Videos – Page 6

  • National Gallery LPO concert

    LPO members play Dvorák at the National Gallery


    In the first of their performances matching chamber music with paintings from the National Gallery, members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra bring together Antonín Dvořák’s ‘Terzetto in C major’, Op. 74, 1887, and three paintings that conjure up a sense of place through landscape, locals and traditions; two works are ...

  • Del Gesu

    Henning Kraggerrud plays a Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’


    In this music video the Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerrud plays the Guarneri Del Gesù violin from 1744 (the last year of the luthier’s life) – the violin featured in The Strad calendar 2021. Read: Pride of Norway: The Strad calendar 2021

  • West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival

    West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival: opening concert


    Owing to COVID-19, this year Lawrence Power has turned his West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival into a series of videos, released weekly online. Here is the first full concert, featuring Power alongside Pavel Kolesnikov, Vilde Frang, John Myerscough, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Annabelle Meare, Tim Crawford, Timothy Ridout and Sergio ...

  • TwoSet Violin

    TwoSet Violin react to 2-year-old prodigy


    Brett Yang and Eddy Chen of TwoSet Violin guide us through the first two years of a child prodigy’s progress. Read: ’ One thing I’m grateful for is the amount of practice I did growing up’ – TwoSet Violin Read: ’ It was one of the best moments ...

  • Midori young

    Midori’s famous string-breaking moment


    Aged just 14, the violinist broke not one but two E-strings in a performance conducted by Leonard Bernstein 

  • Janine Jansen plays Mendelssohn

    Janine Jansen gives socially-distanced performance of Mendelssohn


    The violinist gives a socially-distanced performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig on 25 September 2020, with the Munich Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev. Watch: Anne-Sophie Mutter gives a socially-distanced Beethoven performance Read: What does it feel like to play in a socially-distanced orchestra?

  • Christoph Koncz

    Christoph Koncz plays Mozart on the composer’s own violin


    Christoph Koncz, principal violinist of the Vienna Philharmonic and conductor, was granted exclusive access to Mozart’s own violin to record Mozart’s five Violin Concertos on the composer’s own violin for the first time ever. Here, you can hear a preview of the album, which comes out on 9 October. ...

  • BBC Orchestras

    BBC violists play Nimrod


    In this video, the violas of the BBC orchestras play an arrangement of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ by James Manson. This recording is dedicated to former BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola, Ruşen Güneş, who died in May aged 80. BBC SO viola Philip Hall writes: ‘Ruşen was a very special person ...

  • Midori

    Midori plays Paganini/Liszt


    Our cover star for the October 2020 issue of The Strad plays Paganini/Liszt’s La Campanella for Violin and Piano, with pianist Robert McDonald. To read our interview with Midori click here .

  • Stradivari

    Cremonese makers launch video showcase


    In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on Italian lutherie, a group of violin makers in Cremona have put together a video showcasing their working methods. The aim is to demonstrate the vibrancy and industriousness of today’s luthiers, as Antonio Stradivari wanders the streets of modern-day Cremona, viewing ...

  • Esther Abrami

    Violinist practises with rescue kitten in pouch


    Note: Select ‘Full screen’ to watch this video properly . In this video London-based French violinist Esther Abrami practises with a rescue kitten in her pouch. On her Facebook page, Abrami says: ’This kitten was abandoned but thankfully rescued by the cat shelter Association Féli-Cité . As a ...

  • Violin Makers

    Video: Violin Makers – The Renaissance of Italian Lutherie


    A 60-minute documentary featuring interviews with some of the greatest 20th-century Italian luthiers

  • Katherine Clarke

    Singing viola player performs Garth Knox


    The three ‘Wind Songs’ were written by Garth Knox for Katherine Clarke as part of her ‘Singing Viola’ project . The first song is called ‘Wild Wind’. An Irish monk wrote this short poem in the margin of a Latin text he was recopying and illustrating in the 9th ...

  • HaendelZhu

    When young violinist Leia Zhu met the great Ida Haendel


    In this video, made by young violinist siblings Leia and Leo Zhu during lockdown, Leia pays homage to the great violinist Ida Haendel, who died on 1 July 2020 at the age of 96. Also shared is footage of Leia’s meeting with Haendel in February 2018 (from 3.30). The video ...

  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    A day in the life of Patricia Kopatchinskaja


    This video, made in 2012, follows the Moldovan-Austrian violinist over a 24-hour period, through rehearsals with the Staatskapelle, salon music at the Brandenburg Gate, a meeting with choreographer Sascha Waltz and her husband, phone calls with her sick daughter and a performance at the Berlin Philharmonic. Patricia Kopatchinskaja shares ...

  • Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Vocalise


    The American cellist plays Rachmaninov’s Vocalise in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Watch: Juilliard students ‘do’ Bolero with guests including Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma Read: Yo-Yo Ma plays cello at US-Mexico border Read: Yo-Yo Ma and ...

  • 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