The Strad Magazine November 2020

The Strad Magazine November 2020

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DOVER QUARTETCharlotte Smith speaks to the American-based foursome about their new Beethoven cycle and residency at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

TEACHING DIFFERENT STYLESJulie Lyonn Lieberman explains the benefits of studying alternative styles from world cultures, from Romani and klezmer to Galician and Karnatak

CARLO BISIACH’S US CONNECTION: The Italian maker had an eight-year correspondence with his US representative, Leo D. Larsson. Gennady Filimonov outlines what the letters reveal

SESSION REPORT: Tom Stewart speaks to Frank Peter Zimmermann about his new recording of Martinů violin concertos, with the Bamberg Symphony under Jakub Hrůša

LEONARD ROSE: The American cellist was a master of the bow arm, which proved essential for his Juilliard students – some of whom recall their experiences to Oskar Falta

HOLLYWOOD BOW MAKERS: Some of America’s best archetiers gravitated to Los Angeles during cinema’s golden age. Raphael Gold tells their stories and examines some of their bows

In our regular sections:

In the issue’s Masterclass violinist Hagai Shaham discusses Brahms’s Violin Sonata no.3 op.108; in Technique cellist Daniel Levitov talks about bowing expressively; British cellist Guy Johnston shares his journey into teaching in Life Lessons; plus in Sentimental Work cellist Amanda Forsyth selects Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote

We inspect a violin by American luthier Arthur James Maskrey in In Focus; in Trade Secrets Davide Sora shares his method of removing the mould after gluing in the linings; My Space looks behind the scenes in the travelling workshop bus of Damián Stoppani; and in Making Matters David Burgess explains his experiments to alter the downforce on the bridge.

We also bring you news of the latest products and auctions, plus our regular analysis and opinion columns, and comprehensive reviews of concerts, CDs and books. Simply go to the current issue to explore the full content listing.