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Highlights from December 16 to 23

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Amy Giddings, K-6 Music Specialist from Duluth, Minn.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Robert Ball.
Tuesday, 7 pm: Concordia Christmas.
Tuesday, 8:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Amy Giddings, K-6 Music Specialist from Duluth, Minn.
Wednesday, 7 pm: Light and Gold: Christmas with Eric Whitacre.
Wednesday, 8 pm: Archive on the Radio: An Archive Christmas Sampler.
Thursday, 3 pm: Regional Spotlight: Holiday music from regional choral and instrumental groups.
Thursday, 7 pm: St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Friday, 4 pm: Carol with Classical MPR and The Singers.
Friday, 7 pm: Chanticleer Christmas.
Saturday, 11 am: The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Saturday, 7 pm: Candles Burning Brightly.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: From Heaven Above.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Bach's Christmas Oratorio, performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of London.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 7 pm: Wonder Tidings.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7 pm: School Spotlight.

Programming Highlights

Monday, December 10, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:25 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 1 "Spring"
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 415274
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11:13 Jean-Marie Leclair - Overture No. 3
Rare Fruits Council
Astree 8842
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11:10 Mateo Carcassi - Angeldance
Darren Curtis Skanson, guitar
ColoradoCr 197
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11:06 Cyril Scott - Notturno
Michael Landrum, piano
Dorian 92158
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11:01 Peter Warlock - Bethlehem Down
Choir of Westminster Abbey
MCA 5900
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10 - 11 PM

10:52 Emmanuel Chabrier - Espana
Armin Jordan, conductor
National Orchestra of France
Erato 88018
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10:28 Wolfgang Mozart - Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds
Alfred Brendel, piano
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Philips 420 182
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10:01 Michael Tippett - Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Michael Tippett, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Virgin 90701
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9 - 10 PM

9:57 Traditional - The First Noel; Silent Night
Frank Wallace, guitar
Gyre 10092
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9:20 Johannes Brahms - Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in a minor
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Gidon Kremer, violin
Misha Maisky, cello
DG 410 031
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9:13 Traditional Finnish hymn - Jesus at the seat of Grace
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 1149
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8 - 9 PM

8:13 Silvestre Revueltas - La noche de los Mayas
Gustavo Dudamel , conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
Carnegie Hall Live 
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7 - 8 PM

7:23 Tres versiones sinfónicas - Julian Orbon
Gustavo Dudamel , conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
Carnegie Hall Live 
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7:09 Carlos Chavez - Sinfonia India
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
Carngie Hall Live 
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6 - 7 PM

6:45 Hamza El Din - Waterwheel
Kronos
Nonesuch 79275
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6:30 Johann Christian Bach - Grand Overture No. 3
William Boughton, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5403
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6:24 Richard Strauss - The Tick-Tock Clock
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
New York Chamber Symphony
Nonesuch 79145
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6:10 Johann Sebastian Bach - Christmas Oratorio: Sinfonia
Rene Jacobs, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music Berlin
Harmonia Mundi 901630
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6:03 Franz Liszt - Dreams of Love No. 3 (Liebestraum)
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Sony 87385
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5 - 6 PM

5:52 Antonio Vivaldi - L'Estro Armonico: Concerto No. 8 for Two Violins
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Jeanne Lamon, violin
Genevieve Gilardeau, violin
Analekta 9811
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5:49 Aldemaro Romero - Suite No. 1: Fuga con Pajarillo
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
DG 11340
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5:25 Traditional - The Holly and the Ivy; Lullay my liking; Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
Robert DeCormier, conductor
Counterpoint
Albany 801
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5:10 Ludwig van Beethoven - Quintet for Piano and Winds: 3rd movement
Anton Kuerti, piano
James Sommerville, horn
James Campbell, clarinet
James Mason, oboe
James McKay, bassoon
CBC 1137
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5:08 Fritz Kreisler - Beautiful Rosemary
Lawrence Foster, conductor
Abbey Road Ensemble
Itzhak Perlman, violin
EMI 55475
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5:02 John Rutter - A Gaelic Blessing: Meditation
John Rutter, conductor
Sinfonia Cymru
Catrin Finch, harp
DG 17606
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4 - 5 PM

