January 2013 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

  1. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Marches Militaires for 4 hands, D.733, Op.51 (1. Allegro vivace in D major) - Daniel Barenboim and Radu Lupu, piano (5.07)
  2. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Rondo Capriccioso, Op.14 - Murray Perahia, piano (6.30)
  3. Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Preludes, Op.28 (3-7) - Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano (6.33)
  4. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor, S.244-2 - Leslie Howard, piano (9.38)
  5. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite Bergamasque - Noriko Ogawa, piano (18.10)
  6. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - Martha Argerich, piano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Charles Dutoit: (35.44)

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Notable anniversaries - 2013

Richard Wagner
January 8th - Arcangelo Corelli (Italian composer) died 1713
January 25th - Witold Lutosławski (Polish composer) born 1913
January 30th - Francis Poulenc (French composer) died 1963
February 20th - Ferenc Fricsay (Hungarian conductor) died 1963
May 1st - Walter Süsskind (Czech conductor) born 1913
May 22nd - Richard Wagner (German composer) born 1813
June 7th - Roberto Alagna (French tenor) born 1963
June 29th - Anne-Sophie Mutter (German violinist) born 1963
September 8th - Carlo Gesualdo (Italian composer) died 1613
October 10th - Giuseppe Verdi (Italian composer) born 1813
October 24th - Tito Gobbi (Italian baritone) born 1913
November 15th - Fritz Reiner (Hungarian conductor) died 1963
November 22nd - Benjamin Britten (English composer) born 1913
December 7th - Pietro Mascagni (Italian composer) born 1863
December 28th - Paul Hindemith (German composer) died 1963
Unknown - John Dowland (English composer) born 1563

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December 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, December 5th 2012
  1. Arrigo Boito (1842-1918): Mefistofele (Chorus: “Ave, Signor degli angele e dei santi!”) - London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Oliviero de Fabritiis (3.59)
  2. Giuseppe Verdi
  3. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): La Forza del Destino (“Son giunta! Grazie, o Dio!”, “Il santo nome … il santo speco”) - Renata Tebaldi, soprano; Cesare Siepi, bass; Fernando Corena, baritone; Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, cond. Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (17.25)
  4. Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Les pêcheurs de perles (“Je crois entendre encore”) - Alain Vanzo, tenor; Paris National Opera Orchestra, cond. Georges Prêtre (3.18)
  5. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Madama Butterfly (“Vogliatemi bene”) - Mirella Freni, soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (7.54)
  6. Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (“Tre sbirri… Una carrozza…”) - Sherill Milnes, baritone; London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Nicola Rescigno (4.52)
  7. Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème (“Vecchia Zimarra, senti”) - Cesare Siepi, bass; Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, cond. Tullio Serafin (2.31)
  8. Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (“Che farò senza Euridice?”) - Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, cond. George Solti (5.37)
  9. Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Il barbiere di Siviglia (“La calunnia”) - Cesare Siepi, bass; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, cond. Alberto Erede (8.27)
  10. Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth (“Perfidi! All’anglo contro me v’unite!”, “Pieta, rispetto, amore”) - Piero Cappuccilli, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, cond. Claudio Abbado (5.21)
  11. Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto(“Pari siamo!”) - Tito Gobbi, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, cond. Tullio Serafin (3.58)
  12. Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo (“Per me giunto”, “Io morrò ma lieto in core”) - Piero Cappuccilli, baritone; José Carreras, tenor; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (8.35)
  13. Patrick Cassidy (1956- ): Vide cor meum - Danielle de Niesse, soprano; Bruno Lazzaretti, tenor; Libera Lyndhurst Orchestra, cond. Gavin Greenaway (3.56)
  14. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): West Side Story (“Somewhere”) - Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein (2.37)
  15. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tristan und Isolde (“Mild und leise wie er lachelt” - Isolde's Liebestod) - Margaret Price, soprano; Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra, cond. Carlos Kleiber (7.26)

