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Mozart Symphonies - SCO & Sir Charles Mackerras - Sunday Times (Best of 2008)


07 December 2008
Sunday Times
Hugh Canning

It is Mackerras and the SCO who triumph in the finest accounts of the Prague, E flat, G minor and Jupiter ever recorded.
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