4:55 traditional - Bring a Torch...
Hiram Titus
self-prodused 
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4:48 Claude Debussy - First Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra
Jean Martinon, conductor
Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra
RCA 69668
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4:33 Ippolitov -Ivanov - Procession of the Sardar
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
RCA 7716
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4:24 Robert Schumann - Flower Piece
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Sony 44681
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4:20 Harri Wessman - Water under Snow is Weary
Minnesota Boychoir
Westmark 30129
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4:16 Johannes Brahms - String Sextet No. 1: Scherzo
Concertante
MPR 207
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4:09 Charles Gounod - Petite Symphony: Finale
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
London/Decca 430231
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3 - 4 PM

3:59 Traditional Swedish - When Christmas morning gleams; Yule, yule, sparkling yule; Virgin Mary
Simon Phipps, conductor
Gothenburg Cathedral Boy's Choir
Naxos 553965
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3:43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 6 "Serenata Notturna"
Andrew Manze, conductor
English Concert
Harmonia Mundi 907280
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3:32 Michel Corrette - Symphony of Noels No. 4
Rien Voskuilen, conductor
La Fantasia
Columns 290412
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3:28 traditional - The Angel Gabriel
Carnival Band
Maddy Prior
Saydisc 366
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3:22 Franz Schubert - Serenade-Softly a Voice is Calling
Mischa Maisky, cello
Daria Hovora, piano
DG 453904
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3:15 Bela Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 415668
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3:00 Felix Mendelssohn; Traditional - There Shall a Star; Patapan; Carols
Anton Armstrong, conductor
St. Olaf Choir
Saint Olaf 2473
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Noon - 1 PM

12:56 Claude Gervaise/Traditional - Branles; Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; Patapan
Renaissonics
WGBH 4010
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12:47 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Andante For Oboe and Orchestra
Jose Luis Garcia, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Fumiaki Miyamoto, oboe
Sony 48032
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12:31 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Empire Brass & Friends
EMI 49097
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12:27 Scott Ethier - A Mother's Carol
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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12:07 Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
London/Decca 452448
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11 - Noon

11:58 Emmanuel Chabrier - Le Roi malgre lui (The King in Spite of Himself): Fete polonaise
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 447751
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11:47 Jindrich Feld - Flute Sonata
Jeffrey Khaner, flute
Charles Abramovic, piano
Avie 2219
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11:42 Andrew York - Andecy
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Sony 45456
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11:40 Traditional French - Noel nouvelet
Musica Intima
CBC 1154
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11:36 Traditional - What Child is This?
Peter Breiner, conductor
Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Naxos 550670
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11:09 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 82 "The Bear"
Frans Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 462111
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11:03 Marcel Tournier - La Danse du Moujik
Valerie Milot, harp
Analekta 9986
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10 - 11 AM

10:53 Franz Biebl - Ave Maria
Cantus
Cantus 1211
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10:47 Dmitri Shostakovich; arr: Matthia Maute - Two preludes and a fugue
Matthias Maute, conductor
Ensemble Caprice
Analekta 9996
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10:41 Tomaso Albinoni - Sinfonia "The Glorious Name"
Adrian Chandler, conductor
La Serenissima
Avie 2257
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10:29 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Foothills Brass
Black Bear 6018
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10:26 Johann Sebastian Bach - Lobt Gott, ihr Christen alle gleich
Dr. Franz Wasner, conductor
Trapp Family Singers
DG 5068
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10:22 Ukrainian - Bell Carol
Yolanda Kondanassis, harp
Jurji Konje, percussion
Telarc 80446
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10:21 Richard Rodgers - My Favorite Things
Stephen Hough, piano
Virgin 59509
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10:05 Carl Reinecke - Toy Symphony
Raymond Lewenthal, piano
Ensemble
EMI 60365
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10:01 Herbert Howells - Here is the Little Door
Chanticleer
Teldec 94563
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9 - 10 AM

9:49 Antonin Dvorak - Legends Nos. 4 & 6
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464647
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9:44 Peter Tchaikovsky - Nutrcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes
Tim Sparks, g
ToneWood 
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9:36 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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9:33 Andrea Falconieri - La soave melodia
Belladonna
Dorian 93228
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9:07 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 39
Gunter Wand, conductor
North German Radio Symphony
RCA 60714
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9:00 Patrick Zuk - Ye sons of men
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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8 - 9 AM

8:48 Franz Schubert - Songs (arr. Franz Liszt)
Jorge Bolet, piano
London/Decca 414575
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8:42 Rene Clausen - Make We Joye Now in this Fest
David Dickau, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
MPR 20122
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8:42 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Russian Dance
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
DG 13458
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8:36 Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite: Rigaudon
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
DG 437520
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8:32 George Gershwin - Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Audra McDonald, s
RCA 68931
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8:22 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Vienna Punch Songs Waltz
Alfred Walter, conductor
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Polo 223203
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8:19 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No. 2: 3rd movement
Steven Mercurio, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Koch 7785
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8:08 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Sony 7033
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8:04 Antonin Dvorak - Romantic Pieces: Cavatina
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464647
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7 - 8 AM

