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Week of August 8, 2011

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Martin Grubinger, percussion

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WAGNER: Prelude to Lohengrin
DORMAN: Frozen in Time
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)
PROKOFIEV: Scythian Suite, Op. 20 -City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, conductor (EMI 54577) Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Scythian Suite

We've been back and forth across the English Channel this summer, between two of Europe's most prestigious festivals: the BBC Proms and Lucerne. Making the leap with us this time, and settling along the blue waters of Lake Lucerne, is a wonderful British band that has a very special touch with the music of the late Romantics.

Michael M. of Fort Myers, FL won this week's contest by correctly ID'ing the Intermezzo from Puccini's Manon Lescaut.

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Andris Nelsons

Martin Grubinger

Avner Dorman

Richard Wagner