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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

Monday, January 21, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 38
Colin Davis, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
Philips 416155
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11:11 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise-Fantasie
Maria Joao Pires, piano
DG 4777483
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11:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Partita No. 2: Giga
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Bis 1972
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11:01 Jacques Ibert - Flute Concerto: 1st Movement
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Susan Milan, flute
Chandos 8840
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10 - 11 PM

10:40 Charles Avison - Concerto Grosso No. 8
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 438806
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10:31 Giovanni Sollima - Vibrez Violoncellos
Gidon Kremer, conductor
Kremerata Baltica
Marta Sudraba
Sol Gabetta
Nonesuch 515783
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10:26 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Youth and Love
Bryn Terfel, baritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano
DG 445946
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10:05 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Oboe Concerto
Bryden Thomson, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
David Theodore, oboe
Chandos 9262
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9 - 10 PM

9:59 Lennon/McCartney - Blackbird
King's Singers
EMI 49556
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9:57 Jagger/Richards - Paint it Black/Sympathy for the Devil
La Pieta
Angele Dubeau
Analekta 8723
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9:28 Richard Strauss - Metamorphosen
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8734
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9:25 Franz Liszt - Grand Galop Chromatique
Paris Salon Orchestra
RCA 69296
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9:15 Gregory W. Yasinitsky - Sixth Sense
Cory Barnfield, saxophone
Krista Wallace-Boaz, piano
New Dynamic 31499
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8 - 9 PM

8:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Trio
Christian Zacharias, piano
SPCO Live Recording 110414
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8:37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Aria: Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
SPCO Live Recording 110414
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8:07 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano
SPCO Live Recording 110414
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7 - 8 PM

7:57 Francois Dompierre - The Devil's Beauties
La Pieta
Angele Dubeau
Analekta  8723
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7:48 Morten Lauidsen - Ave Maria
Paul Salamunovich , conductor
Los Angeles Master Chorale
RCM  19705
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7:38 Antonio Vivaldi - Double Concerto
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Viktoria Mullova, violin
Giuliano Carmingnola, violin
Archiv  4777466
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7:26 Darius Milhaud - Chimney of King Rene
Athena Ensemble
Chandos 6536
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7:10 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 9
Awadagin Pratt, piano
EMI 55290
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7:00 Adolphus Hailstork - Epitaph (To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Paul Freeman , conductor
Chicago Sinfonietta
Cedille  61
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6 - 7 PM

6:48 Mozart - Symphony No. 10
Adam Fischer, conductor
Danish National Chamber Orchestra
DaCapo 220538
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6:32 Maurice Ravel - Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No. 2
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Philips 416495
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6:27 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise No. 3 "Military"
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arabesque 6642
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6:25 Jean Sibelius - Dance Intermezzo
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 1225
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6:06 Samuel Barber - Summer Music
Bergen Wind Quintet
Bis 291
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5 - 6 PM

5:49 Giovanni Bottesini - Grand Duo Concertante
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Edgar Meyer, bass
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 60956
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5:43 David Diamond - Symphony No. 3: 3rd movement
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Naxos 559155
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5:22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Concerto
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Irena Grafenauer, flute
Philips 426 318
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5:17 Enrico Toselli - Serenata
I Salonisti
RCA 69299
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5:07 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Wasps: Overture
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5208
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5:07 George Frideric Handel - Harp Concerto
I Musici
Ursula Holliger, harp
Philips 462179
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4 - 5 PM

4:37 Gustav Holst - The Morning of the Year
David Atherton, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Lyrita 209
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4:34 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 8: 1st movement
Jorja Fleezanis, violin
Cyril Huve, piano
Cypres 1640
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4:18 Hugo Alfven - Swedish Polka
Ronald Corp, conductor
New London Orchestra
Hyperion 66998
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4:03 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 90: 1st movement
Franz Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 422022
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3 - 4 PM

