On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Viola Sonata No. 1 9:39 Johannes Brahms
    Kim Kashkashian, viola
    Robert Levin, piano
    Buy Now
  • Symphony No. 8 9:05 Franz Schubert
    San Francisco Symphony
    Herbert Blomstedt
    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 2013
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 April 22 to 29


Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: luthier John Waddle.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Choral Hero: Dale Warland's Minnesota Voices.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: pianist Inon Barnatan, from a recent Chopin Society recital.
Thursday, 8 pm: The Metropolitan Symphony and Minnesota Chorale perform Mahler's Resurrection Symphony.
Saturday, noon: Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Hector Olivera in Concert.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Emanuel Ax plays Brahms with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Sunday, 5 pm: Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Why Choral Music?
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight.

Programming Highlights

Saturday, December 7, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:40 Johann Christian Bach - Symphony Concertante No. 4
Simon Standage, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Chandos 540
Buy
11:23 Charles Gounod - Faust: Ballet Music
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 462125
Buy
11:11 Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67623
Buy
11:06 Tamezo Narita - Hamabe No Uta
Jean-Francois Paillard, conductor
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Denon 7330
Buy
11:01 William Grant Still - Lyric Quartet: The Quiet One
Oregon String Quartet
Koch 7546
Buy

10 - 11 PM

10:51 Traditional - Coventry Carol
Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar
Centaur 2262
Buy
10:24 Joaquin Rodrigo - Concerto in Galant Style
Enrique Batiz, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Robert Cohen, cello
EMI 47869
Buy
10:20 Francois Couperin - Mysterious Barricades
Nancy Allen, harp
EMI 69070
Buy
10:06 Henry Purcell - Indian Queen: Incidental Music
Jean Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 66169
Buy
10:01 Gaetano Donizetti - Andante for Oboe and Strings
Ensemble Berlin
Christoph Hartmann, oboe
EMI 14232
Buy

9 - 10 PM

9:40 Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Andre Previn, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 80197
Buy
9:18 Franz Danzi - Quintet for Piano and Winds
Berlin Philharmonic Winds
Bis 592
Buy
9:11 Richard Willis - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Chanticleer
Rhino 284988
Buy
9:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 140: Wann kommst du, mein Heil?
Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Munich Chamber Orchestra
Hilary Hahn, violin
Christine Schafer, soprano
Matthias Goerne, baritone
DG 13832
Buy
9:01 Jules Massenet - Thais: Meditation
Angel Romero, guitar
Delos 3294
Buy

8 - 9 PM

8:48 Carl Maria von Weber - Andante and Hungarian Rondo
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Philips 432081
Buy
8:38 Francesco Manfredini - Concerto No. 12 "Christmas Concerto"
I Solisti Italiani
Denon 78912
Buy
8:28 Robin Milford - Miniature Concerto
Guildhall Strings
Hyperion 67444
Buy
8:06 George Enescu - Piano Suite No. 1
Alexei Grynyuk, piano
European Broadcasting Union Recording
Buy
8:01 Anonymous - Child Grove; Easter Thursday; The Beggar's Boy
King's Noyse
Harmonia Mundi 907101
Buy

7 - 8 PM

7:33 Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1
Mariss Jansons, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Midori, violin
Sony 87740
Buy
7:21 Franz Liszt - Fantastic Rondo on a Spanish Theme ("El Contrabandista")
Valentina Lisitsa, piano
London/Decca 18987
Buy
7:15 Stephen Paulus - This Endris Night
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
Buy
7:06 Gioacchino Rossini - Barber of Seville: Overture
Christian Benda, conductor
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
Naxos 570933
Buy
7:01 Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 5 "Windows to the Dawn"
Caracas Clarinet Quartet
Cacao Musica 8
Buy

4 - 5 PM

4:50 Leo Brouwer - 2 Dances
Marco Tamayo, guitar
Naxos 555887
Buy
4:22 Peter Tchaikovsky - String Quartet No. 1
St. Lawrence String Quartet
EMI 57144
Buy
4:06 Traditional Russian - Twelfth Night Song
Robert DeCormier, conductor
Counterpoint
John Muratore, guitar
Karen Kevra, flute
Albany 801
Buy
4:06 Alexander Glazunov - Symphony No. 9 "Unfinished"
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Warner 68904
Buy

