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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 20, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:28 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1986
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11:20 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Sleigh Ride"
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 459555
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11:12 Traditional - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Peter Breiner, conductor
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic
Naxos 550301
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11:06 Rachel Matthews - Voices of Trees: Listen through the rustling leaves
Florie Rothenberg, clarinet
Origin 33003
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11:01 Arne Eggen - Liti Kersti: Bjorgulv the Fiddler
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557017
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10 - 11 PM

10:49 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in e minor
Bryden Thomson, conductor
London Philharmonic
Chandos 8502
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10:35 Lukas Foss - Three American Pieces
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphon
Itzhak Perlman, violin
EMI 55360
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10:25 Aaron Copland - Three Piano Excerpts from Our Town
James Tocco, piano
ProArte  183
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9 - 10 PM

9:53 Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 463 265
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9:39 Robert Schumann - Ghost Variations
Yael Weiss, piano
Koch 7650
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9:37 Traditional - Good Christian Men Rejoice
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Telarc 80377
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9:16 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3
Philip Ledger, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Virgin 91452
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9:04 Trad. - Light of the World Medley
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 92874
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8 - 9 PM

8:30 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Teldec 47334
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8:20 Medley - El noi de la mare; En belen tocan a fuego; O little town of Bethlehem
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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8:00 Lou Harrison - Pastorales
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Brooklyn Philharmonic
MusicMasters  670
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6 - 7 PM

6:35 Johann Graupner - Overture
Good Ideas Ensemble
Analekta 9115
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6:29 Thomas Clark - While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Peter Holman, conductor
Psalmody
Hyperion 66924
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6:25 Traditional - Patapan; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Minneapolis Philharmonic Orchestra
Full Harmonic 3618
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6:13 Traditional Czech - To Bethlehem, to Little Jesus; Bring what ye may; Interlude; We welcome you, dear Jesus
Boni Pueri Children's Chorus
Bonton 147
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6:04 Hector Berlioz - Corsair: Overture
Yoav Talmi, conductor
Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Analekta 3151
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5 - 6 PM

5:49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 18: 1st Mvt.
Jonathan Gilad, piano
EMI 72823
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5:33 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: 3rd movement
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 66289
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5:28 Traditional - The Cherry Tree Carol
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90198
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5:28 Traditional - King Jesus Hath a Garden
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Simon Preston, organ
London/Decca 5302
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5:26 Traditional - O Sanctissima
Die Singphoniker
CPO 777067
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5:10 Frederic Chopin - Introduction and Polonaise
Zuill Bailey, cello
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Delos 3326
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5:02 Gordon Langford - A Christmas Fantasy
Keith Rhodes, conductor
Huddersfield Choral Society
Chandos 8679
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4 - 5 PM

4:57 Franz Schubert - Musical Moment No. 3
Gil Shaham, violin
Goran Sollscher, guitar
DG 471568
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4:56 Various - Variations on Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Ludwig Guttler, conductor
Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble
Berlin 1037
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4:51 Traditional - Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming)
Cantus
Cantus 1102
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4:42 Handel - Dances from WaterMusic
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 410 525
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4:28 Christmas Music - The Christmas Story: selections
Paul Hillier, conductor
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Harmonia Mundi 807565
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4:21 Manuel de Falla - La Vida Breve: Spanish Dance No. 1
Bell' Alma Duo
Ten Thousand Lakes 130
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4:16 Traditional - Huron Carol
Chanticleer
Teldec 85555
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4:06 Alexander Glazunov - Les Chanteurs de Noel
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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4:05 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Russian Dance
Dallas Brass
Betsey Sesler, harp
Alfred Mouledous, celeste
Joe Ferraro, percussion
Steve Kimple, percussion
Dallas Brass 21796
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3 - 4 PM

3:37 traditioanl arr: Lynn Trapp - Here We Come a'Caroling
Lynn Trapp
self-produced 
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3:30 John Rutter - I Wish You Christmas
Mary Kay Geston, conductor
Great River Chorale
concert recording 
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3:26 Gauntlett arr: Scott Sandersfeld - Once in Royal David's City
Scott Sanderfeld, conductor
Miraldola Ensemble
concert recording 
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3:19 David Dickau - Love Came Dowm at Christmas
Rick Kvam, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
concert recording 
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3:16 traditional Arr: Linda Kachelmeier - Coventry Carol
Mirandola Ensemble
concert performance 
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3:04 Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for 3 Trumpets
Raymond Leppard, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Sony 42478
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3:01 Traditional - O Christmas Tree
Ayako Shinozaki, harp
Sony 62677
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Noon - 1 PM

