In a video featuring sostenuto galore, check out cellist Gautier Capuçon playing and excerpt from Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte. The work features on his upcoming album Destination Paris, which will include popular film music, French chansons and classical works. 

The video is taken from the album’s recording session, featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Paris and conductor Lionel Bringuier.

Destination Paris will be released on 3 November 2023 on Erato.

Best of Technique

In The Best of Technique you’ll discover the top playing tips of the world’s leading string players and teachers. It’s packed full of exercises for students, plus examples from the standard repertoire to show you how to integrate the technique into your playing.


The Strad’s Masterclass series brings together the finest string players with some of the greatest string works ever written. Always one of our most popular sections, Masterclass has been an invaluable aid to aspiring soloists, chamber musicians and string teachers since the 1990s.


American collector David L. Fulton amassed one of the 20th century’s finest collections of stringed instruments. This year’s calendar pays tribute to some of these priceless treasures, including Yehudi Menuhin’s celebrated ‘Lord Wilton’ Guarneri, the Carlo Bergonzi once played by Fritz Kreisler, and four instruments by Antonio Stradivari.