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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...