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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

Thursday, December 19, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:36 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 83 "The Hen"
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Erato 45807
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11:32 Rosephanye Powell - Christmas Give: Christmas Memories
Tom Hall, conductor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Gothic 49277
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11:28 Robert Schumann - Remembrance; Evening Song
Carol Rosenberger, piano
Delos 3079
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11:16 Frederick Delius - The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Andrew Davis, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Teldec 90845
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11:06 Medley - At Midnight Hour; Joy Be With You; Carol of the Birds; Winter's Falling Light
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92173
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11:01 Stephen Paulus - This Endris Night
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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10 - 11 PM

10:27 Peter Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Philips 434 108
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10:23 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Seasons: December
Earl Wild, piano
Ivory 70903
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10:15 Peter Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 66646
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10:08 Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
Werner Andreas Albert, conductor
Northwest German Philharmonic
cpo 999 037
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9 - 10 PM

9:53 Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Piano Trio in D: 3rd-4th movements
Beaux Arts Trio
Philips 434 072
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9:43 Norman Dello Joio - Exaltation of Larks
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Atlantic Sinfonietta
Koch 7167
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9:37 John Dowland, arr. Grainger - Now Oh Now I needs Must Part
Penelope Thwaites, piano
Unicorn 9127
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9:35 Max Reger - Christleins Wiegenlied
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Jorg Demus, piano
DG 5068
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9:15 Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Christian Thielemann, conductor
German Opera Orchestra
DG 469008
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9:04 Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata
Christian Zacharias, piano
EMI 47678
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7 - 8 PM

7:56 David Peebles - Psalm 124
Alan Tavener, conductor
Capella Nova
ASV 136
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7:55 Robert Carver - Mass "Cantate Domino": Gloria
Alan Tavener, conductor
Capella Nova
ASV 136
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7:53 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Oboe Concerto
Bryden Thomson, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
David Theodore, oboe
Chandos 9262
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7:53 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419191
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7:53 David Dickau - Love Came Down at Christmas
Barbara Depman, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
MPR 20132
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7:06 Antonio Vivaldi - Trio Sonata
Angel Romero, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Angel Romero, guitar
Kenneth Sillito, violin
John Constable, harpsichord
RCA 68291
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7:00 Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2
Georg Solti, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 417719
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6 - 7 PM

6:30 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 13
Calder Quartet
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Bridge 9403
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6:25 Claude Debussy - Sunken Cathedral
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80622
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6:01 Edvard Grieg - Norwegian Dances Nos. 2-4
Petri Sakari, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9028
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5 - 6 PM

5:25 Music with Minnesotans
5:22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Serkin, piano
DG 439 514
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5:15 Johann Fasch - Trumpet Concerto
Raymond Leppard, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Sony 39061
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5:12 Medley - Star of Wonder
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 2246
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5:05 Traditional - The Cherry Tree Carol
Leo Nestor, conductor
American Repertory Singers
Jay Rader, organ
Arsis 108
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5:00 Ernesto Nazareth - Carioca
Gabriela Montero, piano
EMI 41144
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4 - 5 PM

4:49 Antonin Dvorak - Violin Concerto: 3rd movement
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
DG 19303
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4:39 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1: 2nd movement
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1716
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4:34 Traditional - Ding Dong Merrily on High
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Oystein Baadsvik, tuba
Bis 1885
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4:23 William Boyce - Trio Sonata No. 8
Peter Holman, conductor
Parley of Instruments
Hyperion 67151
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4:19 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 6
Labeque Sister
Philips 426 264
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4:12 Michael Praetorius - In dulci jubilo
Paul McCreesh, conductor
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Archiv 5271
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4:01 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 48 "Maria Theresia": 1st movement
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419607
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3 - 4 PM

3:46 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 9
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society
Avie 2065
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3:43 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: And the Glory ...
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 423630
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3:40 Giovanni Coperario - Fantasia
Summit Hill Brass Quintet
SELF PROD 368
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3:34 Traditional - Coventry Carol
4 Voices String Quartet
Corey Wong, guitar
concert performance 
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3:30 Pavel Chesnokov - Salvation Is Created
Mark Stover, conductor
Magnum Chorum
concert performance 
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3:25 Karen Beth/ Richard Kountz - Dark of the Moon/The Sleigh
Jane Ramseyer Miller, conductor
One Voice Mixed Chorus
concert performance 
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3:22 Traditional, arr. John Rutter - Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Wayne Kivell, conductor
I Cantanti
concert performance 
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3:15 arr. Kenny Bierschenk - A Festive Christmas
Timothy Mahr, conductor
Minnesota Symphonic Winds
concert recording 
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3:10 Franz Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 2: 3rd movement
Jose Luis Garcia, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 36674
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3:00 Hector Berlioz - Corsair: Overture
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA 61203
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Noon - 1 PM

