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Highlights from November 18 to 24

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Steven Schmitz, Director of Bands, St. Louis Park.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: amateur bassoonist Kate Cimino.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Steven Schmitz, Director of Bands, St. Louis Park.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Lucerne Festival: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.
Thursday, 3:15 pm: Regional Spotlight: Rossini, played by the Minnesota Sinfonia.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: A Celebration of Bassoon, and Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: With Praise and Thanksgiving.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in works by Schumann and Brahms.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, and Beethoven's 6th Symphony.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight.

Programming Highlights

Monday, December 17, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:32 Christmas Music - The Peace of Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Collegium 111
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11:21 Claude Debussy - Sacred and Profane Dances
Edmon Colomer, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Vanessa McKeand, harp
Virgin 59695
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11:16 Hilding Rosenberg - Small Piece for Cello and Strings
Jan-Olav Wedin, conductor
Stockholm Sinfonietta
Elemer Lavotha, cello
Bis 165
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11:06 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Comfort ye
John Butt, conductor
Dunedin Consort and Players
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Linn 285
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11:01 Filippo Azzaiolo - Chi passa
Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 89782
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10 - 11 PM

10:47 J.S. Bach - French Suite No. 1 in d minor
Glenn Gould, piano
Sony 52609
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10:02 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1986
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10:00 Virgil Thomson - O my deir hert
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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9 - 10 PM

9:55 George Gershwin - Love is here to Stay
John Williams , conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony  60659
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9:50 Claude Debussy - La plus que lente
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
London 460 247
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9:42 Heitor Villa-Lobos - String Quartet No. 1: 3rd movement
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Dorian 90205
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8 - 9 PM

8:07 Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ
Douglas Boyd, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Claire Ormshaw, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
David Wilson-Johnson, baritone
Sergei Leiferkus, baritone
SPCO Live Recording 090919
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6 - 7 PM

6:39 Richard Strauss - Burleske
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Byron Janis
RCA 68638
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6:22 Georg Philipp Telemann - Festive Suite
Ross Pople, conductor
London Festival Orchestra
Arte Nova 30506
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6:19 - Let It Snow
Mill City String Quartet
self-produced 
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6:06 Traditional - There is No Rose of Such Virtue; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Silent Night
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Richard Marlow, organ
Conifer 501
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5 - 6 PM

5:58 Christoph Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 66646
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5:46 Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: Waltzes
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 68635
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5:41 John Rutter - The Very Best Time of Year
Douglas Mears, conductor
Fairfax Choral Society
Gothic 49261
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5:33 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Massimo Paris, conductor
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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5:17 Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 "Classical": 3rd movement
Valery Gergiev, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Philips 4757655
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5:11 traditional (arr: Hiram Titus) - 12 Days of Christmas
Hiram Titus
self-produced 
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5:01 Claude Debussy - Dialogue of Wind and Sea
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
NY Philharmonic
Sony 60972
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4 - 5 PM

4:49 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 103 "Drum Roll": 4th movement
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Telarc 80282
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4:42 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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4:40 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 2: Badinerie
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
RCA 60360
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4:33 Stephen Paulus - Evensong
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
ACC 121
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4:22 Antonin Dvorak - Bagatelles: Allegretto scherzando (1)
Takacs Quartet
Gabor Ormai, harmonium
London/Decca 430077
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4:19 Traditional - Fum, Fum, Fum!
Anne Heider, conductor
His Majestie's Clerkes
Centaur 2168
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4:12 Henry Gauntlett - Once in Royal David's City
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 2754
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4:01 Antonio Vivaldi - Bassoon Concerto
La Serenissima
Avie 2257
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3 - 4 PM

3:51 Vince Guaraldi - Christmas Time Is Here/Skating
Copper Street Brass
self-produced 322
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3:43 Ludwig van Beethoven - Fidelio: Overture
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 415507
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3:35 Samuel Rousseau - Shepherds and Kings
Stephen Schmall, conductor
Church of the Holy Childhood Chamber Orchestra
Self-produced 138
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3:31 Traditional; Richard Averre - O Little Town of Bethlehem; Did Mary Know; Deck the Halls
Richard Westenburg, conductor
Musica Sacra
DG 429732
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3:17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante: 1st movement
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Bruno Giuranna, viola
EMI 54302
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3:06 Traditional - Christmas Medley
George Guest, conductor
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
London/Decca 421022
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3:01 Percy Grainger - Mock Morris
Martin Jones, piano
Nimbus 7703
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Noon - 1 PM

12:44 Ludwig van Beethoven - Triple Concerto: Rondo alla Polacca
Kent Nagano, conductor
German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin
Mari Kodama, piano
Kolja Blacher, violin
Johannes Moser, cello
Berlin 300331
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12:37 John Rutter - Carol of the Magi
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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12:33 Daniel Kantor; arr: John Ferguson - Night of Silence
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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12:31 James Lord Pierpont; arr: J. David Moore - Jingle Bells
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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12:18 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden Suite
David Zinman, conductor
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Philips 442605
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12:14 Alfred Burt - Caroling, Caroling/Bright, Bright the Holly Berries
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 1
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12:03 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian:" Allegro vivace
Bruno Weill, conductor
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Tafelmusik 1019
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11 - Noon

