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Highlights from December 16 to 23

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Amy Giddings, K-6 Music Specialist from Duluth, Minn.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Robert Ball.
Tuesday, 7 pm: Concordia Christmas.
Tuesday, 8:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Amy Giddings, K-6 Music Specialist from Duluth, Minn.
Wednesday, 7 pm: Light and Gold: Christmas with Eric Whitacre.
Wednesday, 8 pm: Archive on the Radio: An Archive Christmas Sampler.
Thursday, 3 pm: Regional Spotlight: Holiday music from regional choral and instrumental groups.
Thursday, 7 pm: St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Friday, 4 pm: Carol with Classical MPR and The Singers.
Friday, 7 pm: Chanticleer Christmas.
Saturday, 11 am: The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Saturday, 7 pm: Candles Burning Brightly.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: From Heaven Above.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Bach's Christmas Oratorio, performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of London.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 7 pm: Wonder Tidings.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7 pm: School Spotlight.

Programming Highlights

Monday, December 3, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:34 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 1
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
EMI 56365
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11:20 Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto Grosso No. 8
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 423626
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11:15 William Billings - Shiloh
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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11:06 Philip Glass - Company
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
The Knights
Ancalagon 137
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11:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 16
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Warner 61553
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10 - 11 PM

10:46 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Bryden Thomson, conductor
London Philharmonic
Chandos 8502
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10:13 Randall Thompson - Symphony No. 2
Andrew Schenck, conductor
New Zealand Symphony
Koch 7413
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10:06 Randall Thompson - Alleluia
Cantus
Cantus  1212
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9 - 10 PM

9:52 Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Igor Markevitch, conductor
Lamoureux Orchestra
Philips 420 863
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9:49 Traditional - Catalan Song: El Noi de la Mare
Michael Newman, guitar
Laura Oltman, guitar
Musical Heritage Society 515520
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9:18 Johannes Brahms - Horn Trio in E-flat
Barry Tuckwell, horn
Tudor 771
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8 - 9 PM

8:47 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 67
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 100606
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8:35 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 1
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 100606
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8:24 Charles Avison - Concerto Grosso No. 2 (after Scarlatti)
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 100606
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8:10 Domenico Scarlatti - Four Keyboard Sonatas
Christian Zacharias, piano
SPCO Live Recording 100606
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8:00 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 5
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano
SPCO Live Recording 100606
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6 - 7 PM

6:27 Rimsky-Korsakov - Christmas Eve
Neemi Jarvi, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8327
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6:23 Harri Wessman - Water Under Snow Is Weary
Tapiola Choir
Finlandia 921
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6:05 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 6
Marc Minkowski, conductor
Musicians of the Louvre
Erato 94354
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6:00 Mel Torme - Christmas Song
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Taste of the Holidays Vol 3 
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5 - 6 PM

5:48 Bela Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra: Finale
Daniele Gatti, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conifer 51324
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5:33 Luigi Boccherini - String Quintet No. 2 "Del Fandango"
Quinteto Boccherini
Ensayo 3403
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5:22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4: 1st movement
Janos Rolla, conductor
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Dale Clevenger, horn
Sony 44906
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5:15 Tchaikovsky - Three Dances from Nutcracker
Mill City String Quartet
self-produced 
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5:05 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2: 4th movement
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Philips 422334
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4 - 5 PM

4:55 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor": Rondo
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Richard Goode, piano
Nonesuch 480508
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4:43 G Verdi - Overture Aida
Vincent La Salva, conductor
Bern Symphony Orchestra
Newport 85649
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4:38 Rene Clausen - O Magnum Mysterium
David Cherwin, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
mpr Taste of the Holiday vol 3 
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4:24 Georges Bizet - Children's Games
Donald Johanos, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 553027
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4:22 Robert Schumann - Of Foreign Lands and People
Martha Argerich, piano
DG 410653
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4:09 Franz Danzi - Fantasy for Clarinet and Orchestra
Jorg Faerber, conductor
Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Sabine Meyer, clarinet
RCA 61976
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4:03 NIles (arr:McDermid) - I wonder as I wander
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3458
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3 - 4 PM

