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A Double-Billing of Paganini

A Double-Billing of Paganini

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Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz, 29, is an introspective young man. He says he wants his music to portray "medieval architectonics, the frenzy and immobility of the Japanese theatre, lyrical urbanity, and a pantheistic perception of the earth's nature with all its hills, brooks, vineyards, fields and seas." All that and pure music, too. He's in NPR's Studio 4A to play a Liszt transcription of Paganini's Caprice No. 1. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff follows with the Paganini original.

A Double-Billing of Paganini

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