Duo Ahlert & Schwab

Repertoire 2017
1992-2017: 25 years Duo Ahlert & Schwab

"Back to the roots"
anniversary programme 25 years Duo Ahlert & Schwab

For our anniversary year we will be performing a very special programme presenting the best of all the many compositions for mandolin and guitar composers from all over the world have written for us over the last 25 years!

"Basically Baroque"

18th century music for mandolin and lute
Music by Giuseppe Tartini, Domenico Scarlatti and others

"The era of virtuosi"

Music from the 19th century for mandolin and guitar
Virtuosity as a musical style reached its zenith in the 19th century mainly through musicians like Niccolò Paganini and Franz Liszt. Guitar and mandolin also had their virtuosos who pushed the boundaries of the instruments. Duo Ahlert & Schwab perform music by those romantic superstars.

"Hallucination for Two "

Music by female composers for mandolin and guitar
With music by Asako Miyaki, Yasuko Yamaguchi, Mina Kaiser and others

Mandolin, Guitar/Lute and Orchestra


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto d-minor for mandolin, lute, strings and B.c.

Radamés Gnattali (1906-1987)
Suite Retratos for mandolin, guitar and strings

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Hommage a Liège for guitar, mandolin and strings


First Performances


Composition premiered by Duo Ahlert & Schwab
(in alphabetical order)


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Daniel Ahlert (*1973), Germany
title: Variations on a Theme by Corelli for mandolin and guitar
written: 2007
premiere: 4th June 2007 in Herzogenrath
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: Quartet for four mandolins
written: 2010
premiere: 5th August 2010 in Herzogenrath
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: Suite Girafe for mandolin
written: 2010
premiere: 24th July 2011 in Schwerte
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: Fantaisie et la Fustemberg for mandolin
written: 2011
premiere: 1st January 2012 in Bochum
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: Sonata for mandolin and B.c.
written: 2012
premiere: 9th November in Höhenkirchen
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: Capriccio for mandolin and guitar
written: 2014
premiere: 19th August in Frankfurt
publisher: Edition Corvus

Beth Anderson (*1950), USA
title: "September Swale" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2000, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 3rd November 2000 in Unna
publisher: Edition 49

Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006), GB
title: "Piece" for flute and guitar
written: ?
premiere: 5th January 2003 in Bottrop, Birgit Schwab, guitar, Tobias van de Locht, flute
publisher: unpublished

John Arran (*1945), GB
title: "South from Granada" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 21st September 2002 in Schwelm
publisher: Edition Corvus

Lawrence Axelrod (*1960), USA
title: "Mandala #4" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 20th May 2002 in Möhnesee
publisher: Pan Verlag

title: "Mercurials" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 16th July 2008
publisher: Edition Corvus

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Raffaele Bellafronte (*1961), Italy
title: Running after the dream for mandolin and guitar
written: 2008, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 14th September 2008 in Münster
publisher: Les Production d'Oz

Heinz Benker (1921-2000), Germany
title: "Vier Anekdoten" for mandolin and guitar
written: 1995, dedicated to Daniel Ahlert
premiere: 3rd January 1997 in Remscheid
publisher: Edition 49

title: "Partita Vellicata" for mandolin solo
written: 1997, dedicated to Daniel Ahlert
premiere: 15th February 1998 in Wuppertal
publisher: Pan Verlag

title: "Klang-Gestalten" for mandolin, guitar and organ
written: 1998, dedicated to Daniel Ahlert
premiere: 29th June 2000 in Laubach with Eckhard Manz, organ
publisher: unpublished

Hans Boll (1923-2016), Germany
title: "Prelude" for mandolin and guitar
written: 1999, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 3rd Nov.2000 in Unna
publisher: Edition 49

Hayg Boyadjian (*1938), USA
title: Fantasia Espanola for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 11th November 2005 in Sondershausen
publisher: unpublished

Yehezkel Braun (1922-2014), Israel
title: Sonata for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 7th Aug. 2005 in Schwerte
publisher: unpublished

Christine K. Brückner (*1967), Germany
title: "Tséotá tavo" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2003, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 30th July 2004 in Baden-Baden
publisher: unpublished

