On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • The Miraculous Mandarin 10:37 Bela Bartok
    Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Ivan Fischer
    Buy Now
  • The Three-Cornered Hat: Miller's Dance 10:31 Manuel de Falla
    Milos Karadaglic, guitar
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Playlist Archive

December 2012
S M T W T F S
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.
    ArkivMusic

Services

Classical Music Playlist

Highlights from October 28 to November 4

Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Minnesota Youth Symphonies.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Mitch Pearlstein, founder of the Center of the American Experiment.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight: Minnesota Youth Symphonies.
Wednesday, 8 pm: Minnesota Opera: Dominick Argento's The Dream of Valentino.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Verizon Hall Spotlight.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Michael Tilson Thomas and Jeremy Denk perform Beethoven and Copland with the San Francisco Symphony.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Jay Kernis.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Sue Bowcock, elementary music teacher, Owatonna.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Sue Bowcock, elementary music teacher, Owatonna.
Tuesday, 8 pm: The Lucerne Festival.

Programming Highlights

Thursday, December 27, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:43 Frederic Chopin - Fantasy on Polish Airs
Kazimierz Kord, conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arabesque 6702
Buy
11:31 Maurice Ravel - Sonatine
Arcata String Quartet
Don Bailey, flute
Summit 239
Buy
11:10 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 410500
Buy
11:06 Ernesto Lecuona - Danza lucumi
Manuel Barrueco, guitar
EMI 56757
Buy
11:01 Lou Harrison - Solstice: Garden of the Sun
Barry Jekowsky, conductor
California Symphony
Argo 455590
Buy

10 - 11 PM

10:48 J.S. Bach - Violin Concerto in a minor
Salvator Accardo, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Salvatore Accardo, violin
Philips 416 413
Buy
10:32 John Cage - Six Melodies
Andreas Seidel, violin
Steffen Schleiermacher, piano
Dabringhaus 6131607
Buy
10:06 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in c# minor: IV-V
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 42198
Buy
10:00 Leonard Bernstein - Love Theme from On the Waterfront
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 39448
Buy

9 - 10 PM

9:51 J.S. Bach - Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in f minor
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67303
Buy
9:45 Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Marrieta's Lied from Die tote Stadt
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
DG 459 631
Buy
9:24 Alan Hovhaness - Symphony No. 2 "Mysterious Mountain"
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 80604
Buy
9:12 Gerald Finzi - Eclogue
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Howard Shelley, piano
Virgin 91105
Buy
9:09 Ralph Vaughan Williams - On Linden Lea
Thomas Allen, baritone
Geoffrey Parsons, piano
Virgin 91105
Buy

8 - 9 PM

8:53 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Phantasy Quintet
Nash Ensemble
Hyperion 67313
Buy
8:19 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Colin Davis, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
Philips 442577
Buy
8:13 Rene Clausen - O Magnum Mysterium
David Cherwien, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
MPR 20122
Buy

7 - 8 PM

7:42 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in Bb
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
San Francisco Symphony
London 433 072
Buy
7:27 Franz Schubert - Two Impromptus
Alfred Brendel, piano
Philips 456 727
Buy
7:12 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Symphony
Bernard Labadie, conductor
The King's Violins
Dorian 90239
Buy
7:09 Johann Sebastian Bach - Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier (I Stand Here at Your Crib)
Kristine Biechtler, conductor
Singgemeinde Eschwege
DG 5068
Buy
7:04 Antonio Vivaldi - Mandolin Concerto
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Eliot Fisk, guitar
MusicMasters 67097
Buy

6 - 7 PM

6:48 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 6
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
EMI 62700
Buy
6:23 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 100 "Military"
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood, keyboard
Oiseau-Lyre 411833
Buy
6:19 Sergei Prokofiev - Music for Children: March
Brodsky Quartet
Teldec 46015
Buy
6:08 Claude Debussy - Homage to Rameau
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Warner 83940
Buy

