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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS - Piano Trios Op. 18 and 92

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Piano Trios Op. 18 and 92
Vienna Piano Trio
Hybrid SACD
MDG 9421763
760623176369
Released : October 2012

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Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No . 3

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)
Philippe Bélanger (Organ)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor)
Orchestre Métropolitain du
Grand Montréal
Atma Super Audio SACD 22331

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John Salmon - Salmon is a Jumpin'

JOHN SALMON
Salmon is a Jumpin'
John Salmon (Piano)
Albany 1224
034061122425
Released : November 2010


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Gerhard Schjelderup - Symphony No. 2 - Eivind Aadland

GERHARD SCHJELDERUP
Symphony No. 2
Symphonic Drama 'Brand'
Eivind Aadland (Conductor)
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
CPO 777348

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Franz Schmidt - Das Buch mit Sieben Siegein - Oratorio

FRANZ SCHMIDT
(The Book with Seven Seals)
Oratorio from The Revelation
Franz Welser-Möst (Conductor)
Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphony Orchestra
EMI 85782

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Franz Schmidt - Symphony No. 3

FRANZ SCHMIDT
Symphony No. 3
Vassily Sinaisky (Conductor)
Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.572119
747313211975
Rel: July 2010

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Franz Schmidt - Symphony No. 4

FRANZ SCHMIDT
Symphony No. 4
Stefan Blunier (Conductor)
Beethoven Orchester Bonn
MDG 9371631
760623163161
Rel: July 2010

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FLORENT SCHMITT - Antoine et Cléopâtre

FLORENT SCHMITT
Antoine et Cléopâtre
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta (Conductor)
Naxos 8.573521
747313352173
Released : November 2015

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Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for Viola & Orchestra

ALFRED SCHNITTKE
Concerto for Viola & Orchestra
Antoine Tamestit (viola)
Markus Hadulla (piano)
Dmitrij Kitajenko (Conductor)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Ambroisie AM168

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Franz Schreker - Irrelohe

FRANZ SCHREKER
Irrelohe
Stefan Blunier (Conductor)
Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Hybrid SACD 3-Disc Set
MDG 9371687
Released : November 2011

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Franz Schubert - Winterreise - Mark Padmore 
	(Tenor)

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Winterreise
Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Paul Lewis (Piano)
Harmonia Mundi 907484

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Schubert - Schwanengesang

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schwanengesang
Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Paul Lewis (Piano)
Harmonia Mundi 907520
093046752026
Released : September 2011

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Franz Schubert - Complete Symphonies

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Complete Symphonies (10)
Sir Neville Marriner (Conductor)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Philips 6CD set 470886

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Schubert - String Quintet

FRANZ SCHUBERT
String Quintet in C major, D.956
Tokyo String Quartet
David Watkin (Cello)
Hybrid SACD
Harmonia Mundi 807427
Released : November 2011

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Schubert - Piano Trio op. 100

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Piano Trio Op. 100
Notturno
Trio Latitude 41
Eloquentia EL1129
3760107400291
Released : December 2011

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Franz Schubert - Schwanengesang

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schwanengesang D. 957
Piano Sonata D. 960
Matthias Goerne (Baritone)
Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Harmonia Mundi 902139/40
Released : April 2012

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FRANZ SCHUBERT - Piano Works Vol. 2 - Paul Lewis

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Piano Works Vol. 2
Paul Lewis (Piano)
2-Disc Set
Harmonia Mundi 902136/37
3149020213629
Released : September 2012

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William Schuman - On Freedom's Ground

WILLIAM SCHUMAN
On Freedom's Ground
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson (Conductor)
Ricardo Herrera (Baritone)
Albany 1280
Released : July 2011

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Robert Schumann - Frauenliebe

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Liederkreis, Opus 39
Die Löwenbraut, Opus 31/1
Der Nussbaum, Opus 25/3
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Contralto)
Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Naïve V5159

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Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet Op. 44 - Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano)

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Piano Quintet Op. 44
String Quartet Op. 41 No. 3
Takacs Quartet
Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Hyperion CDA67631

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Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet - String Quartets

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Piano Quintet Op. 44
String Quartets Op. 41/1-3
(First Version)
Leipzig String Quartet
Christian Zacharias (Piano)
MDG 3071610

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Robert Schumann - Violin Sonatas

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Violin Sonatas 1-3
Nicolas Chumachenco (Violin)
Kalle Randalu (Piano)
MDG 3041647
Released : September 2010

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ROBERT SCHUMANN - Missa Sacra

