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Week of December 5, 2011

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Karel Mark Chichon, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
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VERDI: Force of Destiny
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, Op. 35
BORODIN: Symphony No. 2
REGER: Variations and fugue on a Theme by Johann Adam Hiller –Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi conductor (Chandos 8794) Max Reger Bocklin Suite, etc.

Set aside any ideas you may have about Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto or how well the violin can be played (not kidding) because Kavakos has set a new standard.

Enter this week's Encore Contest

Don S. of Balaton, MN won this week's contest by correctly ID'ing Fritz Kreisler’s 'Leibesleid'

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Karel Mark Chichon

Leonidas Kavakos

Pityr Tchaikovsky

Alexander Borodin