11:55 Jules Mouquet - La Flute de Pan: Pan et les oiseaux
Philippe Auguin, conductor
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Manuela Wiesler, flute
Bis 529
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11:44 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Empire Brass and friends
EMI 49097
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11:41 Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Alfred Cortot - Arioso
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67890
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11:21 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 28
Colin Davis, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
Philips 426236
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11:17 Ernest Cervera - En belen tocan a fuego
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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11:14 D. Lavino Virgu - Ninna-Nanna a Gesu bambino
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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11:11 William Mathias - Hodie Christus natus est
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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11:01 Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto: Larghetto
Boris MNersson, conductor
Rome Festival Orchestra
Christian Fevre, piano
Intercord 892923
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10 - 11 AM

10:54 Harold Arlen: arr: Stephen Prutsman - Get Happy
Jenny Lin, piano
Steinway and Sons 30011
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10:45 Franz Berwald - Memory of the Norwegian Alps
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Brilliant 93699
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10:40 Stephen Paulus - Snow Had Fallen; Christ was Born
Dale Warland, conductor
The Dale Warland Singers
Kathy Kienzle, harp
Augsburg Fortress 4
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10:36 Gustav Holst - In the Bleak Midwinter
Eva Beneke, guitar
Lars Hoefs, cello
Phil Popham, English horn
Moni Simeonov, violin
GSI 98010
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10:32 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Eva Beneke, guitar
Scott Tennant, guitar
GSI 98010
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10:31 Michael Praetorius - Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming)
Eva Beneke, guitar
GSI 98010
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10:28 Johann Sebastian Bach - Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier (I Stand Here at Your Crib)
Eva Beneke, guitar
Scott Tennant, guitar
GSI 98010
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10:24 Traditional German - O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)
Eva Beneke, guitar
GSI 98010
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10:18 Erik Satie; arr: Claude Debussy - Gymnopedies
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
The Knights
Ancalagon 137
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10:08 Johann Sebastian Bach; arr: Bruce Haynes - Brandenburg Concerto No. 7
Eric Milnes, conductor
Bande Montreal Baroque
Atma 2565
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10:00 Traditional: arr: Kenneth Jennings - Ding Dong! Merrily on High; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Go Tell it on the Mountain
Christopher Aspaas, conductor
Magnum Chorum
Self Produced 
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9 - 10 AM

9:55 Mendelssohn, arr. Rachmaninoff - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
Vladimir Ashkenazy, p
London 470291
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9:41 Christmas Music - What is this Lovely Fragrance?; Masters in this Hall; The First Nowell
Craig Jessop, conductor
Orchestra at Temple Square
Telarc 80552
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9:35 John Rutter - What Sweeter Music
Stephen Layton, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Hyperion 67245
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9:24 Traditional - The Turtle Dove; John Peel
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Decca 458185
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9:19 Franz Gruber - Silent Night
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, bass
Catrin Finch, harp
DG 14914
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9:07 Traditional - French and English Christmas Music
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Koch 7582
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9:02 Frederic Chopin - Waltz No. 1 "Grand Waltz Brillante"
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 64399
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8 - 9 AM

8:57 Joaquin Rodrigo - Pastorcito santo
Placido Domingo, t
Manuel Barrueco, g
EMI 56175
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8:53 Lennon & McCartney - Yesterday
Manuel Barrueco, g
EMI 55228
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8:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4
Richard Hickox, conductor
London Sinfonietta
Richard Watkins, horn
MCA 25229
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8:32 Christmas Music - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; O Come, All ye Faithful
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 64613
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8:24 Christopher Rouse - Karolju: Little March of the Three Kings; Czech
David Zinman, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA 11561
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8:19 Adolphe Adam - O Holy Night (Cantique du Noel)
Ayako Shinozaki, harp
Kazuko Shinozaki, harp II
Sony 62677
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8:16 Georges Bizet - Children's Games: Galop
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
French National Orchestra
EMI 63898
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8:09 Traditional - Three Danish Christmas Songs
Martin Neary, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 60060
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8:04 Antonin Dvorak - Serenade for Winds: Moderato
Consortium Classicum
Dabringhaus 3010416
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7 - 8 AM

7:58 Antonio Vivaldi - Mandolin Concerto in C: 3rd mvt
Studio Orchestra
Peter Ostrouchko, mandolin
Red House 253
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7:52 Wolfgang Mozart - PIano Concerto No. 19: 3rd mvt
Jeffrey Tate, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, p
Philips 438207
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7:42 David Overton - Fantasia on "In Dulci Jubilo"
John Georgiadis, conductor
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 60736
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7:32 Maurice Ravel - Mother Goose: Laideronnette and The Fairy Garden
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 439859
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7:23 Traditional; John Rutter - Christmas Medley
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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7:18 Bach, arr. Rachmaninoff - Violin Partita No. 3: Prelude
Vladimir Ashkenazy, p
Decca 470291
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7:11 Traditional - Riu riu chiu; Patapan
Robert DeCormier, conductor
Counterpoint
Albany 801
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7:05 Alexander Glazunov - Symphony No. 6: Intermezzo
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo 157201
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6 - 7 AM

