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Highlights from April 15 to 21


Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: the Litchfield High School Dragonaires.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Janet Tollund, travel agent and consultant.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight: the Litchfield High School Dragonaires.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The National Lutheran Choir.
Friday, 10am: Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
Saturday, 11 am: Metropolitan Opera: Arabella, by Richard Strauss.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: An Easter Offering.
Sunday, noon: Handel's Messiah, performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Sunday, 8 pm: From Darkness to Light, with Bob Christiansen and Valerie Kahler.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: luthier John Waddle.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.

Programming Highlights

Friday, December 20, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:50 Benjamin Britten - Men of Goodwill Variations on A Chr
Neville Marriner, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
EMI 49300
Buy
11:46 John Henry Hopkins - We Three Kings
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
Buy
11:13 Peter Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Martha Argerich, piano
Nicolas Economou, piano
DG 449816
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11:06 John Fox - Carol Fantasia
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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11:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite No. 4: Bourrees
Paul Galbraith, guitar
Mashulka 6695
Buy

10 - 11 PM

10:28 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 1287
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10:21 Traditional - Christmas Garland (Medley)
Summit Hill Brass Quintet
SELF PROD 196
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8 - 9 PM

8:02 George Frideric Handel - Messiah
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists
Philips 411 041
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7 - 8 PM

7:44 Robin Milford - Festival Suite
Guildhall Strings
Hyperion 67444
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7:38 Andrew York - Pacific Coast Highway
Los Angles Guitar Quartet
Delos  3163
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7:00 1964: A Child's Christmas on the Willamette with Bill Morelock

6 - 7 PM

6:47 Steve Heitzig - Little Tree
The Singers
MPR  20132
Buy
6:45 David Dickau - Love Came Down at Christmas
Rick Kvam, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
MPR  20132
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6:32 Traditional, arr. Linda Kachelmeier - Coventry Carol
Mirandola Ensemble
MPR  20132
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6:27 Randall Stroope - All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Vicki Peters, conductor
Summer Singers
MPR  20132
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6:19 Stephen Paulus - Snow Had Fallen, Christ Was Born
Christopher Aspaas, conductor
Magnum Chorum
MPR 20132
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6:13 Traditional, arr. Tim Bradley - Greensleeves
Copper Street Brass Quintet
MPR 20132
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6:06 Rene Clausen - Tonight Eternity Alone
National Lutheran Choir
MPR 20132
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6:00 Taste of the Holidays

5 - 6 PM

5:54 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: The Trumpet Shall Sound
Georg Solti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gwynne Howell, bass, Adolph Herseth, trumpet
London 460 605
Buy
5:52 Benjamin Britten - Ceremony of Carols: That Little Babe
Manitou Singers
St Olaf 3404
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5:44 Traditional - The Little Drummer Boy's Bolero
Ron Hufstader, conductor
University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds
Mark 9417
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5:33 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for 4 Violins
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 48251
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5:26 Leopold Godowsky - Piano Etude after Chopin
Geoffrey Madge, piano
Dante 8903
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5:06 Leopold Mozart - Musical Sleighride
Eduard Melkus, conductor
Eduard Melkus Ensemble
Archiv 427122
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5:06 Medley - Bach's Bells
Canadian Brass
Steinway & Sons 30027 30027
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4 - 5 PM

4:48 Traditional - Veni, veni Emmanuel
Andrew Parrott, conductor
Taverner Players
EMI 49809
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4:27 Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1
Lawrence Foster, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 66969
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4:23 Daniel Pinkham - Christmas Cantata
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus
Gothic 49244
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4:10 Jeff Tyzik - The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Tonio DiPaolo, tenor
RPO 2006
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4:04 arr: Kenny Biershenk - A Festive Christmas
Timothy Mahr, conductor
Minnesota Symphonic Winds
concert recording 
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3 - 4 PM

3:53 Stanley Woolner - Blue Horizon
Ivan Konev, piano
self-produced 
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3:52 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Torodd Wigum, conductor
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Oystein Baadsvik, tuba
Bis 1885
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3:44 Traditional, arr. John Rutter - 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Vicki Peters, conductor
The Summer Singers
Summer Singers 3462
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3:41 Traditional Swedish - Prepare the Way
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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3:30 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Emperor Waltzes
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Pro Arte 224
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3:26 Traditional - Go Tell it on the Mountain
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 2754
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3:18 traditional - Behold, The Beautiful Light of the Sun
Oslo Chamber Choir
Two L 73
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3:13 Pereric Moraeus - Koppangen
Anne Sofie von Otter, alto
Ensemble
DG 459685
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3:08 James Pierpont - One Horse Open Sleigh
Robert DeCormier Singers
Arabesque 6525
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3:05 Ernesto Nazareth - Brejeiro
Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Concord 4320
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3:02 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sinfonia: Now Thank We
Roy Goodman, conductor
Brandenburg Consort
Paul Nicholson, organ
Hyperion 66502
Buy

