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Franz Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D.485 Orchestre de la Suisse Romande MArek Janowski

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is still alive! Although not as prolific when Ernest Ansermet was on the helm, 
the orchestra is still going stong these days. Marek Janowski is principal conductor, suceeded in 2012 by Neeme Jarvi

Here is a live 2009 recording of Franz Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D.485



Light Cavalry Overture (Suppé) – Herbert von Karajan [HQ]

Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry) is an operetta in three acts by Franz von Suppé, with a libretto by Karl Costa. It was first performed in the Carltheater, Vienna on 21 March 1866.

Herbert von Karajan was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor. To the wider world he was perhaps most famously associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, of which he was principal conductor for 35 years. Although his work was not universally admired, he is generally considered to have been one of the greatest conductors of all time, and he was a dominant figure in European classical music from the 1960s until his death. Part of the reason for this was the large number of recordings he made and their prominence during his lifetime. By one estimate he was the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records. File:Zentralfriedhof,Suppe,Franz,von.jpg