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    What one would it be? This would be a no-brainer for me if Fricsay had a full cycle. But since he does not, i am kind of inclined towards Gunter Wand (but if I keep listening to the Hanover Band cycle, that may change). However, that is out of my current collection which includes full cycles...
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    Hey all, can anyone please help me understand enharmonic modulation using pivot chords? I attached an example that includes this modulation, but I don't get it! Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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    One of the most abstract Japanese composers living today. His work includes some brilliant piece with the flexatone here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroyuki_Yamamoto_(composer)
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    A fairly youthful composer who has conducted at the Met Opera. Some of his works includes operas such as Crossing and Second Nature. http://matthewaucoin.com/
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    Hi, Getting a gift for a friend who plays and loves the piano. Is there a recommended set of piano concerti that includes most of the warhorses from the mid-to-late Romantic era? Pieces like Grieg, Schumann, Rachmaninoff (2-3?), Tchaikovsky 1, Prokofiev 3, Brahms 2, etc. I've tried and looked...
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    I don't know what's taking me so long, but I've yet to pick up a recording. I was thinking of trying the Sony CD that also includes Britten's concerto. What are some of your favored performances of these works? Right now I've got Oistrakh's recording of no. 1 playing on YouTube.
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