Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras

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    Symphony No. 8 D759, 'Unfinished' (completed Newbold): III. AllegroOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished": II. Andante con motoOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D485: I. AllegroOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Rosamunde: Incidental Music D797: Ballet Music No. 2 in G majorOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras
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    Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, "The Great": II. Andante con motoOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/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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