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Playlists for June 25-29: Venice

Known as “La Serenissima,” the most serene Republic of Venice marries beauty and inspiration like few places in the world. Famous for its glassworks, architecture, visual art and yes, its gondolas, Venice has inspired composers from Vivaldi to Wagner.

Monday

Monteverdi: Vespro della beata virgine, Sonata sopra “Sancta Maria” (excerpt)
Cambridge King’s College Choir & London Early Music Consort
EMI 65339
2:42
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Lasso: Mass Qual donna, Kyrie
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
2:39
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Lasso: Gallans qui par terre
Toronto Consort
Dorian 80149
1:12
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Lasso: Un jour l’amant
Toronto Consort
1:32
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Willaert: Pater Noster/Ave Maria
Capella Currende/Erik van Nevel
Tel 80521
6:06
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Palestrina: Pope Marcellus Mass: Kyrie and Gloria
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Willcocks
EMI 65339
3:55, 5:47
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Gabrielli: Sonata Pian’e forte
Brass ensembles fr. Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras
Sony 62353
4:16
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Gabrielli: Jubilate Deo
Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Philips 446116
4:52
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Cima: Sonata per il Violino
Romanesca Manze, v; North, th; Tull, hps. & org.
HM 907211
5:17
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Gabrieli: Canzon duodecimi toni & Canzon a 12 in echo
Brass ensembles fr. Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras
Sony 62353
3:53, 3:26
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Tuesday

Gabrieli: Ricercare del duodecimo tuono
Wallace Collection/Wright
Nimbus 5236
1:41
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Monteverdi: 2nd, 4th, & 6th Madrigals from Book III
La Venexiana/Cavina
3:03, 3:17, 3:39
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Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (excerpts) & Magnificat
The Monteverdi Choir; London Oratory Junior Choir; His Majesty’s Sagbuts & Cornetts; English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Archiv 429565
18:48, 17:31
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Wednesday

Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (excerpts from)
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; His Majesty’s Sagbuts & Cornetts/Gardiner; Johnson, Baird, Dawson, von Otter, soloists
Archiv 419250
11:58
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Strozzi: “Bella madre d’ amore” & “Chi di noi”
La Venexiana
Cantus 9612
3:05, 2:34
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Schütz: “Fili mi, Absalon”
Period instrument ensemble, van der Kamp, bs.
Sony 68264
6:10
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Monteverdi: Coronation di Poppea (excerpts)
English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner; McNair, von Otter, Hanchard, soloists
Archiv 447 088
9:07, 12:00
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Thursday

Cavalli: “Ardo, sospiro e piango” fr. La Callisto
Scottish Chamber/Leppard; von Stade, s.
Elektra/Asylum 98504
3:32
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Castello: Sonata No. 1
Romanesca
Erato 75183
4:45
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Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 3 No.11: L’Estro Harmonico RV 565
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.; Wilcock, v.; Linden, vc.
Archiv 423094
8:16
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Vivaldi: Sinfonia in b, RV 169: “al Santo Sepolcro”
Tafelmusik/Lamon
Sony 48251
4:00
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Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in C, RV 478
I Solisti Italiana; Turkovic, bsn.
Den 81757-9528
8:17
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Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, “Il gardellino”, I
English Concert/Pinnock; Beznosiuk, fl.
Archiv 423702
3:56
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op.8 No.4: Winter
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 40045
7:45
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Friday

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op.8 No. 1: Spring, I (excerpt) II & III
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 40045
1:59, 2:40, 3:37
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Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
Concertgebouw/Negri; Kovalski, alto
Philips 289 462 170
2:00
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Vivaldi: Gloria (excerpts)
Atlanta Symphony & Chamber Chorus/Shaw
Tel 80194
2:21, 2:49
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Rossini: The Italian girl in Algiers, overture
Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI 69042
7:58
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Verdi: “La donne e mobile” (excerpt) & “Bella figlia dell’ amore” from Rigoletto
Rome Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Perlea; Merrill, Peters & Bjorling soloists
RCA 60172
2:19, 4:43
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Verdi: Act III Prelude & Finale from La Traviata
Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Solti; Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Beesley, Knight, & Nucci, soloists
London 448119
3:32, 4:48
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Playlists for June 18-22: Fit for a King

We’ll explore the rich and intriguing world of the court composer.

