INSIDE THIS MONTH – NOVEMBER 2015
The history of American violin making – from the earliest settlers to the lutherie hubs of New York and Chicago
Domaine Forget – providing intensive string training through masterclasses, private lessons and chamber music
Top musicians discuss the pros and cons of masterclasses
Great cellists: early 20th-century British musician W.H. Squire
The instrument collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Free Accessories 2015 magazine
Picture galleries: Lutherie in the US – view images of eight extra instruments, including backs, in two separate photo galleries; Postcard From Cremona – behind-the-scenes photos from the judging process, including images from the ‘blind test’ at the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi; In Focus – close-up views of this month’s instrument, a 1920 violin by Frank J. Callier; My Space – the workshop of New Jersey maker Robert Brode
Audio: Clips from this month’s top-reviewed recordings, by the Jerusalem Quartet, Linus Roth and La Serenissima
Clickable links: from the Contents pages to the web and other magazine sections, including this year’s 36-page Accessories supplement.
Every month, The Strad is packed with features, comment and analysis on all issues of interest to string teachers, players, students, instrument makers and enthusiasts.
Each edition includes:
Opinion from leading names in the string world
Trade Secrets: guides to the most intricate lutherie processes, written by makers for makers
Masterclasses by players and teachers on different styles and repertoire
Technique: players and teachers give tips on improving your playing
Postcard From, covering competitions, festivals, conferences and events across the globe
In Focus: detailed analysis of a featured instrument
Plus new products, competition results, appointments, event previews, and all the latest string-related news
Cello masterclass on Rossini and Brahms
Rebecca Gilliver de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres da una clase magistral de violoncelo con la Overture de Guillermo Tell de Rossini y el segundo movimiento de la Segunda Sinfonía de Brahms.