12:49 Traditional - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; I Wonder as I Wander; We Three Kings
Jacqueline Schwab, p
Dorian 90275
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12:18 William Henry Fry - Santa Claus, Christmas Symphony
Tony Rowe, conductor
Royal Scottish Orchestra
Naxos 559057
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12:03 Andre Jolivet - Pastoral Noels
Kathleen Rudolph, flute
Jesse Read, bassoon
Rita Costanzi, harp
Skylark 9400
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12:01 Traditional - Fum, Fum, Fum!
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 1063
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10 - 11 AM

10:56 Julian Lloyd Webber - Song for Baba
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
John Lenehan, piano
Philips 442426
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10:44 Jacques Offenbach - Ballet des Flocons de Neige
Michel Swierczewski, conductor
The Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nimbus 5303
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10:38 Vince Guaraldi - Skating
Copper Street Brass
Self Prodcued 
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10:35 Claude Debussy; arr: Andre Caplet - Children's Corner: The snow is dancing
Jean Martinon, conductor
ORTF National Orchestra
EMI 69589
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10:33 Handel/Kirkpatrick/French Traditional - Joy Medley
Eve Beneke and Scott Tenant, guitar
GSI 98010 (NEW)
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10:09 Massimo Paris - X'mas Suite
Massimo Paris, conductor
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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10:00 Francesco Manfredini - Concerto No. 12 "Christmas Concerto"
I Musici
Philips 412739
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9 - 10 AM

9:50 Matthew Brown - Sweet was the Song
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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9:44 Daniel Kantor - NIght of Silence
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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9:41 Bob Chilcott - Sweet was the Song
Vasari Singers
Naxos 573030
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9:36 Juan Garcia de Zespedes - Convidando esta la noche
Rose Ensemble
Rose 6
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9:23 Rick Sowash - A Christmas Rondo
Kris Frankenfeld, violin
Belinda Burge, viola
Ellen Shertzer, cello
Sowash 11
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9:16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 8: 3rd movement
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Serkin, piano
DG 410035
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9:02 Traditional - Now is Born the Divine Christ Child
Vienna Boys Choir
Koch 7584
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8 - 9 AM

8:55 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Guitar Concerto No. 1: 3rd mvt
English Chamber Orchestra
Eduardo Fernandez, g
London 417199
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8:45 Ludwig van Beethoven - Andante Favori
Barry Douglas, piano
RCA 7720
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8:34 Robert Russell Bennett - The Many Moods of Christmas No. 2
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80087
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8:25 Fritz Kreisler - Toy Soldier's March; La Precieuse
James Ehnes, violin
Eduard Laurel, piano
Analekta 3159
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8:17 Traditional English - Coventry Carol
Thomas D. Rossin, conductor
Exultate
Exultate 111
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8:09 Aram Khachaturian - Gayaneh: Selections
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Philips 426247
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8:05 Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80403
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7 - 8 AM

7:41 Wolfgang Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27: 3rd mvt
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Serkin, p
DG 410035
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7:35 Antonio Soler - Angel, San Jose y Nuestra Senora
Jacques Ogg, conductor
Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Glossa 922004
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7:32 Traditional - Deck the Halls
Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar
Centaur 2101
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7:25 George Frideric Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 63073
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7:15 Traditional - Angels From the Realms of Glory; Silent Night
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Collins 13002
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7:10 Ottorino Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1: Gagliarda
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne
Telarc 80309
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7:04 John Duprez - Celtic Dawn
Philip Pickett, recorder
Linn 31
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6 - 7 AM

