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Week of December 19, 2011

Dresden Staatskapelle
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Frauenkirche Chamber Choir, Dresden
Sibylla Rubens, soprano
Christa Mayer, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Behle, tenor
Thomas Quasthoff, baritone

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J.S. BACH: Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 1-3)
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Oratorio de Noel, Op. 12 –Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra; Dresdner Kreuzchor; Ute Selbig, soprano; Annette Market, alto; Armin Ude, tenor; Egbert Junghans, Baritone (Capriccio 10216)

For the holiday, the first three parts of Johann Sebastian Bach's beloved Christmas Oratorio -- from Dresden, where an annual performance of this inspired music is a treasured tradition.

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Francis M. of Eugene, OR won this week's contest by correctly ID'ing The Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker by Peter Tchaikovsky.

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