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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

Sunday, December 16, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:43 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: selections
The Romantic Quartet
Ars Produktion 38086
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11:37 Arnold Schoenberg - Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night): Part 5
Yoel Levi, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80372
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11:37 Carl Reinecke - Flute Sonata "Undine"
Tanya Dusevic Witek, flute
MSR 1161
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11:10 Antonio de Salazar - Tarara tarara qui yo soy Antoniyo
Olivier Fortin, conductor
Masques
Analekta 9908
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11:06 Minoru Miki - A Young Sprout
Mitsouko Kado, piano
MA Records 500
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11:02 John Playford - The Broom of Cowdenknows
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90238
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11:01 Traditional - Wexford Carol; Now is Born the Divine Christ Child; Christmas Eve Reel
Kirkmount
Dorian 93236
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10 - 11 PM

10:28 Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 1231
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10:26 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Song of India
Dmitri Kitayenko, conductor
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9229
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10:13 Giuseppe Verdi - Ave Maria
Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
Westminster Choir
Avie 46
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10:01 Francois Couperin - La Verneuille
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67440
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9 - 10 PM

9:50 Traditional - A Child is Born; In dulci jubilo; On Christmas Night
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 63179
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9:38 Thomas Canning - Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan
Raymond Leppard, conductor
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 458157
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9:26 Traditional French - Five French Carols
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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9:22 Robert Schumann - Andante Cantabile
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 54853
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9:22 Nino Rota - Concerto for Strings
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Philharmonic of La Scala
Sony 66279
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9:06 Joan Trimble - Suite for Strings: Prelude
Fionnuala Hunt, conductor
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Black Box 1003
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8 - 9 PM

8:38 Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonata No. 5
Lynn Harrell, cello
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London/Decca 417628
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8:38 Johannes Brahms - A Lovely Rose is Blooming
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 43
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8:33 Frank Bridge - There is a Willow Grows Aslant
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5366
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8:18 Herbert Howells - A Spotless Rose
Charles Bruffy, conductor
Phoenix Chorale
Chandos 5066
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8:14 Alessandro Marcello - Oboe Concerto
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
John Abberger, oboe
Analekta 9811
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8:01 Niccolo Paganini - Sonata No. 6
Gil Shaham, violin
DG 437837
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7 - 8 PM

7:31 Jon Lord - To Notice Such Things
Clark Rundell, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Jon Lord, piano
Cormac Henry, flute
Avie 2190
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7:24 Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Last Emperor: Theme
John Williams, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 62788
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7:16 Steven Heitzeg - little tree
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
American Choral Catalog 121
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7:11 Johannes Brahms - Contemplation (Wie Melodien zieht es mir)
Daniel Harding, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti, violin
DG 6154
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7:08 Traditional - Away in a Manger
Renee Fleming, soprano
Mark O'Connor, violin
OMAC 16
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7:02 Edward Elgar - Sighs (Sospiri)
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
English Northern Philharmonia
Naxos 557320
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7:01 Traditional - Three Renaissance French Carols
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 75569
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6 - 7 PM

6:30 Vincent d'Indy - Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Charles Munch, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, piano
RCA 6805
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6:13 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor
Seraphic Fire
SFM 107
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6:06 Gioacchino Rossini - Silken Ladder: Overture
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nimbus 5078
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6:01 Marcel Tournier - Suite: Festival
Mirage Quintet
Naxos 570444
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5 - 6 PM

5:35 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
La Petite Bande
DHM 77275
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5:35 Traditional - A Mozart Christmas
Hampton String Quartet
RCA 5625
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5:15 Stephen Paulus - This Endris Night
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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5:06 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Die Fledermaus: Overture
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80547
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5:01 Luigi Gatti - Sextet: Rondo
Calamus Ensemble
Dabringhaus 6031589
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4 - 5 PM

4:48 LeRoy Anderson - Suite of Carols for Woodwinds
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
BBC Philharmonic
Naxos 559621
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4:16 Niccolo Paganini - Violin Concerto No. 2 "La Campanella"
Andrew Litton, conductor
London Mozart Players
Nicola Hall, guitar
London/Decca 440293
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4:11 Howard Blake - The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Michael Chertock, piano
Telarc 80485
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4:10 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 3
Rafael Kubelik, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
DG 419056
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4:01 George Gershwin - Liza/Promenade
Tashi
RCA 7901
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3 - 4 PM

3:50 Medley - Christmas Medley
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Ambitus 97812
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3:37 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 29 "Hammerklavier": 1st movement
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Bridge 9262
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3:33 Dave Brubeck - Precious Gift His Wondrous Birth
Tom Hall, conductor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Gothic 49277
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3:06 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 1
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
EMI 73359
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3:01 Emile Bernard - Divertissement: 2nd movement
Sylvan Winds
Koch 7081
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 SymphonyCast

1 - 2 PM

1:00 SymphonyCast

11 - Noon

11:50 Johann Strauss, Jr. - By the Beautiful Blue Danube
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80098
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11:43 Scott Robinson - Out Under the Sky
Eaken Piano Trio
Naxos 554099
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11:19 Ludwig van Beethoven - Quintet for Piano and Winds
Melos Ensemble
EMI 72643
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11:14 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Partita No. 3: Prelude
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Bis 1972
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11:07 Christmas - Carol of the Bells; Silent Night
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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11:01 Frederic Chopin - Mazurka
Leon Fleisher, piano
Vanguard 1551
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10 - 11 AM