Monday

Handel- Hornpipe fr. Water Music
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teldec 93668
3:43
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Handel- Zadok the Priest
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 412733
5:27
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Handel- Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 435390
13:14
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Haydn- Minuet fr. Trio for Baryton, Viola
and Cello in D Major
Lukacs, vi.; Kakuk, bary.; Parkanyi, vc.
Hungaroton 31174
2:31
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Haydn- Symphony No. 6 in D Major, H 1 No. 6, “Le Matin”
English Concert/Pinnock
DG Archiv 423098
20:42
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Tuesday

Malvezzi- Dal vago e bel sereno
Huelgas Ensemle/van Nevel
Sony 63362
5:44
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Lully- Suite fr. Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43
Les Concert des Nations/Savall
Alia Vox 9807
17:11
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Strauss- Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60
English Chamber Orchestra/Tate
EMI 47992
5:38, :26, 19:13
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Mel Brooks- “It’s Good to be the King”
Unidisc SP5-1772
:15

Wednesday

Beethoven- Trio for Piano and Strings No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97, Archduke
Zukerman, v.; Du Pre, vc.; Barenboim, p.
EMI 63124
10:12
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Beethoven- Quartet for Strings, Op. 59 No. 2, Razumovsky, III
Emerson String Quartet
DG 47075
7:26
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Haydn- Quartet for Strings in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Kaiser, II
Amadeus Quartet
DG 410866
7:49, 1:52
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Beethoven- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in Eb Major, Op. 73, Emperor, III
CSO/Solti; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 443723
11:06
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J. Strauss II- Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437
Vienna Phil/Maazel
RCA 68421
11:18
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Thursday

Roman- Drottningholm Music (excerpts)
Giangiulio, tpt.; Riedo, org.
Crystal 234
9:35
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J.S. Bach- Ricercar 2 a 6 fr. The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 412800
7:24
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Boccherini- Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D Major, G 448, Fandango, I & III
Academy of St. Martin- in-the- Fields Chamber Ens.;
Romero, g.
Phi 438769
11:57
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Mendelssohn- Symphony No. 3, Scottish, I & II
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnányi
Telarc 80184
16:50
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Scarlatti- Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K531/L430
Horowitz, p.
CBS 42410
3:14
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Friday

Grieg- Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65, No. 6: Wedding day at Troldhaugen
Andsnes, p.
EMI 57296
6:16
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Sibelius- Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, I & II
Oslo Phil/Jansons
EMI 55533
12:16
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Bridge- Coronation March (1911)
BBC Nat’l Orchestra of Wales/Hickox
Chan 10112
6:40
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Elgar- Symphony No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 63, II
London Phil/Solti
Lon 443856
15:32
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Walton- Crown Imperial
Royal Liverpool Phil/Groves
EMI 62528
6:30
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Handel- Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 435390
4:01
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Playlists for June 11-15: The Four Seasons

From the boundless majesty of the summer sun in Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten to the frosty snow and shivering winds of Vivaldi’s Winter, this week is dedicated to music inspired by the changing seasons.

Monday

Haydn: Der Frühling fr. Die Jahreszeiten
RIAS Chamber Chorus & Freiburg Baroque/Jacobs; Peterson, sop.; Güra, ten.; Henschel, bar.
HM 901829
18:21, 10:22
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Tchaikovsky: April, May and June fr. The Seasons, Op. 37a
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
11:11
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Piazzolla: Primavera Porteño fr. Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Trio Solisti
Bridge 9296
4:54
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Cross: Sacred Rain
O’Riley, p.
live recording
3:12
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Tuesday

Haydn: Der Sommer fr. Die Jahreszeiten
RIAS Chamber Chorus & Freiburg Baroque/Jacobs; Peterson, sop.; Güra, ten.; Henschel, bar.
HM 901829
24:11, 9:25
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Tchaikovsky: July, August & September fr. The Seasons
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
8:13
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Piazzolla: Verano Porteño
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 79568
6:03
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Wednesday

Haydn: Der Herbst fr. Die Jahreszeiten
English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner; Bonney, s.; Johnson, ten.; Schmidt, bar.
Archiv 431818
21:29, 11:28, 1:13
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Tchaikovsky: October, November and December fr. The Seasons
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
11:30
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Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño
Barenboim, p.; Mederos, band.; Console, db.
Teldec 13474
4:53
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Thursday

Haydn: Der Winter fr. Die Jahreszeiten
RIAS Chamber Chorus & Freiburg Baroque/Jacobs; Peterson, sop.; Güra, ten.; Henschel, bar.
HM 901829
20:27, 10:37
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Tchaikovsky: January, February & March fr. The Seasons
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
9:57
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Piazzolla: Invierno porteño fr. Seasons of Buenos Aires
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 79568
6:42
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Friday

