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VOL.132 ISSUE NO 1579

NOVEMBER 2021

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COVER STORY Chad Hoopes

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4 THE STRAD NOVEMBER 2021

EDITOR’S LETTER 7 CONTRIBUTORS 8 SOUNDPOST 10

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CHAD HOOPES The American violinist brings an eclectic perspective and natural enthusiasm to his performance choices. Toby Deller investigates his path to musical stardom

BLACK AMERICA Why are black musicians still under-represented in the US classical music world? Pauline Harding asks string players across the country how things could change

MAKING COPIES Sam Zygmuntowicz examines whether replicas of the ‘Titian’ and ‘Willemotte’ Stradivaris, and the ‘Plowden’ ‘del Gesù’, will show similar tone properties

SESSION REPORT Fabio Biondi tells Rita Fernandes why his new recording of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas brings a uniquely personal interpretation to the repertoire stalwarts

BAY AREA BOW MAKERS The early 20th century saw a musical boom in the area around San Francisco – and bow makers reaped the benefit. Raphael Gold examines their history

SCOTTISH FOLK BAROQUE FUSION Kevin MacDonald explores the trend of combining Scots folk melodies and Italian art music, and how it grew fashionable in 18th-century drawing rooms www.thestrad.com

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