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November 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, November 7th 2012
Paul McCreesh
  1. Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe (Overture) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (8.58)
  2. Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 - Evgeny Kissin (9.52)
  3. Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612): A Venetian Coronation 1595 - Gabrieli Consort & Players, cond. Paul McCreesh (11.22)
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony No. 31 in D major ("Paris"), K. 297 - The English Concert, cond. Trevor Pinnock (16.56)
  5. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody, for orchestra No. 3 in D major - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Antal Doráti (8.25)
  6. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, "Sunrise", Op. 76/4 (i. Allegro con spirito) - Jerusalem Quartet (8.41)
  7. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Requiem "Grande Messe des morts", for tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 5 (2. Dies Irae) - Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Gabrieli Consort & Players, cond. Paul McCreesh (12.52)
  8. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Leonore Overture No. 1 in C major, Op. 138 - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Otto Klemperer (9.53)
  9. Carl Maria von Weber: The Ruler of the Spirits, overture for orchestra - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (5.04)

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October 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, October 3rd 2012

"Serenade"
  1. Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter (1665-1742): Concors discordia, 6 orchestral suites, Op.2 (Serenade No.1 à 4 in G major) - Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, dir. Michi Gaigg (6.20)
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Don Giovanni, K.527 (Deh vieni alla finestra) - Eberhard Wächter, baritone; Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Carlo Maria Giulini (1.51)
  3. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Don Juan’s Serenade, Op.38, No.1 - Rodion Pogossov, baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano (2.40)
  4. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes, Book I (9. La sérénade interrompue ) - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano (2.39)
  5. Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999): Concierto serenata for harp and orchestra (i. Estudiantina. Allegro) - Nicanor Zabaleta, harp; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ernst Märzendorfer (8.18)
  6. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Schwanengesang, D.957 (iv. Ständchen) - Dermot Troy, tenor; RTE Concert Orchestra, cond. Dermot O’Hara (3.13)
  7. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Serenade No.2 in G minor, Op.69, No.2 - Jaakko Kuusisto, violin; Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Atso Almila (7.33)
  8. Georges Bizet (1838-1875): La jolie Fille de Perth (À la voix) - Heddle Nash, tenor (4.25)
  9. Josef Suk (1874-1935): Serenade for strings in E flat major, Op.6 (i. Andante con moto) - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Václav Talich (6.13)
  10. Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Serenade, Op.24 (vi. Song without words) - The 20th Century Classics Ensemble, cond. Robert Craft (2.31)
  11. Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927): Serenade in F, Op.3 (ii. Canzonetta; iii. Scherzo; iv. Notturno) - Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen (20.40)
  12. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No.10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K.361 (vi. Tema con variazioni; vii. Finale: Molto allegro) - Wind Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, cond. Anthony Halstead (13.15)

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September 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, September 5th 2012
Rafael Kubelik
(1914-96)
  1. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (2. Ging heut’ morgen übers Feld) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (4.02)
  2. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): Symphony No.8 in G Major op.88 (III. Allegretto grazioso-Molto vivace) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (6.39)
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony No.41 in C Major k.551 “Jupiter” (IV. Molto Allegro) - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (6.38)
  4. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D major 'Titan' (i.Langsam. Schleppend. Wie ein Naturelaut-Im Anfang sehr gemächlich) - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (14.36)
  5. Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884): Má Vlast (1. Vyšehrad; 2. Vltava) - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (27.15)

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June 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Samuel Barber
"Music from the New World"
  1. John Adams (1947- ): Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra - San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, cond. Edo de Waart (4.20)
  2. George Gershwin (1898-1937): Oh, Kay! (Someone to watch over me) - Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Orchestra of St Luke's, cond. Eric Stern (2.52)
  3. Richard Rodgers (1902-1979): Me and Juliet (No Other Love) - Bryn Terfel, baritone; English Northern Philharmonia, Paul Daniel (4.02)
  4. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): String Quartet in F, No. 12 'American', Op.96 (i. Allegro Ma Non Troppo) - Delmé Quartet (9.53)
  5. Carl Orff (1895-1982): Carmina Burana (excerpts) - Janice Harsanyi, soprano; Rudolf Petrak, tenor; Harve Presnell, baritone; Rutgers University Choir; Philadelphia Orchestra, cond. Eugene Ormandy (10.39)
  6. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Grand Valse Brillante in E Flat, Op.18 - Murray Perahia, piano (5.05)
  7. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Candide (Overture) - New York Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein (4.13)
  8. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98 (iii. Allegro giocoso) - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, cond. Marek Janowski (6.28)
  9. Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonata for keyboard in D major, K. 491 - Murray Perahia, piano (5.32)
  10. Samuel Barber (1910-1981): Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24 - Karina Gauvin, soprano; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Marin Alsop (16.49)
  11. Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960): Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, Op.19 (Midsummer Vigil) - Montreal Symphony Orchestra, cond. Charles Dutoit (11.44)

