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Weilerstein and Elgar, the perfect combination

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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins the National Symphony Orchestra as the guest artist in a program of two remarkable 20th-century works conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his Symphony No. 5 in 1937 under Stalin's regime. Although he was, at the time, out of favor with the government and feared for his life, his powerful composition pleased those in power. Since his death...

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