3:59 Peter Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake: Dance of the Swans
Georg Solti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 436658
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3:52 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - La dama boba: Overture
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 10511
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3:42 Edvard Grieg - Sir Ole/Withered, Fallen
Hakon Daniel Nystedt, conductor
Oslo Chamber Choir
Liv Ulvik, soprano
Two L 73
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3:39 Frederic Chopin - Etude No. 5 "Black Keys"
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG 413794
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3:07 Franz Krommer - Symphony No. 4
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9275
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3:00 George Gershwin - 3 Preludes
Gil Shaham, violin
Andre Previn, piano
DG 453470
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Noon - 1 PM

12:51 Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite: Sarabande, Gavotte
Netherlands Guitar Trio
Etcetera 1039
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12:27 Franz Joseph Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
Vladimir Spivakov, violin
Mikhail Milman, cello
Alexei Utkin, oboe
Marc Minkowski, bassoon
RCA 7948
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12:18 Morton Gould - Ballad for Band
Col. Michael J. Colburn, conductor
United States Marine Band
USMC 28
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12:15 Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1
Viviana Guzman, flute
Jeremy Jouve, guitar
Reference 128
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12:09 Jean-Fery Rebel - Les caracteres de la danse
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 100
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11 - Noon

11:45 John Ireland - Downland Suite
David Garforth, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Chandos 8390
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11:38 Peter Tchaikovsky - Waltz-Scherzo
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
James Ehnes, violin
Onyx 4076
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11:13 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 28
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
RCA 87510
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10 - 11 AM

10:46 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Douglas Boyd, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO 001
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10:42 Leonard Bernstein - 1600 Pennsylvania Ave: Take Care of this House
Roberta Alexander, soprano
Tan Crone, piano
Etcetera 1037
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10:05 Aaron Jay Kernis - String Quartet No. 2
Lark Quartet
Arabesque 6727
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10:02 Maria Kalaniemi - Growing Dusky Polka
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Albany 339
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9 - 10 AM

9:53 Aaron Copland - Old American Songs: Simple Gifts; Zion's Walls
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
MPR Recording 
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9:44 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 3
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society
Oiseau-Lyre 421729
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9:41 Irving Berlin - Mr. President: It Gets Lonely in the White House
Ron Raines, vocal
Billy Test, p
Sono Luminus 92162
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9:06 Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2
Kazimierz Kord, conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arabesque 6702
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9:01 Gene Scheer - American Anthem
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano
Soloists
RCA 63888
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8 - 9 AM

8:47 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 2
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Eric Ruske, horn
Telarc 80367
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8:43 Larry Hochman - Paraphrases on American Anthems
Ensemble
Sono Luminus 92162
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8:41 Georgia Stitt - Sing Out Mr. President: With Hope and Virtue
Judith Clurman, conductor
Essential Voices USA
Sono Luminus 92162
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8:34 Bohuslav Martinu - Sinfonietta La Jolla: 3rd movement
James Conlon, conductor
French National Orchestra
Jean-Francois Heisser, piano
Erato 45794
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8:25 Peter Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1: Finale
Georg Solti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andras Schiff, piano
London/Decca 417294
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8:21 Stephen Foster - Gentle Annie
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
MPR Recording 
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8:17 Traditional - Four South African Folktunes: Slumber Song
Peter Marchbank, conductor
National Symphony Orchestra of the S.A.B.C.
Marco Polo 223709
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8:10 Fritz Kreisler - Love's Sorrow
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London/Decca 470291
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8:04 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 82 "The Bear": Finale
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Sony 45972
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7 - 8 AM

7:50 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7: 3rd mvt
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1816
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7:46 Leonard Bernstein - On the Town: Pas de deux
Edo de Waart, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Virgin 91431
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7:43 Leonard Bernstein - Mass: Allelujah
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
MPR Recording 
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7:32 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto: Finale
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra
Viktoria Mullova, violin
Philips 473872
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7:27 Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces: Norwegian Peasants' March
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Virgin 59300
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7:18 Felix Mendelssohn - String Symphony No. 5
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Berlin 2105
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7:13 Janika Vandervelde - Genesis V: Palindrome Clockwork
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Albany 207
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7:10 U2 - MLK
Axel Theimer, conductor
Saint John's University Men's Chorus
Luke Healy, tenor
SELF PROD 242
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7:10 John Philip Sousa - Presidential Polonaise
Timothy Foley, conductor
Nonpareil Wind Band
EMI 54130
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6 - 7 AM