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May 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

    Kathleen Ferrier
    (1912-1953)
  1. Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900): Overture “Di ballo” - The Hanover Band, cond. Tom Higgins (12:09)
  2. Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (What is life?) - Kathleen Ferrier, contralto; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Malcolm Sargent (4.26)
  3. Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Don Juan - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Georg Solti (17:27)
  4. Josef Strauss (1827-1870): “Delirien” waltz - Cleveland Orchestra, cond. George Szell (8:54)
  5. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Overture “Giovanna d’Arco” - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (8:16)
  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Trio for clarinet, viola and piano, K.498 (ii. Andante ) - Anthony Pay, clarinet; Roger Chase, viola; Ian Brown, piano (6:19)
  7. Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Toccata in D minor, BuxWV 155 - Christopher Herrick, organ (7:46)
  8. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Saul, HWV 53 (excerpts) - Kings College Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, cond. Philip Ledger (11:26)
  9. Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Spanish Overture No. 1, "Capriccio Brillante on the Jota Aragonesa" - CSR Symphony Orchestra, cond. Keith Clark (8:54)
  10. Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op.46, No.8, Furiant: presto - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (3:57)

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April 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, April 4th 2012
"The Literary Muse"

William
Shakespeare
(Picasso sketch)

  1. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): An Sylvia, D.891 - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Edwin Fischer, piano (3.04)
  2. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Otello (Love duet - Desdemona and Othello) - Placido Domingo, tenor; Renata Scotto, soprano; London Symphony Orchestra, cond. James Levine (7.23)
  3. Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900): The Merchant of Venice, incidental music (v. À la valse, vii. Finale) - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, cond. Vivian Dunn (8.14)
  4. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968): La bisbetica domata (The Taming of the Shrew), concert overture, Op.61 - Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, cond. Andrew Penny (9.22)
  5. Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953): Romeo and Juliet (Epilogue - Death and funeral of Juliet) - London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Andre Previn (11.05)
  6. Carl Loewe (1796-1869): Die Zauberlehring (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone, Gerald Moore, piano (3:30)
  7. Johann Wolfgang
    von Goethe
  8. Paul Dukas (1865-1935): The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Suisse Romande Orchestra, cond. Ernest Ansermet (10:54)
  9. Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Werther (Act 2: Un autre est son époux! … J’aurais sur ma poitrine) - Raoul Jobin, tenor; Orchestra de L’Opera-comique, cond. Andre Cluytens (2:35)
  10. Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 - Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Richard Goode, piano (3:30)
  11. Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Nachtlied, op. 96, no.1 - Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Richard Goode, piano (2.10)
  12. Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Net, tol'ko tot, kto znal (None but the Lonely Heart), Op. 6, No.6 - Galina Vishnevsaya, soprano; Mstislav Rostropovich, piano (2.56)
  13. Ludwig van Beethoven (1779-1827): Egmont - incidental music (Intermezzos III and IV; Death of Klärchen; Melodrama “Süsser Schlaf”; Victory Symphony) - Will Quadflieg, narrator; New York Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Kurt Masur (16:01)

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March 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, March 7th 2012

  1. Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908): Habanera, Op.21, No.2 - Midori, violin; Robert McDonald, piano (4.32)
  2. Michael Tippett (1905-1998): Over the Sea to Skye - BBC Singers, cond. Stephen Cleobury (4.04)
  3. Anton Bruckner (1824-1896): Symphony No.2 in C minor (ii. Scherzo. Schnell - Trio. Gleiches Tempo) - National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Georg Tintner (10.59)
  4. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): L’elisir d’amore (Una furtive lagrima) - Jose Carreras, tenor; Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai di Torino, cond. Claudio Scimone (4.50)
  5. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 (ii. Largo) - Paul Lewis, piano; BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jiri Belohlavek (11.41)
  6. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Haugtussa, Op.67 (iv. Mote "The Encounter") - Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano (3.54)
  7. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet No.25 in C major, Op.20/2 (iv. Fuga. Allegro) - Quatuor Mosaiques (3.48)
  8. Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Ave Maria, D.839 - Ingrid Kertesi, soprano; Camerata Budapest, cond. László Kovdics (4.52)
  9. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune - Karlheinz Zoeller, flute; Berlin Philharmonic, cond. Herbert von Karajan (9.52)
  10. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 - English Chamber Orchestra, cond. Philip Ledger (16.50)
  11. Joaquin Turina (1882-1949): Homenaje a Tárrega, Op. 69 - Ernesto Bitetti, guitar (4.40)
  12. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Alborada del Gracioso - Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Libor Pešek (7.39)

