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Émile GOUÉ (1904-1946)
Ballade on a poem by Emily Brontë
- Paris RSO/Tony Aubin, Quatuor Vocal & Quatuor Krettly/Louis de Froment
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Frank Schiller (tenor)
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2016 Vienna Philharmonic/Mariss Jansons rec. 2016
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