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A 20th century French composer wrote a composition for oboe and orchestra in 1959; it had its premiere in 1961. The composition is in seven short movements, each movement named for the flowers in the Flower Clock of the Swedish botanist Carl von Linne, known as Linnaeus. The work was commissioned by the former principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, John de Lancie. What is the piece, and who is the composer?
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Join Carl Grapentine and other fellow opera lovers August 7–10 as we tour one of our favorite domestic opera destinations in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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