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  • July 2010

    John Dilworth gives a personal guide to identifying violins and Carlo Chiesa examines the spectacular 1736 ‘Cessole’, ‘Teja–Ferni’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’. We find out the best and worst airlines for travelling with instruments and bassist Gary Karr explains how to improve your technique by varying tempo. There’s also an interview with violinist Leila Josefowicz.

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  • June 2010

    Cellist Natalie Clein discusses Kodály, crossover and her musical ambitions, and we explore the treasures of Korea’s celebrated Chi-Mei collection. Levon Chilingirian talks about teaching in Venezuela, John Goldsby gives a Masterclass in jazz bass, and string stars analyse the fragile beauty of Schumann.

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  • May 2010

    In a special edition marking The Strad’s 120th anniversary, we look back at the origins of the magazine, profile Nicolò Paganini and trace the history of research using Stradivari’s ‘Betts’ violin. Plus, articles on top female soloists of yesteryear, Ruggiero Ricci’s tips on playing, and Ida Haendel on Bach’s Chaconne in D minor.

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  • April 2010

    The Artemis Quartet discuss Beethoven and the benefits of standing up to perform, and we examine how Rostropovich may have influenced Prokofiev. There’s a retrospective of Leonid Kogan’s career, and a Masterclass on Strauss’s Don Quixote. Plus, the results of a seven-year study into Stradivari’s varnish.

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  • March 2010

    We examine a tenor viola by Jacob Stainer that reveals his attention to detail and Italian influences. There are articles on violin concertos by Beethoven and Barber, interviews with Antoine Tamestit, Laurence Lesser and Nicholas Tzavaras, and Daniel Bernard Roumain gives tips on rock and hip-hop violin technique.

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  • February 2010

    We celebrate Ole Bull’s bicentenary by looking back at the Norwegian violinist’s career, and taking a detailed look at his famed ‘Del Gesù’. There’s a guide to buying tonewood, David Waterman discusses Schubert, and François Denis reveals the connections between violin arching and medieval architecture.

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  • January 2010

    Double bassist Esperanza Spalding describes how she discovered the jazz world, we investigate how sports psychology can help your practice regime, and Tracy Silverman offers a guide to the essential electric violin kit.

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  • December 2009

    Violinist Gil Shaham explains his passion for Sarasate, we find out how the Nazis plundered priceless instruments and there’s a look back at the career of David Oistrakh. We also assess some recently rediscovered etudes by Otakar Sevcik. Plus, interviews with Donald and Alisa Weilerstein and maker Mads Hjorth.

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  • November 2009

    Hollywood’s unsung heroes come under the spotlight as we search out the string players on some of the movies’ greatest soundtracks. David Finckek talks about health matters, Leonidas Kavakos discusses Alban Berg and Jan Vogler and Mira Wang take part in Double Acts. Plus a report on the Credo Festival.

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