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In E, RV 269, Spring fr. The Four Seasons
LPO/Perlman; Perlman, v.
EMI 74761
10:45
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Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315: Summer fr. The Four Seasons
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 79568
9:52
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Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In F, RV 293, Autumn fr. The Four Seasons
The English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 400045
10:42
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Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297, Winter fr. The Four Seasons
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Shaham, v.
DG 439933
8:41
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James P. Johnson: Snowy Morning Blues (excerpt)
Johnson, p.
GRP 604
1:13
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Playlists for June 4-8 : Orpheus in the New World

With communications and travel offering cultural exchange like never before, today’s composer draws from an enormous palette, giving voice to the amazing era in which we live. From Schwantner and Adams to Neikrug and Beach, we’ll listen to and celebrate their music.

Monday

Torke: Javelin
Atlanta Symphony Orch/Levi
Ecstatic 92293
8:29, 3:07
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Schwantner: Sparrows
20th Century Consort/Kendall; Shelton, s.
Innova 606
17:51
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Carter: Pastoral for Clarinet and Piano
Yeh, cl.; Blackwood, p.
Cedille 48
9:21
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Kernis: Musica Celestis (for String Orchestra)
City of Birmingham SO/Wolff
Phoenix 160
12:41
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Tuesday

Sessions: Violin Concerto, I
Monadnack Festival Orchestra/Bolle; Bohn, v.
Albany 938
10:53
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Neikrug: Violin Concerto No. 1, II
Hessicher Rundfunk Orchestra/Neikrug; Zukerman, v.
Koch 7671
10:32
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Adams: Violin Concerto, Part II: “Body Through Which the Dream Flows”
LSO/Nagano; Kremer, v.
Nonesuch 79360
11:31
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Paulus: Violin Concerto, II
Atlanta Symphony/Shaw; Preucil, v.
New World 80363
11:14
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Bolcom: Graceful Ghost
Bolcom, p.
Nonesuch 79619
4:13
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Adams: Violin Concerto (excerpt)
LSO/Nagano; Kremer, v.
Nonesuch 79360
1:29
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Wednesday

Albert: Into Eclipse (excerpts)
20th Century Consort/Kendall
Nonesuch 79153
7:24
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Rouse: Symphony No. 2, II
Houston Symphony/Eschenbach
Telarc 80452
12:44
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Erb: Ritual Observances, I (Lachrymosa)
St. Louis Symphony/Slatkin
New World 80415
12:00
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Phillips: T. Rex
Marcellus, trb. + electronics
Albany 583
2:52
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Foote: Morgen-Gesang
Johnson, v.; Kairoff, p.
Albany 150
4:56
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Beach: Sonata in a minor, Op. 34, II
Johnson, v.; Kairoff, p.
Albany 150
4:26
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Beach: “I Send My Heart up to Thee” & “The Year at Spring’s End” fr. 3 Songs by Browning, Op. 24
Voight, s.; Zeger, p.
EMI 57964
3:36
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Thursday

Moravec: Sonata for Violin and Piano, I
Bachman, v.; Klibonoff, p.
Catalyst 61824
9:13
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Bernstein: Piccolo Serenata & Greeting
Voight, s.; Zeger, p.
EMI 57964
1:12 & 2:22
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Zwilich: Symphony No. 3, II
New York Phil/Ling
NYP 9904
4:06
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Picker: Old and Lost Rivers
Houston Symphony/Eschenbach
Virgin 61519
6:34
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Tower: Petroushskates
eighth blackbird
Cedille 67
5:49
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P. Lieberson: Neruda Songs (excerpts)
BSO/Levine; L. H. Lieberson, ms.
Nonesuch 79954
17:42, :58
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Friday

Jennings: The Loons
Jette, s.; Greenwald, bar.
Innova 500
3:07
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Setzer: Elegy
Setzer, v.; Allen, harp
6:37

Williams: The Five Sacred Trees (excerpts)
LSO/Williams; LeClair, bsn.
Sony 62729
14:42
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Elfman: Serenada Schizophrana, V
Hollywood Bowl Orch/Mauceri
Sony 89780
6:23
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Reich: Clapping Music (excerpt)
Aimard, clapping
Teldec 86584
1:04
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Glass: Interlude from Orphée (Act II Scene 5)
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Davies
Nonesuch 79496
2:31
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Franklin: Cauldrons
Kansas City Symphony/McGlaughlin
6:47

McGlaughlin: Exploring Theme
Ens./McGlaughlin
2:04

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