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Work: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, for orchestra

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ComposerMessiaen, Olivier (1908-1992)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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LuganoLa Scala with Chailly

Ravel, Messiaen
Filarmonica della Scala; Riccardo Chailly
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