiece ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma performs 'Song of the Birds' as BBC Proms encore


    Yo-Yo Ma performs the Catalan ‘Song of the Birds’, arranged by Pablo Casals, as an encore at the 2015 BBC Proms. Watch: Cellist Bernard Greenhouse performs Song of the Birds aged 95

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    Lisa Batiashvili performs Sibelius Violin Concerto


    Lisa Batiashvili performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto with Orchestra Sinfonica Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia conducted by Antonio Pappano in January 2015. The violinist speaks about her long association with the work in The Strad’s October 2016 issue – download on desktop computer or through The Strad App ...

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    Violinist Kyung Wha Chung plays Bach


    Kyung Wha Chung performs Bach's Chaconne in the above video. The violinist speaks in The Strad's October 2016 issue about her long-awaited recording of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas, fifty years after she began playing the works.Read: 6 opinions on performance and interpretation by violinist Kyung Wha Chung

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    Concert catastrophe: violin knocked from soloist's hands by enthusiastic conductor


    It's every violinist's worst nightmare... As soloist Rómulo Assis was performing the final movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Orquestra do Norte, conductor Nuno Côrte-Real's enthusiastic gesticulation knocked the instrument from his hands and sent it crashing to the ground.The incident took place at a concert in Amarante, ...

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    Violinist Janine Jansen perform's Massenet's Meditation


    Janine Jansen gives a particularly sensitive performance of Massenet's Meditation from Thaïs.Watch: Janine Jansen performs Brahms's Violin Concerto

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    Violinist Maxim Vengerov performs Paganini's Caprice no.24


    Violinist Maxim Vengerov performs Paganini's Caprice no.24 as an encore at the Luna Classics Festival 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. Watch: Maxim Vengerov on playing the violin like Mozart Watch: Maxim Vengerov on taking time to explore the fingerboard

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    Janine Jansen performs Brahms Violin Concerto


    Janine Jansen performs Brahms's Violin Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink in 2014.Antje Weithaas continues The Strad’s marked-up sheet music series in association with Henle Verlag with the Brahms Concerto's first movement – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation in our June ...

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    Too few conductors understand their double bass section


    Though the standard of double bass playing has risen exponentially during the past 50 years, conductors’ attitudes towards the instrument have barely changed

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    Mischa Maisky plays Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G


    Mischa Maisky performs the Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G.Watch: Cellist Mischa Maisky performs Rachmaninov’s VocaliseWatch: Mischa Maisky performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto no.1Read: Cellist Mischa Maisky on studying with Piatigorsky and Rostropovich  

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    Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto is rarely performed - but the work is unique


    Recordings of the work - from Joseph Szigeti's in 1935 to James Ehnes's in 2013 - are compared in The Strad's June 2016 issue

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    Why don't viola competitions produce more star soloists?


    Despite organisers’ efforts, viola competitions rarely make the impact that their violin cousins enjoy. Toby Deller asks whether they should be more proactive in promoting the instrument

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    Lionel Handy plays the Kodály Cello Sonata


    Royal Academy of Music cello professor Lionel Handy performs the first movement of Kodály's Cello Sonata, Op.8.Handy discusses double-stopping in the Technique section of The Strad’s June 2016 issue – download now through The Strad App or on desktop computer.

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    Adrian Anantawan, born without a right hand, performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto


    Adrian Anantawan, a Canadian violinist born without a right hand, performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the help of a prosthetic arm.The violinist, who studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, features in The Strad's June 2016 issue analysis feature on the training of ...

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    Jennifer Stumm viola masterclass: Bartók Concerto


    To me this piece is about contrasts between light and dark, speaking and singing, and tension and relaxation'Jennifer Stumm, Chair of Viola Studies at the Royal College of Music, presents a masterclass on the Bartók Viola Concerto at the 2014 SÁo Paulo Viola Day.Watch: Tabea Zimmermann performs Bartók's ...

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    Armen Ksajikian's spinning cello trick


    Camerata Pacifica cellist Armen Ksajikian demonstrates a neat way of avoiding all those pesky fast-note runs.His spinning cello trick was shared via fellow Camerata Pacifica musician, violinist Giora Schmidt's Facebook page.

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    Guy Johnston breaks cello string at BBC Young Musician 2000


    I had this dream - which turned out to be a premonition - that I was going to break a string at the competition - and it actually happened!'British cellist Guy Johnston talks about the moment that his string snapped at the live televised 2000 BBC Young Musician ...

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    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs her own Happy Birthday variations


    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs her own virtuoso arrangement of Happy Birthday - 'Introduction, Theme and Variations on the Birthday Song' - for the Lake Forest Symphony's 75th anniversary gala in November 2007. Read: American Airlines pilot denies Rachel Barton Pine access to cabin with her violin ...