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Highlights from November 24 to December 1

Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: William Craft, president of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight: Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Lucerne Festival: Vienna Philharmonic.
Wednesday, 7 pm: Giving Thanks with John Birge.
Thursday, 10 am: Giving Thanks with John Birge.
Thursday, Noon: Thanksgiving with Cantus.
Thursday, 3pm: Regional Spotlight: Pavel Kolesnikov plays Mozart, from a recent Chopin Society recital.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: New in Nashville.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Berlin Philharmonic with conductor Simon Rattle, from the 2014 Berlin Music Festival.
Sunday, 5 pm: Advent Voices with Lynne Warfel.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Symphonies by Haydn and Schubert, and Barber's Violin Concerto.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Tim Buzza, Music Specialist at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Tim Buzza, Music Specialist at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.

Programming Highlights

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:35 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 102
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 432139
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11:15 Various - Christmas Music from the British Isles
Karen P. Thomas, conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
SPM 2011
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11:11 Joan Szymko - Et in Terra Pax
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 3467
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11:06 Frank Bridge - Elegie
Oystein Birkeland, cello
Simax 1160
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11:01 William Boyce - Symphony No. 2
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
EMI 4551
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10 - 11 PM

10:54 Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne: Menuetto e Finale
Chee-Yun, violin
Akira Eguchi, piano
MPR 203
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10:21 Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 5 in f minor
Prague String Quartet
DG 429 193
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10:12 Gustav Holst - Fugal Concerto
Imogen Holst, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Lyrita 223
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10:06 Tomas Luis de Victoria - O Regem Coeli
Luther College Choirs
Luther 1997
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10:00 Francois Couperin - Passacaille
Alexandre Tharaud, piano
Harmonia Mundi 901956
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7 - 8 PM

7:38 Aaron Copland - Violin Sonata
Romuald Tecco, violin
Dennis Russell Davies, piano
MusicMasters 60220
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7:30 Antonin Dvorak - In Nature's Realm
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Philips 432996
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7:21 Johann Sebastian Bach - While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks/Two-Part Invention
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Koch 7737
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7:09 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Oregon Bach Festival Chamber Orchestra
Hanssler 98927
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6 - 7 PM

6:46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 6
Carlo Fabiano, conductor
Mantova Chamber Orchestra
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67840
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6:41 John Tavener - God Is with Us
Chorale Arts Ensemble
Rochester 12205
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6:39 Rene Clausen - There is No Rose
Choral Arts Ensemble
Rochester 122005
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6:28 Beethoven - String Trio
The Leopold Trio
Hyperion 67253
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6:24 Ahti Sonninen - Peace, only peace
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 947
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6:08 George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto No. 2
Richard Egarr, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, organ
Harmonia Mundi 807446
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6:03 Emmanuel Chabrier - Joyous March
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
London/Decca 433720
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5 - 6 PM

5:50 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7: 1st movement
Joshua Bell, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sony 49176
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5:33 Antonin Dvorak - Andante from Serenade for Winds
Hugh Wolff, conductor
SPCO
Teldec 46315
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5:28 Ingolf Dahl - Music for Brass: Intermezzo
New World Brass
Argo 444459
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5:22 Morten Lauridsen - O magnum mysterium
Harry Christophers, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society
Coro 16117
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5:08 William Walton - Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Paul Daniel, conductor
English Northern Philharmonia
Naxos 553869
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5:02 Various - Variations on Vom Himmel hoch
Ludwig Guttler, conductor
Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble
Berlin 1037
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4 - 5 PM

4:51 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 1 "Spring": Finale
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Staatskapelle Berlin
Teldec 61179
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4:45 Traditional - Still, Still, Still
Kelly Yost, piano
Channel Productions 1698
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4:35 William Boyce - Symphony No. 7
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Oiseau-Lyre 436761
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4:30 Brian A. Schmidt - O Magnum Mysterium
Cantus
Cantus 1211
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4:24 Mikhail Glinka - Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture
James DePreist, conductor
Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Bis 570
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4:20 Antonin Dvorak - Bagatelles: Allegretto scherzando (1)
Takacs Quartet
Gabor Ormai, harmonium
London/Decca 430077
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4:07 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 2: 1st movement
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Ramin Bahrami, piano
London/Decca 4782956
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4:05 Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto No. 1 "La Tempesta di Mare" ("Storm at Sea")
Jorg-Michael Schwarz, conductor
Rebel
Matthias Maute, recorder
Bridge 9377
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3 - 4 PM

