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Classical Music Discoveries is currently on hiatus.New broadcasts will resume on October 4, 2014.This episode was originally broadcast on March 11, 2011 and was one of our Top 4 broadcasts of Season 7. Aaron A. Kaplan is a symphonic film composer as well as an orchestrator, pianist, and songwriter. His music can be heard on radio, television, and film and his musical portraits continue to be widely acclaimed. Although Aaron is noted for romantic scores and melodic symphonic works, he also can compose music for any style or genre and his music has been used in a wide variety of movie and documentary film scores. Kaplan also lectures and performs his music to demonstrate the mind-body connection and healing aspects of music. His work is utilized by medical and mental health professionals and can be heard in hospitals and healing centers. Aaron Kaplan was one of only two composers in the United States invited to create an original composition for a premier performance in the honored International Modern Symphonic and Chamber Music Festival in Eastern Europe. One of his compositions was premiered at the Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas by the Turtle Creek Chorale's 225 men choir plus orchestra. Kaplan's award winning song, "We're Coming Home," has been used with film and fundraising and was selected as the best Jewish song of the year in the United States. Glenn Beck used this song and its Hebrew version, Bayit Yashan, Chayim Chadashim, on facebook to help promote the mega event "Restoring Courage" in Israel. Aaron's "Symphonic Fantasy" was performed by the West Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and can be heard on Mr. Kaplan's fifth CD, "The Best of Aaron A Kaplan," which has just been released. Kaplan has been featured in many national and international publications. He has been a guest on "Good Morning Texas" as well as John Pronk's Texas Tales on ABC's evening news. His music was highlighted in a one-hour special on WRR-FM Radio and can currently be heard on radio both nationally and internationally. Kaplan's most recent credits include the full length film, "House of the Generals", and the PBS special documentary "Roots of War, Road to Peace". In addition to his music demands, Aaron also co-hosted a talk radio show in Dallas. He is currently working on a musical which is scheduled for its premier within a year. Aaron's love for music began when he started playing piano at the age of four and he continues to enjoy live piano performances on stage. After earning his business degree from the University of Texas, Aaron went to the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles where he obtained graduate degrees in piano, composition, and film scoring. Aaron is a member of the SCL (Society of Composers and Lyricists) as well as BMI. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanySousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Harp and Soul - Anne Vanschothorst Play (continued)
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Classical Music Discoveries is currently on hiatus for September 2014.This is a rebroadcast from 3 April 2011 - one of our 4 Most Popular Shows of Season 7.For comments about this show please email: Ken@ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com Guitarist Galina Vale was born in the Ukraine and comes from a family of musicians. She began studying the guitar and made her first public appearance on state television at the age of eight, from twelve she was performing major guitar concertos with the Kharkov Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.  From the age of 15 she was employed as a principal guitarist with the Kharkov State Philharmonia and and started her career as a concert performer. Graduated from  Moscow State Gnesins Music College and undertook a professional performance course at Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK).   Galina has won prizes at international guitar and  music  competitions in  Poland, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom, and  has  performed over  2000  concerts  across west and eastern Europe, USA, central America, Africa and Asia . Her recitals include very technically demanding works, such as the arrangement by Japanese virtuoso guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita of  "The Bogatyr Gate of Kiev" (from "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky), considered "impossible for guitar" (Goniezc Pomorsky) and Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2" alongside her own arrangements of works like Rachmaninov's   "Prelude no.5 in G-minor" and "Hungarian Dance no.5" by Brahms... Her repertoire has ranged from 'orthodox' classical guitar (Sor, Mertz, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos), music from the renaissance and baroque (Galilei, Bach, Dowland, Scarlatti) through arrangements of classical instrumental,orchestral works and opera (Liszt, Paganini, Sarasate, de Falla, Gimenez, Bizet, Rossini...) the modern guitar (Walton, Dyens, Rak...), flamenco (Escudero, Sabicas, Paco de Lucia...), arrangements of South American and East European folk music (Cardoso, Ramirez, Tirao, Shevchenko...), to jazz and fusion genres. