David Hardy, principal cello of the National Symphony Orchestra, achieved international recognition in 1982 as the top American prize winner at the seventh International Tchaikovsky Cello Competition in Moscow. Mr. Hardy won a special prize for the best performance of the Suite for Solo Cello by Victoria Yagling, commissioned for the competition. Tass particularly praised Mr. Hardy's performance of the Dvo?ák Cello Concerto.
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Composer Stephen Jaffe on how form affects a piece.
Composer Stephen Jaffe describes what it's like the first time a new piece is played.