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Julia Fischer - Sarasate Violinist Julia Fischer surprised some by recording a CD of Sarasate. She seldom plays his music – which some call "merely banal and virtuosic" – except as an encore. But she has studied Sarasate since age 9.

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Violinist Stefan Jackiw discusses Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, which he performs on April 4th and 6th with the PSO at Heinz Hall.


Composer Christopher Rouse discusses "Supplica", commissioned by the PSO which performs the world premiere April 4th & 6th.


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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2013-2014 Season - Program 24 - Part 1
On this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast – YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa returns to Heinz Hall ...

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Classical Crossroads
Hugh Masekela
Trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer Hugh Masekela popularized music from his native South Africa in ...

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Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour
Last Day of the Tour in Bonn
Jim Cunningham visits the Beethovenhaus, the composer's birthplace in Bonn. He also get comments from the ...

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@ the Symphony
Stephen Hough
Pianist Stephen Hough returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony in Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto #1. He shares details ...

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Voice of the Arts
Eugene Alcalay
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interview Eugene Alcalay about the upcoming memorial concert for former PSO member Linda ...

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