5 - 6 PM

5:59 Tomaso Albinoni - Oboe Concerto No. 3
Jonathan Morton, conductor
Scottish Ensemble
Alison Balsom, trumpet
EMI 56094
Buy
5:52 George Frideric Handel - Overture
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
Arion
Atma 2260
Buy
5:47 Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite: Sarabande
Mariss Jansons, conductor
Oslo Symphony Orchestra
NKF 50002
Buy
5:39 Arthur Bird - Suite: 4th movement
Eugene Corporon, conductor
North Texas Chamber Players
Klavier 11071
Buy
5:25 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 9: 4th movement
Thomas Schippers, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Vox 5140
Buy
5:19 Lowell Mason - Jingle Bells; O Come All Ye Faithful; Joy to the World
Canadian Brass
Opening Day 7345
Buy
5:10 Gioacchino Rossini - Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 433074
Buy
5:10 Ludwig van Beethoven - March No. 1
Amy Hamann, piano
Sara Hamann, piano
Grand Piano 619
Buy
5:03 Jeremiah Clarke - The Prince of Denmark's March
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
London/Decca 460250
Buy

4 - 5 PM

4:57 Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude and Fugue
Till Fellner, piano
ECM 1853
Buy
4:49 Juan Arriaga - Happy Slaves: Overture
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Hyperion 66800
Buy
4:43 Jules Massenet - Thais: Meditation
I Salonisti
London/Decca 425200
Buy
4:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 26: 3rd movement
David Zinman, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano
EMI 83323
Buy
4:30 Traditional - Medley of French Carols
Adagio Trio
Adagio Trio 2
Buy
4:20 Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique: A Ball
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
DG 453432
Buy
4:17 Selim Palmgren - En Route
Stephen Hough, piano
MusicMasters 60135
Buy
4:12 Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata
John Williams, guitar
Sony 44518
Buy
4:03 Maurice Ravel - String Quartet: 1st movement
Parker Quartet
MPR Recording 2007
Buy

3 - 4 PM

3:58 Giovanni Bassano - Divisions on Susanna un jour
Jeremy West, cornetto
Frances Kelly, double harp
Hyperion 66977
Buy
3:45 Gustav Holst - Second Suite
Howard Dunn, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 39
Buy
3:24 Ludwig Lebrun - Oboe Concerto No. 2
Jan Willem de Vriend, conductor
Radio Chamber Orchestra
Bart Schneemann, oboe
Channel Classics 16198
Buy
3:18 Antonio Vivaldi - Rustic Concerto
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Oiseau-Lyre 414588
Buy
3:12 Stephen Paulus - Snow Had Fallen, Christ Was Born
Christopher Aspaas, conductor
Magnum Chorum
MPR Recording 
Buy
3:10 G. Winston Cassler - The Godly Stranger
Christopher Aspaas, conductor
Magnum Chorum
MPR Recording 
Buy
3:06 Benjamin Simmons, arr. - Love Came Down at Christmas
Christopher Aspaas, conductor
Magnum Chorum
MPR Recording 
Buy
3:00 Frederic Chopin - Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop"
Evgeny Kissin, piano
RCA 63535
Buy

Noon - 1 PM

12:51 Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile/Stuart Duncan - Less is Moi
Stuart Duncan, banjo
Chris Thile, mandolin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Edgar Meyer, bass
Sony 84118
Buy
12:40 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Wasps: Overture
Adrian Boult, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Everest 9050
Buy
12:36 Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto in G minor: Largo
Potsdam Chamber Academy
Avi Avital, mandolin
DG 16801
Buy
12:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
London/Decca 17181
Buy
12:00 Johannes Brahms - Intermezzo No. 1, op. 117
Antonin Kubalek, piano
Dorian 90141
Buy

