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Nikolaj Znaider (above) will perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto playing the very violin that the great Fritz Kreisler used when he premiered the piece 100 years ago. Nikolaj Znaider (above) will perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto playing the very violin that the great Fritz Kreisler used when he premiered the piece 100 years ago. (George Lange)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / January 1, 2010

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The formidably gifted 34-year-old violinist Nikolaj Znaider makes his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut this month performing Elgar’s Violin Concerto under the baton of Sir Colin Davis. This grandly scaled Romantic violin concerto typically lives deep in the shadow of its cello sibling, but Znaider has been championing it lately in performances across Europe and in a new recording. The piece ... (Full article: 549 words)

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