The Strad Magazine April 2019

The Strad Magazine April 2019

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Since its launch in 1890, the magazine has brought its readers the best features, comment and analysis on all issues of interest to string teachers, players, students, instrument makers and enthusiasts. Authoritative, trusted and influential, The Strad keeps readers informed about the latest news, ground-breaking research and techniques in all aspects of playing and making stringed instruments through its print and digital platforms.

Augustin Hadelich is the cover star of The Strad’s April 2019 issue. In a wide-ranging interview, he discusses his career since winning at Indianapolis in 2006, and his latest recording of Brahms and Ligeti concertos.

The Strad Magazine find out about Tan Dun and Eldbjørg Hemsing collaborating on a new concerto inspired by the victims of conflict; in our Session Report, Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman talks about his latest project, a recording of works by Paul Ben-Haim combining Eastern and Western influences; plus, an interview with Austrian pedagogue Alfred Staar, conducted just a month before his death in 2000, is published here for the first time. A Postcard from Cape Town sees Leon Bosch reporting on a new event for double bassists.

Jacob Stainer is the focus of new evidence presented by Rudolf Hopfner which casts doubt on the widespread assumption that he learnt his craft in Cremona; and, staying on the German, we look at how makers from Füssen essentially founded the lutherie tradition of Naples, paving the way for the Gaglianos; plus, Paolo Sarri presents a detailed analysis of a single bow by Persoit, showing how his use of illusion gives a light, demure appearance to the head.