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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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:28 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 47631
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11:25 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Delos 3132
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11:20 Anonymous - Come Thou, Redeemer of the Earth
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
London/Decca 17837
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11:10 Franz Schubert - Musical Moment No. 6
David Fray, piano
Virgin 94489
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11:06 Pietro Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
I Salonisti
London/Decca 458382
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11:01 Marin Marais - Caprice and Fantasy
Ensemble Fitzwilliam
Valois 4638
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10 - 11 PM

10:36 Alexander Glazunov - Piano Concerto No. 2
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony
Stephen Coombs, piano
Hyperion 66877
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10:02 Antonin Dvorak - Piano Quintet
Gaudier Ensemble
Hyperion 66796
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9 - 10 PM

9:39 Morton Gould - Spirituals for Strings
Kenneth Klein, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 49462
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9:30 Gustav Mahler - Blumine (Flowers)
Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 65762
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9:19 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 5
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman, harpsichord
Erato 45644
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9:15 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Claudette Laureano, conductor
Breck Choir
concert recording
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9:00 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 37
Antal Dorati, conductor
Philharmonia Hungarica
London/Decca 425910
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7 - 8 PM

7:59 Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
MPR 207
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7:35 Bohuslav Martinu - Symphony No. 2
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Bamberg Symphony
Bis 362
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7:26 Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1: 2nd movement
Lawrence Foster, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 66969
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7:23 Arvo Part - Let Us Sing Unto the Lord
Paul Hillier, conductor
Theatre of Voices
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ
Harmonia Mundi 907182
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7:07 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
James Judd, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 555867
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7:03 Traditional - Like the mute sunflower
Custer LaRue, soprano
Dorian  90139
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6 - 7 PM

6:45 Ferdinando Carulli - Guitar Concerto
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 426263
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6:40 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden: Dance of the Tumblers
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Moss Music 7127
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6:27 James Oswald - Scots Tunes
Chatham Baroque
Dorian 90291
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6:24 Alberto Ginastera - American Preludes: Danza criolla
Gabriela Montero, piano
EMI 41144
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6:11 Camargo Guarnieri - Valsa Choro
Clea Galhano, recorder
Tony Hauser, guitar
Ten Thousand Lakes 109
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6:04 Franz Joseph Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante
Roger Norrington, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
RCA 68578
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5 - 6 PM

5:58 Traditional - Now Our Meeting's Over
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3480
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5:51 Morten Lauridsen - Sure on this Shining Night
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 
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5:44 Rene Clausen - Civil War Songs: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
MPR Recording
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5:39 Benjamin Britten - Friday Afternoons: New Year's Carol
Ronald Corp, conductor
New London Children's Choir
Alexander Wells, piano
Naxos 553183
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5:32 Jan Sandstrom - Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 3247
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5:31 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Hodie: It was the Winter Mild
Richard Hickox, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Elizabeth Gale, soprano
Robert Tear, tenor
Stephen Roberts, baritone
EMI 54128
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5:26 Music with Minnesotans
5:05 Antonin Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso
Vernon Handley, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Chandos 8453
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4 - 5 PM

4:59 Agustin Barrios - Waltz No. 3
Berta Rojas, guitar
Dorian 93167
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4:45 Bedrich Smetana - My Country: The Moldau
Andre Previn, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Philips 416382
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4:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quintet No. 1: 1st movement
Miami String Quartet
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
MPR 206
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4:27 Gustav Holst - The Planets: Jupiter
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 400028
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4:23 Vince Guaraldi - Christmas Time is Here
Copper Street Brass
self-produced 322
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4:19 Franz Liszt - Consolation No. 2
Dmitri Vorobiev, piano
Blue Griffin 267
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4:04 Archangelo Corelli - Concerto Grosso No. 8
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 423 626
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3 - 4 PM

3:51 Amilcare Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA 63313
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3:38 Johann Molter - Trumpet Concerto No. 2
Raymond Leppard, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Sony 39061
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3:32 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Arabian Dance
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Pro Arte 121
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3:27 Samuel Scheidt - O Little One Sweet
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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3:05 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 3
Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 449745
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Noon - 1 PM

