On Now

Listen to the Stream
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 21 to 28

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Matthew Krage, of Virginia High School.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Dale Warland and Dominick Argento discuss Seasons.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Matthew Krage, of Virginia High School.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight.
Thursday, 7 pm: Dale Warland and Dominick Argento discuss Seasons.
Thursday, 7:30 pm: Archive on the Radio: The Myriad Voices of Philip Brunelle.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Edo de Waart conducts works by Richard Strauss.
Saturday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and Mozart's 20th Piano Concerto, with pianist Jeremy Denk.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: At Saint Paul, in St. Paul's.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The New York Philharmonic plays Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Scary Sounds.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Mitch Pearlstein, director of the Center of the American Experiment.
Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight.

Programming Highlights

Saturday, December 29, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:21 Peter Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 94832
Buy
11:10 Claude Debussy - Sacred and Profane Dances
various artists
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80622
Buy
11:06 George Frideric Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 445773
Buy
11:01 John Field - Scottish Rondo
Miceal O'Rourke, piano
Chandos 9315
Buy

10 - 11 PM

10:46 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden: Suite
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Naxos 572787
Buy
10:40 Mauro Giuliani - Grande Serenade: Finale
Louise Schulman, viola
Bill Zito, guitar
Dorian 92138
Buy
10:29 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 68 "Unfinished"
Takacs Quartet
London/Decca 430199
Buy
10:25 Louis Couperin - Bells of Paris
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
DHM 77371
Buy
10:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 12
Andras Schiff, piano
ECM 1944
Buy
10:01 Johan Svendsen - Symphony No. 1: 3rd movement
Mariss Jansons, conductor
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 49769
Buy

9 - 10 PM

9:36 Igor Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419628
Buy
9:17 Johann Hummel - Trumpet Concerto
German Chamber Philiharmonic Bremen
Alison Balsom, trumpet
EMI 16213
Buy
9:11 Gabriel Faure - Sicilienne
Susan Jolles, harp
Humbert Lucarelli, oboe
Frank Morelli, bassoon
Vox 7504
Buy
9:06 Theresa Carreno - Corbeille de fleurs (Basket of Flowers)
Alan Feinberg, piano
Argo 436121
Buy
9:01 Anonymous - The Jane Pickering Lute Book
Ronn McFarlane, lute
Dorian 90129
Buy

8 - 9 PM

8:45 Ottorino Respighi - Adagio with Variations
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Orchestra of Paris
Mischa Maisky, cello
DG 435781
Buy
8:27 Johann Christian Bach - Quintet
Camerata Cologne
DHM 77172
Buy
8:21 John Dowland - Lachrymae Antiquae
David Munrow, conductor
Early Music Consort of London
Testament 1250
Buy
8:06 Franz Liszt - Prometheus
Matthias Foremny, conductor
NDR Symphony Orchestra
European Broadcasting Union Recording
Buy
8:01 Franz Schubert - Flute Quartet: Minuet
Martinu Quartet
Robert Stallman, flute
Bogner's Cafe 103
Buy

7 - 8 PM

7:41 Karl Goldmark - Prometheus Bound: Overture
James Conlon, conductor
Gurzenich Orchestra Cologne
EMI 56955
Buy
7:29 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise No. 5
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arabesque 6642
Buy
7:14 Johann Sebastian Bach - Mandolin Concerto
Potsdam Chamber Academy
Avi Avital, mandolin
Shalev Ad-El, harpsichord
DG 16801
Buy
7:06 Tomaso Albinoni - Adagio
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 66646
Buy
7:01 Johan Zander - Symphony: 2nd movement
Philip Brunelle, conductor
Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Virgin 45186
Buy

4 - 5 PM

4:47 Aaron Copland - El Salon Mixico
Aaron Copland, conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sony 46559
Buy
4:43 Antonin Dvorak - Polka
Antal Dorati, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 414370
Buy
4:30 Johann Sebastian Bach - Italian Concerto
Fazil Say, piano
Atlantic 26124
Buy
4:16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 13
Amadeus Winds
Oiseau-Lyre 425819
Buy
4:05 Evaristo Felice Dall'abaco - Concerto No. 11
Concerto Koln
Teldec 22166
Buy
4:00 Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Rolf Smedvig, trumpet
Michael Murray, organ
Telarc 80341
Buy

