Filmed in 2021 at LSO St Lukes, the London Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Rebecca Gilliver gives a heartfelt performance of Florence Price’s Adoration, with pianist Sophia Rahman.
Adoration was written in 1951 by Price (1887-1953), originally as a work for church organ and has since been arranged for different instruments. It was written near the end of the composer’s life, which had largely been defined by racial and gender barriers throughout her career. ’I have two handicaps,’ she told Serge Koussevitzky in a 1943 letter, ’those of sex and race.’ She often honoured her own history by incorporating African-American spirituals into her music, which is evident in Adoration.
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.