12:54 Herbert Howells - A Spotless Rose
Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Avie 2078
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12:42 George Frideric Handel - Concerto for 2 Orchestras No. 3
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 415129
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12:33 Muzio Clementi - Overture
Francesco La Vecchia, conductor
Rome Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 573071
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12:22 Edvard Grieg - Violin Concerto No. 2: Lento doloroso; Allegro vivace
Henning Kraggerud, conductor
Tromso Chamber Orchestra
Henning Kraggerud, violin
Naxos 573137
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12:17 Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005
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12:13 Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dances: Selected
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Hungaroton 12571
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12:06 Georg Philipp Telemann - Trio Sonata
The Publick Musick
Centaur 2592
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11 - Noon

11:59 Medieval English - Angelus ad virginum; There is no rose
Peter Philips, conductor
The Tallis Scholars
Gimell 10
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11:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 29
James Levine, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 419189
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11:23 Dave Brubeck - Sleep Holy Infant
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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11:21 Claude Debussy - The Snow is Dancing
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
London 460247
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11:10 Alexander Glazunov - Concert Waltz No. 1
Yevgeny Svetlanov, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI 69361
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11:03 Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne: Farandole
Myung Whun Chung, conductor
Orchestra of the Bastille
DG 431778
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11:01 James Pierpont - One Horse Open Sleigh
Robert DeCormier, conductor
Robert DeCormier Singers & Ensemble
Arabesque 6525
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10 - 11 AM

10:55 Franz Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto: Finale
Drostan Hall, conductor
Camerata Chicago
Wendy Warner, cello
Cedille 142
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10:50 Frederic Chopin - Two Etudes
Jan Liseiecki, piano
DG 4791039
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10:36 Johann Rosenmuller - Student Music: Suite
David Douglass, conductor
King's Noyse
Harmonia Mundi 907179
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10:32 Mel Torme - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Dolce Wind Quintet
MPR 20102
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10:08 Peter Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
London/Decca 414159
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10:00 Robert Schumann - Arabesque
Eric Himy, piano
Centaur 2858
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9 - 10 AM

9:55 Edward Elgar - Chanson de nuit
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5008
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9:42 Gunnar de Frumerie - Pastoral Suite
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Gunilla von Bahr, f
Bis 175
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9:37 Robert Sieving - See Amid the Winter Snow
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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9:07 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
Georg Solti, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
London/Decca 414334
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9:03 Traditional - A la nanita nana
Anton Armstrong, conductor
St. Olaf Choir
Saint Olaf 1941
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8 - 9 AM

8:52 Morton Gould - American Symphonette No. 2
Kenneth Klein, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 49462
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8:47 Morton Gould - Symphony No. 2 "On Marching Tunes": 3rd Mvt.
David Alan Miller, conductor
Albany Symphony Orchestra
Albany 605
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8:36 Jan Zelenka - Capriccio No. 4: Selections
Daniel Abraham, conductor
Bach Sinfonia
Dorian 92163
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8:33 Richard Rodgers - My Favorite Things
Stephen Hough, p
Virgin 61498
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8:23 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 84: 1st movement
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Virgin 90793
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8:18 Victor Herbert - March of the Toys
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Sony 48232
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8:09 Peter Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite No. 1: Gavotte
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon 110969
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8:04 Aaron Copland - Rodeo: Hoe Down
Morton Gould, conductor
Studio Orchestra
RCA 61667
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7 - 8 AM

7:55 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish": 1st mvt
David Zinman, conductor
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80182
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7:48 James Pierpont - Jingle Bells
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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7:47 Morton Gould - Spirituals for strings: LIttle David Play on Your Harp
Kenneth Klein, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 
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7:38 Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 3127
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7:23 Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto: 1st movement
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Martha Argerich, piano
DG 423665
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7:19 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Sinfonia
Claudette Laureano, conductor
Breck Chamber Players
concert recording
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7:14 Joaquin Rodrigo - Zapateados
Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
London/Decca 414161
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7:08 Emmanuel Chabrier - Pastoral Suite: Scherzo-valse
Armin Jordan, conductor
French National Orchestra
Erato 88018
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7:03 Traditional, arr. Leslie Pearson - Early One Morning
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Decca 458185
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6 - 7 AM

