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In Focus

Zoom in to see close-up photos of this month’s featured instrument, a 1658 violin by Nicolò Amati

David Aaron Carpenter

Read our cover feature on the American violist – and link directly to our exclusive recording of him playing Brahms’s Quintet op.115

Albert Spalding

Rare archive photos from the great US violinist’s life, including images of Spalding during his time in the US Army, his lesser-known work as a conductor, and with his friends Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz


View front and back photos of the top-selling instruments in the June sales, including violins by Pressenda, Scarampella and Alessandro Gagliano

Practice Diary

Watch Adrian Butterfield’s video on warming up Baroque violin and practising Jean-Marie Leclair’s sonatas


Hear clips of all three of this month’s recommended CDs – online or off

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In Masterclass, Jean-Guihen Queyras gives his advice on performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto. We'll have an exclusive video, as well as 13 audio clips to accompany his article. And for In Focus, a Ferdinando Garimberti cello comes under the spotlight.