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Highlights from April 15 to 21


Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: the Litchfield High School Dragonaires.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Janet Tollund, travel agent and consultant.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight: the Litchfield High School Dragonaires.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The National Lutheran Choir.
Friday, 10am: Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
Saturday, 11 am: Metropolitan Opera: Arabella, by Richard Strauss.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: An Easter Offering.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: Handel's Messiah, performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Sunday, 8 pm: From Darkness to Light, with Bob Christiansen and Valerie Kahler.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: luthier John Waddle.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.

Programming Highlights

Thursday, April 17, 2014

9 - 10 PM

9:35 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Marek Janowski, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Gerhard Oppitz, piano
RCA 68417
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9:25 Franz Liszt - Au bord d'une source; Orage from Years of Pilgrimage
Alfred Brendel, piano
Philips 420 202
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9:15 Felix Mendelssohn - Fair Melusina Overture
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
DG 415353
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9:07 Felix Mendelssohn - Octet in E-flat: IV
Academy Chamber Ensemble
Chandos 8790
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8 - 9 PM

8:51 Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque
Zoltan Kocsis, piano
Philips 412118
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8:24 Leos Janacek - Sinfonietta
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 427 313
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7 - 8 PM

7:52 Johannes Brahms - Horn Trio in E-flat
Lowell Greer, natural horn
HMU 907037
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7:42 Malcolm Arnold - English Dances: First Set
Bryden Thomson, conductor
The Philharmonia
Chandos 8867
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7:38 Gioacchino Rossini - Quell'alme pupille from The Touch-stone
Raul Jimenez, tenor
Nimbus 5106
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7:30 Gioacchino Rossini - Un regret
Alberto Portugheis, piano
ASV 901
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7:23 Giovanni Palestrina - Lesson No. 1 for Maundy Thursday
Jeremy Summerly, conductor
Oxford Camerata
Naxos 550572
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7:13 Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for 3 Trumpets
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 439893
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7:06 Frederic Chopin - 3 New Etudes (Trois Nouvelles Etudes)
Nelson Freire, piano
London/Decca 470288
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6 - 7 PM

6:38 William Grant Still - Symphony No. 4 "Autochthonous"
John Jeter, conductor
Fort Smith Symphony
Naxos 599603
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6:20 Peter Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien
Daniele Gatti, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Harmonia Mundi 907393
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6:15 The Writer's Almanac
6:10 Gioachino Rossini - Un Rien: Danse siberienne
Alberto Portugheis, piano
ASV 901
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6:04 Josef Myslivecek - Cello Concerto: 3rd movement
Drostan Hall, conductor
Camerata Chicago
Wendy Warner, cello
Cedille 142
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6:00 Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita No. 1: Gigue
Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
London/Decca 466465
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5 - 6 PM

5:54 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2: Rondo
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Richard Goode, piano
Nonesuch 480508
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5:37 Hubert Parry - Lady Radnor's Suite
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
EMI 47671
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5:31 Carl Nielsen - Saul and David (Saul og David): Prelude to Act 2
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 220518
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5:29 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
English Chamber Orchestra
Nigel Kennedy, violin
EMI 56890
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5:14 Francesco Veracini - Overture No. 4
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 439937
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5:10 Morton Gould - American Symphonette No. 2: Pavanne
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 62
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5:02 Daniel Elder - The Heart's Reflection
Joe Miller, conductor
Westminster Choir College
WCC 1310
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5:01 Selim Palmgren - En Route
Stephen Hough, piano
MusicMasters 60135
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4 - 5 PM

4:47 Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso No. 9 (after Corelli)
I Musici
Philips 438766
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4:47 Maurice Ravel - Valley of the Bells
Simon Rattle, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
EMI 54204
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4:37 Frederic Chopin - Mazurka No. 2
Emanuel Ax, piano
Sony 44544
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4:30 Antonin Dvorak - Serenade for Winds: Minuet
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Winds
DG 471613
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4:22 Hector Berlioz - Beatrice and Benedict: Overture
Charles Munch, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA 61400
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4:16 Peter Schickele - Thurber's Dogs: Dog Asleep
Timothy Russell, conductor
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
D'Note 1010
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4:15 Composers Datebook
4:08 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 29: Allegro con spirito
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 426735
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4:00 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Die Fledermaus: Overture
Ensemble Wien
Sony 47187
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3 - 4 PM

