English cello c. 1760 Workshop of Joseph Hill A rare example of a largely un-modified late-Baroque cello, characteristic of the London made instruments of the time, showing the hand of Joseph Hill. The bass-bar (integral with the table), the neck, fingerboard and end-button are original. The slender ebony tail-piece and the substantial boxwood pegs are […]
My friend Dan Goren asked me to write an article for the online magazine of the Institute of Composing. There is a link here to the magazine, the short article I wrote is about the cello, extended technique, and whether talking of extended technique is altogether useful.
Strad violins played, shown, and talked about by Clemency Burton-Hill with help of Jennifer Pike. beautifully produced short film, directed by Katy Homan, now on youtube. (some was shot in our workshop at Oxford Violins in spring 2013!)
This is the text for a talk I gave at the Galpin Society Conference, Music Faculty, Oxford, on 26th July 2013 (edit in progress, click on the pictures for more detailed viewing) While it is evident that most objects bear the marks of their use, traces of their journey through time remaining as clues inscribed […]
Strad violins played, shown, and talked about by Clemency Burton-Hill with help of Jennifer Pike. beautifully produced short film, directed by Katy Homan (some of it is shot in our workshop at Oxford Violins!)