Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Noah Bendix-Balgley gives a masterclass on an excerpt that strikes fear into the hearts of many string players: Richard Strauss’s Don Juan. He offers technical tips as well as advice on creating character and gesture in the piece.

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