3:34 Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Roger Norrington, conductor
Camerata Salzburg
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 89505
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3:29 traditional - A Virgin Most Pure
Hiram Titus
self-produced 
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3:13 George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto No. 5
Richard Egarr, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, organ
Harmonia Mundi 807446
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3:10 traditional - The Holly and the Ivy
Artaria Quartet
mpr 
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3:00 Gioacchino Rossini - Siege of Corinth: Overture
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 414407
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Noon - 1 PM

12:46 Alfred Schnittke - Suite in the Old Style
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
RCA 60370
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12:39 Traditional - Reminiscences de Noel
Duo Campion-Vachon
Analekta 9818
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12:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
George Szell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Sony 46333
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12:02 Steven Heitzeg - little tree
Dale Warland, conductor
The Dale Warland Singers
ACC 121
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11 - Noon

11:43 Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Hugh Wolff, conductor
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Teldec 74006
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11:28 Mauro Giuliani - Grande Serenade in D
Louise Schulman, violin
Bill Zito, guitar
Dorian 92138
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11:22 Andrew Smith - Veni Redemptor gentium; Nunc Dimittis
New York Polyphony
Avie 2141
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11:05 Igor Stravinsky - Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 445541
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11:01 Aaron Copland - Rodeo: Hoe-Down
Modern Mandolin Quartet
Dorian 92157
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10 - 11 AM

10:54 Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune
Misha Maisky, cello
Daria Hovora, piano
DG 439863
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10:49 Frederic Chopin - Berceuse
Helene Grimaud, piano
DG 4048
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10:40 Anton Arensky - Piano Quartet in D: Allegro moderato
Ying Quartet
Adam Nieman, piano
Dorian 92143
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10:34 Ola Gjeilo - Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
Charles Bruffy, conductor
Phoenix Chorale
Emmanuel Lopez, cello
Chandos 5100
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10:06 Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Janine Jansen, violin
London/Decca 17466
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10:00 Dave Brubeck - Sleep Holy Infant
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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9 - 10 AM

9:56 Michael Praetorius, arr. Sandstrom - Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Jeremy Backhouse, conductor
Vasari Singers
Naxos 573030
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9:51 Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Gidon Kremer, conductor
Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 528982
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9:47 Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Georgs Pelecis - Aria from Goldberg Variations
Gidon Kremer, conductor
Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 528982
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9:45 Traditional - I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve
Cynthia Schultz, harp
SELF PROD 267
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9:12 Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Krystian Zimerman, piano
DG 410021
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9:03 George Frideric Handel - Hercules Overture
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Archiv 423137
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8 - 9 AM

8:57 Edvard Grieg - The Wood's Peace
Gerhard Oppitz, piano
RCA 61568
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8:51 Anders Ohrwall - Shepherd's Prayer (Fabodpsalm Fran Dalarna)
David Cherwien, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3406
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8:41 Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso No. 2
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
ASV 724
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8:36 Franz Schubert - March Militaire No. 1
Efrem Kurtz, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Seraphim 69031
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8:32 Traditional - Hodie
Richard Westenburg, conductor
Musica Sacra
DG 445766
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8:32 Igor Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite: Gavotte
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
London/Decca 425614
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8:20 Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: 2nd Waltz Sequence
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Delos 3109
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8:17 Ernesto Nazareth - Brajeiro (Mischievous)
Gabriela Montero, piano
EMI 41144
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8:13 Lowell Mason - Joy to the World
Summit Hill Brass Quintet
SELF PROD 196
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8:04 William Boyce - Symphony No. 5
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5345
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7 - 8 AM

7:55 George Chadwick - Two American Carols
Jennifer Lester, conductor
Philovox Ensemble of Boston
Arsis 130
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7:46 Hector Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Pierre Boulez, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 64103
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7:37 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Sonata
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614
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7:34 Traditional - Carol of the Bagpipers
Rita Costanzi, harp
Victor Costanzi, violin
Skylark 9400
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7:30 Antonin Dvorak - Bagatelles: Allegretto scherzando (3)
Takacs Quartet
Gabor Ormai, harmonium
London/Decca 430077
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7:21 Percy Grainger - Green Bushes
Kenneth Montgomery, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8377
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7:16 Traditional - Angelus ad Virginum
David Cherwien, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
MPR 20111
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7:10 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: 3rd movement
Siegbert Rampe, conductor
La Stravaganza
Virgin 45255
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7:04 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise No. 3 "Military"
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London/Decca 466462
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6 - 7 AM

