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The trill of it all

“Tartini”  (“Devil’s Trill Sonata”)  Violinist, Erica Morini   Westminster Records

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Sometimes you got to cry a little

“Pathetique”  Tchaikovsky  Philharmonia Orchestra – Nicolai Malko, Conductor  RCA Victor  From a series “Building a basic record library”.

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Castle rock

Jim Flora cover for Columbia Masterworks   Richard Strauss by Eugene Ormandy, Conductor and The Philadelphia Orchestra

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A classic breakfast

What were they thinking?     The “Best of Brahms”   Westminster Gold Records     Classical music for those on a budget or … Brahms for the poor (?)

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I see her everywhere

Puccini   Manon Lescaut   Renzo Rossellini and the Rome Festival Orchestra   Que Records

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Crackin’ up

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite   Anatole Fistoulari with the Paris Conservatory Orchestra   London Records

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Get a grip

Another Westminster Gold Classical cover that makes you tilt your head and go “huh!?”     Dvorak Overtures by the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.

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Brahms’ grapest hits

Brahms Complete Hungarian Dances   Robert Gerle, Violin   Westminster Gold Series Records   Westminster was the king of the wacky classical package – at times pairing “serious” music with food for no apparent reason.   (See our “classical” section for others from the label.)

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Mostly (not) Mozart

Bob Azam & His Orchestra “MOZART 40″   S&S Records

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