Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance in this year's Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2013. The program was of all 20th-century Russian music: Shchedrin's Slava, Slava; Schnittke's Viola Concerto; and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. Torsten Kjellstrand for NPR hide caption

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Christoph Eschenbach is both a pianist and a conductor. Getty Images hide caption

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Christoph Eschenbach, in concert Thursday night, with the National Symphony Orchestra. Margot Ingoldsby Schulman/NSO hide caption

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