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Highlights from August 26 to September 2

Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Teresa Root.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Jasper String Quartet plays Haydn in St. Cloud.
Friday, 2 pm: The Copper Street Brass Quintet, live from the State Fair.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Telling Tales.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From the 2014 BBC Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform an all-Russian program.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Music for Wind Band.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.

Programming Highlights

Sunday, December 2, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:50 Giorgio Ghedini - Sonatina
Massimo Bianchi, piano
Naxos 572330
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11:42 Traditional - Three English Carols
Artaria Quartet
Aequebis 2003
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11:38 Nicola Matteis - Diverse bizzarrie sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona
Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists
Daniel Hope, violin
Lorenza Borrani, violin
Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano
Jonathan Cohen, cello
Stefan Maass, lute
Stephan Rath, guitar
DG 13993
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11:09 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 90
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
La Petite Bande
Virgin 91141
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11:06 Kozaburo Hirai - Narayama
Ensemble Lunaire
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Sony 35862
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11:01 Frederick Delius - Two Aquarelles
Norman Del Mar, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8372
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10 - 11 PM

10:47 Christmas Music - Wexford Carol; Murztaler Engelruf
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
Four Winds 3017
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10:18 Georgs Pelecis - Nevertheless
German Chamber Philharmonic
Gidon Kremer, violin
Teldec 14654
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10:11 Mauro Giuliani - Six Variations on La Folia
Richard Savino, guitar
Koch 7591
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10:06 Orlando Gibbons - This is the Record of John
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Aurora Orchestra
London/Decca 4782731
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10:01 Heinrich Biber - Rosary Sonata No. 8: The Crowning with Thorns
Tragicomedia
John Holloway, violin
Virgin 90838
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9 - 10 PM

9:50 Lou Harrison - The Sweetness of Epicurus
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
American Composers Orchestra
MusicMasters 60204
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9:44 Franz Schubert - Des Baches Wiegenlied
Eric Jacobsen , conductor
The Knights
Ancalagon  137
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9:38 Maurice Ravel - Fountains (Jeux d'eau)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
DG 15944
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9:15 Emmanuel Chabrier - Pastoral Suite
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
London/Decca 433720
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9:06 Francesco Manfredini - Concerto No. 12 "Christmas Concerto"
Jurgen Geise, conductor
Cis Ensemble of Salzburg
Arte Nova 30505
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9:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Arioso
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony 38915
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8 - 9 PM

8:37 Robert Schumann - Forest Scenes
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London/Decca 421290
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8:32 William Grant Still - Here's One
Alexa Still, flute
Koch 7192
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8:20 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
James Judd, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 555867
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8:09 Bassano; Sweelinck; Traditional - Christmas Medley
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir
Philips 462050
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8:06 Christian Sinding - Rustle of Spring
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557017
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8:01 Marco Uccellini - La Bergamasca: Sonata No. 21
Arcadian Academy
Harmonia Mundi 907066
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7 - 8 PM

7:46 Franz Liszt - Evening Harmonies
Carol Rosenberger, piano
Delos 3030
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7:39 Henry Cowell - Hymn for String Orchestra
David Amos, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Harmonia Mundi 906011
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7:31 Traditional - There Is No Rose; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Silent Night
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Richard Marlow, organ
Conifer 501
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7:22 Joaquin Nin - Seguida Espanola
Claremont Duo
Artek 49
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7:06 Edvard Grieg - Lyric Suite
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Delos 3091
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7:01 Johann Hummel - Piano Trio: Finale - presto
Beaux Arts Trio
Philips 446077
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6 - 7 PM

6:49 Aaron Copland - Quiet City
Aaron Copland, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 46559
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6:35 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Matthew Best, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Allen, baritone
Hyperion 20420
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6:19 Giuseppe Demachi - Sinfonia "Le campane di Roma" ("Bells of Rome")
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, violin
Virgin 63430
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6:10 Gustav Holst - Walt Whitman Overture
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Naxos 572914
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6:06 Reinhold Gliere - The Red Poppy: Russian Sailor's Dance
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Philips 426247
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6:01 Johann Schmelzer - Sonata XII
Andrew Manze, conductor
English Concert
Harmonia Mundi 907397
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5 - 6 PM

5:54 Robert MacGimsey - Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Alexander Gibson, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Jessye Norman, soprano
Philips 400019
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5:49 Traditional Gaelic - Taladh Chriosda (Christ Child's Lullaby)
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Meredith Hall, soprano
Avie 2269
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5:49 Traditional - Away in a Manger
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, bass
DG 14914
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5:49 Samuel Scheidt - O Jesulein Zart (O Gentle Little Jesus)
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, bass
DG 14914
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5:49 Franz Gruber - Silent Night
King's Singers
EMI 49909
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5:35 Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
Nicol Matt, conductor
Chamber Choir of Europe
Hanssler 98272
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5:26 Francis Poulenc - Videntes stellam
Richard Marlow, conductor
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Conifer 51308
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5:20 Traditional - Huron Carol ('Twas in the Moon of Wintertime)
Cantus
Cantus 1211
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5:17 John Jacob Niles - I Wonder as I Wander
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Sony 62688
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5:16 Anonymous - Quem pastores laudavere
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 111
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5:08 Franz Biebl - Ave Maria
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 8803
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5:02 Elizabeth Poston - Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor
Seraphic Fire
SFM 107
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 SymphonyCast

