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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:46 Eduard Tubin - Estonian Dance Suite
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 337
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11:38 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 19
Mari Kodama, piano
PentaTone 304
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11:31 Traditional - I wonder as I wander; Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabelle
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium  503
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11:09 Peter Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Daniele Gatti, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conifer 51343
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11:06 John Williams - Memoirs of a Geisha
Julie Scolnik, flute
Franziska Huhn, harp
SELF PROD 296
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11:01 Traditional - Three Danish Christmas Songs
Martin Neary, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 60060
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10 - 11 PM

10:25 Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 5 in f minor
Prague String Quartet
DG 429 193
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10:16 J.S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in e-flat minor
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67301
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9 - 10 PM

9:42 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E-flat
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 1287
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9:40 Steven Sametz - Noel canon
Chanticleer
Teldec 94563
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9:26 Kamran Ince - Arches
Kevin Stalheim, conductor
Present Music
Argo 455151
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9:15 Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets
Ivars Taurins, conductor
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
CBC 1155
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8 - 9 PM

8:33 Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Lang Lang, piano
DG 11654
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8:13 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 64
Cleveland Quartet
Telarc 80415
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8:00 Maurice Ravel - Sonatine
Heidi Lowy, piano
Bayer 100344
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6 - 7 PM

6:48 Saint-Saens - Africa
Sakari Oramo, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Hough
hyperion 67331
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6:42 Healey Willan - The Three Kings
Luther College Nordic Choir
Luther 
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6:30 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
James Judd, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 555867
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6:23 Gustav Holst - In the Bleak Midwinter
Paul Hillier, conductor
Theatre of Voices
Harmonia Mundi 907079
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6:20 Ludwig van Beethoven - March
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Philips 472678
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6:07 traditional - What Child Is This?
members of the Minneapolis Philharmonic
Full Harmonic 3618
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6:03 Isaac Albeniz - Iberia: Triana
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80470
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5 - 6 PM

5:53 Engelbert Humperdinck - Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
RCA 5959
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5:48 Pietro Yon - Gesu Bambino
Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar
Centaur 2101
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5:32 Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings: Alla marcia
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Argo 417132
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5:30 Erik Satie - Gnossienne No. 1
Jeremy Jouve, guitar
Reference 128
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5:07 Emmanuel Chabrier - Espana
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80170
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5:01 Otto Kotilainen - The sparrow on Christmas morning
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 947
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4 - 5 PM

4:57 Praetorius - Von Himmel Hoch
Netherlands Bach Society
Channel Classics 15198
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4:43 Johann Hertel - Trumpet Concerto No. 1
Elgar Howarth, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Philips 426311
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4:34 Mozart - Symphony No. 22
Adam Fischer, conductor
Danish National Chamber Orchestra
DaCapo 220542
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4:20 George Gershwin - Concerto in F
Andre Previn, conductor
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn
Philips 412 611
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4:20 Traditional - Icy December
Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
Centaur 2209
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4:10 Vince Guaraldi - Skating
Copper Street Brass
self-produced 
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4:00 Ralph Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
Adrian Boult, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
EMI 47218
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3 - 4 PM

3:54 Harold Darke - In the Bleak Midwinter
David Wilcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 63179
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3:34 Richard Strauss - Duet Concertino
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Kenneth Munday, bassoon
David Shifrin, clarinet
Nonesuch 79018
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3:30 Flory Jagoda - Hanuka
Voice of the Turtle
Titanic 159
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3:30 Gustaf Nordqvist - Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul
Magnum Chorum
MPR 20111
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3:19 George Frideric Handel - The Harmonious Blacksmith
Earl Wild, piano
Sony 62036
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3:04 Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
MPR 100203-12
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3:00 Rick Sowash - A Christmas Ceremony for flute and cello
Betty Braunstein, flute Josh Aerie, cello
RSP 11
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Noon - 1 PM