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanySousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today!  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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Classical Music Discoveries is currently on hiatus for September 2014This is a rebroadcast from 21 May 2011 - one of our 4 Most Popular Shows of Season 7.For comments about this show please email: Ken@ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com    Yaltah Menuhin was born of Russian parents in San Francisco on 7th October 1921, the youngest of three extraordinarily musical children. Yaltah was named after her mother's hometown in Crimea. At the age of three, she was already part of the rigorous regime imposed on her siblings: the family employed tutors for the children, and Yaltah had her first piano lessons from the wife of the tutor in harmony and counterpoint. She was taken to Paris at the age of four when her brother, Yehudi and sister, Hephzibah went to study there. Marcel Ciampi, engaged to teach Hephzibah, initially refused to entertain the notion of teaching Yaltah at such a young age; however, Yaltah so impressed him with her spontaneous rendition of Schumann's Kinderszenen, that he agreed to take her on as well. Her taking piano lessons did not mean that her parents considered her - or for that matter, Hephzibah - to be capable of pursuing a career in music: Yaltah's mother in particular was firmly opposed to the idea that her daughters would follow in Yehudi's footsteps. Apart from Ciampi, she studied with Rudolf Serkin in Basel, Armando Silvestri in Rome and Carl Friedberg in New York. One of Yaltah's earliest orchestral appearances was with Pierre Monteux and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, playing Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto. Over the years Yaltah performed a wide repertoire. She played a pivotal role in the careers of numerous young composers, particularly during her stay in Los Angeles in the 1950's. She had a great love of chamber music and performed the sonata literature of the violin, viola and 'cello, as well as works for larger groups. Yaltah gave many first performances of works by Eric Zeisl, George Antheil, Ernst Krenek, Frank Martin, Louis Gruenberg, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Walter Piston. She recorded for Everest, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, SPA, Music Library and EMI-World Record Club.Yaltah's tours took her from Alaska to New Zealand; from Texas to Switzerland. She appeared in duo recitals with the 'cellists Gabor Rejto, George Neikrug, Guy Fallot and Felix Schmidt; violinist Israel Baker; violists Michael Mann and Paul Doktor, and with Joel Ryce in duo-piano with whom she appeared widely in recital, in double-concerto's and in television specials in Paris, London and New York. The duo Menuhin/Ryce won the coveted Harriet Cohen International Music Award in 1962.Yaltah and Joel were blissfully married for almost forty years. British audiences may recall the "Carnival of the Animals" for the BBC, with the Menuhins and Joel Ryce, and the telecast of the Mozart Triple Concerto at Yehudi's 50th birthday concert from the Royal Festival Hall, London. Her recorded favourites include the "family" recording of the Mozart Triple Piano Concerto (Yaltah, Hephzibah and Jeremy at the piano, with Yehudi conducting) and the four-hand piano duets of Mozart with Joel. The highlights of Yaltah's career include a performance for the Queen at Windsor Castle in 1973, when she played the Schubert Nocturno with Yehudi and Ross Pople; the Mozart Double Piano Concerto with Hephzibah for the Willa Cather Centenary Celebrations in America, and a recital with Joel Ryce at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, when they played Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Her charity performances included evenings for the British Red Cross; the Organisation of Rehabilitation Training (ORT), Geneva; the Goulston Foundation, London; Pentonville Prison and for Friends of the Rose, Geneva.Yaltah was a co-founder in 1965 (with Stefan Askenase and Johannis Wasmuth) and director of "Arts and Music", an international non-profit social project for the benefit of young artists and the art(continued)
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Classical Music Discoveries is currently on hiatus for September 2014This is a rebroadcast from 2 July 2011 - one of our 4 Most Popular Shows of Season 7.For comments about this show please email: Ken@ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com  Sofja Gülbadamova, prizewinner of many international competitions in USA, Spain, France, Germany and Russia, has won 2008 the first prizes at two prestigious piano competitions in France: the International Piano Competition in Aix-en-Provence as well as the 6th International Francis Poulenc Piano Competition, where she also received the special prize for the best interpretation of Poulenc's music. 