10:51 Joan Cererols - Serafin, que con dulce harmonia
Andrew Parrott, conductor
Taverner Choir and Consort
EMI 54529
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10:38 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 2
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Philips 411482
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10:33 Thomas Bold/William J. Kirkpatrick - A Lullaby/Away in a Manger
Chanticleer
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Teldec 85555
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10:07 Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
DG 12533
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10:01 Ludwig van Beethoven - 2 Bagatelles
John O'Conor, piano
Telarc 80423
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9 - 10 AM

9:48 Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto No. 3 "Il gardellino" ("The Goldfinch")
I Musici
Aurele Nicolet, flute
Philips 420188
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9:44 Gregor Joseph Werner - Shepherd's Music for Christmas
Ross Pople, conductor
London Festival Orchestra
Arte Nova 30506
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9:32 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto: Finale
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Renaud Capucon, violin
Virgin 94589
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9:19 Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets
Ivars Taurins, conductor
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
CBC 1155
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9:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasia
Alicia de Larrocha, piano
London/Decca 417372
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9:01 Bedrich Smetana - A Country Woman
Robert Stankovsky, conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Marco Polo 223705
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8 - 9 AM

8:41 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 3
Adam Fischer, conductor
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Nimbus 5407
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8:36 Morten Lauridsen - So They Say
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Sony 89100
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8:32 Charles Ives - A Christmas Carol
QUINK Vocal Ensemble
Telarc 80202
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8:16 Gabriel Pierne - Concert Piece for Harp and Orchestra
Jean Martinon, conductor
Orchestra of French Radio & TV
Lily Laskine, harp
Erato 88069
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8:12 Traditional - Star in the East
Frank Wallace, guitar
Gyre 10092
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8:06 Traditional - Huron Carol and Still, still,still
Vienna Boys Choir
Koch 7584
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8:01 John Ireland - A Downland Suite: Minuet
David Garforth, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Chandos 8390
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5 - 6 AM

5:39 Alexander Mackenzie - Twelfth Night
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 66764
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5:23 Georg Philipp Telemann - Double Concerto for Recorder and Bassoon
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Clas Pehrsson, recorder
Michael McCraw, bassoon
Bis 271
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5:15 Claude Debussy - Sunken Cathedral
Alexei Lubimov, piano
ECM 2241
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5:06 Traditional Swedish - When Christmas morning gleams; Yule, yule, sparkling yule; Virgin Mary
Simon Phipps, conductor
Gothenburg Cathedral Boy's Choir
Naxos 553965
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5:01 Gerald Finzi - Love's Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5101
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4 - 5 AM

4:50 Johann G Ebeling - All my Heart; O Little One Sweet; Myn lyking
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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4:24 Joaquin Rodrigo - Concerto Andaluz for 4 Guitars
David Amado, conductor
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Telarc 31754
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4:17 William Mathias - Bell Carol
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus
William Neil, organ
Gothic 49235
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4:06 Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons: Summer
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
DG 419214
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4:01 Giovanni Battista Fontana - Sonata No. 16
Stradivaria
Cypres 1633
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3 - 4 AM

3:34 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 "Choral": 4th movement
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Philips 432995
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3:24 Rick Sowash - A Christmas Rondo
Kris Frankenfeld, violin
Belinda Burge, viola
Ellen Shertzer, cello
Sowash 11
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3:11 Richard Wagner - The Flying Dutchman: Overture
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Teldec 99595
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3:06 Ariel Ramirez - El Nacimiento
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, bass
Rolando Villazon, tenor
DG 14914
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3:01 John Dowland - Pavan
Queen's Chamber Band
Four-Tay 4011
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2 - 3 AM

2:43 Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 2
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
MPR 100203-12
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2:40 Anonymous - Rejoice in the Lord alway
John Scott, conductor
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral
Andrew Lucas, organ
Hyperion 66994
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2:14 Franz Krommer - Concerto for Two Clarinets
Kenneth Sillito, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sabine Meyer, clarinet
EMI 79786
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2:06 Traditional - Christmas Medley
James Galway, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 5888
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2:01 Giacomo Puccini - Edgar: Prelude to Act I
Jacek Kaspszyk, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Collins 1165
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1 - 2 AM

1:49 Joseph Joachim - Nocturne
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Daniel Hope, violin
DG 15312
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1:25 Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 16
Cleveland Quartet
Telarc 80427
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1:17 Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto Grosso No. 8 "Christmas Concerto": 3rd movement
Claudio Scimone, conductor
Warner 69737
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1:14 Jean-Joseph Mouret - Rondeau
Bavarian Brass Soloists
Calig 50837
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1:06 Handl; Traditional - Resonet in laudibus; Up! good Christian folk; The First Nowell
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Conifer 501
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1:01 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 50: Minuet
Leipzig String Quartet
Dabringhaus 3071723
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:17 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Colin Davis, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Kissin, piano
EMI 6311
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12:07 John Rutter - There Is a Flower; Sans Day Carol
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67245
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12:06 John Dowland - The Shoemaker's Wife
Ronn McFarlane, lute
Dorian 90148
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12:01 Louis Spohr - Double Quartet No. 1: Scherzo
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Hyperion 22014
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