Noon - 1 PM

12:56 Johann Sebastian Bach - Trio Sonata
James Galway, flute
Kyung Wha Chung, violin
Philip Moll, piano
Moray Welsh, cello
RCA 6517
Buy
12:51 Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne - Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
Chanticleer
Warner 79967
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12:49 Improvisation - The Holly and the Ivy
Hiram Titus, piano
MPR 20102
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12:46 Sergei Prokofiev - Troika
Bells of the Lakes
MPR 20102
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12:43 Vaclav Trojan - Fairy Tale Concerto
Clark Rundell, conductor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ksenija Sidorova, accordian
Champs Hill 55
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12:39 Steven Sametz - Gaudete
David Dickau, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
MPR 20122
Buy
12:32 Traditional Chinese - Heavenly Bird; Winter; Mayila
Xuefei Yang, guitar
GSP 1028
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12:11 Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2
Andrew Litton, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion 67425
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12:06 Peter Warlock - Bethlehem Down
Graham Ross, conductor
Clare College Choir
Harmonia Mundi 907579
Buy

11 - Noon

11:53 Darius Milhaud - Scaramouche
James Anagnoson, piano
Leslie Kinton, piano
CBC 5120
Buy
11:49 Peter Cornelius - The Kings
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Robert Rice, baritone
Hyperion 67206
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11:39 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Sony 63303
Buy
11:35 Claude Debussy - The Hills of Anacapri
Zara Lawler, flute and piccolo
Paul Fadout, vibraphone
Self Produced 
Buy
11:11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3
Viktoria Mullova, conductor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Viktoria Mullova, violin
Philips 470292
Buy
11:05 Vince Guaraldi - Skating
Copper Street Brass Quintet
CSBQ 
Buy
11:00 George Walker - Lyric for Strings
Paul Freeman, conductor
Chicago Sinfonietta
Cedille 8001
Buy

10 - 11 AM

10:48 Johann Sebastian Bach - Flute Sonata
Brasil Guitar Duo
Marina Piccinini, flute
Avie 2196
Buy
10:40 Maurice Ravel - Alborada del Gracioso
Naida Cole, piano
London/Decca 472464
Buy
10:36 Fray Geronimo Gonzales - Serenissima una noche
Rose Ensemble
Rose 6
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10:12 Peter Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Steven Richman, conductor
Harmonie Ensemble
Harmonia Mundi 907493
Buy
10:10 Peter Tchaikovsky: arr: Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn - Nutcracker Suite: Overture
Steven Richman, conductor
Harmonie Ensemble and friends
Harmonia Mundi 907493
Buy
10:01 Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto
Simon Standage, conductor
Collegium Musicum 90
Chandos 580
Buy

9 - 10 AM

9:49 Traditional - Celtic Christmas Music
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Amanda Powell, soprano
Meredith Hall, soprano
Avie 2269
Buy
9:45 Joseph Lamb - Reindeer Rag
Butch Thompson, piano
Laura Sewell, cello
Daring 3036
Buy
9:28 David Diamond - Rounds for String Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Delos 3189
Buy
9:23 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: He shall feed his flock
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Margaret Marshall, soprano
Catherine Robbin, alto
Philips 411041
Buy
9:19 Traditional - Angels We Have Heard on High
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 2754
Buy
9:00 Anton Stamitz - Concerto for 2 Flutes
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Jiri Valek, f
Radomir Pivoda, f
Supraphon 111424
Buy

8 - 9 AM

8:56 Abbie Betinis - Carol of the Stranger
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
Buy
8:49 Alfred Burt - Christ in the Stranger's Guise
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
Buy
8:46 Alfred Burt - Caroling, Caroling
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
Buy
8:42 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude
Andras Schiff, p
London 414388
Buy
8:32 Georg Philipp Telemann - Suite: Selections
Sonnerie
Pamela Thorby, recorder
Linn 183
Buy
8:20 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Blue Danube Waltz
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 46710
Buy
8:16 Traditional - The First Nowell
Duo Campion-Vachon
Analekta 9818
Buy
8:12 Traditional English - I Saw Three Ships
Imani Winds
Koch 7748
Buy
8:05 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 103 "Drum Roll": 3rd movement
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Telarc 80282
Buy

7 - 8 AM

7:49 Ludwig van Beethoven - Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola: 2nd movement
James Galway, f
Joseph Swensen, v
Paul Neubauer, va
RCA 7756
Buy
7:44 Alfred Burt - Bright, Bright, the Holly Berries
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
Buy
7:40 Anders Ohrwall - Shepherd's Prayer (Fabodpsalm Fran Dalarna)
David Cherwien, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3406
Buy
7:32 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: 1st movement
Helmuth Rilling, conductor
Oregon Bach Festival Chamber Orchestra
Hanssler 98927
Buy
7:19 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Selections
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 46385
Buy
7:06 Traditional - Gloucester Wassail
Howard Cable, conductor
Symphony Nova Scotia
CBC 5226
Buy
7:04 George Frideric Handel - Acis and Galatea: Happy We
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80333
Buy

