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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

Saturday, December 21, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:38 Rihards Dubra - Our Lord's Nativity
Andres Jansons, conductor
New York Latvian Concert Choir
Viesturs Jansons, tenor
Albany 1040
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11:35 Gabriel Faure - Romance Without Words
Susan Jolles, harp
Vox 7504
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11:19 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Noels
Olivier Fortin, conductor
Masques
Analekta 9908
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11:14 Max Reger - O Jesu most sweet
Uwe Gronostay, conductor
RIAS Chamber Choir
Harmonia Mundi 901794
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11:06 John Cage - Dream
Bruce Brubaker, piano
Arabesque 6744
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11:01 Traditional - This is the truth sent from above
Chanticleer
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Warner 69737
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10 - 11 PM

10:46 Eric Whitacre - The River Cam
Eric Whitacre, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
London/Decca 16636
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10:36 Franz Biebl - Ave Maria
Cantus
Cantus 1211
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10:19 Franz Joseph Haydn - Violin Concerto No. 4
Sejong Soloists
Gil Shaham, violin
Canary Classics 8
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10:12 Sasha Johnson Manning - Two Tree Carols: Christbaum
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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10:06 Edvard Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Hanssler 98128
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10:01 William Brade - German Dances
Brass Ensemble
Ludwig Guttler, trumpet
Capriccio 10146
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9 - 10 PM

9:48 Max Reger - Three German Songs
Winfrid Toll, conductor
Camerata Vocale Freiburg
Ars Musici 223746
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9:22 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 15 "Pastoral"
Andras Schiff, piano
ECM 1944
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9:16 Franz Schubert - God is My Shepherd
Edward Higginbottom, conductor
Choir of New College, Oxford
Erato 21659
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9:06 Thomas Arne - Symphony No. 2
Adrian Shepherd, conductor
Cantilena
Chandos 8403
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9:01 John Rutter - Advent Anthem for choir and organ
Timothy Brown, conductor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Nicholas Collon, organ
Naxos 557130
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8 - 9 PM

8:53 Mack Wilberg - O Light of Life!
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 3467
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8:38 Georg Philipp Telemann - Double Concerto for Recorder and Bassoon
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Clas Pehrsson, recorder
Michael McCraw, bassoon
Bis 271
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8:28 Ottorino Respighi - Adoration of the Magi
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne
Telarc 80309
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8:25 Traditional - The First Noel; O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80446
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8:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Orchestra of the Suisse Romande
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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8:01 Gioacchino Rossini - Petite Fanfare
Duo Sollini-Barbatano
Concerto 2076
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7 - 8 PM

7:48 Johan Svendsen - Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Simax 1085
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7:21 Christmas Music - The Joy of Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Collegium 111
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7:17 Traditional - The Little Drummer Boy's Bolero
Ron Hufstader, conductor
University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds
Mark 9417
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7:06 Carl Maria von Weber - Invitation to the Dance
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 413587
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7:01 John Playford - The English Dancing Master: medley
Hesperus
Maggie's Music 216
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4 - 5 PM

4:50 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Boston Baroque
Catherine Robbin, mezzo-soprano
Telarc 80348
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4:34 Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Three Violins
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
The Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hirons, Monica Huggett, Catherine Mackintosh, violins
L'Oiseau Lyre 433053
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4:22 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438
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4:07 Percy Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Telarc 80099
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4:03 Percy Grainger - Molly on the Shore
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion 66884
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3 - 4 PM

3:58 William Billings - Shiloh
Michael Jaffee, conductor
The Waverly Consort
Virgin 55193
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3:53 Traditional - Gabriel, Fram Heven-King
Michael Jaffee, conductor
The Waverly Consort
Virgin 55193
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3:48 Giovanni Gabrieli - Two Canzons
Empire Brass
Telarc 80204
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3:44 Traditional - Two Carols
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 2246
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3:31 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Argo 414595
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3:21 Nigel Hess - A Christmas Overture
John Rutter, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Collegium 133
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3:14 Benjamin Britten - Three Waltzes
Stephen Hough, piano
Virgin 91203
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11 - Noon

11:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 12
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 431683
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11:34 John Rutter - Mary's Lullaby
John Rutter, conductor
Clare College Choir
London/Decca 425500
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11:26 Francesco Molino - Duo
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Christian Rivet, guitar
Warner 15399
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11:24 Anonymous - Come Thou, Redeemer of the Earth
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles
London/Decca 17837
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11:10 Arthur Duff - Irish Suite for Strings
Fionnuala Hunt, conductor
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Black Box 1003
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11:06 Anonymous - Divinum Mysterium; Taladh ar Slanaigheir
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92173
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11:01 Leonard Bernstein - Candide Overture
Mario Bernardi, conductor
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
CBC 5125
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10 - 11 AM

10:47 Cyril Mockridge - Miracle on 34th Street
Thomas Newman, conductor
Royal Philharmonic
Telarc 88801
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10:42 Leslie Bricusse/Stephen Flaherty - You...You/Once Upon a December
Michael Chertock, piano
Telarc 80485
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10:33 Alan Silvestri - The Polar Express: Suite
Alan Silvestri, conductor
Original Soundtrack Recording
Warner 48897
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10:07 Richard Addinsell - A Christmas Carol - Suite
David Newman, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 88801
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10:01 Flicks in Five

9 - 10 AM

9:50 Antonin Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso
Vernon Handley, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Chandos 8453
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9:50 Robert Convery - Christmas Daybreak
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
Innova 853
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9:28 Christmas Music - Medley
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438
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9:28 Biagio Marini - Passacaglia
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 453418
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9:07 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 9
Adam Fischer, conductor
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Nimbus 5321
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9:03 Anonymous Viennese - Linz Dances
Ensemble Bella Musica Vienna
Harmonia Mundi 901013
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8 - 9 AM