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Nestor de Hollanda Cavalcanti (*1949), Brazil
title: "Coisas Simples" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2000, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 14th October 2001 in Berlin
publisher: Trekel

title: "Improviso...escrito" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2000, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 14th October 2001 in Berlin
publisher: Trekel

title: "Um Gringo no Choro" for mandolin
written: 2002, dedicated to Daniel Ahlert
premiere: 2nd May 2004 on the island of Langeoog
publisher: unpublished

title: "Mais 2 peças" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 6th February in Bochum
publisher: unpublished

Chan Ka Nin (*1949), Canada
title: "Tête à tête" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2008, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 4th September 2009 in Bernau
publisher: unpublished

Gian Paolo Chiti (*1939), Italy
title: Doppelgänger for mandolin and guitar
written: 2015, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 14th Jan 2017 in Hattingen
publisher: unpublished

Sergio Igor Chnee (*1968), Brazil
title: "Cor das Hibridas" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2006, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 16th September 2007 in Lingen
publisher: unpublished

Carson P. Cooman (*1982), USA
title: "Dionis Dreaming" op.453 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 9th September 2003 in Gladbeck
publisher: Music Fabrik

Ernesto Cordero (*1946), Puerto Rico
title: Concertino Tropical for mandolin and strings
written: 1998
premiere: 29th June 2002 in Piestany, Slowakia, with the Slovakian Chamber Orchestra
publisher: Edition 49

title: Desde mi balcón for mandolin and guitar
written: 2009, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 7th April 2010 in Bad Nauheim
publisher: Les Production d'OZ

title: Meditación for mandolin
written: 2010
premiere: 20th July 2014 in Herzogenrath
publisher: unpublished

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Robert Delanoff (*1942), Germany
title: "Adagio" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 24th February 2002 in Rheurdt
publisher: unpublished

title: "Mediterranean Arabesque" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 9th September 2002 in Rheinbach
publisher: unpublished

Mark Delpriora (*1959), USA
title: "Ruins" - Sonata for mandolin and guitar
written: 2010, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 7th July 2012 in Friedrichshafen
publisher: unpublished

John Duarte (1919-2004), GB
title: Partita "Dieci cori" op.135 for mandolin and guitar
written: 1998
premiere: 25th May 2006 in Bamberg
publisher: Edition Corvus

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Timothy Dwight Edwards (*1962), USA
title: "strange attractor" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2005, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 5th May 2005 in Chicago
publisher: unpublished

Edward Elgar (1857-1934), GB
title: Serenade for mandolin and guitar
premiere: 20th November 2011 in Hattingen
publisher: Edition Corvus

Richard Emsley (*1951), GB
title: Tidal Volume III for mandolin and guitar
written: 2006, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 13th March 2008 in Bad Harzburg
publisher: CE Composers Edition

Claude Engel (*1948), France
title: "Danse Bulgare No.2" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2000, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 29th December 2000 in Münster
publisher: Les Production d'OZ

title: "Minstrels" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 6th August 2003 in Oberstdorf
publisher: Les Production d'OZ

title: "Fuego" für Gitarre
written: 1992
premiere: 2nd May.5.2004 on the island of Langeoog
publisher: Les Production d'OZ

title: "Valses cacochymes et valétudinaires" for guitar
written: 2001, dedicated to Birgit Schwab
premiere: 9th July 2005 in Herongen
publisher: Les éditions-delatour

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David Farquhar (1928-2007), New Zealand
title: "three for two" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 10th October 2004 in Dortmund
publisher: Edition Corvus

Ulrich St. Fauth (*1940), Belgium
title: Sonate op.72 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 26th April 2003 in Hückeswagen
publisher: Trekel

Tom Febonio (*1950), USA
title: "8 Bagatelles" op.23 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 10th October 2003 in Brüggen
premiere of the 2nd version: 21st September 2014 in Pilgramsreuth
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: "Water Ballads" op.47 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2009, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 3rd October 2009 in Wiesbaden
publisher: Edition Corvus

John Fodi (*1944), Canada
title: "Little Guy" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2005, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 30th April 2007 in München
publisher: unpublished

title: Fantasy variations op.95 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2006, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 30th April 2007 in München
publisher: unpublished

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Angelo Gilardino (*1941), Italy
title: Sonatina-Lied No.4 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2006, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 10th December 2006 in Düsseldorf
publisher: Berben

title: "Fiori di Novembre" Concert for mandoline, guitare and orchestra
written: 1997
Deutsche premiere: 30th January 1999 in Marl with the Chamberorchestra Marl
publisher: Berben

