Silent film of the violinist offers a tantalising glimpse into his technique
Fritz Kreisler is one of the great players of the past featured in our special October issue, guest edited by Steven Isserlis. Find out more about the issue, order your copy, or download the digital edition.
This footage from November 1989, two days after the official fall of the Berlin Wall, shows Mstislav Rostropovich giving an impromptu performance of Bach’s cello suites at the Checkpoint C crossing point between East and West Berlin. Read our article ‘Witnesses to the fall’, from the March 2014 ...
‘It’s a big process that’s being portrayed, and it takes me with it, and touches me again and again - even after playing it over 330 times.’ So says Christian Tetzlaff on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, which he has recorded with conductor Robin Ticciati.