2010 brought new success: in August at the Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition (Vienna, Austria) Sofja Gülbadamova was awarded the Grand Prix and a few months later, in October, she won the 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition "André Dumortier" in Belgium. A very important event of the summer 2012 was Sofja Gülbadamova's debut recital at one of the most significant piano festivals in Europe, "Rarities of piano music" in Husum (Germany) where her 3-hours-long program consisting of almost unknown works by Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Claude Delvincourt, Ernst von Dohnányi, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc and Peter Tschaikovsky has been highly acclaimed by both the press and the public. Not only the program itself but also standing ovations already after the first half of this enormously challenging concert proved to be another "rarity" of this festival in spite of its extremely critical and professional audience. A reinvitation for the year 2013 followed. The CD from the festival 2012 edition, published by the danish label Danacord, where Sofja Gülbadamova's recital is represented by a third of the total time, has been enthousiastically reviewed by the international musical press, BBC Music Magazine as well as International Piano (Jan./Feb.2014) among them, and has been selected as Editor's Choice in the November 2013 issue of GRAMOPHONE. Appearance in July 2012 at the festival "Liszt en Provence" in France where Sofja Gülbadamova gave two recitals on one evening performing all ballades by Chopin, Brahms, Liszt as well as those by Debussy and Fauré was one of the highlights of this year. In June 2012 she was invited to the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit (USA) where she played with James Tocco, Yehonatan Berick and David Geringas, among the others. In May 2012 she gave a recital at the historic Ehrbarsaal (Ehrbar Hall) in Vienna (Austria) and in February 2012 she was featured as a soloist in a concert in Paris (France) in three piano concertos in a row (Haydn Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII:11, Mozart Piano Concerto in E flat Major KV 271 "Jeunehomme" and Chopin Piano Concerto in e minor op.11) with the Orchestre de Chambre de la Nouvelle Europe under the baton of Nicolas Krauze. This event has been praised by the musical press calling the pianist a "touching, sincere and inspired artist" and describing her performance as "infatuating but never hysterical, expressive but never maudlin, Sofja Gülbadamova's playing is literally overwhelming"... In November 2012 Sofja Gülbadamova followed an invitation to give a recital and to perform in a chamber music formation at one of the most important festivals in Argentina, "Semana musical Llao Llao". Last highlights include recitals at the major French festivals such as the Festival "Journées Lyriques de Chartres", Festival de St. Lizier, the Festival de St. Robert, "Les Nuits Pianistiques" in Aix-en-Provence, "Les Nuits de Piano d'Erbalunga" in Corsica throughout the summers 2012 and 2011, debut recitals in Washington D.C. in April 2011 at the National Museum of Wo(continued)
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Did Schubert and Beethoven ever meet? Schubert, we know was one of the pallbearers at Beethoven's imperial funeral, but did they ever meet in life? They meet this coming September fifteenth, when conductor Barak Tal and his Tel Aviv Soloists ensemble and Pianist Alon Goldstein perform Schubert's fifth and Beethoven's second piano concerto. Follow it live on U-Sophia, where art music prospers. Click to join the live-stream - http://tinyurl.com/u-sophia-beethoven-schubert
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Our 11th broadcast season begins on October 4th, but we can't wait to give our very special listeners a preview of what is coming up next season. So, before we go on hiatus, we thought we'd do one additional show for our audience. Each work you will hear, in this broadcast, will be featured next season.  We are sure you will agree with us, that Season 11 is a year you will NOT want to miss. So, sit back, relax and enjoy a preview of Season 11. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanySousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Harp and Soul - Anne Vanschothorst Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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The Southwest Symphony Orchestra, based in St. George Utah, begins their 34th Season on Friday, September 26th at the Cox Performing Arts Center on the Dixie State University Campus. Starting his 26th season with the orchestra, Maestro Gary Caldwell and the orchestra will use music reflecting colorful and magical impressions to define this year's theme: Etchings in Tone. To start off this season, Ken had a visit with JJ Abernathy, SWSO Chairman of the Board and SWSO's Maestro Gary Caldwell to discuss this year's concerts. For more information, please visit the orchestra's website at: www.SouthwestSymphony.co or just click on the hyperlink below at any time during this broadcast. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanySousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com  