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February 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Joseph Haydn
  1. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Duo for two violins in B flat (arr. of 2 mvts. from String Quartet Op.9/5) - David & Igor Oistrakh, violins (10:22)
  2. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Syrinx - James Galway, flute (2:19)
  3. Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Pan and Syrinx, Op. 49, FS 87 - Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, cond. Lance Friedel (8:46)
  4. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43, No. 1 - Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Martin Isepp, piano (4:41)
  5. John Cage (1912-1992): In a Landscape - Michael McHale, piano (10:18)
  6. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Variations for 2 oboes & English horn in C major on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano" - Zefiro (9:17)
  7. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): St. Matthew Passion (Recitative: Am Abend, da es kühle war, Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein) - Klaus Mertens, bass; La Petite Bande, cond. Gustav Leonhardt (8:20)
  8. Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 57 in D - Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, cond. Szymon Goldberg (23:35)
  9. Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Beim Abschied zu singen, Op. 84 - Studio Vocale Karlsruhe, cond. Werner Pfaff (4:49)

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Notable anniversaries - 2012



Georg Solti
 January 29th - Frederick Delius (English composer) born 1862
January 29th - Fritz Kreisler (Austrian violinist) died 1962
February 17th - Bruno Walter (German conductor) died 1962
March 11th - William Vincent Wallace (Irish composer) born 1812
April 22nd - Kathleen Ferrier (English contralto) born 1912
April 27th - Friedrich von Flotow (German composer) born 1812
June 12th - John Ireland (English composer) died 1962
August 12th - Giovanni Gabrieli (Italian composer) died 1612
August 13th - Jules Massenet (French composer) died 1912
August 22nd - Claude Debussy (French composer) born 1862
September 5th - John Cage (American composer) born 1912
October 21st - Georg Solti (Hungarian conductor) born 1912
December 7th - Kirsten Flagstad (Norwegian soprano) died 1962

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January 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, January 4th 2012

  1. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): L’Enfance du Christ (Choeur des bergers) - St Anthony Singers, The Goldsbrough Orchestra; cond. Colin Davis (4.59)
  2. Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953): Symphony No 5 in B flat Major (2. Allegro marcato) - Berlin Philharmoniker; cond. Herbert Von Karajan (8.11)
  3. Camille Saint-Saёns (1835-1921): Symphony No 3 in C minor “Organ” (2. Maestoso-Allegro-Molto allegro-Pesante) - Simon Preston, Organ, Berlin Philharmoniker; cond. James Levine (8.00)
  4. Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999): Concierto de Aranjuez (2. Adagio) - Carlos Bonell, Guitar; Orch. Symphonique de Montréal; cond. Charles Dutoit (10.52)
  5. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Violin Concerto in D minor, (3. Allegro, ma non tanto) - Nigel Kennedy, violin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; cond. Simon Rattle (7.15)
  6. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Altri Canti, (Madrigal from Book VIII:-Hor che'l ciel e la terra) - Les Arts Florissants; Director William Christie (7.54)
  7. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Gloria (1. Gloria in excelsis Deo, 2. Laudamus te, 3. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis) - Choeur de Radio France, Orchestre National de France; cond. Charles Dutoit (9.28)
  8. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Wesendonck- Lieder- (Träume) - Stephanie Blythe, alto; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, cond. John Nelson (4.37)
  9. George Gershwin (1898-1937): Rhapsody in Blue - Werner Haas, piano; Orchestre National de l’Opéra De Monte-Carlo, cond. Edo de Waart (16.48)

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