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SCO Winds - Beethoven: Music for Winds - BBC Music Magazine


01 August 2018
BBC Music Magazine
Stephen Johnson
4 Stars

'For a start, these pieces are so irresistibly tuneful, and then there's the humour - less suave, sometimes edgier than Mozart's, but at times winningly delicate.'
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