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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Beilman plays a loaner

Violinist Benjamin Beilman Courtesy of artist

Benjamin Beilman plays a special violin, a Stradivarius, hand-crafted in 1709. He has the violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, so eventually he'll have to give the violin back. On this weekend's show, Benjamin Beilman describes what it feels like to know that their time together is temporary; then hear him play a sonata by Eugene Ysaye, from a concert at the Music@Menlo Festival.

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