6:58 Anon - Meditabor
Pater Hubert Dopf, conductor
Schola of the Hofburgkapelle, Vienna
Philips 411140
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6:48 George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 3
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Boston Baroque
Telarc 80594
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6:45 Traditional - Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
RCA 68015
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6:38 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 87: 4th movement
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Virgin 90844
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6:31 Johannes Brahms - Scherzo
Leila Josefowicz, violin
John Novacek, piano
Warner 61948
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6:23 Giuseppe Torelli - Trumpet Concerto
Charles Mackerras, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Maurice Andre, trumpet
DG 413853
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6:20 Alexander Borodin - Dance of the Polovetsian Maidens
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Philips 412552
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6:10 James Pierpont - Jingle Bells
Imani Winds
Koch 7748
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6:04 Gioacchino Rossini - Silken Ladder: Overture
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 400049
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5 - 6 AM

5:49 Maurice Ravel - Introduction and Allegro
various artists
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80361
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5:43 Anonymous - O Come, O Come Emmanuel; The Shepherds
Frank Wallace, guitar
Gyre 10092
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5:23 Max Bruch - Suite on Russian Themes
Werner Andreas Albert, conductor
Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
CPO 777385
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5:12 Samuel Barber - Agnus Dei
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Conspirare
Harmonia Mundi 807522
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5:06 Claude Debussy - Sarabande
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
London/Decca 417611
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5:02 Xaver Scharwenka - Spanish Serenade (Spanisches Standchen)
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67565
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4 - 5 AM

4:40 Vincent d'Indy - Souvenirs
Rumon Gamba, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 10464
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4:21 Celedonio Romero - Suite Andaluza
Angel Romero, guitar
Telarc 80213
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4:15 Christmas Music - Christmas Waltzes
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
RCA 63252
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4:06 Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 575
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4:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 9: Allegro
Alfred Brendel, piano
Philips 473689
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3 - 4 AM

3:37 Franz Anton Hoffmeister - Clarinet Quartet in Bb
Vlach Quartet Prague
Dieter Klocker, clarinet
CPO 999812
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3:31 Camille Saint-Saens - Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 17097
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3:25 George Frideric Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
London/Decca 460250
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3:25 Peter Warlock - I saw a fair maiden
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 512
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3:06 Keith Jarrett - Elegy for Violin and Strings
Thomas Crawford, conductor
Fairfield Orchestra
Michelle Makarski, violin
ECM 1450
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3:01 Frederic Chopin - Nocturne No. 19
Nelson Freire, piano
London/Decca 4782182
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2 - 3 AM

2:27 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 6
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
Northern Sinfonia
Avie 2224
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2:19 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sleepers Awake
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Ambitus 97812
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2:08 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Orchestra-Symphony No. 3
Andrew Manze, conductor
English Concert
Harmonia Mundi 907403
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2:06 Adriano Banchieri - Concerto No. 1
Empire Brass
Telarc 80204
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2:01 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude No. 5
Sergiu Commissiona, conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
CBC 5143
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1 - 2 AM

1:28 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 4
Andras Schiff, piano
ECM 1940
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1:15 Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concerto
Angel Romero, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Angel Romero, guitar
RCA 68291
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1:12 Stephen Paulus - The Holly and the Ivy
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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1:06 Arthur Foote - Scherzo
Carol Wincenc, flute
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Carolyn Stuart, violin
Sheila Brown, viola
Brooks Whitehouse, cello
Bridge 9373
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1:01 Frederic Curzon - Robin Hood Suite: Maid Marian
Malcolm Nabarro, conductor
East of England Orchestra
ASV 2069
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:45 George Frideric Handel - Concerto for 2 Orchestras No. 1
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 63073
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12:39 Antonin Dvorak - Silent Woods (Klid)
Maria Kliegel, cello
Naxos 557613
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12:20 Peter Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Telarc 80068
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12:10 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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12:06 Gerardo H. Matos Rodriguez - La Cumparsita
Milos Karadaglic, guitar
DG 17000
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12:01 Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 4
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Philips 411426
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