Don Quixote

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St. Louis Symphony Principal Cello Daniel Lee connects a 400-year-old novel, a 300-year-old piece of wood, a 100+-year-old tone poem, and a symphony orchestra made up of nearly 100 talented people in this week’s video blog.

Play Memory

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Music tells the story during the St. Louis Symphony 2015-16 season. Musicians tell their stories too. Today I’m introducing a new video series, Play Memory, which features musicians talking about the music they play. In this first edition, English horn player Cally Banham offers her insights into the tone poems of Richard Strauss, especially Don Quixote‘s “wall of sound.”