3:47 Igor Stravinsky - Scherzo Fantastique
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 448812
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3:43 Traditional - Come Leave Your Sheep
Luther College Choirs
Luther 1995
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3:31 Ralph Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Telarc 80099
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3:26 Grayston Ives - Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
Axel Theimer, conductor
Kantorei
MPR 20122
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3:03 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 66
L'Archibudelli
Sony 62731
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3:00 Andre Campra - Idomenee: Rigaudon
Empire Brass
William Kuhlman, organ
Telarc 80614
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Noon - 1 PM

12:00 A Hollywood Holiday

11 - Noon

11:54 Brian Galante - In the Bleak Midwinter
Robert Taylor, conductor
Taylor Festival Choir and Players
MSR 1292
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11:45 George Frideric Handel - Oboe Concerto No. 3
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Bruce Haynes, oboe
Harmonia Mundi 1905157
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11:42 Nikolai Kapustin - Piano Sonata
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion 67433
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11:36 Jonathan Dove - Gloria
Matthew Owens, conductor
Wells Cathedral Choir
Jonathan Vaughn, organ
Hyperion 67768
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11:34 Philip Lane - Wassail Dances: Yorkshire Wassail
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic
Naxos 557099
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11:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 422419
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11:03 Traditional; arr: John Ferguson - Carols for Choir and Orchestra
St. Olaf Choirs
Saint Olaf 2473
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10 - 11 AM

10:51 Franz Danzi - Variations on a Theme from Mozart's "Don Giovanni"
Maria Kliegel, cello
Nina Tichman, piano
Naxos 557613
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10:07 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
MPR 100203-12
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10:03 Spiritual - Rise Up Shepherd, And Follow
Cantus
Aaron Humble, tenor
Cantus 1211
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10:00 15th century English - Nowell! Nowell! This is the salutacion
Cantus
Cantus 1211
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9 - 10 AM

9:40 Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata for Piano 4-Hands
Amy Hamann, piano
Sara Hamann, piano
Grand Piano 619
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9:24 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 11
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 447733
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9:20 Howard Blake - The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Copper Street Brass Quintet
SELF PROD 322
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9:06 Paul Dukas - Sorcerer's Apprentice
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80515
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9:01 Gustav Holst - St. Paul's Suite: Finale (The Dargason)
George Hurst, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8375
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8 - 9 AM

8:58 Traditional - The First Noel
Laura Caviani Trio
www.lauracaviani.com 
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8:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Pro Arte 224
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8:32 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Lilacs
Alessio Bax, piano
Signum 264
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8:32 Alan Silvestri - The Polar Express: Suite
Alan Silvestri, conductor
Original Soundtrack Recording
Warner 48897
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8:18 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2: 3rd movement
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony 30838
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8:10 Peter Tchaikovsky - Mazeppa: Hopak
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 71
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8:04 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: 3rd mvt
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
MPR Recording 
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7 - 8 AM

7:51 Franz Schubert - German Dances
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
RCA 60452
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7:47 Paul Dukas - La Peri: Fanfare
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80515
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7:32 Felix Mendelssohn - Fair Melusina Overture
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 417541
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7:29 Fritz Kreisler - Polichinelle
James Ehnes, violin
Eduard Laurel, piano
Analekta 3159
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7:23 Edward Elgar - The Wand of Youth: The Little Bells
Raymond Leppard, conductor
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Koss 1014
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7:22 Bob Chilcott - The Shepherd's Carol
Harry Christophers, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society
Coro 16117
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7:22 Josef Foerster - In the Mountains: Sunny Day
Hermann Baumer, conductor
Osnabruck Symphony Orchestra
Dabringhaus 6321493
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7:05 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Seasons: December
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Chandos 8349
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6 - 7 AM