3 - 4 PM

3:53 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 82: Ich habe genug
Craig Smith, conductor
The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano
Nonesuch 79692
Buy
3:51 Ludwig van Beethoven - Bagatelle
Russell Sherman, piano
Pro Arte 324
Buy
3:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto
David Zinman, conductor
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Hilary Hahn, violin
Sony 60584
Buy

2 - 3 PM

2:53 John Jacob Niles - I Wonder as I Wander
Matthew Culloton , conductor
The Singers
Singers   3458
Buy
2:53 Leo Brouwer - Ojos brujos
Marco Tamayo, guitar
Naxos  555887
Buy

11 - Noon

11:26 Karol Lipinski - Caprice
Frank Almond, violin
Avie 2279
Buy
11:23 Chick Corea - Children's Song No. 14
Chick Corea, piano
ECM 1267
Buy
11:20 Edgar Meyer - By the River
Edgar Meyer, double bass
Mike Marshall, mandolin
Sony 62891
Buy
11:01 Luigi Boccherini - String Quintet
Marlboro Festival
Sony 47291
Buy

10 - 11 AM

10:49 Howard Shore - Hugo: Suite
Howard Shore, conductor
Studio Orchestra
Howe 1007
Buy
10:41 David Newman - Little Women: Suite
David Newman, conductor
Studio Orchestra
Sony 66922
Buy
10:33 James Horner - Jumanji: Suite
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80437
Buy
10:25 John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Suite
Paul Bateman, conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic
Silva 
Buy
10:17 John Williams - The Apartment: Theme
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops
RCA  60393
Buy
10:15 Max Steiner - Since You Went Away
Charles Gerhardt, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA 0136
Buy
10:06 Victor Herbert - Babes in Toyland
Donald Hunsberger, conductor
Eastman-Dryden Orchestra
Arabesque 6547
Buy
10:01 Flicks in Five

9 - 10 AM

9:48 Fanny Mendelssohn - Overture
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Women's Philharmonic
Koch 7169
Buy
9:19 Franz Schubert - String Quartet No. 10
Belcea Quartet
EMI 57419
Buy
9:13 Traditional - Suite of Carols
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Danielle Maddon, violin
Ellen DePasquale, viola
Rafael Figueroa, cello
Listen 50001
Buy
9:06 Mikhail Glinka - Kamarinskaya
Donald Barra, conductor
San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Koch 7042
Buy
9:01 Claude Debussy - Reflections in the Water
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Warner 83940
Buy

8 - 9 AM

8:30 Franz Krommer - Symphony No. 2
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9275
Buy
8:16 Johann Sebastian Bach - Trio Sonata No. 1
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 36
Buy
8:12 Jorge Ben - Mas que nada
Milos Karadaglic, guitar
DG 19383
Buy
8:06 John Playford - Christmas Medley
The Playfords
Coviello 21012
Buy
8:01 Franz Liszt - Waltz-Impromptu
Alexis Weissenberg, piano
EMI 69114
Buy

7 - 8 AM

7:42 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 3
Claudio Abbaddo, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Dale Clevenger, horn
DG 25
Buy
7:29 Frederick Cowen - The Butterfly's Ball
Adrian Leaper, conductor
Slovak State Phiharmonic, Kosice
Marco Polo 223273
Buy
7:22 Traditional - While by my sheep; Adeste fideles; Come, little children
Peter Marschik, conductor
Vienna Boys Choir
Capriccio 5160
Buy
7:07 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 20
Adam Fischer, conductor
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Nimbus 5407
Buy
7:01 William Bolcom - Graceful Ghost
Jenny Spanoghe, violin
Jacquelin Herbein, piano
Rene Gailly 87042
Buy

6 - 7 AM

6:49 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
London/Decca 458860
Buy
6:44 Tomaso Albinoni - Violin Concerto No. 4
Adrian Chandler, conductor
La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler, violin
Avie 2106
Buy
6:32 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Edward Higginbottom, conductor
Choir of New College, Oxford
CRD 3443
Buy
6:30 Marco Uccellini - Courante No. 20
Romanesca
Harmonia Mundi 907196
Buy
6:15 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Tales from the Vienna Woods
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 439518
Buy
6:06 Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso No. 3
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
La Petite Bande
DHM 77010
Buy
6:01 Bengt Hallberg - Blacksmith's Tune
Jorma Panula, conductor
Scandinavian Brass Ensemble
Bis 265
Buy

