Ray Chen: What do you do when your E-string breaks in a concert?
In a break from practice, Ray Chen sets himself a challenge to play as if his E string has just broken while admitting that it is not something you can defend against or even practise for – and therefore not worth worrying about either
The Strad Issue: April 2015Description: Heart-on-sleeve playing from a Boston-based string ensembleMusicians: A Far Cry, David Krakauer (clarinet)Composer: Beethoven, Golijov, Hildegard of Bingen, Sanlikol
‘When I sit in the orchestra and we do the Schoenberg together it feels like chamber music on a very large scale, and that’s the ideal thing’. So says Alisa Weilerstein of the Trondheim Soloists, with whom she will perform R Strauss’s Prelude for string sextet from Capriccio, Tchaikovsky’s ...