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Week of July 18, 2011

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

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MARTINŮ: Les fresques de Piero delle Francesca
HAYDN: Symphony No. 90
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 -Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, conductor (Philips 442061)

Schumann's Symphony No. 2 has moments of such gorgeous song -- though no words -- that the strings of the orchestra can feel for a moment like the world's greatest opera stars. Heart-melting music from Amsterdam.

Leon B. won this week's encore contest by correctly ID'ing the first movement of Bach's 2nd Brandenburg Concerto.

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John Eliot Gardiner

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Joseph Haydn

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