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Highlights from September 2 to 9

Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: violinist Grant Johnson.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Westminster Choir College sings music by Daniel Elder.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Osmo Vanska conducts a gala concert, with opera star Renee Fleming.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Organ and Piano.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Midori plays Mendelssohn with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans Penny Freeh, dancer and choreographer.

Programming Highlights

Sunday, December 9, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:41 John Tavener - Mahashakti
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Ruth Palmer, violin
EMI 35134
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11:34 Arvo Part - I Am the True Vine
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 907242
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11:34 Ralph Vaughan Williams - In the Fen Country
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
New Queen's Hall Orchestra
Hagai Shaham, violin
Argo 440116
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11:08 Ottorino Respighi - Adoration of the Magi
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
SELF PROD 266
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11:07 Traditional - Chanukah
Howard Cable, conductor
Symphony Nova Scotia
CBC 5226
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10 - 11 PM

10:41 Aaron Copland - Music for Movies
Elgar Howarth, conductor
London Sinfonietta
London/Decca 1231
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10:28 Tavener; Rutter - Christmas Medley
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Choir
Dorian 93240
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10:15 Charles Tomlinson Griffes - The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 559164
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10:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Romance No. 1
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Philips 420168
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10:06 Anonymous - Two 16th Century Songs
Frank Wallace, guitar
Gyre 10092
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9 - 10 PM

9:48 William Grant Still - Pastorela
Alexa Still, flute
Koch 7192
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9:40 Traditional Sephardic - Buenas noches (Sweet Night)
Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
Petter Udland Johansen, voice and Hardanger fiddle
Sveinung Lillehier, guitar
Miquel Angel Cordero, double bass
David Mayoral, percussion
ECM 2227
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9:31 Wang Jianmin - At Night on the Lake Beneath the Maple Bridge
Lang Lang, piano
DG 8233
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9:29 Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel: Dream Pantomime
Georg Tintner, conductor
Symphony Nova Scotia
CBC 5167
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9:07 Nino Rota - Sonata for Flute and Harp
Laurel Zucker, flute
Cantilena 66034
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9:01 Heinrich Biber - Court Sonata No. 4
Purcell Quartet
Michael Laird, trumpet
Chandos 591
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8 - 9 PM

8:45 Jean Sibelius - Lemminkainen and the Maidens
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 294
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8:34 Alois Melichar - Mille Cherubini
Steven Mercurio, conductor
Northwest Sinfonia
Carl Tanner, tenor
Bounty 17822
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8:34 Ernest Farrar - English Pastoral Impressions
Alasdair Mitchell, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Chandos 9586
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8:13 Frederic Chopin - Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop"
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG 17385
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8:06 Traditional - Candlelight Carol; The Holly and the Ivy
James Litton/Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, conductor
American Boychoir
William Trafka, organ
Albemarle 1004
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8:02 John Dowland - Dr. Case's Pavan
Ronn McFarlane, lute
Dorian 90148
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7 - 8 PM

7:51 Franz Schubert - String Quintet in C, D. 956: IV. Allegretto
Juilliard String Quartet
Bernard Greenhouse, cello
MPR 203
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7:43 Howard Helvey - O Lux Beatissima
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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7:34 Charles Koechlin - Bassoon Sonata
Karen Geoghegan, bassoon
Chandos 10521
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7:23 Gabriel Faure - Impromptu
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80418
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7:06 Ernest Chausson - Poeme
Yakov Kreizberg, conductor
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Julia Fischer, violin
London/Decca 15535
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7:06 Coots/Autry - Santa Claus Medley
Ayako Shinozuki, harp
Sony 62677
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6 - 7 PM

6:36 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 96 "Miracle"
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
DG 423105
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6:22 Capel Bond - Concerto No. 5
Roy Goodman, conductor
Parley of Instruments
Hyperion 66467
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6:16 Traditional - See amid the Winter's snow
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Collins 13002
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6:15 Giuseppe Tartini - Sonata Pastorale
Trio Settecento
Cedille 99
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6:15 Andre Gretry - Minuet
Stefan Sanderling, conductor
Bretagne Orchestra
ASV 1095
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6:06 A Hollywood Holiday

5 - 6 PM

5:50 Christopher Rouse - Karolju: Italian
David Zinman, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA 11561
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5:21 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 2
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor
National Arts Centre Orchestra
CBC 5221
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5:15 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Partita No. 2: Giga
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Bis 1972
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5:06 Gaetano Donizetti - Oboe Concertino
Laszlo Kovacs, conductor
Camerata Budapest
Jozsef Kiss, oboe
Naxos 557492
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5:01 Antonio Ruiz-Pipo - Song and Dance No. 1
David Russell, guitar
Telarc 80576
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4 - 5 PM

4:21 Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 93
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4:13 Claude Debussy - Sunken Cathedral
Alexei Lubimov, piano
ECM 2241
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4:06 Richard Danielpour - Urban Dance No. 1
Zdenek Macal, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Sony 60779
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4:03 Girolamo Frescobaldi - Toccata
Boulder Brass
Dorian 93204
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3 - 4 PM

3:23 Carl Stamitz - Symphony Concertante
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Isaac Stern, violin
Sony 66472
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3:21 Traditional - Riu, Riu, chiu; El nino querido; V
King's Singers
EMI 49909
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3:13 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Morning Papers Waltz
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 5405
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3:01 Georg Philipp Telemann - Paris Quartet No. 6: VI
Trio Sonnerie
Wilbert Hazelzet, flute
Virgin 91450
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 SymphonyCast

