The brilliant violinist Julian Rachlin joins the National Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin for an all-Russian program April 10-12, 2008, featuring Shostakovich's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 77/99. The concerts also include works by Mussorgski and Rachmaninoff. Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton spoke with Mr. Rachlin about the concerto and about his new CD of Shostakovich chamber music recorded live in concert at Vienna's Musikverein for the Onyx label.
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