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Week of November 12, 2012

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Hans Graf — Conductor
Vadim Repin — Violin

SymphonyCast 11/12/2012 (Hour 1)
SymphonyCast 11/12/2012 (Hour 2)

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RESPIGHI: Fontane di Roma

PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 1

BRAHMS: Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
BRAHMS The Symphonies
Philips 442068

Nothing is worse than having your life determined by people who show up unprepared, and that's exactly what happened to Rachmaninov. At the first performance of his first symphony, the conductor showed up drunk and the orchestra hadn't practiced. In the words of Homer Simpson, "D'oh!"

A of Troy, AL won this week's contest by id'ing Schubert's Erlking. Congratulations, Catherine! Produced in partnership with Radio Netherlands Worldwide Produced in partnership with Radio Netherlands Worldwide Edgar S. of Augusta, GA, won this week's encore contest by correctly id'ing Schubert's Der Erlkoening.

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Hans Graf
Hans Graf
Vadim Repin
Vadim Repin
Sergie Rachmaninov
Sergie Rachmaninov
Ottorino Respighi
Ottorino Respighi