1 - 2 PM

1:00 SymphonyCast

11 - Noon

11:50 William McGibbon - Sonata No. 5 "In Imitation of Corelli"
Chatham Baroque
Dorian 90291
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11:13 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 071012
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11:06 David Overton - Fantasia on "In Dulci Jubilo"
John Georgiadis, conductor
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 60736
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11:01 Giuseppe Tartini - Trio Sonata
La Magnifica Comunita
Enrico Casazza, violin
Brilliant 93366
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10 - 11 AM

10:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 11
Jeffrey Tate, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Philips 422458
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10:20 Louis Spohr - Potpourri on Themes of Mozart
Academy Chamber Ensemble
Chandos 9424
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10:11 Christmas Music - Past Three o'clock
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Gerald Finley, baritone
Philips 442141
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10:06 Eric Coates - Among the Poppies
Malcolm Nabarro, conductor
East of England Orchestra
ASV 2069
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10:01 Michel de la Barre - Suite L'Inconnue: Chaconne
Robert Stallman, flute
Edwin Swanborn, harpsichord
Karl Bennion, cello
Bogner's Cafe 104
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9 - 10 AM

9:50 Giuseppe Sammartini - Concerto Grosso No. 6
Chiara Banchini, conductor
Ensemble 415
Harmonia Mundi 986002
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9:43 Alexander Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 63076
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9:26 Luigi Boccherini - Octet No. 4 (Notturno)
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 53121
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9:19 Gustaf Nordqvist - Jul, Jul, stralande jul (Yule, Yule, sparkling Yule)
Torodd Wigum, conductor
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Oystein Baadsvik, tuba
Bis 1885
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9:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Jahja Ling, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Rolf Smedvig, trumpet
Telarc 80227
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9:01 Paul Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphoses: March
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 4777645
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8 - 9 AM

8:48 Christmas Music - In the bleak midwinter; Coventry Carol; Shepherds in the Fields Abiding
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
London/Decca 5302
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8:44 Traditional - Glory in the Meeting House
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Avie 2205
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8:22 Johan Albrechtsberger - Harp Concerto
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Avie 2221
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8:14 Carlo Monza - Sinfonia "La tempesta di mare" ("Storm at Sea")
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, violin
Virgin 63430
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8:06 Gioacchino Rossini - Cinderella: Overture
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nimbus 5078
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8:01 Giulio Regondi - Etude No. 8 for Guitar
David Starobin, guitar
Arabesque 6695
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5 - 6 AM

5:47 Johann Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue
Andrew Parrott, conductor
Taverner Players
Virgin 61304
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5:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 7
Nicholas Ward, conductor
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 550872
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5:30 Traditional - The Two Shepherd Boys
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
Kevin Murphy, piano
Koch 7580
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5:07 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
Frans Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 426846
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5:01 Andre Caplet - Reverie
Leone Buyse, flute
Martin Amlin, piano
Crystal 715
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4 - 5 AM

4:52 Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
Concordia Choir
Signum 262
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4:20 Richard Strauss - Violin Concerto
Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sarah Chang, violin
EMI 56870
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4:15 Thomas Tallis - Have mercy on us, Lord (Miserere nostri)
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Coro 16077
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4:06 Hector Berlioz - Corsair: Overture
Alexander Gibson, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8316
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4:01 Ossip Gabrilowitsch - Caprice-Burlesque
Stephen Hough, piano
Virgin 59509
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3 - 4 AM

3:33 Frederick the Great - Flute Concerto
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor
CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra
Manfred Friedrich, flute
Capriccio 10064
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3:23 Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 2
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
DG 17097
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3:13 Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons: Winter
Amsterdam Guitar Trio
RCA 5466
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3:06 Philip Lane - Overture on French Carols
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Dutton 7151
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3:01 Juan Arriaga - Symphony in D: Allegro
Alvaro Cassuto, conductor
Algarve Orchestra
Naxos 557207
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2 - 3 AM

2:54 Emmanuel Chabrier - Joyous March
Yael Weiss, piano
Koch 7651
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2:46 Traditional - There Is No Rose; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Silent Night
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Richard Marlow, organ
Conifer 501
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2:40 Johann Altenburg - Concerto for 7 Trumpets and Timpani
John Wallace, conductor
Wallace Collection
Nimbus 5065
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2:06 Niels Gade - Symphony No. 1
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Stockholm Sinfonietta
Bis 339
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2:01 Radames Gnattali - Corta Jaca
Hill-Wiltschinsky Duo
ASV 2094
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1 - 2 AM

1:45 Joseph Wolfl - Piano Sonata no. 1
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Harmonia Mundi 907324
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1:26 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 39
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 427661
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1:21 Rosephanye Powell - Christmas Give: Christmas Memories
Tom Hall, conductor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Gothic 49277
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1:10 Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Andre Previn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
EMI 47001
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1:06 Marcel Grandjany - O beloved (O bien aimee)
Jonathan Keeble, flute
Ann Yeung, harp
Albany 1185
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1:01 Johann Mayer - Schnofler-Dance
Ensemble Bella Musica Vienna
Harmonia Mundi 901013
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:29 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
London/Decca 421769
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12:19 Traditional - In Dulci Jubilo; Gabriel's Message; Wexford Carol
Musica Intima
Atma 2577
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12:14 Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Leon Fleischer
Sony 45627
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12:06 Osvaldo Golijov - Lullaby and Doina
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
BSO Classics 1005
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12:01 Peter Tchaikovsky - Orchestra Suite No. 2: Scherzo
Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor
USSR Symphony Orchestra
Chant du Monde 278825
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