6:54 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: 1st movement
Raymond Leppard, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
London/Decca 466465
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6:46 Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 12 "American": 4th movement
Modern Mandolin Quartet
Dorian 92157
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6:40 Edward Elgar - Spanish Lady: Suite
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5008
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6:35 Daniel Kantor - Night of Silence
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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6:32 Fritz Kreisler - Beautiful Rosemary
Gunilla von Bahr, piccolo/flute
Dag Achatz, piano
Bis 175
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6:23 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 3 German Dances
Hans Graf, conductor
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
LaserLight 15887
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6:20 Anonymous - Two Fifteenth Century Fanfares
Empire Brass
Telarc 80257
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6:11 John Carter - In Time of Softest Snow
Charles Bruffy, conductor
Kansas City Chorale
Nimbus 5413
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6:04 George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 1: Minuet and Bourree
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 410525
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6:01 Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 "Romantic": 3rd movement
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1746
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6:01 Stephen Paulus - The Holly and the Ivy
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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5 - 6 AM

5:41 John Hebden - Concerto No. 5
Adrian Shepherd, conductor
Cantilena
Chandos 8339
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5:41 Franz Pokorny - Concerto for 2 Horns
Jaap Schroder, conductor
Concerto Amsterdam
Hermann Baumann, horn
Acanta 43278
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5:14 Thomas Jones - Christmas Cracker
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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5:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Nameday Overture
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 427256
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5:01 Claude Debussy - Bells through the leaves
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Warner 83940
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4 - 5 AM

4:57 Josef Myslivecek - Symphony
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 10203
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4:44 Thomas Bold/William J. Kirkpatrick - A Lullaby/Away in a Manger
Chanticleer
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Teldec 85555
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4:17 Igor Stravinsky - Divertimento "The Fairy's Kiss"
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA 60394
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4:11 Traditional French - Christmas Night
Brian Jones, conductor
Copley Singers
Gothic 49283
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4:06 Arthur Duff - Meath Pastoral
Fionnuala Hunt, conductor
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Black Box 1003
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4:01 Francesco Corbetta - Caprice-Chaconne
Rolf Lislevand, conductor
Ensemble Kapsberger
Astree 8852
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3 - 4 AM

3:26 Alexander Borodin - Symphony No. 1
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
CBC 5231
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3:22 Traditional Scandinavian - O Green and Shimmering Tree
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 1063
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3:09 Georges Bizet - Children's Games
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 421527
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3:09 Gregorian Chant - Spiritus Domini (Spirit of the Lord): Veni Creator Spiritus
Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
London/Decca 11489
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3:01 Enrique Granados - Zapateado
Douglas Riva, piano
Naxos 555723
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2 - 3 AM

2:51 Daniel Auber - Fra Diavolo Overture
Paul Paray, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Mercury 434309
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2:47 Andrew Smith - Kyrie
New York Polyphony
Bis 2037
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2:14 Peter Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
Andrew Litton, conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 90798
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2:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sinfonia; Ave Maria; Chorale
James Galway, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 5888
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2:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sarabande with variations
Ludwig Guttler, conductor
Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble
Berlin 1090
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1 - 2 AM

1:50 Joaquin Nin - Spanish Songs
Maya Beiser, cello
Anthony de Mare, piano
Koch 7442
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1:44 Alessandro Scarlatti - Concerto Grosso No. 4
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Virgin 45495
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1:36 Traditional - There Is No Rose; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Silent Night
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Richard Marlow, organ
Conifer 501
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1:09 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 82 "The Bear"
Frans Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 462111
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1:06 Vladimir Rebikov - Christmas Tree: Waltz
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
Naxos 553461
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1:01 Antonin Dvorak - Czech Suite: Sousedska
David Golub, conductor
Padua Chamber Ensemble
Arabesque 6697
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:56 Tomas Luis de Victoria - O Great Mystery (O magnum mysterium)
Carl Hogset, conductor
Grex Vocalis
Two L 26
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12:45 Hugo Alfven - Festival Overture
Niklas Willen, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557284
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12:43 Jean-Marie Leclair - Tambourin
Daniel Hope, violin
Stephan Rath, guitar
Stefan Maass, lute
Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen, percussion
Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano
Jonathan Cohen, cello
DG 13993
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12:08 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1416
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12:06 Traditional - The Boar's Head Carol
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Festival Singers
Telarc 80377
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12:06 Astor Piazzolla - Introduccion et Angel
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Koch 7762
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