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Missa Sacra
Geoffroy Jourdain (Dir)
Les Cris de Paris
Aparté AP044
3149028024524
Released : January 2013

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Alexander Scriabin - Preludes

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
Preludes
Vers La Flamme
Lucille Chung (piano)
Dynamic 416

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Alexander Scriabin - The Etudes (Complete)

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
The Etudes (Complete)
Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Bridge 9287

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Alexander Scriabin - Piano Sonatas

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-10
Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
2CD Set
CAvi-music 8553195
4260085531950
Rel: July 2010

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ALEXANDER SCRIABIN - The Poem of Ecstasy

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
The Poem of Ecstasy
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev (Conductor)
Pentatone PTC5186514
827949051463
Released : July 2015

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SCRIABIN / JANACEK - Sonatas and Poems

SCRIABIN / JANACEK
Sonatas and Poems
Stephen Hough (Piano)
Hyperion Records
CDA67895
034571178950
Released : November 2015

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Seiber - String Quartets

MATYAS SEIBER
String Quartets Nos. 1-3
The Edinburgh Quartet
Delphian DCD34082
801918340826
Released : April 2011

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Gordon Sherwood - Symphony No. 1 & Piano Concerto

GORDON SHERWOOD
Symphony No. 1, Op. 3
Piano Concerto Op. 107
Masha Dimitrieva (piano)
Werner Andreas Albert (Conductor)
Bavarian Youth Orchestra
CPO 777012

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Shostakovich - Cello Concertos - Enrico Dindo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Cello Concertos 1 and 2
Enrico Dindo (Cello)
Gianandrea Noseda (Conductor)
Danish National Symphony
Chandos CHSA5093
Released : January 2012

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Concertos 1 & 2

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Cello Concertos 1 & 2
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)
Yakov Kreizberg (Conductor)
Bavarian Radio
Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo 659081

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Dmitri Shostakovich - 24 Preludes and Fugues

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
24 Preludes and Fugues,
Op. 87
David Jalbert (piano)
Atma ACD22555

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concertos 1 and 2

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Concertos 1-2
Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Andrew Litton (Conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion CDA67425

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 4
Bernard Haitink (Conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
CSO-Resound CSOR901814

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 11
'The Year 1905'
Vasily Petrenko (Conductor)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch.
Naxos 8.572082

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 7 - Leningrad

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad'
Vasily Petrenko (Conductor)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Naxos 8.573057
747313305773
Released : May 2013

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 8
Vasily Petrenko (Conductor)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Naxos 8.572392
747313239276
2011 ICMA Award Winner

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 14

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 14
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko (Conductor)
Naxos 8.573132
747313313273
Released : May 2014

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphonies 1 & 15

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphonies 1 & 15
Valery Gergiev (Conductor)
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Mariinsky SACD Hybrid
MAR0502

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Trios 1 & 2 - Kempf Trio

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67
Kempf Trio
BIS Hybrid Super Audio CD
SACD1482

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Dmitri Shostakovich - Preludes and Fugues

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
The Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87
Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
2-CD Set
Harmonia Mundi 972019
3149020201909

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Shostakovich - Piano Trios

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Trios 1-2
Seven Romances Op. 127
The Florestan Trio
Susan Gritton (Soprano)
Hyperion CDA67834
Released : May 2011

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Piano Concertos

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Valentina Igoshina (Piano)
Lavard Skou-Larsen (Conductor)
German Chamber Academy Neuss
CPO 777750-2
Released : June 2012

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Cello Concerto No. 1

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Cello Concerto No. 1
Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
Pascal Rophé (Conductor)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Harmonia Mundi 902142
Released : April 2013

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - String Quartets Nos. 13-15

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartets Nos. 13-15
Alfred Schnittke: Quartet No. 3
The Soviet Esperience Vol. IV
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille CDR 90000145
Released : November 2013

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - String Quartet No. 8

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 8
24 Preludes Op. 34
Dogma Chamber Orchestra
MDG 9121830-6
760623183060
Released : March 2014

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No.10

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 10
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4795059
028947950592
Released : July 2015

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4795201
028947952015
Released : May 2016

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Alan Shulman - Works for Cello

ALAN SHULMAN
Works for Cello
Wesley Baldwin (Cello)
Jean Reis (Conductor)
Hot Springs Festival Orchestra
Albany Records
034061118725

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Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto

JEAN SIBELIUS
Violin Concerto
Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
John Storgards (Conductor)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine 1147
Released : August 2010

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Jean Sibelius - Symphonies 1 and 3

