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The Avison Ensemble - Vivaldi - BBC Radio 3 CD Review - Disc of the Week


19 November 2011
BBC Radio 3 CD Review
Andrew MacGregor

Disc of the Week: 'Plenty of bold colours...recorded with immediacy and real presence on the Linn label.'
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