This broadcast is one of thirteen from the Concerts from the Library of Congress series, which features chamber music concerts by world-class ensembles recorded live at the Coolidge Auditorium. The series is hosted by Bill McGlaughlin and includes world premieres and special commissions as well as the opportunity to hear the Library's collection of rare Stradivari and Guaneri instruments played by leading artists. Concerts from the Library of Congress is co-produced by Classical WETA and the Library of Congress and the broadcast is made possible through the generous support of The Henry W. Bull Foundation, the E. Nakamichi Foundation, Dunard Fund U.S.A. and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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