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Highlights from September 9 to 16

Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Dan Wascoe, retired reporter and columnist for the Star Tribune.
Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir.
Wednesday, 8 pm: The Minnesota Opera: Puccini's Manon Lescaut.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Kremerata Baltica play Weinberg, from a recent Schubert Club performance.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Kotzschmar Goings and Comings.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From the 2014 BBC Proms, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek and Dvorak.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Etudes.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature .
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Katie McCurry, Account Representative with Fireman's Fund.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.

Programming Highlights

Friday, December 14, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:49 Aram Khachaturian - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80657
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11:45 Enrico Oweggi - Nyathi onyuol (A child is born)
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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11:12 Alan Hovhaness - Cello Concerto
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Janos Starker, cello
Naxos 559158
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11:06 Carlos Salzedo - Concert Variations on "Adeste Fideles"
Judy Loman, harp
Naxos 572510
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11:01 Francesco Corbetta - Caprice-Chaconne
Rolf Lislevand, conductor
Ensemble Kapsberger
Astree 8852
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10 - 11 PM

10:52 Gabriel Faure - Nocturne No. 12 in e minor
Paul Crossley, piano
CRD 3407
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10:23 Peter Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
Saulius Sondeckis, conductor
St. Petersburg Camerata
Sony 58976
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10:10 Max Richter - Vivaldi: Winter
Andre de Ridder, conductor
Berlin Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope, violin
Max Richter, electronics
DG 4765040
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10:07 Traditional Gaelic - Taladh Chriosda (Christ Child's Lullaby)
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Meredith Hall, soprano
Avie 2269
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9 - 10 PM

9:22 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in e minor
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
MPR Recording 
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8 - 9 PM

8:25 Kalevi Aho - Clarinet Concerto
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Martin Froest, clarinet
MPR Recording 
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8:06 Sergei Prokofiev - Love for Three Oranges Suite
Osmo Vanska , conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
MPR Recording 
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7 - 8 PM

7:56 Trad. arr. Abbie Bettinis - In the Bleak Midwinter
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3458
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7:52 Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Cantus
Cantus 1211
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7:44 Harry Simeone - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
MPR 20111
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7:44 Josef Rheinberger - Ad te levavi
Gregorian Singers
MPR Recording
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7:35 Daniel Kallman - Once in Royal David's City
Michael Culloton, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
Rochester 122010
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7:31 Spiritual - Go Tell it on the Mountain
Vicki Peters, conductor
The Summer Singers
Summer Singers 3462
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7:27 Sergey Khvoshchinsky - Bogoroditse Djevo (Rejoice, O Virgin Mary)
From Age to Age
MPR 20111
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7:19 Anders Ohrwall - Shepherd's Prayer (Fabodpsalm Fran Dalarna)
David Cherwien, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3406
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7:15 Stephen Paulus - Carol of the Candle
Marilyn Biery/James Biery, conductor
Cathedral Choir
SELF PROD 360
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7:07 Steve Heitzeg - little tree
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
American Choral Catalog 121
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7:01 Kurt Bestor - Prayer of the Children
Minnesota Boychoir
Westmark 30129
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6 - 7 PM

6:27 Peter Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 36673
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6:24 Edwin Fissinger - Love Came Down at Christmas
Axel Theimer, conductor
Kantorei
SELF PROD 194
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5 - 6 PM

5:58 John Rutter - A Gaelic Blessing: Meditation
John Rutter, conductor
Sinfonia Cymru
Catrin Finch, harp
DG 17606
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5:55 Traditional - Masters in This Hall
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Telarc 80377
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5:45 Ravi Shankar - Symphony: Kafi Zila
David Murphy, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
LPO 60
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5:38 Dave Brubeck - La Fiesta de la Posada: Gloria
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Soloists
Sony 64669
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5:32 JS Bach - Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3
English Chamber Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers
Koch 7785
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5:27 Bach - Prelude and Fugue in Eb
Gustav Leonhardt
EMI 49128
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5:07 Gustav Holst - Christmas Day
Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor
City of London Choir
Julia Doyle, soprano
Lydia Challen, contralto
Julian Davies, tenor
Simon Oberst, baritone
Naxos 572102
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5:03 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 140: Sleepers Awake
Joshua Rifkin, conductor
The Bach Ensemble
Julianne Baird, soprano
Jan Opalach, bass-baritone
Oiseau-Lyre 417616
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4 - 5 PM

4:53 Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Richard Goode
NOnesuch 79042
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4:43 Anonymous - Santa Lucia
Anne Sofie von Otter, alto
Ensemble
DG 459685
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4:27 Richard Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture
Georg Solti, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
London/Decca 440606
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4:24 Howard Blake - The Snowman: Walking in the Air
David Parry, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Chris Jarvis, narrator
Sam Oliver, treble
LPO 15
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4:24 Traditional - The Sussex Mummers' Carol
Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Medalist Concert Band
MPR 20122
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4:14 Pietro Yon - Gesu Bambino
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 2937
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4:00 Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World": 4th Movement
Neville Marriner, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Philips 412542
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3 - 4 PM

