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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: 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

Saturday, January 12, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:44 Robert Schumann - Manfred: Overture
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
DG 453482
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11:36 Anonymous - Folia
El Mundo
Dorian 92131
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11:25 Johann Strauss, Jr. - By the Beautiful Blue Danube
Franz Welser-Most, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 69838
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11:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Kegelstatt Trio
Igor Oistrakh Trio
MCA 10209
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11:01 Marcos Portugal - Il Duca di Foix Overture
Alvaro Cassuto, conductor
Algarve Orchestra
Naxos 557207
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10 - 11 PM

10:47 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Capriccio Diabolico
Plamen Djurov, conductor
Sofia Soloists
Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Concord 42048
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10:42 Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel) - Notturno
Michael Landrum, piano
Dorian 92158
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10:24 George Gershwin - An American in Paris
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80445
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10:15 Peter Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 66646
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10:06 Antonio Vivaldi - La Stravaganza: Violin Concerto No. 5
Arte Dei Suonatori Baroque Orchestra
Rachel Podger, violin
Channel Classics 19598
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10:01 Jean-Joseph Mondonville - Sonata No. 4: Aria
Luc Beausejour, harpsichord
Analekta 9920
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9 - 10 PM

9:40 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 39
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 427661
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9:14 Louis Spohr - Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Kenneth Sillito, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Julian Bliss, clarinet
EMI 79786
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9:09 Ozie Cargile - Mixed Feelings
Tami Lee Hughes, violin
Ellen Bottorff, piano
Albany 1293
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9:06 Henry Cowell - Fiddler's Jig
Richard Auldon Clark, conductor
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Ashley Horne, violin
Koch 7282
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9:01 Willem de Fesch - Trio Sonata
Ensemble of the Auvergne
Globe 5186
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8 - 9 PM

8:53 Gioacchino Rossini - Marriage Contract: Overture
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 414407
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8:49 Niccolo Paganini - Sonata No. 6
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Sony 34508
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8:29 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 17
Fazil Say, piano
Naive 5016
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8:06 Henriette Renie - Harp Concerto
Hugh Wolff, conductor
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Xavier de Maistre, harp
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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8:01 Christoph Graupner - Bassoon Concerto: Allegro
Genevieve Soly, conductor
L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses
Analekta 3162
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7 - 8 PM

7:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Isabelle van Keulen, violin
Philips 426715
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7:21 Georges Bizet - Fair Maid of Perth: Suite
Roberto Benzi, conductor
London Syphony Orchestra
Philips 442272
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7:13 Dmitri Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue No. 13
Alexander Melnikov, piano
Harmonia Mundi 902019
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7:06 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 4
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464601
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7:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite No. 5: Gavottes 1 and 2
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 47191
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4 - 5 PM

4:39 Dinu Lipatti - Concertino in Classic Style
Jaime Martin, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Luiza Borac, piano
Avie 2271
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4:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 36 "Linz"
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80148
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4:02 Stephen Reynolds - Homage to Faure: Chanson d'Automne
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67267
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3 - 4 PM

3:58 Traditional - South Australia
Chanticleer
Teldec 16676
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3:55 Traditional/John Newton - Jefferson
Chanticleer
Teldec 48556
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3:11 Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Saint Cecilia Orchestra
Mario Brunello, cello
EMI 14102
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3:04 Johannes Brahms - Four Waltzes
Martha Argerich & Alexandre Rabinovitch, pianos
Teldec 92257
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2 - 3 PM

2:53 Giuseppe Verdi - Macbeth Concertino for Flute
Ramond Guiot, conductor
Studio Orchestra
Alain Marion, flute
Accord 200962
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Noon - 1 PM

12:00 Giuseppe Verdi - Il Trovatore
Daniele Callegari, conductor
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Angela Meade, soprano (Leonora)
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano (Azucena)
Marco Berti, tenor (Manrico)
Alexey Markov, baritone (Count di Luna)
Christophoros Stamboglis, bass (Ferrando)
Live from the Metropolitan Opera 
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11 - Noon

11:24 Robert Schumann - Cello Concerto
Colin Davis, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 42663
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11:24 Gary Schocker - Beyond the Fog: Mist
Emily Mitchell, harp
Gary Schocker, flute
Azica 71272
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11:06 Manuel de Falla - Ritual Fire Dance
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 452500
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11:01 Pablo de Sarasate - Habanera
Midori, violin
Sony 52568
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10 - 11 AM

10:54 Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont Overture
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 415506
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10:22 Alexander Glazunov - Ballet Scenes
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8804
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10:14 Veljo Tormis - Calling Home the Cattle
Erkki Pohjola, conductor
Tapiola Choir
Finlandia 921
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10:06 Hector Berlioz - Beatrice and Benedict: Overture
Charles Munch, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA 6805
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10:01 Flicks in Five

9 - 10 AM

9:36 Johann Hummel - Piano Quintet
Hausmusik
EMI 54264
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9:26 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Die Fledermaus: Overture
William Boughton, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Nimbus 5120
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9:23 John Dowland - Galliard to Lachrimae
Paul O'Dette, lute
Astree 7715
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9:14 Gioacchino Rossini - Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture
Yoel Levi, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80334
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9:06 Emmanuel Chabrier - Le Roi malgre lui: Fete polonaise
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 447751
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9:01 Claude Debussy - Etude No. 1 "For Arpeggios"
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Warner 83940
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8 - 9 AM

