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Peter Carter

Peter Carter on why practice and Urtexts are over-rated

Peter Carter was leader of the Allegri Quartet from 1976 to 2005. He recently read our interview with the late Peter Cropper, in which the Lindsays’ first violinist ran through his A–Z of chamber music. Carter has some important points to add to the list, including some controversial views on whether chamber musicians should practise individually, […]

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Catherine Manson

Catherine Manson on the delights and challenges of Haydn

Haydn’s great string quartets are often taken for granted and programmed badly. Catherine Manson, who will be giving masterclasses for ChamberStudio on his op.20 nos.4 and 5 on 16th and 17th September, talks to Ariane Todes about why this has happened and discusses her approach to playing and teaching his works   Given that Catherine Manson formed […]

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