3:52 Franz Schreker - Der Schatzgraber
Gerd Albrecht, conductor
Hamburg Philharmonic
Josef Protschka, tenor
Gabriele Schnaut, soprano
Capriccio 60010
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3:35 Henryk Wieniawski - Fantasy on Gounod's Faust
Kees Bakels, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Vanessa-Mae, violin
EMI 67456
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3:22 Beethoven - Variations on an Original Theme
John Ogden
EMI 85761
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3:16 Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49252
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3:05 Daniel Pinkham - Christmas Cantata
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus
Gothic 49244
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3:01 James Pierpont - One Horse Open Sleigh
Robert DeCormier, conductor
Robert DeCormier Singers & Ensemble
Arabesque 6525
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Noon - 1 PM

12:52 Alexander Glazunov - Melodie
James Judd, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
London/Decca 2334
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12:46 Antonio de Salazar - Un ciego que contrabajo
Rose Ensemble
Rose 6
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12:37 Josef Strauss - My Life is Love and Laughter
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Sony 66860
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12:23 Stephen Chatman - Christmas Joy
Bruce Pullan, conductor
University of British Columbia Singers
Stephen Smith, organ
Quennie Wong, percussion
Centrediscs 15509
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12:11 Peter Tchaikovsky - Souvenir of a Beloved Place: Meditation
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Hanssler 98346
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12:06 Steven Amundson - Shepherd's Jubilee
Steven Amundson, conductor
St. Olaf Orchestra
Saint Olaf 3304
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11 - Noon

11:57 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Andante with 5 Variations
Martha Argerich, piano
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
Philips 446557
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11:53 Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird - Finale
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Kirov Orchestra, St. Petersburg
Philips 446715
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11:48 Howard Shore - Old Friends
Howard Shore, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Warner 39372
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11:38 Chilcott; Schalk - Christmas Medley
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Church Choir
Dorian 93240
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11:30 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - Jewels of the Madonna: Intermezzo
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 99
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11:23 Traditional - Christmas Garland (Medley)
Summit Hill Brass Quintet
SELF PROD 196
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11:18 Dmitri Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue No. 15
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Philips 438627
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10 - 11 AM

10:58 George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 2
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 68257
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10:46 Maurice Ravel - Tzigane
James Ehnes, violin
Wendy Chen, piano
CBC 1138
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10:41 Harold Darke - In the Bleak Midwinter
Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra
Sissel
Mormon Tabernacle 70071
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10:34 Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata in G
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67310
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10:29 Traditional Norwegian - Thy Little Ones; I Am So Glad
Karle Erickson, conductor
Gustavus Choir
Delta 93327
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10:06 Leo Delibes - Coppelia: Ballet Suite
Heinz Fricke, conductor
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
LaserLight 15616
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10:01 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Strikepoint
SELF PROD 145
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9 - 10 AM

9:38 Wolfgang Mozart - Divertimento No. 11 in D, K. 251
Sandor Vegh, conductor
Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
Capriccio 10203
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9:25 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Wasps: Overture
Vernon Handley, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 8330
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9:22 Traditional - I Saw Three Ships
Philip Ledger, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 47500
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9:15 Carl Nielsen - Humoresque-Bagatelles
Per Flemstrom, flute
Mats Bergstrom, guitar
Swedish Society 1067
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9:06 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Foothills Brass
Black Bear 6018
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9:00 Traditional - Coventry Carol
Robert Sund, conductor
Orphei Drangar
Bis 533
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8 - 9 AM

8:52 Giuseppe Torelli - Concerto for 4 Violins
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 435393
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8:42 Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 2: 1st Movement
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 60970
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8:38 Clive Richardson - Beachcomber
Ernest Tomlinson, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Marco Polo 223522
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8:30 Johann Sebastian Bach - Five Christmas Songs
Jon Washburn, conductor
Phoenix Bach Choir
Soundset 1005
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8:25 Traditional - O Little Town of Bethlehem; O Sanctissima; What Child is This?
Elaine Murphy, harp
Gregory Jefferson, flute
SELF PROD 256
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8:21 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 22: Sanctify us
Gustav Leonhardt, conductor
Leonhardt Consort
Teldec 35032
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8:18 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 22: Sanctify us
Alicia de Larrocha, piano
London/Decca 466465
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8:11 Traditional Gaelic - Usheg veg ruy (Little Red Bird)
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Meredith Hall, soprano
Avie 2269
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8:04 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5 "Spring": 4th movement
Augustin Dumay, violin
Maria Joao Pires, piano
DG 471495
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7 - 8 AM