7:54 Wolfgang Mozart - Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter": 1st mvt
Gunter Wand, conductor
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
RCA 60714
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7:31 Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3
Walter Weller, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 7028
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7:25 Gustav Holst - A Moorside Suite: March
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Northern Sinfonia
Naxos 555070
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7:19 Traditional - Gloucester Wassail
Peter Breiner, conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557585
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7:08 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 "Scottish": 4th mvt
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nimbus 5067
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7:05 Claude Thornhill - Snowfall
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Philips 412626
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6 - 7 AM

6:54 Christmas Music - A Merry Christmas Song; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day; Fum, Fum Fum
Roger Wagner, conductor
Roger Wagner Chorale
Delos 3072
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6:49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Pro Arte 224
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6:49 John Rutter - Angel's Carol
Adagio Trio
Adagio Trio 2
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6:35 William Boyce - Symphony No. 4
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Argo 417824
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6:31 Traditional Norwegian - Kling no, klokka (Ring out, bells)
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3458
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6:25 Wilhelm Stenhammar - Piano Concerto No. 1: 2nd movement
Mario Vengazo, conductor
Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Niklas Sivelov, piano
Naxos 572259
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6:20 Antonio Vivaldi - Rustic Concerto
I Solisti Italiani
Denon 73335
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6:07 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 85 "The Queen": 2nd movement
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Erato 45807
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6:04 Max Reger - Christmas Night Dream
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
Naxos 553461
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5 - 6 AM

5:52 Gordon Langford - A Christmas Fantasy
Keith Rhodes, conductor
Huddersfield Choral Society
Chandos 8679
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5:30 Paul Dukas - The Fairy (La Peri)
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Chandos 8852
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5:27 Gaspar Fernandes - Go to sleep, little babe
Karen P. Thomas, conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
SPM 9807
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5:06 Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Erato 95193
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5:02 Franz Schubert - Night and Dream
Mischa Maisky, cello
DG 449817
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4 - 5 AM

4:41 William Walton - 5 Bagatelles
Andrew Litton, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 54665
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4:34 Johann Quantz - Horn Concerto No. 3
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Barry Tuckwell, horn
London/Decca 417406
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4:26 Traditional - Two French Carols
Musica Intima
CBC 1154
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4:07 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Boston Baroque
Telarc 80368
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4:01 Franz Joseph Haydn - Piano Sonata No. 43: Rondo
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion 67554
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3 - 4 AM

3:31 Frederic Chopin - The Sylphides
Heinz Fricke, conductor
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Capriccio 10073
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3:22 Samuel Barber - Agnus Dei
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Conspirare
Harmonia Mundi 807522
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3:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 32
Jeffrey Tate, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
EMI 47327
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3:07 Traditional - Awake, and join the cheerful choir
Anonymous 4
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Harmonia Mundi 907325
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3:01 Louis Cahuzac - Cantilene
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
Boston 1064
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2 - 3 AM

2:13 Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 1
Yoel Levi, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80349
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2:06 Nicolai; Bach-Marlow - Sleepers Awake; Advent Responsory
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conifer 501
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2:01 Henryk Wieniawski - Scherzo-Tarantelle
Shannon Lee, violin
Telarc 80695
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1 - 2 AM

1:36 Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet no. 2
Amadeus Quartet
DG 453760
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1:27 Gustav Holst - St. Paul's Suite
Richard Studt, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Naxos 550823
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1:18 Pietro Yon - Gesu Bambino
Kelly Yost, piano
Channel Productions 1698
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1:06 Frantisek Dusek - Sinfonia No. 4
Aapo Hakkinen, conductor
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Naxos 572683
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1:01 Astor Piazzolla - Spring in Buenos Aires (Primavera Porteno)
Philip Hansen, cello
North Pacific 28
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:45 Giovanni Sammartini - Concerto Grosso
Adrian Chandler, conductor
La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler, violin
Avie 2154
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12:27 Franz Liszt - The Preludes
Georg Solti, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 417513
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12:20 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
Andre Previn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
EMI 65145
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12:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Mandolin Concerto
Potsdam Chamber Academy
Avi Avital, mandolin
Shalev Ad-El, harpsichord
DG 16801
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12:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Three Minuets
Dejan Lazic, piano
Channel Classics 13398
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