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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

Monday, December 9, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:39 Antonio Salieri - Flute and Oboe Concerto
Kenneth Sillito, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Aurele Nicolet, flute
Philips 416359
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11:35 Traditional German - O Jesulein suss (O little one sweet)
Greg Funfgeld, conductor
Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Analekta 9886
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11:21 Johan Svendsen - Norwegian Rhapsody No. 4
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 570322
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11:11 Medley - At Midnight Hour; Joy Be With You; Carol of the Birds; Winter's Falling Light
Ensemble Galilei
Dorian 92173
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11:06 Valentin Silvestrov - Postludium No. 3
Anja Lechner, cello
ECM 1776
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11:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Arioso
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony 38915
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10 - 11 PM

10:28 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 39
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 423 374
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10:23 Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin: Menuet
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 421458
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9 - 10 PM

9:58 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 30
Carol Rosenberger, piano
Delos 3230
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9:54 Traditional - Quittez, pasteurs (Come leave your sheep)
Thomas D. Rossin, conductor
Exultate
Exultate 111
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9:45 Cecile Chaminade - Concertino
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Susan Milan, flute
Chandos 8840
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9:39 Jean Sibelius - Romance
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 436566
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9:36 Johannes Brahms - Romance
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 79469
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9:07 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 5
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 131004
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8 - 9 PM

8:44 Charles Ives - Three Places in New England
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 131004
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8:27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano
SPCO Live Recording 131004
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8:03 Igor Stravinsky - Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Christian Zacharias, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 131004
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7 - 8 PM

7:57 Traditional - Sherburne; While Shepherds Watched
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 92874
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7:42 Zoltan Kodaly - Marosszek Dances
Gyorgy Lehel, conductor
Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Hungaroton 12252
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7:29 Robert Ward - Appalachian Ditties and Dances
Stephen Schipps, violin
Eric Larsen, piano
Bay Cities 1015
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7:25 Traditional - Hallelujah
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 45474
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7:15 Malcolm Arnold - Four Cornish Dances
Bryden Thomson, conductor
The Philharmonia
Chandos 8867
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7:10 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
William Lacey, conductor
Winchester College Chapel Choir
Sara Macliver, soprano
Naxos 557965
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7:04 George Frideric Handel - Violin Sonata
Hiro Kurosaki, violin
William Christie, harpsichord
Virgin 45554
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6 - 7 PM

6:35 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 102
Roger Norrington, conductor
London Classical Players
EMI 55111
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6:32 Tromboncino; Cabezon - Del tuo bel volto; O lux beata
Becky Baxter, harp
Dorian 93193
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6:25 Rene Clausen - Make We Joye Now in this Fest
David Dickau, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
MPR 20122
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6:22 Frederic Chopin - Spring
Luiza Borac, piano
Avie 2161
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6:11 George Frideric Handel - Sonata No. 2
Louise Pellerin, oboe
Dom Andre Laberge, organ
CBC 1157
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6:02 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 16
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
London/Decca 430171
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5 - 6 PM

5:50 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4: Rondo
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London/Decca 421718
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5:45 Maria Schneider - Winter Morning Walks
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Dawn Upshaw
Artistshare 121
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5:38 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 10 "Grand Partita": Adagio
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Telarc 80359
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5:32 Antonio Salieri - Sinfonia Veneziana
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9877
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5:21 Gustaf Nordqvist - Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul
Magnum Chorum
MPR 20111
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5:14 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 94 "Surprise": Minuet
Georg Solti, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 411897
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5:01 Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1: Finale
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helene Grimaud, piano
DG 19046
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4 - 5 PM

4:55 Stephen Paulus - Hallelu
David Cherwin, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3509
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4:46 Michael Torke - Javelin
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Sony 62592
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4:36 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Horns
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Timothy Brown, horn
Nicolas Hill, horn
Philips 412892
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4:29 Peter Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto: Canzonetta
Fritz Reiner, conductor
CHicago Symphony Orchestra
Jascha Heifetz, violin
RCA 61495
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4:20 Maurice Ravel - String Quartet: 1st movement
Parker Quartet
MPR Recording 2007
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4:17 Edward Elgar - Pastourelle
Peter Pettinger, piano
Chandos 8438
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4:06 Gioacchino Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Overture
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 433074
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3 - 4 PM