7:49 Jaromir Weinberger - Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka and Fugue
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80595
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7:40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 3 German Dances
Hans Graf, conductor
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
LaserLight 15887
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7:36 Frank Denson - Make a Joyful Noise
Empire Brass & Friends
EMI 49097
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7:21 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9: 2nd mvt
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1616
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7:17 Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos: The Viennese Musical Clock
Zdenek Macal, conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Koss 1008
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7:12 Traditional - In dulci jubilo
Renaissonics
WGBH 4010
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7:06 Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2: 3rd movement
Andrew Litton, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion 67425
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7:04 George Frideric Handel - Acis and Galatea: Happy We
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80333
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6 - 7 AM

6:54 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 90: 3rd movement
Franz Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 422022
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6:49 John Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Carol Carver, conductor
Valley Chamber Chorale
VCC 102
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6:47 Traditional - All villagers of Chatres
Anne Heider, conductor
His Majestie's Clerkes
Centaur 2168
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6:33 Claude Debussy - Petite Suite
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Beau Fleuve 3572
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6:28 Traditional English - Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90198
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6:26 Traditional Irish - Good People All, This Christmastime
Adagio Trio
Adagio Trio 2
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6:22 Traditional - Romanian Doyne
Itzhak Perlman, v
Sony 42006
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6:07 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 3: Scherzo
Gilbert Levine, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 80454
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6:04 Traditional - Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)
Asbury Brass Quintet
Albany 273
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5 - 6 AM

5:40 Michael Haydn - Symphony
Hans-Peter Frank, conductor
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 481
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5:35 Tomas Luis de Victoria - O magnum mysterium
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 111
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5:20 Georg Philipp Telemann - Viola Concerto
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, viola
Philips 412215
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5:15 Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride
James Meredith, conductor
Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Well-Tempered 5176
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5:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 1
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Eric Ruske, horn
Telarc 80367
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5:01 Kurt Schwertsik - Three Late Love Songs: Tranquillo
Christopher van Kampen, cello
Largo 56628
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4 - 5 AM

4:41 Richard Heuberger - Serenade for Strings
Jiri Starek, conductor
Rias-Sinfonietta, Berlin
Schwann 316039
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4:39 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Chinese Dance
Martha Argerich, piano
Nicolas Economou, piano
DG 449816
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4:23 Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Philips 432094
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4:19 Camille Saint-Saens - Ave Maria
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
London/Decca 10836
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4:06 Gioacchino Rossini - William Tell: Overture
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 400049
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4:01 Franz Liszt - Waltz-Impromptu
Alexis Weissenberg, piano
EMI 69114
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3 - 4 AM

3:44 Ferdinando Carulli - Guitar Concerto
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 426263
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3:39 Arturo Marquez - Conga del Fuego nuevo
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
DG 17097
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3:33 Harold Darke/Christina Rosetti - In the Bleak Midwinter
Sir David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
London 425499
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3:32 Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 12 "American"
Cypress String Quartet
SELF PROD 316
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3:01 Traditional - Four German Carols
Berlin Philharmonic Brass
DG 413657
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2 - 3 AM

2:34 Victor Hely-Hutchinson - A Carol Symphony
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic
Naxos 557099
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2:26 Tauno Pylkkanen - Suite for Oboe and Strings
Petri Sakari, conductor
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Aale Lindgren, oboe
YLE 9803
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2:12 Georges Enescu - Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2
Lawrence Foster, conductor
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Erato 75179
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2:06 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: O thou that tellest good tidings
John Butt, conductor
Dunedin Consort and Players
Annie Gill, contralto
Linn 285
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2:01 Enrique Granados - Straw Mannequin
Jean-Francois Heisser, piano
Apex 69984
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1 - 2 AM

1:38 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches: Suite No. 1
David Zinman, conductor
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80378
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1:22 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 6
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 447733
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1:09 Traditional - Christmas Medley
George Guest, conductor
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
London/Decca 421022
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1:06 Traditional Swedish - Polonaise
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92153
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1:01 Pablo de Sarasate - Habanera
Midori, violin
Sony 52568
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:54 Pietro Yon - Gesu Bambino
Kelly Yost, piano
Channel Productions 1698
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12:20 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 4
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Staatskapelle Berlin
Teldec 61179
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12:15 Heitor Villa-Lobos - Ave Maria
Karen P. Thomas, conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
SPM 9807
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12:06 Philip Glass - Company
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
The Knights
Ancalagon 137
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12:01 Gaspar Cassado - Sonata in the Old Spanish Style: Dance with Variations
Viviane Spanoghe, cello
Classic Talent 291025
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