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Week of October 3, 2011

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

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BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11, Op. 103
RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Holy artillery, Batman! If you've ever wondered how angry a piece of music can sound, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 (it's about the 1905 Russian Revolution) may be your best starting point.

Douglas M. of Brentwood, TN won last week's contest by correctly ID'ing "The Swan" from Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals.

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Semyon Bychkov

Joshua Bell

Max Bruch

Dmitri Shostakovich