11 - Noon

11:47 Maurice Ravel - Introduction and Allegro
Parisii Quartet
Isabelle Moretti, harp
Michel Moragues, flute
Pascal Moragues, clarinet
Valois 4739
Buy
11:41 Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story: Somewhere
Cantus
Cantus 1212 (NEW)
Buy
11:10 Sergei Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet: Suite No. 1
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8940
Buy
11:06 Gabriel Faure - Clair de Lune
Gil Shaham, violin
Akira Eguchi, piano
Canary Classics 3
Buy

10 - 11 AM

10:53 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Cellos
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Virgin 45424
Buy
10:46 George Gershwin; arr: Jascha Heifetz - Three Preludes
Leila Josefowicz, violin
John Novacek, piano
Philips 462948
Buy
10:32 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale:" I
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1716
Buy
10:29 Ingolf Dahl - Music for Brass: Intermezzo
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
New World Brass
Argo 444459
Buy
10:06 Camille Saint-Saens - Violin Sonata No. 1
Joshua Bell, violin
Jeremy Denk, piano
Sony 82026
Buy
10:01 Gustav Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer: As I walked this morning
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
North German Radio Orchestra
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
DG 439928
Buy

9 - 10 AM

9:49 Richard Rodney Bennett - Little Suite
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
ASV 2116
Buy
9:45 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto in A, BWV 1055: 3rd mvt
English Chamber Orchestra
Andras Schiff, p
Denon 7236
Buy
9:41 Hector Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
James Levine, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 429724
Buy
9:06 Franz Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 1
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Mari Fujiwara, cello
Denon 7867
Buy
9:02 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Sea Songs
Wing Commander Eric Banks, conductor
Central Band of the R.A.F.
EMI 49608
Buy

8 - 9 AM

8:59 Richard Rodney Bennett - Enchanted April
Buy
8:52 Richard Rodney Bennett - My Dancing Day
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
MPR Recording 
Buy
8:47 Richard Rodney Bennett - Murder on the Orient Express: Waltz
John Mauceri, conductor
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Philips 438685
Buy
8:35 Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concerto
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 55052
Buy
8:30 Charles Stanford - Suite for Violin and Orchestra: Tambourin
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Marwood, violin
Hyperion 67208
Buy
8:22 Felix Mendelssohn - Octet: Finale
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Philips 412212
Buy
8:18 Aram Khachaturian - Gayaneh: Dance of the Young Maidens
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Philips 426247
Buy
8:11 Charles Gounod - Petite Symphony: Finale
Ulysse Waterlot, conductor
Waterloo Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 555954
Buy
8:07 Georges Bizet - Carmen: Chorus of the Cigarette Girls
RCA Italiana Symphony Orchestra
RCA 60205
Buy

7 - 8 AM

7:55 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - The Secret of Susanna: O gioia la nube leggera
John Pritchard, conductor
Philharmonia Orchesta
Renata Scotto, s
Sony 36733
Buy
7:47 Eduard Lalo - Namouna: Cigarette Waltz
Yondani Butt, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
ASV 878
Buy
7:34 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter": 1st mvt
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 426315
Buy
7:31 Frederic Chopin - Etude No. 5 "Black Keys"
Yukio Yokoyama, piano
Sony 62605
Buy
7:22 Peter Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA 60465
Buy
7:17 Traditional - Shepherds in the Fields Abiding
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Simon Preston, organ
London/Decca 5302
Buy
7:08 Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto Grosso No. 11
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
London 430560
Buy
7:04 Giovanni Gabrieli - Canzon IX
Empire Brass & Friends
Telarc 80553
Buy

6 - 7 AM

6:55 William Boyce - Symphony No. 7
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Oiseau-Lyre 436761
Buy
6:48 Aaron Copland - Down a Country Lane
Leo Smit, piano
Sony 66345
Buy
6:44 John Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67245
Buy
6:33 Peter Warlock - Capriol Suite
George Hurst, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8375
Buy
6:24 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2: 4th Mvt.
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1816
Buy
6:21 Joaquin Rodrigo - Fantasy for a Gentleman: Hatchet Danse
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Goran Sollscher, g
DG 439149
Buy
6:14 Antonin Dvorak - Legend No. 9
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 436
Buy
6:05 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 1: 1st movement
George Malcolm, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Andras Schiff, piano
Denon 7236
Buy

