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  • Nicola Benedetti

    Philharmonia Sessions: Nicola Benedetti plays The Lark Ascending


    The violinist plays Vaughan Williams’s classic in this latest instalment of the Philharmonia Sessions, a series of performances recorded specially for online broadcast during the pandemic. The video finishes with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No 1 conducted by Paavo Järvi. Read: The fear of making mistakes stops violinists ...

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Anne-Sophie Mutter gives a socially-distanced Beethoven performance


    In this concert, broadcast by Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen on 13 September, Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Beethoven’s Romance No.2 for violin and orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter on Herbert von Karajan and John Williams Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter has tested positive for coronavirus Read: Sentimental Work: Anne-Sophie ...

  • Yehudi Menuhin in 1947

    Yehudi Menuhin plays Paganini in 1947


    The violinist plays Paganini’s Caprice No.24 with pianist Adolph Baller in this video recorded in 1947. Read: Violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s first appearance in The Strad, aged 10   Watch: Violinist Yehudi Menuhin on the importance of practice Watch: Great violinists of the 20th century

  • LigetiQuartet

    Ligeti Quartet performs Christian Mason’s Dyngylday


    The composition forms part of the ensemble’s forthcoming album of Mason’s works

  • Anna Huthmaker

    The oddities of a luthier’s workshop


    As part of a ‘Students stuck at home’ series of videos, luthier Anna Huthmaker introduces us to some of the oddities in her workshop, including a 32nd size violin, the ‘clown’ violin and the ‘super-cool’ violin. For more in the series, click here. Read: 10 unusual violins ...

  • Iván Fischer

    Iván Fischer on his new invention: an acoustic-enhancing mask


    In this video, Iván Fischer, artistic director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, describes his new invention: a music-enhancing face mask. ‘One of Mozart’s favourite ideas was to turn necessity into a virtue,’ says the Hungarian conductor. ‘Now people are wearing masks and it’s a necessity but it’s also an ...

  • Dalia Stasevska

    Last Night of Proms 2020 in an empty Royal Albert Hall


    The finale of the 2020 Last Night of the Proms, conducted by Dalia Stasevska, performed without a live audience for the first time in the festival’s history Read: Rule, Britannia! will now be sung at BBC Proms 2020 Read: Dalia Stasevska wrongly blamed ro Rule, Britannia! decision, say ...

  • The Lark Ascending

    Dame Diana Rigg presents Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending


    Paying tribute Dame Diana Rigg, who died yesterday aged 82, here is a video of the actress from 2012, presenting a performance of Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending as it was originally heard in the composer’s time: in a version for violin and piano, and staged at Shirehampton Public ...

  • Ian McWillliams's cello

    Three cellists test out a newly-made cello


    In this video, Ian McWilliams, an instrument maker working just outside Berlin, asks three cellists (Rolando Fernandez, Martina Biondi, Mon-Puo Lee) to play a cello that he finished making in early 2020 to get a sense of its potential. They play three different pieces of music with three different bows. ...

  • CBSO

    CBSO gives a centenary concert


    On 5 September 1920, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra gave its very first concert. 100 years later (to the very hour), the CBSO celebrated its 100th birthday with an online celebration. Simon Rattle conducted, CBSO’s conductors past and present give interviews and there was a guest appearance from ...

  • Bramwell Tovey Pizzicato Polka

    Pizzicato Polka at 2020 Proms


    In this video the BBC Concert Ochestra under Bramwell Tovey played Johann Strauss’s Pizzicato Polka as part of a Viennese Night at the BBC Proms on 31 August 2020. Watch: Beethovenia: all nine symphonies reimagined Read: Rule, Britannia! will now be sung at BBC Proms 2020

  • Lawrence Power

    Lockdown commissions 4: Lawrence Power plays Cassandra Miller’s ‘Daylonging, Slacktide’


    In the fourth of his ten ‘lockdown commissions’ performances, filmed in and on top of iconic empty venues, violist Lawrence Power plays Cassandra Miller’s ’Daylonging, Slacktide’, filmed in and around Snape Maltings. This is what Miller says about the piece: ‘In March 2020, I found myself at Snape Maltings ...

  • The Weeklies

    Rooftop performance from The Weeklies


    The Weeklies (a trio formed during the pandemic comprising guitarist Jordan Dodson, double bassist Louis Levitt and violinist Jonathan Miron) perform one of their new songs - “You and your sister” - as part of a rooftop streaming series in New York City. The concert was presented by ‘Arts ...

  • Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Trinity students

    Ayanna Witter-Johnson does Destiny’s Child classic ‘Survivor’


    A new arrangement of the Destiny’s Child classic ‘Survivor’, produced by young musicians aged 11-17 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire and guest artist and Trinity alumna Ayanna Witter-Johnson, the singer, songwriter and cellist. Watch: From My Room Orchestra: Philip Glass’s Company Watch: From My Room Orchestra: Pachelbel ...

  • Apoorva Krishna

    Merging Parallels - a new single mingling South Indian and European traditions


    This new single composed by violinist Apoorva Krishna  is an attempt to unite traditional South Indian classical musical form with Western Harmony. Read: Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants 2017 awarded to string players and ensembles  

  • Janine Jansen

    Documentary about Janine Jansen


    This documentary, made by Paul Cohen in 2010, features contributions from Janine Jansen’s first teacher, and one of her chamber partners (the violist Maxim Rysanov), as well as Jansen herself, who, amongst other topics, discusses the ‘right age’ to play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Watch: Janine Jansen ...

  • Francesca Dego

    Francesca Dego plays Ravel’s Tzigane


    The violinist plays Ravel’s Tzigane with pianist Francesca Leonardi. Read about Francesca Dego’s Life Lessons in the September issue of The Strad.

  • Jerusalem Quartet plays Bartók in 2016

    Jerusalem Quartet plays Bartók


    The Jerusalem Quartet plays the first movement of Bartók’s String Quartet No.6. Recorded live in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio on 4 February 2016. Our Session Report in the September issue  focuses on the Jerusalem Quartet’s new Bartók album. Read it here .

  • BBC Proms 2020

    Beethovenia: all nine symphonies reimagined


    ‘Beethoveniana’ composed by Iain Farrington, inspired by the 9 Symphonies of Beethoven, created with over 300 musicians from the 5 BBC Orchestras and the BBC Singers in lockdown and 2 dancers in a bubble. The live BBC Proms launch tomorrow (28 August). For more info: Read: BBC ...

  • impossible orchestra

    ‘Impossible Orchestra’ brings together 29 star players from 14 countries


    The project, initiated by Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, aims to raise money for worthwhile causes