Despite recording 20 albums over a 3-decade career, French concert cellist and educator Anne Gastinel had not explored Chopin’s chamber works on record—until now.
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According to baptismal records, Frederic Chopin's birth was actually on February 22, 1810, but like the rebel he is, he chose March 1 to celebrate his birthday.... Read More...
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers Continues Passionate Advocacy of New Music with Recent Concerto Commission Inspired by Amelia Earhart
For two decades, Anne Akiko Meyers has made it a hallmark of her artistic mission to expand the literature for violin by commissioning new works and championing them.
Schott's "Joy of Music: Virtuoso and Entertaining Pieces for Violin & Piano" is aimed at professional musicians and advanced amateurs interested in new discoveries outside the standard repertoire.
Pablo Casals was a towering figure in the history of cello playing—at once artist, exponent, exemplar, and liberator.
Idagio’s Live Compare technology switches seamlessly between different recordings of a work as the music continues to play uninterrupted.
One Violinist, One Violin… and Six Armed Guards: Francesca Dego on What It’s Like to Play Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’
When Niccolò Paganini needed a powerful new violin, he found (or was given) an instrument by Guarneri del Gesù. He called it “Il Cannone” (the Cannon) and used it for the rest of his life.
By Sasha Margolis Fritz Kreisler, who forever changed the way we listen to and play the violin, was a disarmingly charming revolutionary. His music-making w... Read More...
Haendel was a large-scaled player who thrived in the great Romantic concerti. In her younger years, her musicality was especially fiery and impulsive...
By Sasha Margolis Zara Nelsova was born to play the cello—almost literally. The woman who, in the 1950s, would be dubbed “Queen of the Cello” and come to be... Read More...