3:35 Alexander Borodin - Symphony No. 2
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
DG 435757
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3:23 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 12
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Concentus Musicus Vienna
Teldec 35603
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3:11 Andre Jolivet - Pastorales
Linos Harp Quintet
Hanssler 93.175
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3:05 Johann Sebastian Bach - Air
Bernard Labadie, conductor
The King's Violins
Dorian 90012
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3:00 Rene Clausen - O magnum mysterium
Charles Bruffy, conductor
Kansas City Chorale
Pamela Williamson, soprano
Chandos 5105
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Noon - 1 PM

12:02 Franz Schubert - Winterreise
Dietrich Fischer-Diskau, baritone
Jorg Demus, piano
DG 447421
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12:00 Learning to Listen

11 - Noon

11:57 Mauro Giuliani - Allegretto
David Starobin, guitar
Bridge 9418
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11:17 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
DG 423230
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11:10 Traditional - Ding Dong Merrily on High
Minnesota Symphonic Winds
MPR 20132
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11:08 Hector Berlioz - Shepherds' Farewell
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Telarc 80397
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11:03 Olivier Messiaen - The Dove; The Light Number
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
DG 12056
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10 - 11 AM

10:46 Antonio Vivaldi - Violin Concerto
Adrian Chandler, violin, conductor
La Serenissima
Avie 2287
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10:40 Franz Gruber - Silent Night
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Brun Terfel, baritone
Catrin Finch, harp
DG 14914
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10:37 Catrin Finch - Solstice
John Rutter, conductor
Sinfonia Cymru
Cartrin Finch, harp
DG 17606
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10:34 Traditional - What Child is This
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, bass
Catrin Finch, harp
DG 14914
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10:07 Peter Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Ballet Suite
Enrique Batiz, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Brilliant 9049
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10:02 Henry Purcell - King Arthur: Overture and Air
Jean Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 66169
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9 - 10 AM

9:50 Englebert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel Fantasy
Rudolph Kempe, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 68736
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9:48 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
Inglof Wunder, p
DG 4790084
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9:37 Johann Sebastian Bach - Christmas Oratorio: Great Lord and Mighty King
Karl Richter, conductor
Munich Bach Orchestra
Franz Crass, bass
Maurice Andre, trumpet
Archiv 413625
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9:25 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Sinfonia No. 4
Thomas Furi, conductor
Camerata Bern
Denon 73326
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9:21 Christmas Music - Christmas Crackers No. 1
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
Albany 985
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9:06 Alfred Schnittke - Suite in the Old Style
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
RCA 60370
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9:00 Emmanuel Chabrier - Habanera
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
Chandos 5122
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8 - 9 AM

8:55 Stephen Sondheim - Sunday in the Park with George: Sunday
Original Cast Recording
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8:40 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7: 4th mvt
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1816
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8:32 Ludwig van Beethoven - Rondino for Winds
Melos Ensemble of London
EMI 72643
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8:26 Traditional - Wassail, Wassail, All Over the Town (Gloucester Wassail)
Howard Cable, conductor
Symphony Nova Scotia
CBC 5226
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8:20 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 "Scottish": 2nd movement
Andrew Davis, conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sony 53549
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8:17 Antonin Dvorak - Polka
Antal Dorati, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 414370
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8:09 Traditional - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; Rejoice and be merry
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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8:04 Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker Melody
Lukas Foss, conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Pro Arte 102
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7 - 8 AM

7:49 Charles Gounod - Petite Symphony: Finale
Ulysse Waterlot, conductor
Waterloo Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 555954
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7:41 Trad./Praetorius - Good Christian Men Rejoice
Chanticleer
Teldec 94563
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7:32 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 91: 4th movement
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
La Petite Bande
Virgin 91141
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7:23 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Four Noels
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 435262
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7:21 Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos: Viennese Musical Clock
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7:16 Scott Ethier - A Mother's Carol
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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7:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 2: 1st movement
Alexander Schneider, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Isaac Stern, violin
Sony 66475
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7:04 Johann Sebastian Bach - Three-part Invention No. 10
Bela Fleck, banjo
Chris Thile, mandolin
Edgar Meyer, bass
Sony 89610
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6 - 7 AM