3:55 Arnold Bax - Mediterranean
Adrian Boult, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Lyrita 231
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3:37 Ferdinando Carulli - Guitar Concerto
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 426263
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3:31 Kenji Bunch - String Circle: Lowdown
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
Delos 3430
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3:22 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 "Winter Dreams": 3rd movement
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Delos 3087
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3:16 Charles-Marie Widor - Toccata
National Lutheran Choir
MPR Recording
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3:12 Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 13: Presto
Orion String Quartet
Koch 7683
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3:00 Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Philips 468526
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 Performance Today

1 - 2 PM

1:00 Performance Today

Noon - 1 PM

12:50 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 8
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Anna Polonsky, piano
London/Decca 19765
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12:34 Sergei Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije Suite
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 430506
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12:22 Thomas C. Kelly - O'Carolan Suite in Baroque Style
Fionnuala Hunt, conductor
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Black Box 1003
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12:12 Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
Alexander Gibson, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8429
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11 - Noon

11:55 Jean Francaix - Trio
Accordo
MPR 131209
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11:53 Alexander Scriabin - Prelude No. 15
Lawler + Fadoul
Self Produced 
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11:41 Niccolo Paganini - I Palpiti
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor
Paris Chamber Orchestra
Laurent Korcia, violin
Naive 5344
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11:15 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 4
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
RCA 60360
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11:06 Tomas Luis de Victoria - Lamentations for Maundy Thursday: I
Peter Phillips, conductor
Tallis Scholars
Gimell 43
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10 - 11 AM

10:52 Igor Stravinsky - Violin Concerto in D: selections
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Patricia Kopanchinskaja, violin
Naive 5352 (NEW)
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10:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Magic Flute: Der Holle Rache
Louis Langre, conductor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Natalie Dessay, soprano
EMI 67830
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10:35 Willhelm van Wassenaer - Concerto Armonico
Roy Goodman, conductor
Brandenburg Consort
Hyperion 66670
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10:34 Agustin Barrios - Las Abejas (The Bees)
John Williams, guitar
Sony 64396
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10:08 Peter Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite No. 4 "Mozartiana"
Neville Marriner, conductor
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Capriccio 10200
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10:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo
Peter Maag, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Joshua Bell, violin
London/Decca 436376
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9 - 10 AM

9:51 Antonio Vivaldi - Nulla in mundo pax sincera
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti, v
Decca 16412
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9:37 Robert Schumann - Kreisleriana No. 2
Jonathon Biss, p
EMI 65391
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9:09 Franz Berwald - Symphony No. 4 "Naive"
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
San Francisco Symphony
London/Decca 436597
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9:01 Emil von Reznicek - Donna Diana Overture
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 423662
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8 - 9 AM

8:49 Leonardo Leo - Concerto in D
Musica Antiqua Koln
Archiv 435393
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8:38 Felix Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 61843
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8:32 Jules Massenet - The Last Sleep of the Virgen
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Anthony Ross, vc
Reference 99
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8:26 Nicola Matteis - Ground after the Scotch Humour (Bizzarie all'imor scozzese)
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 5010
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8:22 Fritz Kreisler - Variations on a Theme by Corelli
London Brass
Frank Lloyd, horn
Teldec 46069
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8:18 Aaron Copland - The Red Pony: Walk to the Bunkhouse
Aaron Copland, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
RCA 61699
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8:15 The Writer's Almanac
8:10 Johann Fasch - Quartet for 2 Oboes and 2 Bassoons
Ingo Goritzki, oboe
Burkhard Glaetzner, oboe
Thomas Reinhardt, bassoon
Lutz Klepel, bassoon
Berlin 1069
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8:04 Giacomo Puccini - La Boheme: Musetta's Waltz
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80581
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7 - 8 AM

7:58 Traditional - The Cuckoo
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Claves 50600
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7:50 Maurice Ravel - Minuet Antique
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Vox 5031
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7:42 Robert Schumann - Arabesque
Jonathan Biss, p
EMI 65391
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7:42 Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy: Finale
Mario Bernardi, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
James Ehnes, violin
CBC 5222
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7:27 Gabriel Faure - Berceuse
Carol Rosenberger, piano
Delos 3079
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7:22 Johan Kapsberger - Ciaconna
Rolf Lislevand, lute
et al
Astree 8515
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7:15 Top Score
7:10 Antonio Vivaldi - Il Giustino: Vedro con mio diletto (I will see with delight)
Christian Curnyn, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti, violin
London/Decca 16412
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7:04 Jean Sibelius - Karelia Suite: Alla Marcia
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
London/Decca 414534
Buy

