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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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:22 Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 8
Vaclav Neumann, conductor
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon 7073
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11:16 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Castor and Pollux: Overture
Frans Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 426714
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11:13 Michael Head - The Three Mummers
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
DG 5073
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11:10 Camille Saint-Saens - The abduction (L'enlevement)
Bart Schneemann, oboe
Brilliant 93688
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11:06 Eric William Barnum - Sweeter Still
Chanticleer
Rhino 284988
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11:01 Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata: Scherzo
David Levine, piano
Virgin 59694
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10 - 11 PM

10:48 Henry Purcell - Behold, I bring you glad tidings
Roger Norrington, conductor
London String Players
London/Decca 430065
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10:42 Frederic Hand - Prayer
John Williams, guitar
Timothy Kain, guitar
Sony 62007
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10:29 Johann Sebastian Bach - Oboe d'Amore Concerto
Jaap ter Linden, conductor
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Pauline Oostenrijk, oboe d'amore
Challenge 72506
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10:23 John Rutter - I wish you Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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10:06 Charles Gounod - Faust: Ballet Music
Michel Plasson, conductor
Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
EMI 56224
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10:01 Xaver Scharwenka - Spanish Serenade (Spanisches Standchen)
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67565
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9 - 10 PM

9:49 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Edward Higginbottom, conductor
Choir of New College, Oxford
CRD 3443
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9:18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 36 "Linz"
Berlin Philharmonic
RCA 60032
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9:09 Alberto Ginastera - Impressions of the Puna
Shanghai Quartet
Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Delos 3173
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9:06 Richard Proulx - Prayer of the Venerable Bede
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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9:01 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Rondo
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614
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8 - 9 PM

8:50 Christmas Music - Noel, Noel, Bells are Ringing; Caro
Roger Wagner, conductor
Roger Wagner Chorale
Delos 3072
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8:41 Erkki Melartin - Songs from Lake Ladoga
Jorma Panula, conductor
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
YLE 9802
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8:37 Albert Perilhou - La vierge a la creche (The Virgin at the Cradle)
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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8:06 Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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8:01 Ned Rorem - Barcarolle No. 3
Ruskin Cooper, piano
Centaur 2584
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7 - 8 PM

7:37 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 77
Roy Goodman, conductor
Hanover Band
Hyperion 66525
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7:30 Traditional - And, can this now be summer?; Christmas Bells; Going to Church on Christmas Morning
Erkki Pohjola, conductor
Tapiola Choir
Finlandia 10
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7:19 Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto Fantasy
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Juliette Hurel, flute
EMI 57814
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7:14 Norbert Glanzberg - Noel, C'est L'Amour
True North Brass
TNB 4
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7:06 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Voices of Spring
Franz Bauer-Theussl, conductor
Vienna Volksopernorchester
Eva Lind, soprano
Philips 420246
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7:01 George Frederick McKay - Suite for Viola and Piano: Poetic
Mahoko Eguchi, viola
Naxos 559143
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4 - 5 PM

4:54 Traditional - In God is Pure Happiness
Anne-Lise Berntsen, vocals
Nils Henrik Asheim, organ
FXCD 136-1994
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4:33 Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 42401
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4:22 Benjamin Britten - Gloriana: Courtly Dances
William Boughton, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5295
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4:16 Traditional - The Cherry Tree Carol
Paul Hillier, conductor
Theatre of Voices
Harmonia Mundi 907079
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4:15 Johann Michael Bach - In dulci jubilo
Webb Wiggins, organ
Dorian 90198
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4:03 Giuseppe Verdi - Capriccio for Bassoon and Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Milan Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Magnani, bassoon
London/Decca 1090
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Noon - 1 PM

12:00 Giuseppe Verdi - Aida
Live from the Metropolitan Opera
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11 - Noon

11:36 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Cello Concerto No. 2
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Teldec 77311
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11:32 Hugo Wolf - Nun Wandre, Maria
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
Kevin Murphy, piano
Koch 7580
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11:20 Darius Milhaud - King Rene's Chimney
Athena Ensemble
Chandos 6536
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11:09 Gustav Holst - Symphony "The Cotswolds": 3rd movement
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Naxos 572914
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11:06 Christmas Music - Three Carols for Harp
Emily Mitchell, harp
RCA 61836
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11:01 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Nocturne-Quadrille
Alfred Walter, conductor
CSSR State Philharmonic
Marco Polo 223201
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10 - 11 AM

10:45 Richard Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 985
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10:19 Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Rachel Masters, harp
Argo 433215
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10:13 Mauro Giuliani - Grande Serenade: Theme and Variations
Louise Schulman, viola
Bill Zito, guitar
Dorian 92138
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10:06 Jean Sibelius - Presto
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 384
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10:04 - Flicks in Five
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10:01 Flicks in Five

9 - 10 AM

9:37 Johann sebastian Bach - Triple Concerto
Jaap ter Linden, conductor
Arion
Early Music.com 7753
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9:30 Nicolai; Bach-Marlow - Sleepers Awake: Advent Responsory
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Conifer 501
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9:21 Ferde Grofe - Grand Canyon Suite: On the Trail
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc  80086
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9:11 Gioacchino Rossini - SIege of Corinth Overture
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St. Martin in teh Fields
Philips 434016 
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9:06 Samuel Holyoke - How Beauteous Are Their Feet
Columbus Consort
Channel Classics 5693
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9:02 Emmanuel Chabrier - Picturesque Pieces: Pompous Minuet
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 79
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8 - 9 AM

