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Voice of the string music world since 1890
Voice of the string music world since 1890

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Video: here's +Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra principal #bass Owen Lee producing a fabulous sound on one of the world's oldest double basses, crafted by Gasparo Da Salò in c.1590:

http://bit.ly/2l4EkWS

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Video: when the +Venice Baroque Orchestra​ missed a flight while on tour with #violinist Nicola Benedetti​, the enthusiastic musicians gave a Vivaldi​ performance on the bus to pass the time:

http://bit.ly/2lMuV4X

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'Perfection is in itself limited – the message should take us beyond perfection'

In celebration of #violinist Gidon Kremer 70th birthday today, we share some of his views on contemporary music, tone, interpretation, and music and politics:

http://bit.ly/2mCxlRo

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The +Music Institute of Chicago is to present #violinist Rachel Barton Pine with its Dushkin Award:

http://bit.ly/2luLLW8

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‘You know how it is seeing yourself in the mirror – well this is worse!’

Video: #violinist Joshua Bell teamed with +Sony Interactive Entertainment to launch the Joshua Bell VR Experience this week, enabling viewers – who wear a +PlayStation VR headset – to move around his virtual recording of Brahms. Watch the recording process below:

http://bit.ly/2l360qg

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NEW Video: here's 15-year-old Swedish #violinist and +Deutsche Grammophon artist Daniel Lozakovich performing Kreisler’s Recitativo and Scherzo as an encore just last week:

http://bit.ly/2mlMNRL

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‘Many bass players are snooty about Domenico Dragonetti's music’ – Leon Bosch marks up ‘The Famous Solo’, giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation in The Strad's March issue.

The second movement of the piece is performed in the video below by #bassist Tobias Glöckler and the Dresden String Quartet:

http://bit.ly/2l8cd51

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'It should be easy to create an exact copy of a Tourte, but this is not the case, so there must be something happening with time' – #cellist Daniel Müller-Schott

Choosing the right bow is fundamental to bringing out a player's sound – but does old vs new make a difference?

http://bit.ly/2kLIQt9

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'Practise scales musically, as if you are playing your favourite piece in the world...'

Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music #violin professor Alexander Sitkovetsky highlights the importance of scale practice:

http://bit.ly/2ljjGkj

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The European Union Baroque Orchestra, which has been based in the UK since 1985, is to move to Belgium following the Brexit vote:

http://bit.ly/2liTaaX
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