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Have Orchestras Been Playing Gershwin’s “American In Paris” Wrong All These Years?

The finding promises to divide musicians, and could require instrument-makers, sellers and renters — who now offer sets of tuned taxi horns specifically for “An American in Paris” — to consider investing in new sets tuned to the new notes.
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