Catbird

Catbird

A tribute to the musical world we live in, especially that of birdsong, and in particular, the eastern virtuoso, the catbird.

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17.10
21.52
24.40
30.36
44.50
51.48
53.45
TITLE
Selections
In Beauty May I Walk
Passing of the Year, II
Skylark
Lark Ascending
Wild is the Wind
Moving to the Ghetto
What a Wonderful World
ARTIST
Zbigniew Preisner
Voces8
Voces8
Lena Willamark
Julia Fischer
Nina Simone
Wojciech Kilar
Katie Melua/Eva Cassidy
ALBUM
Double Life of Veronique
Equinox
Equinox
Summer Night
Poème
Wild is the Wind
The Pianist
Ultimate Collection
LABEL
New Music
VCM
VCM
Touche
Decca
UMG
Sony
BMG

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