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Every weeknight this month at 8pm Classic FM's Full Works Concert is celebrating the world's greatest orchestras. Here are some fascinating photos and facts from their histories.
The great composer Richard Strauss became closely associated with the orchestra. He celebrated his 75th birthday with them in June 1939, where he conducted the orchestra himself and received a standing ovation. Five years later he returned for his 80th birthday and conducted the orchestra in recordings of his own major works, as well as his seldom-heard 'Schlagobers' ('Whipped Cream') ballet music. Photo: AP
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