They perceive the music of Brahms very well, but in my view they don't pass on the emotions that I think Brahms felt at the time...'

Lindsay String Quartet founding violinist Peter Cropper, who died at the age of 69 in May 2015, gave a masterclass on Brahms at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy in April 2014.

Read Tully Potter's tribute to Cropper in The Strad's August 2015 issue, out now.

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