If you recognize the name Erich Wolfgang Korngold, it's no doubt as a composer of film music for Hollywood swashbucklers like Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood. But Korngold was a musical prodigy who, as a child in Vienna, impressed both Mahler and Goethe with his musical genius. Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12, 2014, violinist Gil Shaham joins the National Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor James Conlon to perform Korngold's cinematically-inspired Violin Concerto in D major. Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton spoke with Gil Shaham about his personal connection with this now-popular work.
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