The National Symphony, in their January 16th through 18th concerts at the Kennedy Center guest conducted by Sir Mark Elder, performs Liszt's 1st Concerto with pianist Stephen Hough, Elgar's In the South, and Richard Strauss's Don Quixote. Classical WETA Morning Host David Ginder chats with the soloists in the Strauss--NSO principals David Hardy (cello, representing Don Quixote) and Daniel Foster (viola, Sancho Panza) about the structure of this unique piece and its vivid tone painting, and about the joy of being an orchestra member, chamber musician, and soloist.
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