van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Works for cello and piano - Matt
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fresh and enlightening reading of Beethoven's works for this combination.
Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957)
Concerto for piano left-hand -
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Lille Ntl O/Paul Polivnick
Highly impressive performances of under-appreciated music.
Jean FRANÇAIX (1912-1997)
Ode sur ‘La Naissance de Vénus’ de Botticelli,
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Douglas LILBURN (1915-2001)
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