3 - 4 PM

3:56 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude No. 6, Op. 23
Steven Osborne, piano
Hyperion 67700
Buy
3:51 Franz Schubert - Du bist die Ruh (You are repose)
Barbara Bonney, soprano
Geoffrrey Parsons, piano
Teldec 90873
Buy
3:21 Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
Mario Bernardi, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
James Ehnes, violin
CBC 5222
Buy
3:07 Alan Hovhaness - Harp Sonata
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80530
Buy

2 - 3 PM

2:56 Georg Philipp Telemann - Horn Concerto in D Major
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St. Martin in the FIelds
Hermann Baumann, horn
Philips 412226
Buy
2:46 George Frideric Handel - Suite No. 1
Andras Schiff, piano
Teldec 99051
Buy

Noon - 1 PM

12:00 Thomas Ades - The Tempest
The Metropolitan Opera
Buy

11 - Noon

11:47 Carl Friedrich Abel - Sinfonia No. 2
Paul Dombrecht, conductor
Il Fondamento
Passacaille 903
Buy
11:26 Camille Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto No. 1
James Levine, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Matt Haimovitz, cello
DG 427323
Buy
11:14 Richard Strauss - Capriccio: String Sextet
Concertante
Kleos 5111
Buy
11:06 Emmanuel Chabrier - Le Roi malgre lui (The King in Spite of Himself): Fete polonaise
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 447751
Buy
11:02 Giuseppi Brescianello - Partita
Anthony Glise, guitar
Dorian 80127
Buy

10 - 11 AM

10:49 Georg Philipp Telemann - Polish Concerto
Jorg-Michael Schwarz, conductor
Rebel
Dorian 90302
Buy
10:23 Claude Debussy - The Sea (La Mer)
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Albany 364
Buy
10:19 Gabriel Faure - Improvisation
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67890
Buy
10:07 Bedrich Smetana - The Moldau
Libor Pesek, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin 59285
Buy
10:04 - Flicks in Five
Buy
10:01 Flicks in Five

9 - 10 AM

9:45 Johann Sebastian Bach - Oboe d'Amore Concerto
Jaap ter Linden, conductor
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Pauline Oostenrijk, oboe d'amore
Challenge 72506
Buy
9:11 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4
Roy Goodman, conductor
Hanover Band
Nimbus 5130
Buy
9:06 Diego Ortiz - Romanesca
Jordi Savall, conductor
Hesperion XXI
Alia Vox 9820
Buy
9:02 Erich Korngold - Robin Hood and His Merry Men
John Williams, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 62788
Buy

8 - 9 AM

8:38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 8
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Philips 422583
Buy
8:21 Josef Myslivecek - Concertino
Concerto Koln
Archiv 4776418
Buy
8:12 Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: 2nd Waltz Sequence
Thomas Schippers, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Vox 5140
Buy
8:10 Hector Berlioz - Hungarian March
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80122
Buy
8:02 Filippo Azzaiolo - Chi passa
Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 89782
Buy

7 - 8 AM

7:57 George Frideric Handel - Harp Concerto
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Ursula Holliger, harp
Archiv 413465
Buy
7:20 Giovanni Battista Viotti - Cello Concerto
Claudio Scimone, conductor
I Solisti Veneti
Ofra Harnoy, cello
RCA 61228
Buy
7:09 Anonymous/Giovanni Gabrieli - All generations shall call me blessed/Magnificat
Robert Hollingworth, conductor
I Fagiolini
London/Decca 16794
Buy
7:06 Franz Schubert - Die Forelle (The Trout)
Anne Gastinel, cello
Naive 5152
Buy
7:01 Georg Philipp Telemann - Paris Quartet No. 6: VI
Trio Sonnerie
Wilbert Hazelzet, flute
Virgin 91450
Buy

