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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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:22 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 3
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 61829
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11:18 Morten Lauridsen - Mid-Winter Songs
Paul Salamunovich, conductor
Los Angeles Master Chorale & Sinfonia Orchestra
RCM 19705
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11:12 Claude Debussy - Arabesque No. 1
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80622
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11:06 Michael Torke - Tahiti: Tahaa
Clark Rundell, conductor
Ensemble of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Ecstatic 92231
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11:01 Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata for Strings No. 1
Purcell Quartet
Chandos 532
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10 - 11 PM

10:47 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: selections
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8556
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10:37 Frederic Chopin - Ballade No. 2
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67456
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10:35 Maurice Emmanuel - Burgundian Songs: Carol
Kent Nagano, conductor
Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Erato 17577
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10:17 Aaron Copland - Clarinet Concerto
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
RCA 61677
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10:13 Traditional - A Christmas Hymn; Boston
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 92874
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9 - 10 PM

9:46 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata"
Ingrid Fliter, piano
EMI 94573
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9:44 Ludwig van Beethoven - O Sanctissima
Janice Watson, soprano
Ruby Philogene, mezzo
Thomas Allen, baritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano
DG 453786
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9:32 Eduard Tubin - Estonian Dance Suite
Hans-Peter Frank, conductor
Helsingborgs Symphony Orchestra
Big Ben 851-002
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8 - 9 PM

8:55 Antonin Dvorak - String Quintet
Pacifica String Quartet
Michael Tree, viola
Cedille 59
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8:52 Traditional, arr. Burleigh - Balm in Gilead
Paul Robeson, bass-baritone
Lawrence Brown, piano
Sony 63223
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8:36 Franz Schubert - Impromptus
Krystian Zimmerman, piano
DG 423 612
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8:33 Traditional Bohemian - Sing Joyfully and Cheerfully
Axel Theimer, conductor
Kantorei
SELF PROD 194
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8:14 Robert Schumann - Concert Piece for 4 Horns
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra
Robert Montgomery, horn
Gavin Edwards, horn
Susan Dent, horn
Robert Maskell, horn
Archiv 457591
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8:10 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: selections
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Delos 3132
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7 - 8 PM

7:58 Aaron Copland - Three Latin American Sketches
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 427 335
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7:49 Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for 2 Keyboards
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Hamburg Philharmonic
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Justus Frantz, piano
DG 415655
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7:42 Samuel Adler - The Flames of Freedom: Candles in the Night
Ronald Corp, conductor
New London Children's Choir
Naxos 559410
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7:32 Giacomo Puccini - Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)
Cremona Quartet
Klanglogo 1400
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7:17 Randall Thompson - The Testament of Freedom: I shall not die without a hope
Timothy Seelig, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 49
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7:04 Antonin Dvorak - Romance
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony
Nonesuch 79052
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6 - 7 PM

6:30 John Field - Piano Concerto No. 4
Janos Furst, conductor
New Irish Chamber Orchestra
John O'Conor, piano
Onyx 102
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6:17 Michael Praetorius - Dance Suite
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Delos 3132
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6:07 Ludwig van Beethoven - Fur Elise
Richard Kapp, conductor
Philharmonia Virtuosi of NY
Chick Corea, Piano
Sony 37216
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5 - 6 PM

5:52 Peter Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 5642
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5:45 - Church music from the choir of the monastery of Sergiev Posad
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5:38 Alexander Scriabin - Sonata Fantasy: Presto
Bella Davidovich, piano
Philips 412742
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5:32 Igor Stravinsky - Firebird: selections
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Vox 3016
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5:30 Music with Minnesotans
5:25 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Pro Arte 121
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5:15 Franz Liszt - Ave Maria (after Schubert)
Valentina Lisitsa, piano
London/Decca 18987
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5:11 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 95: 4th movement
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
RCA 68426
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5:02 Dmitri Shostakovich - The Gadfly: Romance
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Orchestra of Belgian Radio & TV
RCA 6603
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4 - 5 PM

4:57 Igor Stravinsky - Pastorale
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
DG 19032
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4:48 Percy Grainger - Green Bushes
Kenneth Montgomery, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8377
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4:38 Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto Grosso No. 11
I Solisti Italiani
Denon 74168
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4:30 Claude Debussy - Images for Orchestra: Iberia: 1st movement
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Sony 68327
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4:27 Traditional - A La Nanita Nana
Cantus
Cantus 1204
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4:18 Tomaso Albinoni - Oboe Concerto No. 3
Jonathan Morton, conductor
Scottish Ensemble
Alison Balsom, trumpet
EMI 56094
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4:15 Johann Strauss, Sr. - Chinese Galop
Ensemble Wien
Sony 47187
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4:08 Antonin Dvorak - Sonatina: Scherzo
Isaac Stern, violin
Robert McDonald, piano
Sony 62597
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3 - 4 PM

