London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras

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    Pineapple Poll - Suite: I. Opening DanceLondon Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Coppélia (1988 Remastered Version): WaltzLondon Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Faust: Ballet Music (Act V) (2002 Remastered Version): Les NubiennesLondon Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Sylvia - Suite (2002 Remastered Version): Intermezzo & Valse lenteLondon Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    By the Sleepy Lagoon (1988 Remastered Version)London Philharmonic Orchestra/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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