8:36 Johann Vanhal - Symphony
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9607
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8:22 Richard Wagner - The Flying Dutchman: Overture
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
RCA 63143
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8:15 John Hebden - Concerto No. 2
Adrian Shepherd, conductor
Cantilena
Chandos 8339
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7 - 8 AM

7:45 Engelbert Humperdinck - Sleeping Beauty: selections
Karl Anton Rickenbacker, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 91494
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7:39 Engelbert Humperdinck - Royal Children
Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 91494
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7:18 Johan Albrechtsberger - Harp Concerto
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Avie 2221
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7:10 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Partita No. 2: Giga
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Bis 1972
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7:06 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 5
Yoav Talmi, conductor
Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Analekta 3156
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7:01 Moritz Moszkowski - 3 Etudes
Esther Budiardjo, piano
ProPiano 224536
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6 - 7 AM

6:49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 10 "Gran Partita": Theme and Variations
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Ensemble Intercontemporain
London/Decca 4780316
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6:49 Traditional West African - Djandjon
John Williams, guitar
Sony 89483
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6:19 Camille Saint-Saens - Symphony
Jean Martinon, conductor
Orchestra of French Radio & TV
EMI 62643
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6:12 Franz Liszt - Forest Murmurs
William Wolfram, piano
Naxos 557014
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6:10 Francesco Navara - Sinfonia/Sonata a 5
Adrian Chandler, conductor
La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler, violin
Avie 2106
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6:02 George Gershwin - Liza/Promenade
Tashi
RCA 7901
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5 - 6 AM

5:48 Karl Goldmark - In Spring Overture
Andras Korodi, conductor
Budapest Philharmonic
Hungaroton 12552
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5:46 Gavin Bryars - Benedicamus Domino
Trio Mediaeval
ECM 2166
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5:16 William Grant Still - Symphony No. 2
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9226
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5:11 Traditional - Sevillanas
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Telarc 80593
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5:06 Aram Khachaturian - Masquerade: Nocturne
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Janine Jansen, violin
London/Decca 475011
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5:01 William Boyce - Symphony No. 3
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
EMI 4551
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4 - 5 AM

4:39 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique"
Andras Schiff, piano
ECM 1942
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4:34 Simon Jeffes - Perpetuum mobile
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
BBC Concert Orchestra
London/Decca 425218
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4:22 John Stanley - Concerto Grosso No. 1
Simon Standage, conductor
Collegium Musicum 90
Chandos 638
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4:11 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 "Titan": 2nd movement
Marin Alsop, conductor
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 572207
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4:06 Joseph Jongen - Danse Lente
Laurel Zucker, flute
Cantilena 66034
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4:01 Percy Grainger - Four British Folk Song Settings
Penelope Thwaites, piano
Chandos 9919
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3 - 4 AM

3:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 12
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Eduard Brunner, clarinet
Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Kermann Baumann, horn
Philips 420183
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3:29 Ferdinando Carulli - Duo for Flute and Guitar No. 1
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Sony 42130
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3:23 Giuseppe Verdi - Macbeth: Scottish Refugees' Chorus
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80152
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3:06 Antonio Vivaldi - Violin Concerto "Echo"
Mark Russell Smith, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 091018
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3:01 Francois Couperin - La Verneuille
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67440
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2 - 3 AM

2:26 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sony 42366
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2:22 Nicola Matteis - Ground upon a Scotch Humour
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92153
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2:11 Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80338
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2:06 Johannes Brahms - Four Waltzes
Canadian Brass
Opening Day 7415
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2:01 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Prussian Sonata No. 5: 2nd movement
Jon Mendle, archguitar
In a Circle 4
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1 - 2 AM

1:27 Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 10 "Harp"
Takacs Quartet
London/Decca 470847
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1:22 Morten Lauridsen - Mid-Winter Songs
Paul Salamunovich, conductor
Los Angeles Master Chorale & Sinfonia Orchestra
RCM 19705
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1:15 Peter Tchaikovsky - Album for Children: Selections
Yuli Turovsky, conductor
I Musici de Montreal
Chandos 9098
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1:06 Richard Danielpour - The Awakened Heart: Epiphany
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Naxos 559712
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1:01 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude No. 5
Vassily Primakov, piano
Bridge 9348
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:46 Christian Sinding - Suite in the Old Style
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
Henning Kraggerud, violin
Naxos 554497
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12:43 Gaspar Sanz - Canarios
Waverly Consort
Waverly 14002
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12:40 Paul Manz - E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Cantus
Cantus 1210
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12:09 Rodolphe Kreutzer - Violin Concerto No. 18
Andrew Mogrelia, conductor
San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra
Axel Strauss, violin
Naxos 570380
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12:06 Takashi Yoshimatsu - Memory of Prelude
Mitsouko Kado, piano
MA Records 500
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12:01 Joan Trimble - Suite for Strings: Prelude
Fionnuala Hunt, conductor
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Black Box 1003
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