12:52 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 "Elvira Madigan"
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Alfred Brendel, piano
Philips 400018
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12:42 Various - Away in a Manger/Christmas Morning
Piano Guys
Sony 74479
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12:21 Sergei Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije Suite
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 61957
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12:12 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Sonata No. 1: Adagio; Fuga: Allegro
Chris Thile, mandolin
Nonesuch 535360
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11 - Noon

11:56 Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2: Andante
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Bavarian Radio Orchestra
Helene Grimaud, piano
DG 19046
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11:53 Frank Ferko - The Sky Can Still Remember
David Cherwien, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3509
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11:32 Anton Reicha - 18 Variations and a Fantasie
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Isaac Stern, violin
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Sony 44668
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11:20 Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel: Evening and Prayer
Philippe Quint, violin
Lily Maisky, piano
Avanti 10402
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11:14 Zachary Wadsworth - Gabriel's Message
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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11:10 Robert Convery - Christmas Daybreak
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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11:01 Henry Purcell - The Gordian Knot Untied
Peter Holman, conductor
Parley of Instruments
Hyperion 66212
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10 - 11 AM

10:59 Peter Tchaikovsky - Valse scherzo
Mela Tenebaum, violin
Richard Kapp, piano
ESS.A.Y 1048
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10:57 Zdenek Fibich - Poeme
Mela Tenenbaum, violin
Richard Kapp, piano
ESS.A.Y 1048
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10:33 Alan Hovhaness - Concerto No. 8 for Orchestra
David Amos, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Crystal 810
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10:25 Bohuslav Martinu - Cello Sonata: Poco andante
Antonio Meneses, cello
Celina Szrvinsk, piano
Avie 2162
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10:20 Benjamin C.S. Boyle - Three Carols for Wintertide: The Holly and the Ivy
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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10:17 Benjamin C.S. Boyle - Three Carols for Wintertide: Lo, how a Rose E'er Blooming
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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10:13 Kerry Andrew - Hevene Quene
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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10:12 Jonathan Varcoe - Lullay, lullay little child
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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10:05 Andrew Gant - What child is this?
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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10:01 Eldin Burton - Flute Sonatina: Allegretto grazioso
Jeffrey Khaner, flute
Hugh Sung, piano
Avie 4
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9 - 10 AM

9:53 Frederick Delius - Sleigh Ride
Northen Sinfonia of England
EM 65067
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9:49 Richard Eilenberg - Petersburg Sleighride
Prima Carezza Salon Ensemble
Tudor 7058
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9:48 Bernard Herrmann - The Devil and Daniel Webster: Sleigh Ride
James Sedares, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Koch 7224
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9:44 Traditional - Zurich March
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Claves 50600
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9:36 Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto No. 4
Jorg-Michael Schwarz, conductor
Rebel
Matthias Maute, flute
Bridge 9377
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9:29 Traditional - Gentle Stranger
Peter Hendrickson, conductor
Augsburg Masterworks Chorale
MPR 20122
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9:16 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Charterhouse Suite
Dalia Atlas, conductor
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Stravidari 8011
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9:10 Benjamin Britten - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Come, now a roundel
Benjamin Britten, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Elizabeth Harwood, soprano
London/Decca 425663
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9:00 Otto Nicolai - Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 4745022
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8 - 9 AM

8:51 Felix Mendelssohn - Songs without Words
Andras Schiff, piano
London/Decca 421119
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8:47 Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Juilliard Trombone Choir
Summit 314
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8:37 Hector Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Alexander Gibson, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8316
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8:32 Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Collegium 111
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8:27 Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for two violins: 3rd mvt
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Hilary Hahn, v
Margaret Batjer, v
DG 986
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8:20 John Rutter - What Sweeter Music
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 1063
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8:17 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sleepers, Awake!
Wendy Carlos, synthesizer
Sony 7194
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8:08 George Frideric Handel - Overture
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
Arion
Atma 2260
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8:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 19: Andantino grazioso
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 422501
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7 - 8 AM

7:51 Antonio Vivaldi - Recorder Concerto in D, Op. 10 No. 3, "The Goldfinch"
Ensemble Rebel
Mathias Maute, recorder
Bridge 9377
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7:50 Peter Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite No. 1: Miniature March
Stefan Sanderling, conductor
National Symphony of Ireland
Naxos 550644
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7:50 Franz Liszt - Christmas Tree Suite: Adeste fideles
Roland Pontinen, piano
Bis 1164
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7:32 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Emperor Waltz
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 46710
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7:21 William S Lloyd Webber - Three Spring Miniatures: Tree Tops
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Chandos 9595
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7:16 Top Score
7:08 William Walton - Orb and Sceptre
Andre Previn, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 80125
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7:04 Traditional - Skye Boat Song
Shelley Phillips, english horn
et al
Gourd 105
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6 - 7 AM