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Hampson Sisler, organist and composer, is one of the most prolific composers today with over 100 works to his credit.  His works were written for organ, chorus, concert band, chamber and symphony orchestra.   At 17 years old, Hampson was the youngest person ever awarded the American Guild of Organists' coveted Fellowship status and has had performances of his works the world over. Today, in addition to being a composer, Sisler maintains a dual career as an organist and choral director. He has served seventeen churches, most notably Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, where Abraham Lincoln was an occasional attendee, and Central Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, where Charles Ives served in the same position in the early 1900s. Currently, Hampson Sisler is the music director at the historic St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, New York. His recent compositions have been performed in Bulgaria, Israel, Czech Republic, Russia and the United States. The majority of his orchestral works have been recorded on the MSR Classics label. Mr. Sisler is presented world-wide by BV Artists International. Classical Music Discoveries is proud to begin this 8 part series on Hampson Sisler which will detail his life and his music.  A new episode will be broadcast each month. To learn more about Hampson Sisler, just click on his website link appearing below at any time during the broadcast or visit www.BVArtistsInternational.com Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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For comments about this show, please email:ken@classicalmusicdiscoveries.com Welcome to the 16th edition of Play My Music. In this edition we have 6 excellent performances submitted to us from some of the greatest musicians spanning the globe. Play List Ernest Revell - No Puede Ser Dino Kalyvas - Spiro e Spero Jackie Evancho - Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera San Francisco Symphony - Prologue from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello - If I Loved You Leningrad State Philharmonic Orchestra - Presto from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6    Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanySousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today!  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com  
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For comments about this broadcast, please email your comments to:ken@classicalmusicdiscoveries.com Sonja Beets is one of those rare people that has received an abundance of talent in all of the arts.  Whether Sonja composes, paints, writes poetry, or stories, you can be sure she will excel at it. As Sonja writes about herself: During the whole lifetime of composer Sonja Beets the bond between nature and music pushed her creations in a new lyric style based on traditions. After studying different instruments the piano, organ and harp, those studies gave her the abilities to write for different instruments and voices. The strong musical expressions, her empathy and knowledge, make it comfortable for musicians to perform her music, which is always loved by the audience. To help our listeners see and hear what a unique talent she is, we will play several works composed by Sonja and while her compositions are playing, we will show you paintings also created by Sonja and also several photos of her. At any time during this broadcast, just click on the name of the composition and you will be directed over to Sonja's website to learn more about her.  Or, if you are streaming this on Facebook or another provider that does not show our hyperlinks, just go to her website at www.SonjaBeets.eu Now, Classical Music Discoveries is proud to present to our millions of listeners all over the world, Sonja Beets. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners GoDaddy Chicago Steak CompanyAwake and Dream What Lies in Your Journey? Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today!  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015. To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Play List Fantasie (Fantasy) - Anke Anderson, harp; Mariette Gort, cello Mozart Mon Ami (5 Songs on text by Robert Riblet Buchmann) - Joke de Vin, mezzo-soprano; Sonja Beets, piano Aarzeling (Hesitation) - Sonja Beets, piano Du bist wie eine Blume (You're Like a Flower, text by H. Heine) - Joke de Vin, mezzo-soprano; Mariette Gort, cello; Sonja Beets, piano  Had We the Wings (for carillon) - Sonja Beets, carillon Dialogue for Solo Cello - Didier Poskin, cello Take All Away from Me (text by Emily Dickinson) - Harry van Berne, tenor; Sonja Beets, piano   O dit geluk bij u te zijn (O This Happiness To Be With You) - Joke de Vin, mezzo-soprano; Sonja Beets, organ Tulpen (Tulips) - Pieternel van Amelsvoort, soprano; Sonja Beets, piano Rozen (Roses) - Pieternel van Amelsvoort, soprano; Sonja Beets, piano De Stad (The Town) - Joke de Vin, mezzo-soprano; Sonja Beets, piano Melancholia (Melancholy) - Hans Zomer, baritone; Mariette Gort, cello; Sonja Beets, harp De Pluk (The Fruit Harvest) - Pieternel van Amelsoort, soprano; Anke Anderson, harp  
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