New to YouTube: a recital by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and cellist Sol Gabetta, recorded on 26 July 2014 at Saanen Church as part of the 2014 Gstaad Menuhin Festival. 


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Invention I C major BWV 772 (1723)

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001): ‘Dhipli Zyia’, Duet for violin and cello (1951)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Invention VI E major BWV 777 (1723)

Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967): Duet for violin and cello op. 7 (1914)

1. Allegro serioso non troppo

2. Adagio

3. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Invention VIII F major BWV 779 (1723)

Pēteris Vasks (1946): Duo (commissioned by Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Invention XIV Bflat major BWV 785 (1723)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Sonata in C major for violin and cello (1927)

1. Allegro

2. Très vif

3. Lent

4. Vif, avec entrain


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.


This year’s calendar celebrates the top instruments played by members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Australian String Quartet and some of the country’s greatest soloists.