6:52 Reinhold Gliere - Symphony No. 3 "Il'ya Muromets": 3rd movement
Leon Botstein, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80609
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6:47 William Billings - O Praise the Lord of Heaven
VocalEssence
MPR Recording 
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6:37 Antonio Vivaldi - Mandolin Concerto
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Virgin 45527
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6:33 Gabriel Faure - En priere (In Prayer)
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
Ensemble
RCA 61936
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6:25 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4: 3rd movement
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Teldec 43678
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6:22 Anonymous - Two Fifteenth Century Fanfares
Empire Brass
Telarc 80257
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6:09 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 16: 3rd movement
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Alfred Brendel, piano
Philips 412856
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6:04 Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings: Alla marcia
Richard Studt, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Naxos 553106
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5 - 6 AM

5:30 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 101 "The Clock"
Roger Norrington, conductor
London Classical Players
EMI 55111
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5:15 George Frideric Handel - Trio Sonata
Academy Chamber Ensemble
Philips 412595
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5:09 Franz Schubert - Die Schone Mullerin: The stream's lullaby
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
The Knights
Ancalagon 137
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5:07 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1
Fazil Say, piano
Atlantic 26124
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5:02 Enrique Granados - Goyescas: Intermezzo
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 432827
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4 - 5 AM

4:47 Josef Strauss - Music of the Spheres
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 1849
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4:16 Antonin Dvorak - Cypresses
Cleveland Quartet
Pro Arte 237
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4:10 Dominick Argento - Walden Pond: The Pond
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49217
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4:06 John Field - Nocturne No. 1
John O'Conor, piano
Telarc 80199
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4:01 Jules Massenet - The Last Sleep of the Virgin
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Anthony Ross, cello
Reference 99
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3 - 4 AM

3:40 Peter Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme
Maxim Shostakovich, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Philips 434106
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3:33 Perotin - Sederunt
Cantus
Cantus 1212
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3:11 Joaquin Rodrigo - Aranjuez Concerto
Andrew Litton, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 54665
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3:06 George Antheil - Flute Sonata: Adagio
Zizi Mueller, flute
Premier 1029
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3:01 Georg Philipp Telemann - Paris Quartet No. 6: VI
Trio Sonnerie
Wilbert Hazelzet, flute
Virgin 91450
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2 - 3 AM

2:28 Franz Berwald - Symphony No. 4
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 436597
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2:25 Alexander Rom - Vocalise
Robert Simpson, conductor
Houston Chamber Choir
MSR 1311
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2:15 Johann Sebastian Bach - Trio Sonata
Alison Balsom, trumpet
EMI 58047
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2:06 Frantisek Dusek - Piano Sonata: Presto
Antonin Kubalek, piano
Dorian 90121
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2:01 Frederic Curzon - March of the Bowmen
Ronald Corp, conductor
New London Orchestra
Hyperion 66968
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1 - 2 AM

1:21 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 4
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 415274
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1:11 Frederick Delius - Legend
Eric Fenby, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Ralph Holmes, violin
Unicorn 2077
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1:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - March No. 2
Amy Hamann, piano
Sara Hamann, piano
Grand Piano 619
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1:01 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C# minor
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80338
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:54 Marco Uccellini - La Trasformata: Sonata No. 4
Arcadian Academy
Harmonia Mundi 907066
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12:46 Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 436566
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12:12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeunehomme"
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
London/Decca 17181
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12:06 Leo Brouwer - A Day in November (Un Dia di Noviembre)
Lily Afshar, guitar
Archer 31919
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12:01 Anonymous - Pieces from the Lumley Part Books (selections)
Fretwork
Harmonia Mundi 907478
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