Shostakovich Piano Quintet Opus 57 (g)
Martha Argerich, Piano Joshua Bell, 1st Violin Henning Kraggerud, 2nd Violin Yuri Bashmet, Viola Mischa Maisky, Cello
20th-century classical music
Benjamin BRITTEN: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 Part 1 The conductor is Michael Tilson Thomas Britten's theme is taken from Purcell's Th...
20th-century classical music
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Malcolm Arnold
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Joseph Byrd
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Minimal music
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Claudio Maldonado (musician)
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Peter Maxwell Davies
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Erik Satie
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Edgard Varèse
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Jakob van Domselaer
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Francesco Balilla Pratella
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Ruth Crawford Seeger
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Marc Sabat
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Tod Dockstader
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Paul Hindemith
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