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The Drums Roll
Sono andati? (from La Bohème)
Soloist: Licia Albanese
Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
The Sacrifice (from The Rite of Spring)
Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Marie Theres'! Hab' mir's gelobt (Act 3 Trio) (from Der Rosenkavalier)
Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Teresa Stich-Randall, Christa Ludwig
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Non havea Febo ancora (Madrigal, Book 8)
Soloist: Deller Consort
Orchestra: Baroque String Ensemble
Vissi D'Arte (from Tosca)
Soloist: Maria Callas
Orchestra: La Scala Orchestra
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