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What happens when your favorite classical music radio host tackles spring cleaning? We reap the benefits of his discoveries! Bill was digging deep into the back of his hall closet when he spied a mysterious box. He wondered, he reached, he opened, and he found a treasure trove of wonderful recordings from years past: Andras Schiff playing Beethoven Op. 111 and the Diabelli Variations, Martha Argerich playing Mozart Concerti with Claudio Abbado, and many, many more. And we'll get to discover them all, right along with Bill. We've borrowed the title from one of our favorite albums of the Palladian Ensemble, playing consort music of the Elizabethan and Restoration periods.

 
Program 1

Marini: Sonata sopra "Fuggi dolente core", Op. 12 
Palladian Ensemble 
Linn CHK010
5:17 
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Paredes: Ler Davagar 
Susan Palma, flute 
Lisboa Intima
4:50 

Paredes: Alfama
Susan Palma, flute 
Lisboa Intima
3:16

Lins: Iluminados 
Susan Palma, flute; Joao Moeira, trumpet 
Lisboa Intima
5:45 

Bach: Partita #1 In B Flat, BWV 825 
1. Praeludium, 2. Allemande, 3. Corrente
4. Sarabande, 5. Menuet 1 & 2, 6. Gigue

Murray Perahia 
1:59, 3:08, 2:53, 5:02, 3:18, 2:16
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Gould: American Caprice 
Lara Downes, piano 
Sono Luminus 92207 
5:03
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Ellington: Melancholia 
Lara Downes, piano 
Sono Luminus 92207 
3:01
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Kauakahi: Kaleohano 
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole 
Sono Luminus 92207 
3:39
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Program 2

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture 
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner 
Philips 438494
6:03
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Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 In D Minor, K 466 -
I. Allegro, II. Romance, III. Allegro Assai 

Martha Argerich; Orchestra Mozart/Abbado 
DG 002002402
14:05, 9:02, 7:51
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Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concerto, Op. 25 - 1. Allegro Giusto 
Yolanda Kondonassis; Oberlin Orchestra/Jiménez 
Oberlin Music 04 
9:25
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Ginastera: Pampeana #1, Op. 16
Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano
Oberlin Music 04 
9:04
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Program 3

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio #1 In D Minor, Op. 49 -
1. Molto Allegro E Agitato 

Emanuel Ax, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma 
Sony 752192
10:07
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Brahms: Violin Sonata #2 In A, Op. 100 - 1. Allegro Amabile
Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang
Decca 0289 478 6442 4 
8:29
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Brahms: Piano Trio #1 In B, Op. 8 - 1. Allegro Con Brio
Jeremy Denk, piano; Joshua Bell, violin; Steven Isserlis, cello 
Sony 532179
13:16
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Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : III Scherzo
[Vivace - Poco meno mosso]

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/José Serebrier
Warner Classics 666562 
7:45
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Parades: Verdes Anos 
Susan Palma, flute; Pedro Joia, guitar
Lisboa Intima 
4:44

Copland: Blues No. 1 (Sentimental Melody: Slow Dance) 
Lara Downes, piano 
Sono Luminus 92207 
1:35
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Harrison: New York Waltzes 
I. Waltz In
C , II. Hesitation Waltz , III.Waltz in A
Lara Downes, piano 
Sono Luminus 92207
0:47, 1:09, 1:19 
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Program 4

Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae 
John Holloway, Monika Baer, Renate Steinmann, etc 
4:19
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Cassadó: Suite Per Violoncello 
I. Preludio-Fantasia (A Zarabanda): Andante 
II. Sardana (Danza): Allegro Giusto 
III. Intermezzo E Danza Finale (A Jota) 

Alisa Weilerstein, cello 
5:46, 4:33, 5:15
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Enrique Albano: Serie Argentina, "De la pampa y los cerros" 
I. Preludio, II. Danza del nandu herido (The Wounded Spider), III. Zamba (slow dance in 3/4) 
IV. Ventisquero (Glacial zone in mountains) 

Mirian Conti, piano 
Steinway & Sons 30023 
1:31, 2:15, 2:11, 1:44
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Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.17 In D Minor, Op.31 No.2
"Tempest" 
1. Largo - Allegro, 2. Adagio, 3. Allegretto 

Maurizio Pollini, 
DG 002235002 
8:00, 7:13, 5:56
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Program 5

Trad: Jose Embala O Menino 
Susan Palma, flute 
Lisboa Intima 
2:09

Mozart: Piano Concerto #7 In F For 2 Pianos, K 242, "Lodron" - 3. Rondeau 
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Katherine Jacobson Fleisher 
Sony Classical 88697 43505-2 
7:07
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Mozart: Piano Concerto #23 In A, K 488 - 2. Adagio
Leon Fleisher: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra/Katherine Jacobson Fleisher 
Sony Classical 88697 43505-2 
7:10
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata #32 In C Minor, Op. 111 
2. Arietta: Adagio Molto Semplice E Cantabile 

András Schiff, piano 
17:30
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Fritz Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op. 2
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano 
DG 0289479294992 
4:16 
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Kreisler: Liebesleid
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano 
4:24
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Fritz Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano 
DG 0289 479 2949 9 2 
2:15
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Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Songs, Op. 24 - Sea Murmurs 
Daniel Hope, violin, Maria Todtenhaupt, harp 
DG 002145302 
2:19
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Brahms: Lullaby, Op. 49/4 (anchors aweigh)
Yuja Wang, piano; Leonidas Kavakos,violin 
Decca 0289 478 6442 4 
1:39
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