Videos – Page 7

  • 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

  • HilaryHahnBach

    Hilary Hahn performs Bach’s Solo Violin Partita no.1 - Courante Double


    Hilary Hahn performs the Courante Double (Presto) from Bach’s Solo Partita for Violin no.1 in B Minor, BWV1002. The video was recorded as part of the launch of Hahn’s Bach Solo Sonatas and Partia album, released on Decca in 2018, and reviewed by The Strad . Watch: Hilary Hahn ...

  • Ida Haendel

    Ida Haendel plays Bach’s Chaconne in 2002


    In this video from 2002, Ida Haendel plays JS Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor. Her dog was called Decca. Read: ‘ She was a strong woman when there were comparatively few great women soloists’ – Tasmin Little on Ida Haendel Read: Ida ...

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter

    Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Hoe-down


    Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis play the Hoe-down from Copland’s Ballet ’Rodeo’ (1943). Read:  Anne-Sophie Mutter on fine and contemporary instruments Read:  Sentimental Work: Anne-Sophie Mutter on Penderecki’s Metamorphosen Read: Anne-Sophie Mutter has tested positive for coronavirus

  • Leon Bosch

    Lockdown conversation with Leon Bosch


    Wigmore Hall presents a special documentary featuring double bassist Leon Bosch, whose early anti-apartheid activism saw him jailed as a teenager in South Africa. Read:  Leon Bosch awarded honorary Fellowship of RNCM Watch:  Leon Bosch: clear and resonant harmonics on the double bass  

  • Itzhak Perlman

    A comparison: Itzhak Perlman plays Mendelssohn in 1983 and 2011


    In this video, which cuts between live performances filmed in 1983 and 2011, violinist Itzhak Perlman plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with the New York Philharmonic under David Zinman (1983) and the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas (2011). Watch : Juilliard students ‘do’ Bolero with ...