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NSO Musicians Dampen 'Pastorale,' Soar on 'Firebird'

It is probably frivolous to speak of a "favorite" Beethoven symphony: One might as well try to choose the "best" ocean. Yet the Symphony No. 6 ("Pastorale"), which began the National Symphony Orchestra's concert last night at the Kennedy Center, is suffused with a serene radiance quite unlike...

By Tim Page

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