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OSM Chamber Soloists - Beethoven, Strauss is KUSC: Download of the Week

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California's own Kent Nagano is the Music Director of the Montreal Symphony, but it's one of his two concertmasters, Andrew Wan, who leads an off-shoot chamber ensemble made up of orchestra musicians in a new recording of Beethoven and Richard Strauss. Under the artistic direction of Wan, principal violist of the OSM, this album highlights the great musical qualities of the musicians of the OSM in reduced formation: Andrew Wan on violin, Neal Gripp on viola, Brian Manker on cello, Ali Yazdanfar on bass, Todd Cope on clarinet, Stéphane Lévesque on bassoon and John Zirbel on horn.

This week's Free Download is an interesting chamber version of Strauss' colorful tone poem, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. Grab it on KUSC: Los Angeles