12:55 Celedonio Romero - Suite madrilena
Pepe Romero, guitar
DG 17475
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12:42 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 1; op. 6
I Musici
Philips 422370
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12:37 Mark Winemiller - Silent Night
Shelly Winemiller, conductor
Bella Voce Young Women's Choir
MPR 20122
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12:35 Traditional - While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks/Two-Part Invention
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Collins 13002
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12:32 Aaron Copland - Midsummer nocturne
Michael Landrum, piano
Dorian 92158
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12:29 Alec Rowley - Nocturne No. 5
Michael Landrum, piano
Dorian 92158
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12:23 Claude Debussy - Nocturne in D flat
Michael Landrum, piano
Dorian 92158
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12:10 Darius Milhaud - Winter Concertino
Okku Kamu, conductor
New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Christian Lindberg, trombone
Bis 348
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12:04 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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11 - Noon

11:50 Arnold Bax - Oboe Quintet
Pamela Woods, oboe, conductor
Audobon Quartet
Telarc 80205
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11:39 Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto in G: Adagio assai
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Gewandhaus Orchestra
Stefano Bollani, piano
London 4764832
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11:37 John Gardner - Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Dale Warland, conductor
The Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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11:35 Traditional English - Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day; arr: David Willcocks
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus
Philips 442141
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11:27 Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto No. 4
Jorg-Michael Schwarz, conductor
Rebel
Matthias Maute, flute
Bridge 9377
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11:23 Claude Debussy - Nocturne in D flat
Michael Landrum, piano
Dorian 92158
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11:09 Darius Milhaud - Le Carnaval d'Aix
Georges Pretre, conductor
Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
Michel Beroff, piano
EMI 69854
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11:01 Morten Lauridsen - Midwinter Songs: Like Snow; She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep; Mid-Winter Waking
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3297
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10 - 11 AM

10:52 Ludwig van Beethoven - Variations on an Original Theme
Vladimir Feltsman, piano
Sony 44589
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10:46 Sergei Prokofiev - Winter Bonfire: Allegro giusto
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
ASV 760
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10:44 John Goss - See amid the winter's snow
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Simon Preston, organ
London/Decca 5302
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10:39 Wayne Barlow - The Winter's Past
Michael Barrett, conductor
Brooklyn Philharmonic
Humbert Lucarelli, oboe
Koch 7187
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10:05 Claude Debussy - The Toybox (La boite a joujoux)
Jun Markl, conductor
Lyon National Orchestra
Naxos 572568
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10:01 Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in B flat: Scherzo
Laif Ove Andsnes, piano
EMI 57901
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9 - 10 AM

9:51 Johann Sebastian Bach - Flute Sonata in C, BWV 1033
Irena Grafenauer, f
et al
Philips 422061
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9:47 Brian Holmes - The Shepherd and the King
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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9:41 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 6
Rafael Kubelik, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
DG 419056
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9:41 Traditional - Christmas Medley
George Guest, conductor
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
London/Decca 421022
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9:10 Domenico Cimarosa - Sinfonia Concertante
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Aurele Nicolet, flute
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Philips 416359
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9:04 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Sony 7033
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8 - 9 AM

8:59 Richard Strauss - Four Last Songs: Beim Schlafengehen
Karl Bohm, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Lisa Della Casa, s
London 425959
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8:53 Jule Styne - Peter Pan: Tender Shepherd
Kim Robertson, harp
et al
Gourd 112
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8:45 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 8: 4th mvt
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
EMI 69785
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8:41 Traditional - I know where I'm going
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 120
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8:35 Franz Josef Haydn - Symphony No. 45, "Farewell": 3rd mvt
Charles Mackarras, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Telarc 80156
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8:31 Frederic Chopin - The Maiden's Wish
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
London/Decca 4783206
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8:22 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Massimo Paris, conductor
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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8:17 Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5025
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8:10 James Sclater - What Sweeter Music
James Morrow, conductor
University of Texas Chamber Singers
Koch 7698
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8:04 Carl Nielsen - Maskarade: Overture
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sony 46668
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7 - 8 AM

7:54 Darius Milhaud - Scaramouche
Katia & Marielle Labeque, p
Philips 426284
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7:47 Antonio Salieri - Concerto for flute and oboe: 3rd mvt
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Philips 416359
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7:42 Antonio de Salazar - Tarara tarara qui yo soy Antoniyo
Olivier Fortin, conductor
Masques
Analekta 9908
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7:33 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2: 4th movement
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
London/Decca 421439
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7:31 Johann Michael Bach - In dulci jubilo
Webb Wiggins, organ
Dorian 90198
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7:15 Gabriel Faure - Masques and Bergamasques
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Argo 410552
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7:09 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1: 3rd movement
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Erato 95191
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7:06 Max Reger - Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Cradle Song)
Roland Pontinen, piano
Bis 1164
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7:04 Christmas Music - Christmas Crackers No. 3
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
Albany 985
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6 - 7 AM

