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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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

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 Percy Grainger - The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005
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11:15 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Quartet No. 3
Michala Petri, recorder
OUR Recordings 220570
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11:06 Traditional - O Jesulein suss; Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier; Silent Night
Ensemble Amarcord
Apollon 10101
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11:01 Pablo Casals - El cant dels ocells (Song of the Birds)
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Saint Cecilia Orchestra
Han-Na Chang, cello
EMI 82390
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10 - 11 PM

10:35 Frank Bridge - The Sea
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Albany 364
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10:32 John Jacob Niles - The Kentucky Wassail Song
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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10:15 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 6
I Musici
Philips 422370
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10:10 Howard Blake - The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Stephen Van Dyck, treble
Telarc 80226
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10:06 Jan Sweelinck - Hodie Christus Natus Est
Cecilia Rydinger Alin, conductor
Orphei Drangar
Bis 1833
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10:01 Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata for Strings No. 1
Purcell Quartet
Chandos 532
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9 - 10 PM

9:47 Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Virgin 91075
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9:22 Joaquin Rodrigo - Aranjuez Concerto
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 411440
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9:10 John Stanley - Concerto Grosso No. 1
Simon Standage, conductor
Collegium Musicum 90
Chandos 638
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9:06 Tomas Luis de Victoria - O magnum mysterium
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 111
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9:01 Ludwig van Beethoven - Two Landler
Vera Beths, violin
Channel Classics 1491
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8 - 9 PM

8:49 Traditional - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Silver Bells; The Christmas Song
Canadian Brass
Eric Robertson, organ
Opening Day 7345
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8:36 Richard Wagner - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
London/Decca 448155
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8:33 Alfred Burt - Caroling, Caroling
Daniel Hughes, conductor
The Choral Project
Clarion 941
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8:06 Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 12 "American"
Emerson String Quartet
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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8:01 Mark O'Connor - One Winter's Night
Mark O'Connor, violin
Chris Thile, fiddle
Bryan Sutton, guitar
OMAC 16
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7 - 8 PM

7:38 Aaron Copland - Tender Land: Suite
Aaron Copland, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA 6802
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7:21 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 1
Murray Perahia, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 412
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7:11 Antonio Vivaldi - Christmas Concerto
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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7:06 Traditional - Awake, and join the cheerful choir
Anonymous 4
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Harmonia Mundi 907325
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7:01 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Invitation to the Polka
Alfred Walter, conductor
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Polo 223218
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3 - 4 PM

3:55 Igor Stravinsky - Berceuse from The Firebird
Empire Brass
Telarc 80305
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3:53 Anon - Salve mater misericordie
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi 807453
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3:51 Anon - The Shepherd's Star
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi 807453
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3:42 Franz Berwald - Play of the Elves
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Brilliant 93699
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3:21 Stephen Chatman - Carols of the Nativity
Bruce Pullan, conductor
University of British Columbia Singers
Kathleen Allen, soprano
Richard Petroski, baritone
Michelle Baynton, soprano
Centrediscs 15509
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3:10 Marcel Samuel-Rousseau - Pastoral Variations on an Old Noel
Rita Costanzi, harp
Skylark 9400
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3:04 Traditional - There is No Rose of Such Virtue
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 8803
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2 - 3 PM

2:49 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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2:25 Victor Hely-Hutchinson - A Carol Symphony
Barry Rose, conductor
Pro Arte Orchestra
EMI 64131
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2:15 Gioacchino Rossini - Prelude Petulant Rococo
Stefan Irmer, piano
Dabringhauss 6181353
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Noon - 1 PM

12:00 Gioacchino Rossini - Live from The Met Opera: The Barber of Seville
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11 - Noon

11:24 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 2
Otmar Suitner, conductor
Staatskapelle Berlin
Denon 7905
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11:15 Gardner - Christmas Medley
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Choir
Dorian 93240
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11:11 Nicola Matteis - Ground upon a Scotch Humour
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92153
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11:07 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Pas de deux
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
EMI 46385
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11:01 Joan Trimble - The Green Bough
Bruce Posner, piano
Donald Garvelmann, piano
Koch 7287
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10 - 11 AM

10:26 Dimitri Tiomkin - It's A Wonderful Life: Suite
David Newman, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 88801
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10:20 John Fox - Carol Fantasia
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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10:06 Traditional French - Christmas Night
Brian Jones, conductor
Copley Singers
Gothic 49283
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10:06 - Flicks in Five
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10:01 Flicks in Five

9 - 10 AM

9:47 Johann Molter - Concerto Pastorale
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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9:26 Cesar Franck - Violin Sonata
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 87287
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9:26 Johann Sebastian Bach - Blithe Bells (arrangement of Sheep May Safely Graze)
Bengt Forsberg, piano
DG 5073
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9:06 Claude Debussy - Nocturnes: Festivals
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Philips 400023
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9:01 Bengt Hallberg - Blacksmith's Tune
Jorma Panula, conductor
Scandinavian Brass Ensemble
Bis 265
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8 - 9 AM