6:52 George Frederic Handel - Flute Sonata in G, Op. 1 No. 5
Julia Bogorad-Kogan, fl
et al
Full Harmonic 3619
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6:45 Louise Farrenc - Nonet: 3rd movement
Philippe Bernold, flute
Francois Leleux, oboe
Romain Guyot, clarinet
Andre Cazalet, horn
Gilbert Audin, bassoon
Guillaume Sutre, violin
Naive 5033
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6:36 Peter Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1: Andantino
David Zinman, conductor
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Horacio Gutierrez, piano
Telarc 80193
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6:32 Traditional - O little town of Bethlehem
Robin Stapleton, conductor
Choir of Coventry Cathedral
Warner 69737
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6:24 Claude Debussy - Scottish March
Louis de Froment, conductor
Radio Luxembourg Orchestra
Vox 5053
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6:20 Hubert Parry - The Birds of Aristophanes: Entry of the Birds
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Chandos 10740
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6:09 Denis Plante - Suite Piedra libre: La Mancha
Pentaedre
Atma 2547
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6:04 Jacques Offenbach - Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI 69467
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5 - 6 AM

5:40 Ottorino Respighi - 3 Botticelli Pictures
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 47844
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5:26 Maurice Ravel - Introduction and Allegro
Jupiter String Quartet
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Alexa Still, flute
Richard Hawkins, clarinet
Oberlin 1304
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5:16 Charles Gounod - Ave Maria
Eaken Piano Trio
Naxos 554714
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5:06 Johann Strauss, Jr. - By the Beautiful Blue Danube
Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Sony 48376
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5:01 Erik Marchelie - Tango
Similia
Analekta 9817
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4 - 5 AM

4:50 Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Peter Lloyd, flute
DG 423103
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4:22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Concentus Musicus Wien
Rudolf Buchbinder, fortepiano
Sony 40904
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4:15 Samuel Holyoke - How Beauteous Are Their Feet
Columbus Consort
Channel Classics 5693
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4:06 George Frideric Handel - Oboe Concerto No. 2
Nicholas Ward, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Anthony Camden, oboe
Naxos 553430
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4:01 Francesco Uttini - Symphony
Philip Brunelle, conductor
Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Virgin 45186
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3 - 4 AM

3:45 Antonin Dvorak - Noon Witch
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Sony 64303
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3:39 Christmas Music - Fum, Fum, Fum; Riu Riu Chiu; I Saw Three Ships
John Stevens, conductor
Isthmus Brass
Summit 610
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3:10 Camille Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No. 5
Sakari Oramo, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67331
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3:06 John Harbison - O Magnum Mysterium
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
BBC Singers
Signum 67
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3:01 Edward Elgar - Nursery Suite: Aubade and Merry Doll
James Judd, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557166
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2 - 3 AM

2:33 Richard Danielpour - A Child's Reliquary
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, violin
Sharon Robinson, cello
Bridge 9354
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2:22 Christopher Rouse - Karolju: Italian
David Zinman, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA 11561
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2:12 Johan Roman - Drottningholm Suite
Anthony Halstead, conductor
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 553733
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2:06 Sasha Johnson Manning - Two Tree Carols: Christbaum
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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2:01 Felix Mendelssohn - Octet: Scherzo
Seattle Chamber Music Society
James Ehnes, violin
Onyx 4060
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1 - 2 AM

1:47 Tavener; Rutter - Christmas Medley
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Choir
Dorian 93240
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1:30 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 31 "Paris"
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80190
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1:26 Traditional - The Two Shepherd Boys
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
Kevin Murphy, piano
Koch 7580
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1:07 Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Christian Thielemann, conductor
German Opera Orchestra
DG 469008
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1:01 Anton Arensky - Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos: Waltz
Aglika Genova, piano
Liuben Dimitrov, piano
CPO 777651
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:43 George Frideric Handel - Concerto for 2 Orchestras No. 2
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 411122
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12:33 Aaron Copland - Quiet City
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
New York Chamber Symphony
Mark Hill, English horn
EMI 49095
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12:29 Antonio Lauro - Virgilio
John Williams, guitar
Sony 90451
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12:07 Benjamin Britten - Ceremony of Carols
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Telarc 80461
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12:01 John Playford - Bear's Dance
David Douglass, violin
Harmonia Mundi 907186
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