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Highlights from August 26 to September 2

Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Teresa Root.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Jasper String Quartet plays Haydn in St. Cloud.
Friday, 2 pm: The Copper Street Brass Quintet, live from the State Fair.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Telling Tales.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From the 2014 BBC Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform an all-Russian program.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Music for Wind Band.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.

Programming Highlights

Friday, March 1, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:24 Peter Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
James Ehnes, violin
Onyx 4076
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11:19 Thomas Lupo - Fantasia No. 9
Fretwork
Harmonia Mundi 907478
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11:15 Zdenek Fibich - At Twilight: Poem
Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet
Teldec 77705
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11:06 Philip Glass - Company
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
The Knights
Ancalagon 137
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11:01 Sigurd Islandsmoen - Forest Clearing
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557017
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10 - 11 PM

10:27 Felix Mendelssohn - Octet in E-flat
Academy Chamber Ensemble
Philips 420 400
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10:01 Wolfgang Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat
Alfred Brendel, piano
Philips 420 182
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9 - 10 PM

9:54 Julius Klengel - Hymnus
Cello Classics Ensemble
Cello Classicls 1024
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9:35 Zoltan Kodaly - Dances of Galanta
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
MPR Recording
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9:10 Karol Szymanowski - Violin Concerto No. 1
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
MPR Recording
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8 - 9 PM

8:07 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 4
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
MPR Recording
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7 - 8 PM

7:55 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 4
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464601
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7:50 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Abendempfindung
Juliane Banse, soprano
Andras Schiff, piano
ECM 1772
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7:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Variations on a Minuet by Duport
Dejan Lazic, piano
Channel Classics 13398
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7:20 James Barnes - Fantasy Variations (on a theme by Niccolo Paganini)
Takayoshi Suzuki, conductor
2012-2013 MMEA All-State Symphonic Band
Westmark 112196
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7:08 Zoltan Kodaly - Cello Sonata: 1st Mvt.
Coleman Itzkoff, cello
Young Artists 
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6 - 7 PM

6:28 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
Valery Gergiev, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
LSO 688
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6:20 Aaron Copland - The Tender Land: The Promise of Living
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Sony 48224
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6:11 Johann Sebastian Bach - Fantasia and Fugue
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Erato 88004
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6:04 Traditional Welsh - Cariad Cyntaf (First Love)
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, baritone
DG 12642
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5 - 6 PM

5:56 Agustin Barrios - Waltz No. 3
Berta Rojas, guitar
Dorian 93167
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5:49 Randall Thompson - Frostiana
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 5
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5:40 Chen Gang & He Zhanhao - Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Kenneth Jean, conductor
Czech-Slovak Radio Symphony, Bratislava
Takako Nishizaki, violin
Marco Polo 223350
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5:32 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise No. 6 "Heroic"
Van Cliburn, piano
RCA 60358
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5:26 Stephane Wrembel - Bistro Fada
Stephane Wrembel, guitar
Madison Gate 34829
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5:05 Richard Strauss - Don Juan
Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
EMI 56364
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4 - 5 PM

4:51 Gabriel Faure - Requiem
Jean Fournet, conductor
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Elly Ameling, soprano
Bernard Kruysen, baritone
Philips 420707
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4:46 Raymond Deane - After-Pieces: The Amorous Sphinx
Hugh Tinney, piano
Black Box 1014
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4:34 Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
Andre Previn, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
EMI 72658
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4:25 - A Garland of Welsh Folk Songs
John Jones, conductor
Treorchy Male Chorus
"Wales" 137
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4:17 Richard Rodgers - Victory at Sea Suite
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80175
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4:00 Johann Sebastian Bach - Trio Sonata No. 6
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Erato 96746
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3 - 4 PM

3:52 Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
DG 453432
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3:45 Morten Lauridsen - Sure on This Shining Night
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Conspirare
HMU 907534
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3:36 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 3
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 431681
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3:32 George Gershwin - Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Andre Previn, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Kathleen Battle, soprano
DG 437787
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3:10 Igor Stravinsky - Firebird: Suite
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 70
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3:00 Traditional Welsh - Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn (Watching the White Wheat)
Catrin Finch, harp
Kia Bennett, flute
DG 17606
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Noon - 1 PM