6:50 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7: 3rd movement
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
EMI 69785
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6:45 Daniel Kantor - NIght of Silence
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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6:35 Malcolm Arnold - English Dances: First Set
Bryden Thomson, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Chandos 8867
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6:31 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: And He shall purify
John Butt, conductor
Dunedin Consort and Players
Linn 285
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6:25 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 31 "Hornsignal": 3rd movement
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Telarc 80156
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6:21 Traditional - Still, Still, Still
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 512
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6:10 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Eaken Piano Trio
Naxos 554099
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6:07 Traditional - What Child is This?
Cantus
Cantus 1204
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6:04 Johann Sebastian Bach - Flute Sonata: Siciliano
Irena Grafenauer, flute
Maria Graf, harp
Philips 422061
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5 - 6 AM

5:52 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5: Waltz
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 425503
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5:44 Traditional - O Jesulein suss; Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier; Silent Night
Ensemble Amarcord
Apollon 10101
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5:36 David Popper - Devotion (Andacht)
Wendy Warner, cello
Cedille 111
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5:26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata for Bassoon and Cello
Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Philips 422390
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5:15 Christmas Music - Unto us is born; While shepherds; The First Nowell
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
London/Decca 430146
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5:06 Peter Warlock - Capriol Suite
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Delos 3132
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5:01 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Artists Quadrille
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80314
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4 - 5 AM

4:46 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight"
Artur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 5674
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4:31 Traditional French - Five French Carols
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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4:24 Dmitri Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
DG 17097
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4:19 George Frideric Handel - Semele: Where E'er You Walk
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
American Gramophone 590
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4:06 Giacomo Puccini - 3 Minuets
Jean Jacques Kantorow, conductor
Orchestra of the Auvergne
Denon 3871
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4:01 Traditional - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Barlow Bradford, conductor
Utah Chamber Artists
Clarion 928
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3 - 4 AM

3:28 Antonin Dvorak - Violin Concerto
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Uto Ughi, violin
RCA 60431
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3:23 Carlos Salzedo - Concert Variations on "Adeste Fideles"
Judy Loman, harp
Naxos 572510
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3:11 Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Tamas Pal, conductor
Szeged Symphony Orchestra
Hungaroton 12721
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3:06 John Rutter - Christmas Night
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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3:01 Bengt Hallberg - Blacksmith's Tune
Jorma Panula, conductor
Scandinavian Brass Ensemble
Bis 265
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2 - 3 AM

2:53 Traditional - Veni, veni Emmanuel
Joe Miller, conductor
Westminster Choir
WCC 1009
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2:29 Amy Beach - Theme and Variations
Carol Wincenc, flute
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Carolyn Stuart, violin
Sheila Brown, viola
Brooks Whitehouse, cello
Bridge 9373
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2:14 Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
George Szell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Sony 36721
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2:06 Isaac Albeniz - Mallorca
Stephen Marchionda, guitar
Dabringhaus 9031739
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2:01 Stephen Paulus - This Endris Night
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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1 - 2 AM

1:50 Medley - Christmas Medley
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Ambitus 97812
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1:29 Francois Couperin - The Nations: France
European Baroque Soloists
Denon 4408
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1:23 Andrew Lloyd Webber - Requiem: Pie Jesu
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Philips 426484
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1:15 Gabriel Faure - Pavane
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 66646
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1:06 Antonio Vivaldi - Christmas Concerto
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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1:01 Franz Schmidt - Notre Dame: Intermezzo
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 415856
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:55 Adolph Adam - O Holy Night
Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
London 458000
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12:50 Henry Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Michael Laird Brass Ensemble
Peter Hurford, organ
Argo 433451
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12:09 Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
Lyon National Orchestra
Anne Gastinel, cello
Naive 4969
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12:06 Vladimir Rebikov - Christmas Tree: Waltz
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Naxos 572744
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12:01 John Playford - Bear's Dance/Prelude
Apollo's Banquet
Harmonia Mundi 907186
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