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Banjo, Bass & Fiddle: Fleck & Myer, Mark O'Connor

Banjo, Bass & Fiddle: Fleck & Myer, Mark O'Connor

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Hear Banjo Player Bela Fleck and Bassist Edgar Myer Perform

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Banjo player Bela Fleck and bassist Edgar Myer are two important current figures in American music. They got together in the NPR studios to play some of the banjo and bass music they take out on tour. We hear a piece called "Bug Tussle." And from Bela and Edgar, we move along to another string player who weaves the influences of traditional music into his classical compositions, violinist Mark O'Connor. Fred talks with O'Connor about that, and we hear a few examples of fiddling, as well as the third movement from his Fiddle Concerto. O'Connor himself is the soloist, with Marin Alsop leading the Concordia Orchestra.

Hear Mark O'Connor Play Different Styles of Fiddling

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