8:48 Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets
Ivars Taurins, conductor
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
CBC 1155
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8:18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 19
Uri Segal, conductor
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Alicia de Larrocha, piano
London/Decca 410140
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8:10 William Byrd - Mass for Four Voices: Gloria
New York Polyphony
Bis 2037
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8:06 Adolphe Adam - O Holy Night
Ayako Shinozaki, harp
Kazuko Shinozaki, harp II
Sony 62677
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8:06 Giovanni Battista Fontana - Sonata No. 16
Stradivaria
Cypres 1633
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7 - 8 AM

7:52 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Edward Higginbottom, conductor
Choir of New College, Oxford
CRD 3443
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7:45 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 1
Till Fellner, piano
ECM 1853
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7:23 Ottorino Respighi - Rossiniana Suite
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 557711
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7:14 Charles Gounod - Ave Maria
Eaken Piano Trio
Naxos 554714
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7:06 Giuseppe Torelli - Trumpet Concerto
Jahja Ling, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Rolf Smedvig, trumpet
Telarc 80232
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7:01 William Ferris - Snowcarols: In the bleak mid-winter
Paul French, conductor
William Ferris Chorale
Cedille 101
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6 - 7 AM

6:47 Jacques Offenbach - Snowflake Ballet
Michel Swierczewski, conductor
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nimbus 5303
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6:44 Howard Blake - The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Michael Chertock, piano
Telarc 80485
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6:38 Matthew Brown - Sweet was the Song
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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6:19 Gabriel Faure - Dolly Suite
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
DG 423089
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6:11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Andante For Oboe and Orchestra
Jose Luis Garcia, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Fumiaki Miyamoto, oboe
Sony 48032
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6:06 Antonio Vivaldi - Rustic Concerto
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Oiseau-Lyre 414588
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6:01 Christmas Music - Christmas; Sleep, my little child
Ensemble Amarcord
Apollon 10101
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5 - 6 AM

5:48 Johann Molter - Concerto Pastorale
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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5:46 John Rutter - Angel Tidings
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67245
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5:42 Traditional German - O Jesulein suss (O little one sweet)
Greg Funfgeld, conductor
Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Analekta 9886
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5:33 Peter Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake: Act I: Waltz
Kurt Masur, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Teldec 94571
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5:30 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; Russian Dance
Duehlmeier-Gritton Duo
SELF PROD 326
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5:18 Gabriel Pierne - Free Variations and Finale
Netherlands Harp Ensemble
Etcetera 1021
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5:06 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - String Symphony
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor
CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra
Capriccio 10106
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5:01 Traditional - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Barlow Bradford, conductor
Utah Chamber Artists
Clarion 928
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4 - 5 AM

4:48 Anderson; Bernard; Jessel - Christmas Medley
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
RCA 61685
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4:33 Alfred Schnittke - Suite in the Old Style
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
RCA 60370
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4:23 Arcangelo Corelli - Trio Sonata No. 3
Pavlo Beznosiuk, conductor
Avison Ensemble
Linn 413
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4:18 Percy Grainger - The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005
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4:16 Max Reger - Weihnachtstraum
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005
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4:06 Mikhail Glinka - Waltz Fantasie
Loris Tjeknavorian, conductor
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra
ASV 1075
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4:01 Kurt Schwertsik - Three Late Love Songs: Tranquillo
Christopher van Kampen, cello
Largo 56628
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3 - 4 AM

3:40 John Ireland - Downland Suite
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Chandos 9376
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3:28 Traditional French - Five French Carols
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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3:14 Johann Christian Bach - Grand Overture No. 5
William Boughton, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5403
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3:09 Enrico Oweggi - Nyathi onyuol (A child is born)
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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3:06 Engelbert Humperdinck - Blue Bird: Star Dance
Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 91494
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3:01 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Dardanus: Overture
Frans Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 420240
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2 - 3 AM

2:37 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 73 "The Hunt"
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 439779
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2:32 Traditional - Huron Carol ('Twas in the Moon of Wintertime)
Cantus
Cantus 1211
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2:29 George Frideric Handel - Xerxes: Act I: Largo
Louise Pellerin, oboe
CBC 1157
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2:10 Carl Davis - A Christmas Carol
John Pryce-Jones, conductor
Northern Ballet Theater Orchestra
Naxos 553495
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2:06 Isaac Albeniz - Tango
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67565
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2:01 Erik Marchelie - Tango
Similia
Analekta 9817
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1 - 2 AM

1:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 38
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia
Virgin 91078
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1:22 Traditional - When Christ is Born
Stefan Stuligrosz, conductor
Poznan Nightingales
Polskie Nagrania 268
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1:10 Arvo Part - Mirror in the Mirror (Spiegel im Spiegel)
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Helene Grimaud, piano
DG 15203
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1:06 Stephen Paulus - The Holly and the Ivy
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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1:01 Bengt Hallberg - Blacksmith's Tune
Jorma Panula, conductor
Scandinavian Brass Ensemble
Bis 265
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:48 Michel Richard Delalande - Symphony of Noels
Olivier Fortin, conductor
Masques
Analekta 9908
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12:28 Saverio Mercadante - Flute Concerto No. 6
English Chamber Orchestra
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Erato 55012
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12:23 John Rutter - Dormi Jesu (Sleep, Jesus)
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67245
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12:10 Bedrich Smetana - The Moldau
Zdenek Macal, conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80265
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12:06 George Frideric Handel - Sarabande
Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists
Daniel Hope, violin
Lorenza Borrani, violin
Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord
Stephan Rath, guitar
Stefan Maass, lute
DG 13993
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12:01 Traditional - See amid the Winter's snow
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Collins 13002
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