ADÈS (b. 1971) The 25th
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Qt rec. 2014 SIGNUM CLASSICS [LW] Thomas
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DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Piano Concerto
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
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are two exceptional discs from a team of superb
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Messiaen - Maria Lettberg (piano) rec.
2014 ES-DUR [SA] A thoroughly fascinating
and hugely rewarding disc.
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