National Symphony Orchestra Plays Berg and Beethoven
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Everything was well played and I loved the 5th Symphony. Eschenbach did a marvelous job. Beethoven's Triple Concerto (violinist Nurit Bar-Josef, cellist David Hardy, and pianist Lambert Orkis) was great. However I did not like Berg's Three...continued
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Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven’s Triple Concerto played by violinist Nurit Bar-Josef, cellist David Hardy, and pianist Lambert Orkis. Also on the program are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Berg’s Three Orchestral Pieces.
AfterWords with Christoph Eschenbach, Nurit Bar-Josef, David Hardy, Lambert Orkis and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon, following the Friday evening concert.
Berg – Three Pieces for Orchestra
Beethoven – Triple Concerto
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
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