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      Beck: Symphonies

      Naxos 8.573249

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      Bach: The Art of Fugue

      Hyperion CDA-67980 (2 CDs)

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      Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

      Channel Classics CCS SA 35914 (2 CDs)

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      Claves Records 50-1410

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      Decca 478 7697

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