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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

The classical musician says, now that she's established herself as an accomplished performer, she no longer feels the need to prove herself. She got her start early; her mother made sure she practiced. At nineteen, after a nine-month hiatus from the violin, she finally decided she wanted to devote her life to the instrument.


Other segments from the episode on February 8, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 8, 1989: Interview with Gregory Hines; Review of the album "The Leroy Anderson Collection"; Interview with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Obituary for John Cassavetes.


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