All Video articles – Page 9

  • 1735 Bergonzi, Carlo violin

    The Strad Calendar 2021: Carlo Bergonzi ‘Kreisler’ violin 1735


    The ‘Kreisler’s characteristically thin yet intensely coloured varnish is in abundance

  • Kanneh-Masons play Saint-Saens

    Kanneh-Masons play Carnival of the Animals


    The Kanneh-Mason family play the finale from Saint-Säens’s Carnival of the Animals

  • Marin Alsop

    ‘I’ve certainly never had musicians disrobe down to their skin in rehearsals’ – Marin Alsop


    The conductor breaks down orchestra scenes from movies and tv and determines how realistic they are

  • Nicola Benedetti

    Nicola Benedetti introduces the Global Violin Sessions


    In this video, Nicola Benedetti introduces the Global Violin Sessions: A Cultural Exchange Part 1, her new venture with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Benedetti Foundation which takes participants on a musical journey around the world. Read: Benedetti Foundation presents the Global Violin Sessions  

  • Nimrod Borenstein and Simone Gramaglia

    Composer Nimrod Borenstein talks about using illustrated notation in his new string quartet


    Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Quartetto di Cremona is releasing ‘Italian Postcards’, a new recording of quartets inspired by Italy from non-Italian composers. In this video, the quartet’s violist Simone Gramaglia speaks to Nimrod Borenstein - the only living composer on the recording - about the latter’s work, in ...

  • Vuillaume 1848-50

    The Strad Calendar 2021: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin 1848-50


    This Vuillaume is a mid-period ‘del Gesù ’ copy, on which the f-holes of the ‘Ole Bull’ Guarneri have been imposed

  • Lawrence Power

    Lockdown commissions 5: Lawrence Power plays Martyn Brabbins’s Matchless Space


    In this, the fifth of ten videos filmed in and around empty iconic venues, violist Lawrence Power plays Martyn Brabbins’s ‘Matchless Space’ in the London Coliseum. Brabbins says: I was inspired to write ‘Matchless Space’ by the truly matchless viola playing of Lawrence Power, with whom I have enjoyed ...

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Anne-Sophie Mutter plays John Williams at the OPUS KLASSIK 2020 awards


    The violinist plays John Williams’s ‘Nice to be around’ from ‘Cinderella Liberty’ at this year’s socially-distanced Opus Klassik Awards. Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter calls on German government to help musicians Watch: Anne-Sophie Mutter gives a socially-distanced Beethoven performance Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter has tested positive for coronavirus

  • Stamford Symphony Virtual Gala Concert

    Stamford Symphony Gala Concert


    Stamford Symphony’s first-ever Virtual Gala Concert, streamed live on 24 October 2020, featured violinist Pinchas Zukerman performing Bach’s violin concerto in A minor, and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, performing ‘Les Larmes de Jacqueline’. Amanda Forsyth reveals her Sentimental Work in the November issue of The Strad. To ...

  • Gregor Piatigorsky

    Gregor Piatigorsky live in concert


    This is the only video of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky in a live concert performance. It was made in 1957 and features the cellist playing the Walton Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Malcom Sargent. Read: Great Cellists: Gregor Piatigorsky Read: My Heroes: Mischa Maisky on Mstislav ...

  • Alexandra Conunova

    Alexandra Conunova plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons


    In this video from 2015, the violinist plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Orchestra International de Genève. To read her latest piece, ‘5 reasons why Vivaldi inspires me’, click here . Alexandra Conunova will release a new Vivaldi recording of Four Seasons with Aparté , out on ...

  • West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival

    West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival: closing concert


    This is the last concert of Lawrence Power’s West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival , which, owing to the pandemic, the violist has broadcast online this year. He says: ‘For all my dear colleagues, friends and any freelance person on this planet whose beautiful work continues to be silenced by ...

  • Yury Revich

    Beethoven ReCycled


    In this video the violinist Yury Revich plays his experimental composition, the ’Beethoven ReCycled’ Sonata, in which he uses sketches and drafts by Beethoven which the composer never included in his final works. A recording of the cadenzas by Russian violinist Yury Revich is available at . ...

  • F Holes

    The Beauty of F Holes


    As part of her ‘Students Stuck at Home’ series of videos, American luthier Anna Huthmaker explores the beauty of F holes. For more in the series, click here. Watch: The oddities of a luthier’s workshop Watch: 3 ways we can damage our instruments without even knowing it ...

  • 1744 Guarneri del Gesu

    The Strad Calendar 2021: Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin 1744


    Guarneri’s carving is free and energetic, the movements of the tools quick and deep

  • LPO National Gallery

    LPO members play Haydn at the National Gallery


    In the second of their performances matching chamber music with paintings from the National Gallery, members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra bring together Joseph Haydn’s ‘String trio in C major’ of 1766 and a painting by François-Hubert Drouais. Created only a couple of years apart in the 1760s, they demonstrate ...

  • Dover Quartet

    Bravo! Vail's Inside the Music with the Dover Quartet


    In this video from this year’s Bravo! Vail festival, the Dover Quartet reflects on how the global pandemic has impacted them as individuals and as an ensemble and perform the 2nd and 3rd movements of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, ‘Harp’. The players ...

  • West Wycombe chamber festival

    West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival: Masterclass with Lawrence Power


    Owing to COVID-19, this year Lawrence Power has turned his West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival into a series of videos, released weekly online. In this second video from the festival, Lawrence Power works on the Bartók Viola Concerto with student Kinga Wojdalska. Watch: West Wycombe Chamber Music ...

  • Sevak Avanesyan

    Belgian-Armenian cellist plays in bombed-out church


    Sevak Avanesyan, a Belgian cellist of Armenian descent, plays Komitas’s Krunk in Shusha’s Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, several days after the iconic church was badly damaged in the bombing of the city. Watch: Yo-Yo Ma and Renaud Capucon mark Armistice with Ravel Read: Yo-Yo Ma ...

  • National Gallery LPO concert

    LPO members play Dvorák at the National Gallery


    In the first of their performances matching chamber music with paintings from the National Gallery, members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra bring together Antonín Dvořák’s ‘Terzetto in C major’, Op. 74, 1887, and three paintings that conjure up a sense of place through landscape, locals and traditions; two works are ...