City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

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    Short Ride in a Fast Machine - Fanfare for orchestraCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XVIII (Andante cantabile, a tempo vivace)City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    5 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.16: IV. Peripetie (Sehr rasch)City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    Scherzo à la russe (jazz band version, 1944)City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
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    The Rite of Spring, 'Le sacre du printemps' (1947 revised version), Part 2: Le sacrifice: Glorification de l'élue - Évocation des ancêtres - Action rituelle des aancêtresCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

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        The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1920, becoming the first British orchestra to be funded by a city council. Its opening concert was conducted by British composer Edward Elgar. Since then, the orchestra has thrived as a bastion of musical culture in the Midlands. It has also gained a reputation for adventurous programming, underlined by the long, fruitful appointment of Simon Rattle as music director. The City of Birmingham Orchestra was founded by, amon... Read more

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