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    Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano


    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: February 2016 Description: Sparkling performances of Beethoven’s cello sonatas and variations Musicians: Xavier Phillips (cello) François-Frédéric Guy (piano) Composer: Beethoven By way of a musical limbering-up exercise, Xavier Phillips and François-Frédéric Guy open their latest release with the three sets of ...

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    How to master staccato bowing, by cellist Xavier Phillips


    The French cello soloist and chamber musician explains how, with practice and patience, the challenges of staccato playing can be overcome