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Alisa Weilerstein's Dvorak - is this week's WQXR: New York / Album Of the Week

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New York cellist Alisa Weilerstein traveled to the Czech Republic to record the centerpiece of her new all-Dvorák album. She teams up with the Czech Philharmonic and conductor irí Belohlávek in this lush favorite of the cello literature, delivering a supple and highly expressive performance. The rest of the program features short works including cello-piano arrangements of songs ("Leave me Alone," "Goin' Home") and the Slavanic Dance No. 8 in G minor, "Furiant."  And no, that forest on the album's cover is not Central Park but the "Silent Woods" of the final track (From the Bohemian Forest) on Dvorák's estate. Alisa Weilerstein's Dvorak - is this week's WQXR: New York / Album Of the Week.