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Gil Shaham is widely considered to be one of the world's top violinists. With more than two dozen CDs to his name, his recordings have earned some of the most prestigious awards in classical music -- including multiple Grammys. But there's one work he hasn't recorded: Beethoven's Violin Concerto -- in fact, he stayed away from it for years. However, this weekend, (3/25) Shaham performs the work with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. He explains to WBHM's Michael Krall why he avoided it for so long...

Gil Shaham also appeared on WBHM on February 1, 2002