12:41 Friedrich Witt - Concerto for 2 Horns
Jaap Schroder, conductor
Concerto Amsterdam
Hermann Baumann, horn
Mahir Cakar, horn
Acanta 43278
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12:38 Malcolm Arnold - Allegretto
Kenneth Smith, flute
Paul Rhodes, piano
ASV 2102
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12:31 Josef Strauss - Faust Quadrille
Michael Dittrich, conductor
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Polo 223664
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12:24 Camargo Guarnieri - Two Brazilian Dances
Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Delos 3245
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12:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No. 2
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Hilary Hahn, violin
DG 986
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12:01 Henry Eccles - Sonata in g minor: Largo
Nobuko Imai, viola
Roland Pontinen, piano
Philips 446103
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11 - Noon

11:54 Elmer Bernstein - The Ten Commandments: Prelude
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80319
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11:45 Francois Couperin - Selections from Treizieme Ordre
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67520
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11:16 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 101 "The Clock"
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
DG 429776
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11:06 Henry Purcell - Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: Overture
Paul McCreesh, conductor
Gabrieli Consort
Archiv 445882
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11:00 Frederic Chopin - Waltz No. 5
Ingrid Fliter, piano
EMI 98351
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10 - 11 AM

10:46 Gustav Holst - 3 Pieces for Oboe and Strings
English String Quartet
Sarah Francis, oboe
Chandos 8392
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10:10 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1996
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10:00 Felix Mendelssohn - Six Children's Pieces (Kinderstucke)
Daniel Barenboim, piano
DG 423931
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9 - 10 AM

9:47 Antonin Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso
Andre Previn, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 80206
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9:33 Carl Nielsen - Helios Overture
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
EMI 69758
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9:06 Johann Hummel - Clarinet Quartet
L'Archibudelli
Charles Neidich, clarinet
Sony 57968
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8 - 9 AM

8:59 Claude Debussy - Joyous Isle
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG 445187
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8:47 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 36 "Linz": 1st movement
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 422419
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8:42 Orlando Gibbons - This is the record of John
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 94430
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8:38 A.J. Potter - Finnegan's Wake
Robert Houlihan, conductor
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Marco Polo 225158
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8:29 George Frideric Handel - Flute Sonata
Frans Bruggen, flute
Anner Bylsma, cello
Bob van Asperen, harpsichord
Sony 60100
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8:26 Leos Janacek - Sinfonietta: Fanfare
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
London/Decca 410138
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8:19 John Rutter - A Gaelic Blessing: Meditation
John Rutter, conductor
Sinfonia Cymru
Catrin Finch, harp
DG 17606
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8:16 Roger Quilter - As You Like It: Country Dance
Adrian Leaper, conductor
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Marco Polo 223444
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8:11 Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite: Prelude
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
DG 437520
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8:04 Niccolo Paganini - Violin Concerto No. 1
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Midori, violin
Philips 420943
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7 - 8 AM

7:57 Edward Elgar - Four Dances: Gigue
Athena Ensemble
Chandos 6554
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7:48 Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso No. 10 (after Corelli)
Andrew Manze, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Harmonia Mundi 907261
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7:36 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3: 3rd movement
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Rudolf Serkin, piano
Telarc 80061
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7:30 Enrique Granados - La Maja de Goya
David Russell, guitar
Telarc 80576
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7:27 Peter Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite No. 1: Miniature March
Stefan Sanderling, conductor
National Symphony of Ireland
Naxos 550644
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7:20 Alfred Reed - Symphony No. 3: 2nd movement
Takayoshi Suzuki, conductor
2012-2013 MMEA All-State Symphonic Band
Westmark 112196
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7:11 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise No. 6 "Heroic"
Olga Kern, piano
Harmonia Mundi 907402
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7:06 Percy Grainger - The Gumsuckers March
Keith Brion, conductor
Michigan State University Band
Delos 3101
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7:04 George Frideric Handel - Acis and Galatea: Happy We
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80333
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6 - 7 AM

