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by bombasticDarren
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3490098

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ It is Jared. The Elgar and Walton in particular. The Young Person's Guide.. is very rough recording though :(
by bombasticDarren
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (Gwynne Howell/David Willcocks, The Bach Choir/The Philharmonia, Chandos)

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by bombasticDarren
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven piano concertos
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Re: Beethoven piano concertos

The ones that stick out for me are:- Daniel Barenboim/Otto Klemperer Paul Lewis/Jiri Belohlavek John Lill/Alexander Gibson Murray Perahia/Bernard Haitink The Argerich disc with Abbado (2 & 3) is also of note. But, really, there are tonnes of options for these concertos that it's hard to single too m...
by bombasticDarren
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem (John Barbirolli, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Legends) Elgar - In the South (Alassio) (John Barbirolli, Halle Orchestra, BBC Legends) Walton - Partita for Orchestra (John Barbirolli, Halle Orchestra, BBC Legends) http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2000/jan00...
by bombasticDarren
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Medtner - Piano Concerto No.3 (Nikolai Demidenko/Jerzy Maksymiuk, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hyperion)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (John Barbirolli, Halle Orchestra, BBC Legends)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Durufle - Requiem (Janet Baker/Stephen Roberts/John Butt/Philip Ledger, Choir of King's College, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (Donald Bell/William Walton, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ this disc is certainly worth the outlay Jared :D

Hummel - L'Enchantment d'Oberon & La Retour a Londres (Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players, Chandos)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Hummel - Piano Concerto No.2 & O du lieber Augustin (Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players, Chandos)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3490098

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Bruckner - Symphony No.7 (Gunter Wand, Berliner Philharmoniker, RCA)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin/Wilhelm Furtwangler, Berliner Philharmoniker, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3490098

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Medtner - Piano Concerto No.2 (Nikolai Demidenko/Jerzy Maksymiuk, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hyperion)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Wagner - Tannhauser: Act Three (Placido Domingo/Cheryl Studer/Agnes Baltsa/Matti Salminen/Andreas Schmidt/Guiseppe Sinopoli, Chorus of the Royal Opera House/Philharmonia Orchestra, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Walton - Symphony No.1 (William Walton, Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3490098

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Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.3 (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
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Harris - Symphony No.7 (Theodore Kuchar, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Wagner - Tannhauser: Act Two (Placido Domingo/Cheryl Studer/Agnes Baltsa/Matti Salminen/Andreas Schmidt/Guiseppe Sinopoli, Chorus of the Royal Opera House/Philharmonia Orchestra, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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R. Strauss - Don Juan & Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (David Zinman, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Arte Nova)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (Walter Cassel/Eugene Ormandy, Rutgers University Choir/The Philadelphia Orchestra, Sony Classical) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GKCQAWK1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg TERRIFIC Belshazzar's Feast ....alongside an off-the-air concert dub by Gerard Schwarz & the Seattle Sy...
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony (Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/Bernard Haitink, Cantilena/London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Wagner - Tannhauser: Act One (Placido Domingo/Cheryl Studer/Agnes Baltsa/Matti Salminen/Andreas Schmidt/Guiseppe Sinopoli, Chorus of the Royal Opera House/Philharmonia Orchestra, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Beethoven - Symphony No.8 (Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Rachmaninoff - Symphony No.1 (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Pergolesi - Stabat Mater , Violin Concerto & Salve Regina (Rachel Harnisch/Sara Mingardo/Guiliano Carmignola/Julia Kleiter/Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Archiv) http://musicalcriticism.com/recordings/cd-pergolesi-abbado.jpg I'd be most intrigued to know what you make of that, Darren.. :) I real...
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (Walter Cassel/Eugene Ormandy, Rutgers University Choir/The Philadelphia Orchestra, Sony Classical)

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by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1367668

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

A trawl around London yielded the following for a pittance:- http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wuBSp-HSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P85iibEXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510VJLBLkUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images...
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Violin Concerto & Salve Regina (Rachel Harnisch/Sara Mingardo/Guiliano Carmignola/Julia Kleiter/Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart, Archiv)

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by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23 (Wilhelm Kempff/Ferdinand Leitner, Bamberger Symphoniker, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3490098

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Sibelius - Symphony No.7 & Tapiola (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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All-in-all, a very good cycle. At it's best in No.4 & No.6 (of which I have rarely heard a more sprightly rendition) :D
by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.6 (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great composers who were not important composers
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Views: 3927

Re: Great composers who were not important composers

"Important" is not the same thing as "influential." But Tchaikovsky was definitely influential in the genre of ballet. Before him, ballet scores were almost always cobbled together by hacks, often the ballet company's conductor - nonentities like Ludwig Minkus and Riccardo Drigo, who worked for Mar...
by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1367668

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Darren, you are falling in love with Richard Wagner's music, enjoy. I am mildly ashamed to admit that Wagner plays a significant role in my conversion to CM appreciation. I am ashamed because it was via the most predictable source, namely Apocalypse Now :oops: Furthermore, Haitink's Ring highlights...
by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Faure - Requiem (Robert Chilcott/John Carol Case/David Willcocks, Choir of King's College/New Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1367668

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http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2010/June10/Wagner_dutchman_4564702.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CW0TJJMSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/0f/51/0011510f_medium.jpeg http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2011/June11/Wagner_Mastersingers_Karajan_64...
by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Nielsen - Symphony No.6 Sinfonia semplice (Osmo Vanska, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BIS)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
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Disc 2 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VXbL0rhtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Hogwood may very well be my favourite interpreter of Mozart's works :) I had been wondering how you were getting on with that set Darren :D Thanks for noticing! :wink: I am taking it slow - although I adore Mozart, he is bes...
by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Shostakovich - Symphony No.10 (Mariss Jansons, The Philadelphia Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3490098

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Sibelius - Symphony No.4 (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Sibelius - Symphony No.2 (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Disc 2

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Hogwood may very well be my favourite interpreter of Mozart's works :)
by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote:Image

all 18 Sonatas which will bear repeated listens...

all 154 Variations which probably won't...

:wink:
How do you find them Jared?
by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Brahms - Serenade No.2 (Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra, LSO Live)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Fergus wrote:I also like those Norrington readings John but I suspect that we are in a minority :D
They are very good. I like Norrington's LCP recordings in general :)
by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel's Messiah
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Views: 8527

Re: Handel's Messiah

I listened to the McCreesh Messiah on Christmas Eve and found it thoroughly engaging and enjoyable. My initial experience via Colin Davis had been underwhelming. So, a success :D
by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
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Views: 13932

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Just the odd piece from the core repertoire that I haven't connected with yet, such as:- Mendelssohn - Elijah Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius Liszt - Anees de Pelerinage I also have couple of Verdi operas waiting to be listened to (plus Carmen :roll: ) I may have to curtail my collecting of Beethoven...
by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3490098

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Brahms - Symphony No.4 (Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra, LSO Live)

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