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Fantasy and Farewell. McLean: Suite. Schumann: Märchenbilder op.113 (arr. McLean). Shostakovich: Viola Sonata op.147 (arr. V. Mendelssohn)

Three unrelated viola works performed with varying success

Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Musicians
Roger Myers (viola) London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Francis
Composer
McLean, Schumann, Shostakovich
Catalogue number
Delos DE 3441
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