6:51 Franz Schubert - Octet: 3rd movement
Gaudier Ensemble
Hyperion 67339
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6:49 Christmas Music - Flemish Carol
John Rutter, conductor
Clare College Singers & Orchestra
EMI 69950
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6:34 Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Oboe and Violin
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Hilary Hahn, violin
Allan Vogel, oboe
DG 986
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6:23 Gioacchino Rossini - L'assedio di Corinto (Siege of Corinth): Overture
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 414407
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6:20 Richard Willis - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
Centaur 2209
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6:08 Gian Carlo Menotti - Amahl and the Night Visitors: selections
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
SELF PROD 266
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6:04 Antonin Dvorak - Humoresque
Vienna-Berlin Ensemble
Sony 42175
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5 - 6 AM

5:53 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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5:44 Gustav Holst - In the Bleak Midwinter
John Stevens, conductor
Isthmus Brass
Summit 610
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5:35 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Flutes
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Preston, flute
Nicholas McGegan, flute
Oiseau-Lyre 414588
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5:20 Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
RCA 61700
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5:09 Traditional - O Jesulein suss; Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier; Silent Night
Ensemble Amarcord
Apollon 10101
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5:06 Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel: Evening Prayer
Andre Kostelanetz, conductor
Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Sony 44999
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5:01 Ernest Chausson - Chamber Concerto: Sicilienne
Alcan Quartet
David Lefevre, violin
Alain Lefevre, piano
Analekta 9286
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4 - 5 AM

4:25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeunehomme"
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
London/Decca 17181
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4:13 Max Reger - Three German Songs
Winfrid Toll, conductor
Camerata Vocale Freiburg
Ars Musici 223746
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4:06 Traditional - O Come, O Come Emmanuel; What Child is This; The Boar's Head Carol; Good King Wenceslas; God Rest You Merry Gentlemen; Now the Holly Bears a Berry
Kirkmount
Dorian 93236
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4:01 John Rutter - Nativity Carol
Stephen Layton, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Hyperion 67245
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3 - 4 AM

3:45 Felix Mendelssohn - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
DG 423104
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3:41 Andrew Gant - What child is this?
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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3:32 George Frideric Handel - Flute Sonata No. 2
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Christian Rivet, guitar
Warner 15399
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3:12 Alan Hovhaness - Artik
Alan Hovhaness, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Meir Rimon, horn
Crystal 802
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3:06 Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
Carl Hogset, conductor
Grex Vocalis
Two L 26
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3:01 John Playford - Christmas Medley
The Playfords
Coviello 21012
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2 - 3 AM

2:30 Emil Mlynarski - Violin Concerto No. 2
Jacek Kaspszyk, conductor
Polish Chamber Orchestra
Nigel Kennedy, violin
EMI 79934
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2:23 Traditional - When the Lovely Virgin Mary
Stefan Stuligrosz, conductor
Poznan Nightingales
Polskie Nagrania 268
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2:23 Click on Classical
2:17 Franz Liszt - Paganini Etude No. 3 "La Campanella"
Lang Lang, piano
Sony (7) 89141
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2:08 Witold Lutoslawski - Three Polish Christmas Carols
David Zinman, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA 11561
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2:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier (I stand here before thy manger)
Eva Beneke, guitar
Scott Tennant, guitar
GSI 98010
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2:01 Arne Eggen - Liti Kersti: Bjorgulv the Fiddler
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557017
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1 - 2 AM

1:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 40
George Szell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Sony 46333
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1:27 Christmas Music - Three Carols for Harp
Emily Mitchell, harp
RCA 61836
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1:19 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise No. 1
Artur Rubinstein, piano
RCA 5615
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1:15 Williametta Spencer - Nova, nova! (News, news!)
Daniel Hughes, conductor
The Choral Project
Clarion 941
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1:06 Ottorino Respighi - Adoration of the Magi
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne
Telarc 80309
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1:01 Traditional - The Twelve Days of Christmas
Robert DeCormier, conductor
Robert DeCormier Singers
Arabesque 6525
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:49 Emile Waldteufel - Christmas Roses
Michel Swierczewski, conductor
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nimbus 5264
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12:30 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 38 "Echo"
Christof Perick, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Dorian 90168
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12:30 Julius Rontgen - Shepherds, he is born
Quink
Telarc 80202
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12:24 Julius Rontgen - German Christmas Carol
Quink
Telarc 80202
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12:06 Robert Schumann - Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Heinz Holliger, conductor
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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12:01 Peter Tchaikovsky - Nocturne
Martin West, conductor
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Zuill Bailey, cello
Telarc 80724
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