6:57 Sergei Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije: Troika
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Philips 426247
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6:49 Christmas Music - Joy to the World; Carol of the Bells; Ding Dong Merrily On High
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
Four Winds 3017
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6:47 Bob Chilcott - Rejoice and Be Merry
Jeremy Backhouse, conductor
Vasari Singers
Naxos 573030
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6:45 William James Kirkpatrick - Away in a Manger
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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6:31 Joaquin Rodrigo - Fantasia for a Gentleman: Dance
Miguel Gomez Martinez, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
London/Decca 417199
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6:26 Traditional - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Empire Brass & Friends
EMI 49097
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6:21 John Rutter - Five Meditations: Candlelight
John Rutter, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 1821
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6:10 Tomaso Albinoni - Violin Concerto No. 4
Adrian Chandler, conductor
La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler, violin
Avie 2106
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6:04 Pietro Yon - Gesu Bambino
Eaken Piano Trio
Naxos 554099
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5 - 6 AM

5:47 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 4
Sequoia String Quartet
Nonesuch 79026
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5:37 Christmas Music - Noel, Noel, Bells are Ringing; Caro
Roger Wagner, conductor
Roger Wagner Chorale
Delos 3072
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5:26 Pablo de Sarasate - Venetian Barcarolle
Ernest Martinez Izquierdo, conductor
Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Tianwa Yang, violin
Naxos 572275
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5:22 Joseph Lamb - Reindeer Rag
Butch Thompson, piano
Daring 3036
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5:09 Angela Morley - Snowride
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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5:06 George Frideric Handel - Flute Sonata
Frans Bruggen, flute
Sony 60100
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5:01 John Playford - Three Country Dances
Jeremy Barlow, conductor
The Broadside Band
Harmonia Mundi 1901039
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4 - 5 AM

4:50 Johann Wagenaar - Vienna 3/4 Time - Waltz Cycle
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
London/Decca 425833
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4:43 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Messe de minuit: Kyrie
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Warner 69737
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4:30 Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets
James O'Donnell, conductor
Westminster Cathedral Choir
Hyperion 66664
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4:15 Franz Joseph Haydn - Piano Sonata No. 40
Alfred Brendel, piano
Philips 416365
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4:06 Traditional; Richard Dering - Christmas Medley
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir
Philips 462050
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4:01 Johann Quantz - Flute Concerto No. 161: Presto
Dresden Chamber Solists
Johannes Wildner, flute
ArsVivendi 2100184
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3 - 4 AM

3:53 Traditional - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; Rejoice and be merry
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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3:18 Camille Saint-Saens - Symphony No. 3 "Organ"
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Virgil Fox, organ
RCA 61269
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3:09 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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3:06 Mateo Carcassi - Angeldance
Darren Curtis Skanson, guitar
ColoradoCr 197
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3:01 Antonin Dvorak - Rusalka: Polonaise
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 71
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2 - 3 AM

2:53 Philip Glass - Closing
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8727
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2:53 William Ballet - Lute-book Lullaby
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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2:08 Franz Schubert - Trout Quintet
Takacs Quartet
Andreas Haefliger, piano
London/Decca 460034
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2:06 Traditional - Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
Sergio Assad, guitar
Sony 24414
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2:01 Carl Stamitz - Viola Concerto: 3rd movement
Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Wolfram Christ, viola
Schwann 11060
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1 - 2 AM

1:48 Johann Sebastian Bach - Chorale Variations
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Philips 432092
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1:48 Giuseppe Demachi - Sinfonia "Le campane di Roma" ("Bells of Rome")
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, violin
Virgin 63430
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1:25 Sergei Lyapunov - Christmas Night
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
Naxos 553461
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1:11 Claude Debussy - Petite Suite
Mario Bernardi, conductor
CBC Vancouver Orchestra
CBC 5122
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1:06 Christmas Music - Three Carols for Harp
Emily Mitchell, harp
RCA 61836
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1:01 Pablo de Sarasate - Introduction and Tarantella
Lawrence Foster, conductor
Abbey Road Ensemble
Itzhak Perlman, violin
EMI 55475
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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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12:51 Frederic Chopin - Etude No. 12 "Revolutionary"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
London/Decca 466357
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12:43 Traditional - Get Up, Shepherds
Peter Breiner, conductor
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic
Naxos 550301
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12:06 Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Constantinos Carydis, conductor
SWR Symphony Orchestra
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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12:01 Enrique Granados - Goyescas: Intermezzo
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 432827
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