5 - 6 AM

5:46 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade: The Young Prince
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Maria Larionoff, violin
Naxos 572693
Buy
5:41 Traditional - Five Yunnan Folk Songs
Yundi Li, piano
EMI 88658
Buy
5:35 William Croft - Courtship-a-la-Mode: Overture
Paul Goodwin, conductor
London Oboe Band
Harmonia Mundi 986002
Buy
5:24 Johan Svendsen - Norwegian Rhapsody No. 3
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 570322
Buy
5:08 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 10
Antoine Plante, conductor
Mercury Baroque
Houston Public Radio 621
Buy
5:06 Manuel de Falla - Seven Popular Spanish Songs: Cancion (Song)
Duo Sonidos
SELF PROD 330
Buy
5:01 Edvard Grieg - Spring
Stefan Parkman, conductor
Danish National Radio Choir
Chandos 9464
Buy

4 - 5 AM

4:44 Antonin Dvorak - In Nature's Realm
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Philips 432996
Buy
4:38 Jean Sibelius - Valse Triste
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 445282
Buy
4:22 Jean-Marie Leclair - Overture No. 2
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 415298
Buy
4:16 Gustav Holst - Symphony "The Cotswolds": 3rd movement
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Naxos 572914
Buy
4:06 Frederic Chopin - Barcarolle
Vanessa Perez, piano
Telarc 33388
Buy
4:01 Robert Ballard - Village Dances
Goran Sollscher, guitar
DG 6497
Buy

3 - 4 AM

3:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4
Andrew Manze, conductor
English Concert
Andrew Manze, violin
Harmonia 907385
Buy
3:27 Arthur Foote - A Night Piece
Carol Wincenc, flute
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Carolyn Stuart, violin
Sheila Brown, viola
Brooks Whitehouse, cello
Bridge 9373
Buy
3:14 Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Yoel Levi, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80296
Buy
3:06 Robert Schumann - Flower Pieces
Pierre Huybregts, piano
Centaur 2135
Buy
3:01 Henriette Renie - Contemplation
Naoko Yoshino, harp
Philips 446064
Buy

2 - 3 AM

2:30 Alexander Glazunov - Ballet Scenes
Edo de Waart, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Telarc 80347
Buy
2:25 Isaac Albeniz - Torre Bermeja
Stephen Marchionda, guitar
Dabringhaus 9031739
Buy
2:10 Richard Danielpour - First Light
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Naxos 559712
Buy
2:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Chorale Prelude: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
EMI 41682
Buy
2:01 Gaspar Cassado - Requiebros (Gallantry)
Yuli Turovsky, conductor
I Musici de Montreal
Yuli Turovsky, cello
Analekta 9897
Buy

1 - 2 AM

1:37 Franz Danzi - Bassoon Quartet
island
Centaur 2708
Buy
1:29 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 10
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464601
Buy
1:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonata No. 2
David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano
ArtistLed 19801
Buy
1:01 Pierre Attaingnant - Galliarde
Hopkinson Smith, lute
Astree 8854
Buy

Midnight - 1 AM

12:49 Benjamin Britten - Gloriana: Courtly Dances
Julian Bream Consort
Julian Bream, guitar
London/Decca 452500
Buy
12:20 Carl Reinecke - Serenade
Johannes Goritzki, conductor
German Chamber Academy
CPO 999159
Buy
12:15 Kosaku Yamada - Red Dragonfly
Jean-Francois Paillard, conductor
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Denon 7330
Buy
12:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle"
Sophie Pacini, piano
European Broadcasting Union Recording
Buy
12:01 Jean-Joseph Mondonville - Sonata No. 4: Aria
Luc Beausejour, harpsichord
Analekta 9920
Buy