6:50 Hector Berlioz - Corsair: Overture
Colin Davis, conductor
Staatskapelle Dresden
RCA 68790
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6:45 Edward German - Romance
John Bradbury, clarinet
James Cryer, piano
Naxos 570539
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6:40 Jean-Baptiste Lully - Ballet Royal de Flore: Four Dances
Trio Settecento
Cedille 129
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6:34 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4: 3rd movement
Jeffrey Tate, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Radovan Vlatkovic, horn
EMI 64851
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6:31 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata No. 3: Allegro Assai
Paul Galbraith, guitar
Delos 3232
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6:22 Arthur Bird - Suite: 4th movement
Eugene Corporon, conductor
North Texas Chamber Players
Klavier 11071
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6:19 Franz Schubert - Waltz No. 12
Gil Shaham, violin
Goran Sollscher, guitar
DG 471568
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6:08 Franz Joseph Haydn - Oboe Concerto: Rondo
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Paul Goodwin, oboe
Archiv 431678
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6:04 Bedrich Smetana - Bartered Bride: Dance of the Comedians
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 44723
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5 - 6 AM

5:49 Antonio Vivaldi - Recorder Concerto
Camerata Cologne
DHM 77016
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5:21 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
Mariss Jansons, conductor
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 55533
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5:21 Marco Uccellini - Sonata No. 4
Romanesca
Harmonia Mundi 907196
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5:21 Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt: Morning Mood
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 410026
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5:20 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Eventide
George Hurst, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8432
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4 - 5 AM

4:24 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Hans Vonk, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano
EMI 63937
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4:14 Yasunori Mitsuda/Nobuo Uematsu - Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8734
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4:10 Anonymous - Prelude
Christopher Wilson, lute
Virgin 91216
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4:06 Gabriel Pierne - March of the Little Lead Soldiers
Paul Tortelier, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Virgin 61109
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4:01 Gaspar Cassado - Requiebros (Gallantry)
Yuli Turovsky, conductor
I Musici de Montreal
Yuli Turovsky, cello
Analekta 9897
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3 - 4 AM

3:36 Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: Suite
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80371
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3:27 Arthur Foote - A Night Piece
Carol Wincenc, flute
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Carolyn Stuart, violin
Sheila Brown, viola
Brooks Whitehouse, cello
Bridge 9373
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3:09 Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 47842
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3:06 Charles Wakefield Cadman - From the Land of Sky-Blue Water
Peter Zazofsky, violin
Naxos 559067
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3:01 Richard Wagner - The Rhinegold: Entrance of the Gods
Klaus Tennstedt, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
EMI 68616
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2 - 3 AM

2:21 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 38
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 426283
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2:16 Franz Schubert - Love's Messenger
David Leisner, guitar
Azica 71223
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2:08 Engelbert Humperdinck - Sleeping Beauty: Prelude
Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 91494
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2:06 Tan Dun - 8 Memories in Watercolor: Blue Nun
Lang Lang, piano
DG 2047
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2:01 Eric Coates - London Suite: Knightsbridge March
Ronald Corp, conductor
New London Orchestra
Hyperion 66968
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1 - 2 AM

1:25 Edouard Lalo - Symphony Espagnole
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Maxim Vengerov, violin
EMI 57593
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1:14 Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso No. 5
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
La Petite Bande
DHM 77010
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1:06 Charles Alkan - Nocturne No. 1
Michael Landrum, piano
Dorian 92158
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1:01 Traditional - Shenandoah
Chanticleer
Teldec 96515
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:45 Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for Recorder and Flute
Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Michael Schneider, recorder
Wilbert Hazelzet, flute
Archiv 419633
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12:18 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 6
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 1286
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12:13 Traditional Japanese - Children's Song
Jean-Francois Paillard, conductor
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Denon 7330
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12:06 David Wooldridge - Partita
Trio Sonata
Boston Skyline 114
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12:01 Henryk Wieniawski - Scherzo-Tarantelle
Shannon Lee, violin
Telarc 80695
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