6:55 Gustav Holst - In the Bleak Midwinter
Chanticleer
Teldec 94563
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6:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds: 3rd movement
Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
Christian Zacharias, piano
EMI 55013
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6:41 Rene Clausen - There is No Rose
Choral Arts Ensemble
MPR 20111
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6:32 George Frideric Handel - Oboe Concerto No. 1
Nicholas Ward, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Anthony Camden, oboe
Naxos 553430
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6:24 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Danielle Maddon, violin
Ellen DePasquale, viola
Rafael Figueroa, cello
John Marks 18
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6:20 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: March
Copper Street Brass Quintet
SELF PROD 322
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6:06 Christmas Music - El Rorro; The Coventry Carol; Deck the Halls
Roger Wagner, conductor
Roger Wagner Chorale
Delos 3072
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6:04 Henryk Gorecki - Piece in the Old Style
Rudolf Werthen, conductor
I Fiamminghi
Telarc 80417
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5 - 6 AM

5:44 Joseph Jongen - Impressions d'ardennes
Roman Kofman, conductor
National Orchestra of Belgium
Cypres 1634
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5:41 John Rutter - The Colours of Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
Bach Choir
London/Decca 16092
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5:37 Johann Cruger - Three German Chorales
Ludwig Guttler, conductor
Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble
Berlin 1037
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5:20 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 26 "The Lamentation"
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 427662
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5:14 Patrick Zuk - Ye sons of men
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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5:06 Gioacchino Rossini - Barber of Seville: Overture
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
DG 431653
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5:01 Philip Glass - Orphee Suite: Orphee and the Princess
Paul Barnes, piano
Orange Mountain 8
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4 - 5 AM

4:50 Hector Berlioz - Reverie and Caprice
Yoav Talmi, conductor
Quebec Symphony Orchestra
James Ehnes, violin
Analekta 3151
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4:47 Max Reger - Sleep, my little child
Uwe Gronostay, conductor
RIAS Chamber Choir
Harmonia Mundi 901794
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4:20 Felix Mendelssohn - String Symphony No. 8
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 437528
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4:15 Traditional - Come leave your sheep
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 512
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4:06 Antonin Dvorak - Carnival Overture
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 5606
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4:01 Steven Amundson - Angel's Dance
John Morris Russell, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Fanfare Cincinnati 1
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3 - 4 AM

3:33 Adalbert Gyrowetz - Symphony No. 1
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9791
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3:25 Johann Sebastian Bach - Shepherds' Music
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
DG 419414
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3:17 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni: Overture
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Koch 7574
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3:15 Traditional - Masters in This Hall
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80446
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3:06 John Corigliano - Elegy
Robert Spano, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80673
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3:01 Theodore Dubois - Oboe Quintet: Canzonetta
Trio Hochelaga
Jean-Luc Plourde, viola
Atma 2385
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2 - 3 AM

2:44 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - 17th Century Noels
Bernard Labadie, conductor
The King's Violins
Dorian 90180
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2:38 Mario Broeders - Dances
Bell' Alma Duo
Ten Thousand Lakes 130
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2:35 Cesar Carillo - Ave Maria
Karen P. Thomas, conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
SPM 9807
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2:25 Amilcare Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 415856
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2:17 Franz Liszt - Christmas Tree Suite
Leslie Howard, piano
Hyperion 66388
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2:06 Alexander Glazunov - Concert Waltz No. 2
Yevgeny Svetlanov, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI 69361
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2:01 Franz Schubert - March Militaire No. 1
Yaara Tal, piano
Sony 68240
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1 - 2 AM

1:41 Brenno Blauth - Concertino for Oboe and Strings
Camerata Bariloche
Andres Spiller, oboe
Dorian 90249
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1:37 Fisher/Boyce - Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Chanticleer
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Teldec 85555
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1:22 Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Monica Huggett, violin
Erato 75358
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1:14 Traditional - Watt's Cradle Hymn
Westminster Choir
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Sony 62688
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1:06 Edward Elgar - Dream Children
William Boughton, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 7029
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1:01 Erich Korngold - The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Ludwig, violin
SELF PROD 266
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:53 Giuseppe Torelli - Concerto Grosso No. 6 "Christmas Concerto"
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
CBC 5099
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12:28 Gabriel Faure - String Quartet
Ebene Quartet
Virgin 70875
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12:14 Tavener; Rutter - Christmas Medley
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Choir
Dorian 93240
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12:09 Jules Massenet - Elegy: O Doux Printemps D'Autrefois
Michael Stern, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 87894
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12:06 Thomas Jones - Christmas Cracker
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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12:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Contredances (4)
Hans Graf, conductor
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
LaserLight 15887
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