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12 Ensemble: Bryce Dessner

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The 12 Ensemble – one of the country’s leading string orchestras – perform the work of The National’s Bryce Dessner.

Following the previous night’s performance of Lutosławski’s Musique funèbre, which kicked off the Sounds and Visions weekend, the string ensemble turn to Dessner’s tribute to the work, Réponse Lutosławski.


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Watch: 12 Ensemble perform Réponse Lutoslawski

The 12 Ensemble perform Réponse Lutosławski by Bryce Dessner

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