6 - 7 AM

6:53 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica": 3rd movement
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
San Francisco Symphony
London/Decca 430515
Buy
6:52 William Hurlstone - Four Characteristic Pieces: Intermezzo
John Bradbury, clarinet
Naxos 570539
Buy
6:43 Traditional - La Bergamasca
Belladonna
Gao Hong, pipa
Ten Thousand Lakes 120
Buy
6:38 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Concert Suite No. 3
Jean-Francois Paillard, conductor
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Erato 45565
Buy
6:12 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite No. 3
Lynn Harrell, cello
London/Decca 414163
Buy
6:06 Ivan Khandoshkin - Once I gathered golden sheaves
Anastasia Khitruk, violin
Naxos 570028
Buy
6:01 Vittorio Monti - Csardas
Christian Lindberg, trombone
Roland Pontinen, piano
Bis 258
Buy

5 - 6 AM

5:51 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Quartet No. 1: 1st movement
Lisa Beznosiuk, flute
Avie 2108
Buy
5:50 Hugo Alfven - And the Maiden Joins the Ring
Stefan Parkman, conductor
Danish National Radio Choir
Chandos 9464
Buy
5:45 Giovanni Pergolesi - Sicilienne
Duo Similia
Nadia Labrie, flute
Analekta 9810
Buy
5:17 Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde: Transfiguration
John Mauceri, conductor
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Philips 438867
Buy
5:12 George Frideric Handel - Semele: Where E'er You Walk
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
American Gramophone 590
Buy
5:06 Gioacchino Rossini - Il Signor Bruschino Overture
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 415363
Buy
5:01 Astor Piazzolla - Spring in Buenos Aires (Primavera Porteno)
Philip Hansen, cello
North Pacific 28
Buy

4 - 5 AM

4:41 Benjamin Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Teldec 73126
Buy
4:29 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Orchestra-Symphony No. 4
Andrew Manze, conductor
English Concert
Harmonia Mundi 907403
Buy
4:29 Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World": 4th Movement
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
London/Decca 421016
Buy
4:29 Jorge Morel - Danza Brasilera
Milos Karadaglic, guitar
DG 17000
Buy
4:29 Scott Joplin - The Entertainer
Itzhak Perlman, violin
EMI 47170
Buy
4:29 William Boyce - Symphony No. 3
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
EMI 4551
Buy

3 - 4 AM

3:28 Georges Bizet - Symphony
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Virgin 61513
Buy
3:23 Pietro Paradisi - Toccata
Jutta Zoff, harp
Berlin 2018
Buy
3:14 Johan Roman - Drottningholm Suite
Anthony Halstead, conductor
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 553733
Buy
3:06 Jean Sibelius - Serenade No. 2
Andre Previn, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
DG 447895
Buy
3:01 Enrique Granados - Three Poetic Waltzes
Xuefei Yang, guitar
EMI 6322
Buy
3:01 Robert Schumann - Papillons
Herbert Schuch, piano
Oehms 754
Buy

2 - 3 AM

2:44 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier: Prelude and Fugue
Kremerata Baltica
Dita Krenberga, flute
Justina Gelgotaite, oboe
Reinut Tepp, cembalo
Nonesuch 528982
Buy
2:15 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 62 "Emperor"
Hungaroton 12812
Buy
2:06 Georges Hue - Fantaisie
Steuart Bedford, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
William Bennett, flute/piccolo
ASV 652
Buy
2:01 William Lawes - Harp Consort No. 3
Les Voix Humaines
Maxine Eilander, harp
Atma 2372
Buy

1 - 2 AM

1:50 Jean-Joseph Mondonville - Sonata No. 1
Marc Minkowski, conductor
Musicians of the Louvre
Archiv 474550
Buy
1:15 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Hans Vonk, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Arch Media 1004
Buy
1:09 Marcel Grandjany - Fantasy
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80361
Buy
1:05 Joseph Schwantner - Black Anemones
Ransom Wilson, flute
New World 80403
Buy

Midnight - 1 AM

12:42 Vaclav Pichl - Symphony "Diana"
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9740
Buy
12:42 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 7
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 410048
Buy
12:42 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5019
Buy
12:06 Felix Mendelssohn - Barcarolle (Gondola Song)
Daniel Adni, piano
EMI 69352
Buy
12:04 George Rochberg - Caprice Variations: Nos. 11, 12, 15
Eliot Fisk, guitar
MusicMasters 67133
Buy