6:50 Gioacchino Rossini - La Scala di Seta (Silken Ladder): Overture
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 400049
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6:48 Michael Fink - What Sweeter Music
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3509
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6:47 Anonymous - Sir Roger Bacon's Masques
Folger Consort
Bard 9207
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6:40 Franz Gruber - Silent Night
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92173
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6:31 Malcolm Arnold - English Dances: First Set
Bryden Thomson, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Chandos 8867
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6:23 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 8: 1st movement
Jorja Fleezanis, violin
Cyril Huve, piano
Cypres 1640
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6:20 Carlos Salzedo - Suite of Eight Dances: Tango
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80581
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6:09 Percy Grainger - Molly on the Shore
The Light Brigade
ASV 2065
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6:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4: 3rd movement
Jeffrey Tate, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Radovan Vlatkovic, horn
EMI 64851
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5 - 6 AM

5:46 Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons: Autumn
Nigel Kennedy, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Nigel Kennedy, violin
EMI 42738
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5:42 Traditional - El la don don; Riu riu chiu
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 8803
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5:16 Joaquin Rodrigo - Concerto Andaluz for 4 Guitars
David Amado, conductor
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Telarc 31754
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5:10 Traditional - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Piano Guys
Sony 74479
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5:10 Manuel de Falla - 3 Cornered Hat: Neighbor's Dance
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Delos 3060
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5:01 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Concert Suite No. 6: La Poule (The Hen)
Marc Minkowski, conductor
Musicians of the Louvre
Archiv 4478
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4 - 5 AM

4:50 Emile Waldteufel - Christmas Roses
Michel Swierczewski, conductor
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nimbus 5264
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4:15 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 45 "Farewell"
Derek Solomons, conductor
L'Estro Armonico London
Sony 39685
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4:10 Traditional - The Huron Carol
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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4:06 Scott Joplin - The Ragtime Dance
William Albright, piano
MusicMasters 7061
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4:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite No. 6: Gavotte
Pierre Fournier, cello
DG 419359
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3 - 4 AM

3:51 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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3:44 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Massimo Paris, conductor
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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3:33 Johann Christian Bach - Oboe Quartet
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Denon 7119
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3:13 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique"
Yundi Li, piano
DG 17968
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3:06 John Fox - Carol Fantasia
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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3:01 Antonio Rosetti - Concerto for 2 Horns: Rondo
Johannes Moesus, conductor
Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic
Klaus Wallendorf, horn
CPO 999734
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2 - 3 AM

2:28 Richard Strauss - Violin Concerto
Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sarah Chang, violin
EMI 56870
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2:24 Elizabeth Poston - Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus
Philips 442141
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2:12 Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concerto
Thomas Furi, conductor
Camerata Bern
Goran Sollscher, guitar
DG 439516
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2:06 Traditional - Coventry Carol
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
EMI 49909
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2:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 2: Andante
Hagen Quartet
DG 431645
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1 - 2 AM

1:38 Edward Elgar - Wand of Youth Suite No. 1
Bryden Thomson, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Chandos 8318
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1:34 Johann Sebastian Bach - Shepherds' Music
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
DG 419414
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1:12 Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Virgin 90765
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1:06 Traditional - The Cherry Tree Carol
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90198
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1:01 John Playford - Daphne
Les Witches
Alpha 502
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:23 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Avie 2188
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12:18 Michael Head - Star Candles
Barlow Bradford, conductor
Utah Chamber Artists
Clarion 928
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12:09 George Frideric Handel - Passacaglia
duoW
Dorian 92171
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12:06 Stephen Chatman - A Christmas Lullaby
Lydia Adams, conductor
Elmer Iseler Singers
CBC 1165
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12:01 Lou Harrison - Elegy to the Memory of Calvin Simmons
Barry Jekowsky, conductor
California Symphony
Argo 455590
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