1 - 2 PM

1:00 SymphonyCast

11 - Noon

11:42 Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 419599
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11:23 Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Academy Chamber Ensemble
Philips 426298
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11:16 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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11:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Variations on a Theme from Soliman II
Richard Raymond, piano
Analekta 3172
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11:01 Mikhail Glinka - Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture
Andre Previn, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Philips 416382
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10 - 11 AM

10:27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 "Turkish"
Peter Maag, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Joshua Bell, violin
London/Decca 436376
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10:15 Amilcare Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 415856
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10:11 Traditional - The Infant King
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 111
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10:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Air on the G String
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 66646
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10:01 Oskar Merikanto - Romance
Izumi Tateno, piano
Finlandia 904
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9 - 10 AM

9:50 Felix Mendelssohn - Trumpet Overture
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Berlin 9157
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9:45 Peter Maxwell Davies - Farewell to Stromness
Mississippi Guitar Quartet
Centaur 2624
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9:32 Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso No. 12 (after Corelli "La Folia")
Andrew Manze, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Harmonia Mundi 907261
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9:13 Brenno Blauth - Concertino for Oboe and Strings
Camerata Bariloche
Andres Spiller, oboe
Dorian 90249
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9:06 Frederick Delius - Sleigh Ride
John Rutter, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orcehstra
Collegium 133
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9:01 Peter Tchaikovsky - Two Romances
Constantine Orbelian, conductor
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Kniazev, cello
Warner 62061
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8 - 9 AM

8:47 William Herschel - Symphony No. 14
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 10048
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8:44 Traditional - The Bird's Wedding
Chanticleer
Teldec 16676
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8:28 Johann Christian Bach - Grand Overture No. 5
William Boughton, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5403
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8:24 Howard Blake - The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Stephen Van Dyck, treble
Telarc 80226
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8:11 Giuseppe Tartini - The Devil's Trill
La Pieta
Angele Dubeau, violin
Analekta 8718
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8:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Little Fugue
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Delos 3205
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8:01 Adolphe Adam - Giselle: selections
Richard Bonynge, conductor
Royal Opera House Orchestra
London/Decca 433007
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5 - 6 AM

5:49 George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 3
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Harmonia Mundi 907010
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5:20 Adalbert Gyrowetz - Symphony No. 1
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9791
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5:13 Gabriel Faure - Pavane
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9416
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5:06 Wm Billings; Hans Leo Hassler; Trad - Christmas Medley
Richard Westenburg, conductor
Musica Sacra
DG 429732
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5:01 Gabriel Faure - Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Richard Davis, Flute
Chandos 9416
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4 - 5 AM

4:33 Ernesto Cordero - Concierto Antillano
Plamen Djurov, conductor
Sofia Soloists
Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Concord 42048
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4:18 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Sonata No. 2
Viktoria Mullova, violin
Philips 434084
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4:13 Emil Reesen - I Walked out on a Summer's Day
Bo Holten, conductor
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 226031
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4:06 Arvo Part - Magnificat
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
American Choral Catalog 121
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4:01 Johan Halvorsen - Entry March of the Boyars
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80170
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3 - 4 AM

3:28 Antonin Dvorak - Cypresses
Cleveland Quartet
Pro Arte 237
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3:20 John Fox - Carol Fantasia
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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3:09 Peter Warlock - Capriol Suite
George Hurst, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8375
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3:06 Sergei Prokofiev - Prelude
Naoko Yoshino, harp
Philips 446064
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3:01 Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata for Strings No. 10
Purcell Quartet
Chandos 532
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2 - 3 AM

2:49 Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 471627
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2:27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Oboe Concerto
James Levine, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe
DG 429750
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2:18 Henryk Wieniawski - Legende
Maxim Vengerov, violin
Teldec 77351
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2:17 John Jacob Niles - The Kentucky Wassail Song
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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2:07 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 1
Joachim Neugart, conductor
Neuss Chamber Orchestra
Live Recording 100316
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2:02 Luigi Gatti - Sextet: Rondo
Calamus Ensemble
Dabringhaus 6031589
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1 - 2 AM

1:43 Heino Eller - 5 Pieces for String Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8525
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1:36 Frederick Delius - Florida Suite: By the River
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Argo 430206
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1:30 John Rutter - Dormi Jesu (Sleep, Jesus)
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67245
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1:11 Georges Bizet - Carmen: Suite No. 2
Neville Marriner, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Philips 412464
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1:06 Mario Armengol - The Wind (El Viento)
Isabelle Perrin, harp
Baltazar Juarez, harp
Quindecim 194
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1:01 William Boyce - Symphony No. 2
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
EMI 4551
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:53 David Overton - Fantasia on "In Dulci Jubilo"
John Georgiadis, conductor
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 60736
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12:23 Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Neville Marriner, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Guher Pekinel, piano
Chandos 9711
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12:20 Franz Schubert - The Shepherdess
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Telarc 80340
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12:10 Aram Khachaturian - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80657
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12:06 Jorge Morel - Barcarole
David Russell, guitar
Telarc 31979
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12:01 Mark O'Connor - Appalachia Waltz
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 93927
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