6 - 7 AM

6:50 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 6 German Dances
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 416484
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6:47 Georges Bizet - Carmen: Aragonaise
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80224
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6:31 Ludwig van Beethoven - Variations on Arne's "Rule Britannia"
John Ogdon, piano
EMI 85761
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6:25 Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
Andre Previn, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Philips 420161
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6:21 Franz Joseph Haydn - Piano Trio No. 39 "Gypsy"
OPUS ONE
MPR 204
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6:15 The Writer's Almanac
6:07 Giuseppe Torelli - Concerto for Four Violins
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 435393
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6:04 Fritz Kreisler - Beautiful Rosemary (Schon Rosmarin)
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Lambert Orkis, piano
DG 58
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5 - 6 AM

5:48 Benjamin Britten - Gloriana: Courtly Dances
Andre Previn, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 80126
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5:42 Robert Helps - Four Song Transcriptions: Chabrier's "Song for Jeanne"
Naomi Niskala, piano
Albany 925
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5:35 Alexandre Tansman - Cavatina: Scherzino and Danza Pomposa
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 54853
Buy
5:31 Charles Gounod - Romeo and Juliet: The Sleep of Juliet
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 99
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5:16 Georg Philipp Telemann - Viola Concerto
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, viola
Philips 412215
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5:06 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Morning Papers Waltz
Jascha Horenstein, conductor
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Chesky 95
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5:01 Cecile Chaminade - The Past
Peter Jacobs, piano
Hyperion 66846
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4 - 5 AM

4:43 Gareth Walters - Divertimento for Strings
Roy Goodman, conductor
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
CBC 5227
Buy
4:31 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Orchestra-Symphony No. 1
Andrew Manze, conductor
English Concert
Harmonia Mundi 907403
Buy
4:21 James Oswald - Serenata No. 5
Chatham Baroque
Chris Norman, flute
Dorian 90291
Buy
4:11 Godfrey Ridout - Music for a Young Prince: Dreams
Victor Feldbrill, conductor
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Centrediscs 3890
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4:06 Edward Elgar - The Capricious One
Renaud Capucon, violin
Jerome Ducros, piano
Virgin 74087
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4:01 Antonio Rosetti - Symphony: 1st movement
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9567
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3 - 4 AM

3:47 Malcolm Nabarro - Lincoln Green
Malcolm Nabarro, conductor
East of England Orchestra
ASV 2069
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3:41 Francisco Tarrega - Capricho Arabe
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Azica 71287
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3:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto
Richard Stoltzman, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
RCA 60723
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3:01 Cesar Cui - Cantabile
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Steven Isserlis, cello
Virgin 91134
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2 - 3 AM

2:41 Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata
Georgy Tchaidze, piano
Honens 201101
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2:29 Germaine Tailleferre - Harp Sonata
Jennifer Swartz, harp
Atma 2265
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2:12 Maurice Ravel - Noble and Sentimental Waltzes
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Lyon National Orchestra
Naxos 572888
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2:06 Ferdinando Carulli - Duo for Flute and Guitar No. 1
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Alexandre Lagoya, guitar
Sony 42130
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2:02 Johan Svendsen - Symphony No. 2: 3rd movement
Mariss Jansons, conductor
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 49769
Buy

1 - 2 AM

1:35 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 2
Rafal Blechacz, piano
DG 11952
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1:16 Franz Joseph Haydn - Violin Concerto No. 4
Alessandro Moccia, conductor
Champs-Elysees Orchestra
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Archiv 4778774
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1:12 Ruggiero Giovannelli - Make a Joyful Noise
Simon Preston, conductor
Choir of Westminster Abbey
Archiv 415517
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1:06 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Eva Waltz
Alfred Walter, conductor
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Polo 223245
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1:01 Nino Rota - Clarinet Trio: 3rd movement
Ensemble Nino Rota
Chandos 9832
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:53 Alessandro Scarlatti - Concerto Grosso No. 4
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, violin
Virgin 45495
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12:46 Peter Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Sergiu Comissiona, conductor
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Pro Arte 251
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12:40 Johannes Kapsberger - Suite
Rolf Lislevand & Ensemble
Astree 8515
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12:06 Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 2
Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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12:01 Francois Couperin - L'Atendrissante (One who moves one to pity)
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67440
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