5 - 6 AM

5:36 Virgil Thomson - Cello Concerto
Paul Gambill, conductor
Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Emmanuel Feldman, cello
Albany 883
Buy
5:31 Pierre Phalese - Suite of Common Branles
Ensemble Doulce Memoire
Dorian 90261
Buy
5:25 John Alexander - A Carol Fantasy
John Alexander, conductor
Pacific Chorale
Gothic 49246
Buy
5:20 Frederic Chopin - Variations on a Theme from Cinderella
Heinz Holliger, oboe
Ursula Holliger, harp
Philips 426288
Buy
5:10 Antonio Vivaldi - Trumpet Concerto
Radoslaw Szulc, conductor
Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra
Gabor Tarkovi, trumpet
Tudor 7161
Buy
5:06 Manuel de Falla - Miller's Dance
Narciso Yepes, guitar
DG 423699
Buy
5:01 Francois Chauvon - Suite No. 11
Washington McClain, oboe
Alison Melville, recorder
Julia Wedman, violin
Michael McCraw, bassoon
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord
Early-Music.com 7773
Buy

4 - 5 AM

4:40 William Walton - The Wise Virgins Ballet Suite
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
English Northern Philharmonia
Naxos 555868
Buy
4:32 John Tavener; Traditional - Christmas Medley
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir
Philips 462050
Buy
4:24 Antonin Dvorak - Prague Waltzes
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464647
Buy
4:16 Enrique Granados - Sonata No. 19
Sandro Russo, piano
Musical Concepts 149
Buy
4:06 Felix Mendelssohn - Trumpet Overture
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Berlin 9157
Buy
4:01 Thoinot Arbeau (publ.) - Basse Danse
Broadside Band
Harmonia Mundi 901152
Buy

3 - 4 AM

3:39 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 400076
Buy
3:36 Mateo Carcassi - Angeldance
Darren Curtis Skanson, guitar
ColoradoCr 197
Buy
3:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Little Trifles (Les Petits Riens): Overture
Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor
Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Naive 30479
Buy
3:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5 "Spring"
Itzhak Perlman, violin
London/Decca 410554
Buy
3:01 Jules Mouquet - Pan's Flute: Pan and the Nymphs
Philippe Auguin, conductor
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Manuela Wiesler, flute
Bis 529
Buy

2 - 3 AM

2:50 Laurel Zucker - Orca Quintet
Laurel Zucker, flute
Roman Fukshansky, clarinet
Deb Schidler, oboe
David Rufus Olivier, bassoon
Eric Aichen, horn
Cantilena 2013
Buy
2:41 Traditional - Three Renaissance French Carols
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 75569
Buy
2:06 Camille Saint-Saens - Symphony No. 3 "Organ"
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Virgil Fox, organ
RCA 61269
Buy
2:01 Enrique Granados - Two Poetic Waltzes
Xuefei Yang, guitar
EMI 6322
Buy

1 - 2 AM

1:43 Johann Pezel - Sonata-Chaconne
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 453418
Buy
1:26 Johann Stamitz - Clarinet Concerto
Iona Brown, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sabine Meyer, clarinet
EMI 54842
Buy
1:19 Frederick Delius - Sleigh Ride
Richard Hickox, conductor
Northern Sinfonia of England
EMI 65067
Buy
1:14 Johann Sebastian Bach - Little Fugue
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony 38915
Buy
1:06 Einojuhani Rautavaara - Nocturne and Dance
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Ondine 1177
Buy
1:01 Frederic Curzon - Robin Hood Suite: Maid Marian
Malcolm Nabarro, conductor
East of England Orchestra
ASV 2069
Buy

Midnight - 1 AM

12:37 Edvard Grieg - Violin Concerto No. 2
Tromso Chamber Orchestra
Henning Kraggerud, violin
Naxos 573137
Buy
12:34 Andrea Gabrieli - Shepherds, whom did you see?
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 8803
Buy
12:09 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 78
Roy Goodman, conductor
Hanover Band
Hyperion 66525
Buy
12:06 Johannes Brahms - Love Song (Minnelied)
Zuill Bailey, cello
Awadagin Pratt, piano
Telarc 32664
Buy
12:01 George Gershwin - Liza/Promenade
Tashi
RCA 7901
Buy