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    Adagio for Strings Op. 11The Philadelphia Orchestra
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    Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderatoThe Philadelphia Orchestra
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    Sérénade mélancolique for Violin in B-Flat Minor, Op. 26The Philadelphia Orchestra
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    Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214The Philadelphia Orchestra
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    Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324The Philadelphia Orchestra

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        The Philadelphia Orchestra has been called the Rolls Royce of orchestras. Its many partisans assert that it is, and has been for nearly a century, the finest orchestra in the world. The Philadelphia Orchestra was founded in 1900. Fritz Scheel was appointed the ensemble's first music director and served until his 1907 death. In its earliest years, the orchestra could not boast the exalted reputation it would develop just two decades later, but it did manage to attract some nota... Read more

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