Frederic Glesser (*1956), USA
title: "You never know" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2003, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 31st July 2004 in Herongen
publisher: Pan Verlag

Geoffrey Gordon (*1968), USA
title: "Interiors of a Courtyard" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2003, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 26th September 2003 in San Luis Obispo/USA
publisher: Wolfhead Music

Jay Gordon (*1956), USA
title: "Daimonelix" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 7th September 2005 in Bad Schandau
publisher: little boat music

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Nickos Harizanos (*1969), Greek
title: Danse Mystique Op.170 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2014, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 1st August 2015 in Herzogenrath
publisher: unpublished

title: Tzigane for mandolin and guitar
written: 2014, written for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 1st August 2015 in Herzogenrath
publisher: unpublished

Jeffrey Harrington (*1955), USA
title: "Erg" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 7th June 2002 in Remscheid
publisher:Edition Corvus

title: "Cassotis" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 11th June 2006 on Borkum
publisher: unpublished

title: "Indigo Trails" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2009
European premiere: 23.August 2009 in Haltern
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: "Bidon Cinque" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2009, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 11th November in Bottrop
publisher: unpublished

Stan Hoffman (*1951), USA
title: "Pattern" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 10th january 2004 in Hattingen
publisher: unpublished

Jeffrey Hoover (*1959), USA
title: "American Tango" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 23rd March 2002 in Friedrichsrode
publisher: unpublished

title: "Inner Rhythm" for Mandolin solo
written: 2006, dedicated to Daniel Ahlert
premiere: 15th April 2007 auf Langeoog
publisher:Edition Corvus

title: Fantasy Piece - A Crown of Silver Light for mandolin and guitar
written: 2016, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab for their 25th anniversary
premiere: 4th Feb in Hamburg
publisher:unpublished

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Jonathan Jackson (*1961), GB
title: "dead heat" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 28th August 2004 in Lagonegro (Italy)
publisher: Eurasian Editions

Christiaan de Jong (*1960), Spain
title: "Mariposas y Flores de Plastico" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 27th January 2002 in Bochum
publisher: unpublished

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Laura Kaminsky (*1956), USA
title: "Runaway Anemone" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 3rd July 2005 in Pritzhagen
publisher: unpublished

Mina Kaiser (*1962), USA
title: "Hallucination for two" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2015, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 14th August 2016 in Mitwitz
publisher: Edition Corvus

Tyler Kaiser (*1962), USA
title: "Den lille Havfrue" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 23rd January 2005 in Datteln
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: "The Fates" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2006, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 18th March 2008 in Tangerhütte
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: Three Variations on Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2012, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 14th August 2012 in Frankfurt
publisher: unpublished

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Peter Lieuwen (*1953), USA
titel: "Rivulets" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2009, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 20th May 2010 in Hahnenklee
publisher: unpublished

Robert Lombardo (*1932), USA
title: "Sudden Departures" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2000, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 9th May 2000 in Berlin
publisher: Edition 49

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Peter Machajdík (*1961), Slobakia
title: Mit den Augen eines Falken for mandolin and guitar
written: 2016, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 12th Feb 2017 in Bochum
publisher: unpublished

Andre Marquetti (*1966), USA
title: Suite for mandolin and guitar
written: 2005, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 5th May 2005 in Chicago
publisher: unpublished

Jürgen Meyer-Metzenthin (*1955), Germany
title: "Fragmente" for mandolin and guitar
written: 1999
premiere: 24th April 2001 Aschersleben
publisher: Trekel

title: "Sphinx" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 4th November 2002 in Wuppertal
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: "Tanz der Chimäre" for mandolin solo
written: 2004
premiere: 9th July 2005 in Herongen
publisher: Edition Corvus

Julia Miller (*1969), USA
title: consensus reality comes from a shared field of perception
written: 2005, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 5th May 2005 in Chicago
publisher: unpublished

Barry Mills (*1949), GB
title: Duo for mandolin and guitar
written: 1986
premiere: 1st September 2002 in Dillenburg
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: Concerto for mandolin, guitar and orchestra
written: 2003, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 22. September 2007 in Basel, Switzerland with Akademisches Orchester Basel
publisher: Manuskript

title: Two Pieces for mandolin and guitar
written: 2008, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 26th March 2009 in Aschersleben
publisher: Edition Corvus

