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From the Archives - 'Reader's Digest' classics

Vinyl records
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Explore recordings from 'Reader's Digest' on From the Archives.

Hear music from the large catalog of classical music recorded and issued by 'Reader’s Digest' in the 1960s. It’s a treasure trove of excellent recordings of works by MacDowell, Chopin, and Stravinsky.

Compositions and Recordings

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor
by Edward MacDowell
Massimo Freccia with the RCA Symphony; Earl Wild - piano

Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53
by Frederic Chopin
Rene Liebowitz with the New Symphony Orchestra of London

Firebird Suite
by Igor Stravinsky
Massimo Freccia with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rome

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