8:37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - symphony No. 34
charles Mackerras, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80190
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8:18 Edward Elgar - Wand of Youth Suite No. 2
Bryden Thompson, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Chandos 8318
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8:15 Traditional - Still, Still, Still
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80446
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8:06 Michel Corrette - Symphony of Noels No. 2
Rien Voskuilen, conductor
La Fantasia
Columns 290412
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8:01 Coots/Autry - Santa Claus Medley
Ayako Shinozuki, harp
Sony 62677
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7 - 8 AM

7:45 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Tales from the Vienna Woods
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 439518
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7:21 Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Rachel Masters, harp
Argo 433215
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7:14 George Frideric Handel - Trio Sonata No. 8
Marilyn Zupnik, oboe
ASV 663
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7:06 Samuel Wesley - Rondo on God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Ian Hobson, piano
Arabesque 6594
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7:02 Jose Serebrier (after Bizet) - Carmen Symphony: Gypsy Dance
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Bis 1305
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6 - 7 AM

6:48 Traditional French - Four Carols
Joe Miller, conductor
Westminster Choir
WCC 1009
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6:45 Wang Ludbin - A La Mu Han
Xuefei Yang, guitar
EMI 6322
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6:34 Domenico Scarlatti - Oboe Concerto
Ensemble Berlin
Christoph Hartmann, oboe
EMI 14232
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6:18 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 27
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
RCA 87510
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6:10 Traditional - Get Up, Shepherds
Peter Breiner, conductor
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic
Naxos 550301
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6:06 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 15
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
London/Decca 430171
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6:01 Luigi Boccherini - String Quintet No. 1: Finale
La Magnifica Comunita
Brilliant 93820
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5 - 6 AM

5:38 Henri Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No. 5
Colin Davis, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Isabelle van Keulen, violin
Philips 420198
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5:30 Pietro Yon - Gesu Bambino
Kelly Yost, piano
Channel Productions 1698
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5:28 William Grant Still - If You Should Go
Alexa Still, flute
Koch 7192
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5:21 Amy Beach - Gaelic Symphony: 2nd movement
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 559139
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5:10 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Edward Higginbottom, conductor
Choir of New College, Oxford
CRD 3443
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5:06 Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 99
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5:01 Anonymous - Flowers of the Forest
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90139
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4 - 5 AM

4:43 Dmitri Kabalevsky - The Comedians: Suite
Donald Barra, conductor
San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Koch 7042
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4:36 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Messe de minuit: Kyrie
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Warner 69737
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4:16 Johann Christian Bach - Oboe Concerto
Jaap ter Linden, conductor
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Pauline Oostenrijk, oboe
Challenge 72506
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4:10 Isaac Albeniz - Seville
Stephen Marchionda, guitar
Dabringhaus 9031739
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4:06 Johannes Brahms - A Lovely Rose is Blooming
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 43
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4:01 Alessandro Scarlatti - Garden of Roses: Sinfonia
Ottavio Dantone, conductor
Accademia Bizantina
London/Decca 470650
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3 - 4 AM

3:30 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian"
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Virgin 90725
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3:25 Norbert Glanzberg - Noel, C'est L'Amour
True North Brass
TNB 4
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3:09 William Schuman - New England Triptych
James Sedares, conductor
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Koch 7135
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3:06 Traditional - Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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3:01 Johannes Brahms - Ballade
Canadian Brass
Opening Day 7415
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2 - 3 AM

2:26 Antonin Dvorak - Cypresses
Emerson String Quartet
DG 14106
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2:20 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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2:09 Carl Maria von Weber - Invitation to the Dance
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
London/Decca 430201
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2:06 Anonymous Medieval - Nicholas pontifex (Nicholas the pontiff)
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi 2907411
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2:01 William Alwyn - Serenade: Finale
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 570145
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1 - 2 AM

1:44 Robert Schumann - Marchenbilder (Pictures from Fairyland)
Patricia McCarty, viola
Ashmont 8604
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1:39 Bruno Skulte - At Christmas Time
Andres Jansons, conductor
New York Latvian Concert Choir
Monta Martinsone, soprano
Albany 1040
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1:37 Traditional - Somerset Wassail
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 512
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1:34 Max Reger - Weihnachtstraum
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005
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1:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Philharmonic of La Scala
Sony 48238
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1:01 Joseph Wolfl - Piano Sonata No. 2
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Harmonia Mundi 907324
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:50 Traditional; Richard Averre - Christmas Medley
Richard Westenburg, conductor
Musica Sacra
DG 429732
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12:26 Zoltan Kodaly - Variations on a Hungarian Folksong
Georg Solti, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
London/Decca 452853
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12:21 Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque
King's Singers
Signum 262
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12:13 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 4
Rafael Kubelik, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
DG 419056
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12:06 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Danielle Maddon, violin
Ellen DePasquale, viola
Rafael Figueroa, cello
Listen 50001
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12:01 Francisco Tarrega - Memories of the Alhambra
Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
London/Decca 417618
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