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Donald Runnicles is the guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra of the February 2005 concert.
Donald Runnicles is the guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra of the February 2005 concert. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Sunday at 1 p.m. on WRTI (90.1 FM) hear conductor Donald Runnicles - who returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra podium next week - in an archival broadcast from February 2005 in which pianist Andreas Haefliger joined the Philadelphians for a performance of Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. And with the traditional orchestral seating layout having been restored the previous month by then-music director Christoph Eschenbach, Runnicles benefitted in Elgar's Symphony No. 1 from the division of first and second violin sections to left and right; Elgar made much of the antiphonal play between those groups.

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