3:59 Emile Waldteufel - The Skaters Waltz
Michel Swierczewski, conductor
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nimbus 5264
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3:51 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Flute
I Musici
Aurele Nicolet, flute
Philips 420188
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3:43 Mack Wilberg - O Light of Life!
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 3467
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3:36 Giuseppe Verdi - Sicilian Vespers: Ballet: The Four Seasons: Winter
James Levine, conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra
RCA 63861
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3:30 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Clemency of Titus: Overture
Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor
Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Naive 30479
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3:12 Candelario Huizar - Imagenes
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
Sony 75555
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3:09 Joseph Canteloube - Rustiques: Rondeau
Ocotillo Winds
Summit 466
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3:00 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No. 2: 1st movement
Steven Mercurio, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Koch 7785
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Noon - 1 PM

12:38 Edward Elgar - In the South
Alexander Gibson, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8309
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12:26 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 6
Raymond Leppard, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Philips 442263
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12:16 George Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Edo de Waart, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Virgin 59693
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12:02 Edvard Grieg - Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony 39785
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11 - Noon

11:54 Hector Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Pierre Boulez, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 64103
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11:44 Jean Francaix - The Shepherd's Hour
Pascal Roge, piano
Ensemble
London/Decca 425861
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11:44 Joan Szymko - Et in Terra Pax
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 3467
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11:19 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 2
Philip Ledger, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Virgin 91452
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11:15 William Grant Still - Folk Suite No. 4: Anda buscanda de rosa en rosa
Dolce Wind Quintet
MPR 20133
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10 - 11 AM

10:59 Ludwig van Beethoven - Choral Fantasy
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Helene Grimaud, piano
DG 1732
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10:43 Franz Doppler - Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy
Steuart Bedford, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
William Bennett, flute
ASV 652
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10:32 Claude Debussy - Preludes, Book 1: Footsteps in the Snow
Steven Osborne, piano
Hyperion 67530
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10:13 Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
BBC Philharmonic
James Ehnes, violin
Chandos 10787
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10:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 65143
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9 - 10 AM

9:31 Georges Bizet - Symphony
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Virgin 61513
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9:26 Traditional - Greensleeves
Susan McDonald, harp
Delos 3005
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9:16 Gioacchino Rossini - Eduardo e Christina: Overture
Christian Benda, conductor
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
Naxos 570934
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9:13 Frederic Chopin - Etude op. 25. no. 11 "Winter Wind"
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG 471000
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8 - 9 AM

8:50 Josef Myslivecek - Cello Concerto
Drostan Hall, conductor
Camerata Chicago
Wendy Warner, cello
Cedille 142
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8:47 Traditional French - Noel nouvelet
Paul Brandvik, conductor
Bemidji Chamber Singers
Bemidji 2166
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8:43 Vladislav Uspensky - Musical Sketches on Pushkin's Eugene Onegin: Tatiana
Lily Afshar, guitar
Leonardo Altino, cello
Timothy Shiu, violin
John Chiego, bass
Frank Shaffer, percussion
James Gholson, clarinet
Archer 331597
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8:31 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor": Rondo
Colin Davis, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Kissin, piano
EMI 6311
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8:27 Eric Whitacre - Five Hebrew Love Songs: What Snow!
Christopher Aspaas, conductor
Magnum Chorum
Self Produced 
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8:19 Henry Purcell - Sonata No. 9 "The Golden Sonata"
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Arcadian Academy
Harmonia Mundi 907167
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8:17 Thomas Weelkes - 2 English tunes
American Brass Quintet
Delos 3003
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8:07 Bedrich Smetana - Bartered Bride: Overture
Geoffrey Simon, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 8412
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8:04 Felix Mendelssohn - Song without Words No. 6 "Spring Song"
Daniel Adni, piano
EMI 69352
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7 - 8 AM

7:54 Antonio Vivaldi - Bassoon Concerto in C
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Baroque Ensemble
Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon
MSR 1451
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7:46 Ludwig van Beethoven - Romance No. 1
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, conductor
Gottlinger Symphonie Orchester
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Cedille 144
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7:40 Johan Halvorsen - Entry March of the Boyars
Kenneth Jean, conductor
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 550328
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7:32 Franz Schubert - Overture "In the Italian Style"
Istvan Kertesz, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
London/Decca 430773
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7:21 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto: 3rd movement
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Harmonia Mundi 907516
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7:17 Randall Thompson - The Testament of Freedom: The God who gave us life
Timothy Seelig, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 49
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7:11 Massimo Paris - X'mas Suite: Three Kings' Gavotte
Massimo Paris, conductor
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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7:04 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: 3rd movement
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 400077
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6 - 7 AM