JEAN SIBELIUS
Symphonies 1 & 3
Pietari Inkinen (Conductor)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.572305
747313230570
Released : October 2010

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Valentin Silvestrov - Symphonies 4 & 5

VALENTIN SILVESTROV
Symphonies 4 & 5
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Conductor)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
BIS CD1703

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Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Works

VALENTIN SILVESTROV
Sacred Works
Mykola Hobdych (Conductor)
Kiev Chamber Choir
ECM 4763316
028947633167

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Thomas Sleeper - Symphony No. 1

THOMAS SLEEPER
Symphony No. 1
Six Arias for Cello & Orchestra
Paul Phillips (Conductor)
Meadows Symphony Orchestra
Albany 1212
Released : September 2010

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Smetana - Má Vlast

BEDRICH SMETANA
Má Vlast (My Country)
Claus Peter Flor (Conductor)
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Hybrid SACD
BIS SACD1805
Released : January 2011

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BEDRICH SMETANA - The Bartered Bride

BEDRICH SMETANA
The Bartered Bride
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Conductor)
Styriarte Festival Edition
9120042720047
Released : April 2012

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ANN SOUTHAM - Glass Houses Vol. 2

ANN SOUTHAM
Glass Houses Vol. 2
Piano Works
Christina Petrowska Quilico
Centrediscs CMCCD20114
Released : April 2014

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William Grant Still - Symphonies 4 & 5

WILLIAM GRANT STILL
Symphonies 4 & 5
Poem for Orchestra
John Jeter (Conductor)
Fort Smith Symphony
Naxos 8.559603

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Stockhausen - Tierkreis

KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN
Tierkreis (Zodiac)
Dominick Susteck (Organ)
Wergo WER67362
4010228673623
Released : July 2011

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Richard Strauss - Alpine Symphony

RICHARD STRAUSS
Eine Alpensinfonie
(An Alpine Symphony)
Antoni Wit (Conductor)
Staatskapelle Weimar
Naxos 8.557811

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Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs

RICHARD STRAUSS
Four Last Songs
Renée Fleming (soprano)
Christian Thielemann Conductor)
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Decca 4780647 or 001185102

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Richard Strauss - Symphonia Domestica - Metamorphosen

RICHARD STRAUSS
Symphonia Domestica
Metamorphosen
Antoni Wit (Conductor)
Staatskapelle Weimar
Naxos 8.570895

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RICHARD STRAUSS - An Alpine Symphony

RICHARD STRAUSS
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64
Frank Shipway (Conductor)
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
BIS SACD1950
7318599919508
Released : October 2012

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RICHARD STRAUSS - Tone Poems

RICHARD STRAUSS
Tone Poems
Manfred Honeck (Conductor)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Reference FR-707SACD
030911270728
Released : November 2013

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RICHARD STRAUSS - Also Sprach Zarathustra

RICHARD STRAUSS
Also Sprach Zarathustra
City of Birmingham Symphony
Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
Orfeo C878141A
4011790878126
Released : June 2014

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Igor Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, Firebird, Persephone

IGOR STRAVINSKY
The Rite of Spring - Firebird
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Kent Nagano (Conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin 82106

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Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird

IGOR STRAVINSKY
The Firebird
Symphony of Psalms
Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo 4011790804125

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Suk / Dvorak - Serenades for Strings

SUK / DVORAK
Sérénades Tchèques
Daniel Myssyk (Conductor)
Appassionata Chamber Orchestra
Fidelio FACD036
771028236930
Released : October 2012

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Josef Suk - Asrael - Praga

JOSEF SUK
Asrael - Praga
Libor Pesek (Conductor)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
2-Disc Set
EMI 20th Century Classics
5099920687328

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Sweelinck - Organ Works Vol. 1

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK
Organ Works Vol. 1
Harald Vogel (Organ)
Hybrid SACD
MDG 9141690
760623169064
Released : June 2011

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Karol Szymanowski - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
Concert Overture, Op. 12
Antoni Wit (Conductor)
Jan Krzysztof Broja (Piano)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 8.570722

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Karol Szymanowski - Symphony No. 2 & 3

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
Symphony No. 2 / Symphony No. 3
"Song of the Night"
Antoni Wit (Conductor)
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
and Orchestra
Naxos 8.570721

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KAROL SZYMANOWSKI - Violin Concerto

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
Violin Concerto No. 1
Rosanne Philippens (Violin)
Xian Zhang (Conductor)
Channel Classics CCSSA36715
723385367154
Released : April 2015

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