Sir Charles Mackerras

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    O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, 'Unfinished' (completed Newbould): I. Allegro moderatoSir Charles Mackerras
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    Nocturne, Ein Sommernachtstraum Op. 61Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Turandot (2002 Remastered Version): Tu che di gel sei cinctaSir Charles Mackerras
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    La Bohème, Act 3: "Donde lieta uscì"Sir Charles Mackerras

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        Charles Mackerras was known for his broad repertoire, expertise in Czech music, and use of period performance practices with modern orchestras. Born an American, he was taken to Australia as an infant by his family. He studied oboe, piano, and composition at New South Wales Conservatorium, Sydney. He joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as an oboist in 1945, and in that year also conducted the orchestra for the first time. Mackerras traveled to Europe in 1947 and became a memb... Read more

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