8:43 Frederick Delius - Brigg Fair
Adrian Leaper, conductor
CSR Symphony
Naxos  550229
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8:28 George Frideric Handel - Hallelujah Concerto
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Boston Skyline 136
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8:16 Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 2
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
DG 17097
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8:16 Marin Marais - Bells of St Genevieve
Specter of the Rose
Naxos 550750
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8:04 Henry Purcell - Two Christmas Interludes
Alun Francis, conductor
NW Chamber Orchestra of Seattle
Helios 88028
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7 - 8 AM

7:54 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Michael Stern, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 14332
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7:14 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1
Andreas Delfs, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
John O'Conor, piano
Telarc 80704
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7:07 Clare Maclean - Susannine
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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7:01 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude No. 5
Sergiu Commissiona, conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
CBC 5143
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6 - 7 AM

6:40 Lars-Erik Larsson - Pastoral Suite
Okko Kamu, conductor
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 553115
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6:29 Robert Russell Bennett - The Many Moods of Christmas No. 2
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80087
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6:26 Franz Liszt - Dance of the Gnomes
William Wolfram, piano
Naxos 557014
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6:23 Traditional; Richard Dering - Christmas Medley
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir
Philips 462050
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6:07 Antonio Vivaldi - Recorder Concerto
Sonnerie
Pamela Thorby, recorder
Linn 183
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6:05 Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dances: Selected
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Hungaroton 12571
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5 - 6 AM

5:51 Camille Saint-Saens - Havanaise
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Maxim Vengerov, violin
Teldec 73266
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5:47 John Jacob Niles - The Kentucky Wassail Song
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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5:47 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5: 4th and 5th movements
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
DG 9837
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5:10 Josef Myslivecek - Sinfonia
Concerto Koln
Archiv 4776418
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5:06 Michael Praetorius - Lo, how a Rose e'er Blooming
West Edge String Quartet
Centaur 3087
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5:01 Henriette Renie - Contemplation
Naoko Yoshino, harp
Philips 446064
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4 - 5 AM

4:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 16
Alicia de Larrocha, piano
RCA 60709
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4:30 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 53 "The Lark"
Emerson Quartet
DG 471327
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4:18 Michel Richard Delalande - Symphony of Noels
Olivier Fortin, conductor
Masques
Analekta 9908
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4:11 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 5: 2nd movement
Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer, violin
Nonesuch 528982
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4:06 Traditional - The Twelve Days of Christmas
Huddersfield Choral Society
Keith Rhodes, organ
Chandos 8679
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4:01 Moritz Moszkowski - 3 Etudes
Esther Budiardjo, piano
ProPiano 224536
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3 - 4 AM

3:27 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 471487
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3:22 Nikolaus Herrmann - Wir singen dir, Immanuel
Zefiro torna
Etcetera 4007
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3:13 Tomaso Albinoni - Oboe Concerto No. 6
Simon Wright, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
John Anderson, oboe
Nimbus 5188
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3:06 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Danielle Maddon, violin
Ellen DePasquale, viola
Rafael Figueroa, cello
Listen 50001
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3:01 Andres Segovia - Two Etudes
Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
London/Decca 417618
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2 - 3 AM

2:31 Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No. 1
Argenta Trio
Bridge 9338
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2:25 Adolphe Adam - O Holy Night
Empire Brass & Friends
EMI 49097
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2:23 Nicola Matteis - Ground upon a Scotch Humour
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92153
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2:15 Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir
Erato 45275
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2:06 Carl Nielsen - Bohemian-Danish Folk Tune
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9287
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2:01 Jean Francaix - Quintet No. 2: 1st movement
Mobius
ASV 1090
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1 - 2 AM

1:40 Federico Mompou - Intimate Impressions
Anita Pontremoli, piano
Centaur 2545
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1:37 Anonymous Medieval - Fulget Nicholas (Nicholas shines)
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi 2907411
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1:21 Carl Stamitz - Symphony "The Hunt"
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9358
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1:14 Noel Regney/Gloria Shayne - Do You Hear What I Hear?
Petri Juutilainen, conductor
Northern Lights Orchestra
Warren Schatz 5
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1:06 Johan Svendsen - Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Marianne Thorsen, violin
Simax 1081
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1:01 Ignaz Paderewski - Minuet
Stephen Hough, piano
MusicMasters 60135
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:53 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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12:43 Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Daniel Bernboim, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
DG 469376
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12:36 Felix Mendelssohn - Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Orchestra of St. Lukes and New York Choral Artists
Kathleen Battle, soprano
EMI 64896
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12:13 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Bassoon Concerto
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
EMI 64355
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12:06 Josef Suk - Love Song "Pisen Lasky"
Margaret Fingerhut, piano
Chandos 9026
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12:01 Johann Schmelzer - Sonata XII
Andrew Manze, conductor
English Concert
Harmonia Mundi 907397
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