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Thalia Ensemble - Reicha: Wind Quintets - BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’


07 May 2016
BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’
Andrew McGregor with Sarah Devonald

'It's great repertoire to have...I think [the G major Quintet] is worth hearing just for the bassoon.'
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