Violinist Nikolaj Znaider celebrates the centenary of Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto with a new RCA Red Seal recording and a global tour in 2010. Znaider kicked off the American leg of his tour this month with the National Symphony Orchestra under Elgar specialist Leonard Slatkin. He talks with Deb Lamberton about his unique relationship with the NSO, and about his historic Del Gesu violin--the very same instrument Fritz Kreisler used for the world premiere of Elgar's monumental violin concerto in 1910.
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