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  1. RR: 186. Barber: Violin Concerto, op. 14

    1. Hahn, Wolff (cond.), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (1999)




    2. Shaham, Previn (cond.), London Symphony Orchestra (1993)




    3. Stern, Bernstein (cond.), New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1964)

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    Updated Jul-13-2019 at 20:09 by Trout

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  2. RR: 185. Stravinsky: Petrushka

    1. Ansermet (cond.), L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (1949)




    2. Abbado (cond.), London Symphony Orchestra (1980)




    3. Chailly (cond.), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1995)

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  3. RR: 184. Chopin: Mazurkas

    1. Rubinstein (1966)




    2. Rubinstein (1939)




    3. Kapell (29 various) (1952)




    4. Rubinstein (1950)

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    Updated Jul-06-2019 at 09:04 by Trout

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  4. Szell / Wagner, The Cleveland Orchestra ‎– Great Orchestra Highlights From The Ring

    This week’s Vinyl’s Revenge is a recording re-issued dozens of times between 1957 and when I acquired it under the CBS “Great Performances” series in 1981.

    Before George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, George Lucas’ Star Wars, and Tolkien’s Middle Earth chronicles, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen represented the pinnacle in literary or performance arts at creating an entire mythology. This tetralogy of operas is based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied.
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  5. Zubin Mehta Conducts Brahms

    It is hard to believe that Zubin Mehta turned 83 years old this past April. I have vague recall of Mehta as Music Director of my hometown Montreal Symphony (from 1961 to 1967), at a time of great civil and cultural transformation in my home province of Quebec – a relationship that he maintained for almost 20 years after he left, in part due to the fact his brother, Zarin, was the orchestra’s long time managing director.

    Mehta received praise early in his career for dynamic interpretations
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