Asako Miyaki (*1967), Japan
title: "Pas de deux" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 27th August 2001 in Lagonegro, Italy
publisher: Edition Corvus

Jorge Muñiz (*1974), USA
title: "A la una" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2009, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 17th January 2009 in Bad Sachsa
publisher: unpublished

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Rodney Newton (*1942) GB
title: Concerto da Camera Nr.1 for mandolin, guitar and strings
written: 1977
premiere: 4th December 2005 in Gelsenkirchen with Buersches Kammerorchester
publisher: unpublished

title: Sonate for Two for mandolin and guitar
written: 2011
premiere: 22th April 2012 in Körle
publisher: unpublished

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John Peterson (*1957), Australia
title: "Moving fast through Autumn Light" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2002, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 11th August 2002 in Freren
publisher: Australian Music Centre

Alice Ping Yee Ho (*1960), Canada
title: "Solace" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2010, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 20th August 2011 in Kühlungsborn
publisher: unpublished

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Morgan Roberts (*1973), USA
title: "Riddles with Gollum" for mandolin and guitar
written: 1998
premiere: 19th November 2006 in Staßfurt
publisher: unpublished

Chris Rupert (*1965), Canada
title: "Nowhere left to go" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 2nd December 2001 in Düsseldorf
publisher: Edition Corvus

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Thomas Schmidt-Kowalski (1949-2013), Germany
title: "Romeo und Julia"-Fantasie G-Dur, op.82 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2000, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 3rd November 2000 in Unna
publisher: Edition Corvus

title: "Variationen über ein eigenes Thema" op.92 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2003, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 23rd March 2003 in Lünen
publisher: Edition Corvus

Laura Elise Schwendinger (*1962), USA
title: New 2 little whos for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 5th May 2005 in Chicago
publisher: unpublished

Tiffany Sevilla (*1967), USA
title: "dreamscapes II" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2005, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 5th May 2005 in Chicago
publisher: unpublished

Ivan Shekov (*1942), Germany
title: "Suite Mediteran" op.77 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2001, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 17th March 2002 in Unna
publisher: Edition Corvus

Mark G.Simon (*1954), USA
title: Duo op.52 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2009, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 11th November 2011 in Bottrop
publisher: Edition Corvus

Norbert Sprongl (1892-1983), Austria
title: Concert op.106 for mandolin, guitar and strings
written: 1954
premiere: 25th October 1996 in Wuppertal with Orchester "deLabuissier"
publisher: Trekel

Elizabeth Start (*1959), USA
title: "Pale Cliffs" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2005, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 5th May 2005 in Chicago
publisher: unpublished

Gerd-Heinz Stevens (*1957), Germany
title: Kleine Intrada für Mandoline, Gitarre und Orgel
written: 2002, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 26th April 2002 in Blankensee with Gerd-Heinz Stevens, organ
publisher: unpublished

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Jan Truhlar (1928-2007), Czech Republic
title: "Strimpelando" op.82 for mandolin and guitar
written: 1997, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 14th June 1998 in Friedrichshafen
publisher: Pan Verlag

title: "Bad Haller Romanze" op.94 for mandolin, guitar and orchestra (or plucked orchestra)
written: 2004, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 1st May 2005 in Milwaukee, USA with Vintage Frets (version with plucked orchestra)
publisher: unpublished

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Toon Vandevorst (*1970), Netherlands
title: 4:AM for mandolin and guitar
written: 2003
premiere: 8th February 2009 in Rüsselsheim
publisher: unpublished

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Beth Wiemann (*1959), USA
title: "Piece Goods" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2004, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 26th February 2006 in Unna
publisher: unpublished

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Yasuko Yamaguchi (*1969), Japan
title: "Beach Birds" for mandolin and guitar
written: 2003, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 8th February 2004 in München
publisher: unpublished

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Jaime M. Zenamon (*1953), Brazil
title: "Chilli con Tango" op.89/2 for mandolin and guitar
written: 1999, for Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 27th November 1999 in Schwelm
publisher: unpublished

title: "Baiao de Coco" op.122 for mandolin and guitar
written: 2005, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 26th January 2007 in Dortmund
publisher: unpublished

title: Itajacurú Op.143 for mandolin, guitar and strings
written: 2008, dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab
premiere: 9th July 2011 in Wuppertal with the Chamberorchestra Wuppertal
publisher: Edition Corvus

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