6:53 Peter Tchaikovsky - Waltz-Scherzo
Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
Russian National Orchestra
Julia Fischer, violin
PentaTone 95
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6:48 Antonio Vivaldi - In fuore iustissimae irae
Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Il Giardino Armonico
Julia Lezhneva, soprano
London 18099
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6:44 Tomaso Albinoni - Concerto No. 9
Simon Standage, conductor
Collegium Musicum 90
Chandos 663
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6:39 Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Menuet
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 44724
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6:34 Igor Stravinsky - Russian Scherzo
Michael Gielen, conductor
Southwest German Radio Symphony
Hanssler 93059
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6:31 Erich Korngold - The Snowman: Entr'acte
Werner Andreas Albert, conductor
Northwest German Philharmonic
CPO 999037
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6:22 Antonin Dvorak - Piano Quintet: Finale
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Sarah Chang, violin
Alexander Kerr, violin
Wolfram Christ, viola
Georg Faust, cello
EMI 57521
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6:18 Juan Aranes - Chacona
Piffaro
Archiv 453441
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6:08 Johann Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 415518
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6:04 Claude Debussy - Triumph of Bacchus
Louis de Froment, conductor
Radio Luxembourg Orchestra
Vox 5053
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5 - 6 AM

5:51 Edvard Grieg - Two Lyric Pieces
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 572403
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5:42 Alexander Glazunov - Idyll for Horn and Orchestra
Werner Andreas Albert, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Marie Luise Neunecker, horn
Schwann 313572
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5:37 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger - Flowers from Froso: To the Roses
Christian Bergqvist, violin
Swedish Society 1067
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5:33 John Rutter - Ave Maria
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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5:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 21 "Waldstein"
Richard Raymond, piano
Analekta 3172
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5:02 William Byrd - Pavane and Gigue
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 572050
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4 - 5 AM

4:32 David Overton - Fantasia on "In Dulci Jubilo"
John Georgiadis, conductor
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 60736
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4:19 Arthur Sullivan - Overture di Ballo
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 434916
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4:10 Franz Schubert - Impromptu No. 3
Inon Barnatan, piano
Avie 2283
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4:06 Stanley Myers - The Deer Hunter: Cavatina
Goran Sollscher, guitar
DG 439149
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4:01 Francois-Joseph Gossec - Symphony "Pastorella"
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
CBC 5225
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3 - 4 AM

3:52 Alberto Ginastera - Impressions of the Puna
Shanghai Quartet
Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Delos 3173
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3:25 Franz Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 2
Drostan Hall, conductor
Camerata Chicago
Wendy Warner, cello
Cedille 142
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3:20 Percy Grainger - The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005
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3:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Oboe d'Amore Concerto
Jaap ter Linden, conductor
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Pauline Oostenrijk, oboe d'amore
Challenge 72506
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3:01 Giovanni Battista Fontana - Sonata No. 3
John Holloway, violin
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord
ECM 2106
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2 - 3 AM

2:20 Antonio Lauro - Venezuelan Waltz No. 3
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Pro Arte 343
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2:20 William Mathias - Bell Carol
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus
William Neil, organ
Gothic 49235
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2:06 Osvaldo Golijov - Lullaby and Doina
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
BSO Classics 1005
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2:01 Edward Elgar - Moths and Butterflies and Wild Bears
James Judd, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557166
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1 - 2 AM

1:26 Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Pierre Boulez, conductor
DG 457649
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1:21 Herbert Howells - A Spotless Rose
Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Avie 2078
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1:09 Carl Maria von Weber - Invitation to the Dance
Richard Bonynge, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 433864
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1:06 Anonymous - Romance
Pepe Romero, guitar
Philips 411033
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1:01 Frederic Chopin - Contredanse and Tarantelle
Malcolm Frager, piano
Telarc 80040
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:43 Hubert Parry - Lady Radnor's Suite
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5068
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12:40 John Jacob Niles - I Wonder as I Wander
Richard Westenburg, conductor
Musica Sacra
DG 429732
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12:35 Manuel de Falla - Ritual Fire Dance
Constantine Orbelian, conductor
Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Philips 462612
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12:07 Carl Reinecke - Serenade
Johannes Goritzki, conductor
German Chamber Academy
CPO 999159
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12:01 Radames Gnattali - Corta Jaca
Hill-Wiltschinsky Duo
ASV 2094
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