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A Famous Violin Concerto on a Period, Non-Period Instrument

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Violinist Vadim Gluzman plays Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on March 16 at 1 pm.

On this Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI, we'll hear a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports the instrument on which it is being played would have sounded very familiar to the composer.

In 1878 Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote a violin concerto for the Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer. It was to be performed on Auer's 1690 Stradivarius, which is today the main instrument of the Russian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman.

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