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A Cellist's Early Love of Dvorak's Bohemian Mystery


American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has dreamed of playing Dvorak's cello concerto at concert halls the world over since age four. Her new recording for Decca documents this passion, with Weilerstein performing the lyrical work, accompanied by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek. Katy Henriksen talks to Weilerstein about her early love for Dvorak, the importance of biographical details to understanding pieces and about how the concerto is a tone poem, with the cello as the hero.

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