6 - 7 AM

6:52 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
EMI 46385
Buy
6:49 Engelbert Humperdinck - 14 Angels
UCCELLO
Lisa Delan, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Oxingale 2023
Buy
6:45 Abbie Betinis - Run, Toboggan, Run
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
Buy
6:43 Sergei Prokofiev - Music for Children: March
Brodsky Quartet
Teldec 46015
Buy
6:32 Antonio Vivaldi - Recorder Concerto
Sonnerie
Pamela Thorby, recorder
Linn 183
Buy
6:24 Christmas Music - El Rorro; O Be Joyful
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Verity 1
Buy
6:20 Randall Thompson - Suite: Gaio
Peter Christ, oboe
David Atkins, clarinet
Alan de Veritch, viola
Crystal 321
Buy
6:07 Richard Wagner - Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
George Szell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Sony 46286
Buy
6:04 Francois Couperin - Mysterious Barricades
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 64898
Buy

5 - 6 AM

5:49 Rick Sowash - A Christmas Rondo
Kris Frankenfeld, violin
Belinda Burge, viola
Ellen Shertzer, cello
Sowash 11
Buy
5:22 Camille Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals
Charles Dutoit, conductor
London Sinfonietta
London/Decca 414460
Buy
5:18 Mikola Leontovich - Carol of the Bells
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Sergio Assad, guitar
Odair Assad, guitar
NSS Music 5
Buy
5:13 John Alexander - A Carol Fantasy
John Alexander, conductor
Pacific Chorale
Gothic 49246
Buy
5:06 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 572458
Buy
5:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita No. 2: Allemande
David Russell, guitar
Telarc 80584
Buy

4 - 5 AM

4:46 Leroy Anderson - Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
BBC Concert Orchestra
Naxos 559621
Buy
4:19 Louis Spohr - Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Harmonia Mundi 907516
Buy
4:13 Frank Denson - Make a Joyful Noise
Empire Brass & Friends
EMI 49097
Buy
4:06 Frederick Delius - Sleigh Ride
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
Buy
4:01 Georg Philipp Telemann - Pastorale-Polonaise
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Denon 7052
Buy

3 - 4 AM

3:28 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 "Turkish"
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
Vladimir Spivakov, violin
RCA 60152
Buy
3:28 William Kirkpatrick - Away in a Manger
Los Romeros
DG 17474 
Buy
3:23 Traditional - Joy to the World
Los Romeros
DG 17474
Buy
3:17 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 3
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Warner 64527
Buy
3:15 Franz Schubert - Four Laendler
Yaara Tal, piano Andreas Groethuysen, piano
Sony 68243
Buy
3:06 Anonymous - Four Bohemian Shepherds' Songs
Flautando Cologne
Ars Musici 223746
Buy
3:01 Vittorio Monti - Csardas
London Festival Orchestra
Josef Sakonov, violin
London/Decca 444786
Buy

2 - 3 AM

2:47 Cyril Mockridge - Miracle on 34th Street: Suite
David Newman, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 88801
Buy
2:24 Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 3
Cleveland Quartet
Telarc 80382
Buy
2:19 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Arabian Dance
Steven Richman, conductor
Harmonie Ensemble
Harmonia Mundi 907493
Buy
2:09 Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto No. 2 "La Notte" ("The Night")
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Lorenzo Cavasanti, recorder
Virgin 45424
Buy
2:06 Vladimir Rebikov - Yolka (The Christmas Tree): Waltz
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005
Buy
2:01 Adam Saunders - Fairytale Sleighride
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Naxos 572744
Buy

1 - 2 AM

1:44 Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: 1st Waltz Sequence
Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5235
Buy
1:40 John Rutter - Mary's Lullaby
John Rutter, conductor
Clare College Choir
London/Decca 425500
Buy
1:21 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 2
Murray Perahia, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 82429
Buy
1:15 Traditional Catalan - Josep i Maria (Joseph and Maria)
Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
Petter Udland Johansen, voice and Hardanger fiddle
Sveinung Lillehier, guitar
Miquel Angel Cordero, double bass
David Mayoral, percussion
ECM 2227
Buy
1:06 Medley - El noi de la mare; En belen tocan a fuego; O little town of Bethlehem
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
Buy
1:01 Jules Massenet - Thais: Meditation
Lawrence Foster, conductor
Abbey Road Ensemble
Itzhak Perlman, violin
EMI 55475
Buy

Midnight - 1 AM

12:33 John Rutter - Dancing Day
Etherea Vocal Ensemble
Grace Cloutier, harp
Delos 3422
Buy
12:18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 2
Academy Chamber Ensemble
Philips 420181
Buy
12:14 Peter Wishart - Alleluya, A New Work
James Morrow, conductor
University of Texas Chamber Singers
Koch 7698
Buy
12:06 Arcangelo Corelli - Trio Sonata No. 8
Pavlo Beznosiuk, conductor
Avison Ensemble
Linn 413
Buy
12:01 Edvard Grieg - Spring
Stefan Parkman, conductor
Danish National Radio Choir
Chandos 9464
Buy