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Highlights from April 15 to 21


Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: the Litchfield High School Dragonaires.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Janet Tollund, travel agent and consultant.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight: the Litchfield High School Dragonaires.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The National Lutheran Choir.
Friday, 10am: Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
Saturday, 11 am: Metropolitan Opera: Arabella, by Richard Strauss.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: An Easter Offering.
Sunday, noon: Handel's Messiah, performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Sunday, 8 pm: From Darkness to Light, with Bob Christiansen and Valerie Kahler.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: luthier John Waddle.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.

Programming Highlights

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:24 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 1286
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11:20 Antonio Lauro - El Marabino
James Flegel, guitar
Clear Note 74550
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11:10 Giovanni Sammartini - Overture (Sinfonia)
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, violin
Virgin 63430
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11:06 Edvard Grieg - Evening in the Mountains
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
EMI 94399
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11:01 Gaetano Donizetti - Andante for Oboe and Strings
Ensemble Berlin
Christoph Hartmann, oboe
EMI 14232
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10 - 11 PM

10:59 Johann Sebastian Bach - Little Fugue
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
MPR 205
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10:44 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 4
Richard Tognetti, conductor
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67308
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10:22 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 23
Emerson Quartet
DG 471327
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10:15 John Adams - Century Rolls: Manny's Gym
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Emanuel Ax, piano
Nonesuch 79607
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10:10 Giovanni Palestrina - Surge amica mea
James O'Donnell, conductor
Westminster Cathedral Choir
Hyperion 66490
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9 - 10 PM

9:45 Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde: Transfiguration
John Mauceri , conductor
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Philips   438867
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9:40 Johannes Brahms - Awake, my heart's beauty
Hans Rudolf Zobeley, conductor
Munich Motet Choir
Calig 50890
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6 - 7 PM

6:39 Jean-Baptiste Lully - The Bourgeois Gentleman
Jordi Savall, conductor
The Concert of Nations
AliaVox 9807
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6:22 Maurice Ravel - Bolero
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 421458
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6:19 Manuel de Falla - Miller's Dance
Julian Bream, guitar
RCA 6206
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6:10 Svend Schulz - It has Recently Rained
Stefan Parkman, conductor
Danish National Radio Choir
Chandos 9464
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5 - 6 PM

5:59 Michael Tippett - Little Music for String Orchestra
Ronald Thomas, conductor
Soloists of Australia
Chandos 6576
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5:45 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto: 1st movement
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Harmonia Mundi 907516
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5:37 Isaac Albeniz - Navarra
Alicia de Larrocha, piano
London/Decca 417887
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5:32 Traditional - I'm Going Away
Charles Bruffy, conductor
Kansas City Chorale
Nimbus 5449
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5:21 Franz Xaver Richter - Sinfonia No. 40
Aapo Hakkinen, conductor
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Naxos 557818
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5:09 Gerald Finzi - Romance for String Orchestra
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5101
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5:03 Reinhold Gliere - Red Poppy: Russian Sailor's Dance
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Philips 426247
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4 - 5 PM

4:56 Vincenzo Bellini - Oboe Concerto
James Levine, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe
DG 429750
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4:44 Aaron Copland - El Salon Mexico
Antal Dorati, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 414273
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4:32 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish": 3rd movement
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Philips 416126
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4:29 Bela Bartok - Hussar
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
ECM 2169
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4:19 Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)
Alejandro Posada, conductor
Castile & Leon Orchestra
Gil Shaham, violin
Canary 7
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4:17 Peter Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite No. 1: Miniature March
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA 61958
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4:06 Franz Liszt - Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este (Fountains at the Villa d'Este)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
DG 15944
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3 - 4 PM

3:55 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 28
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 412954
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3:33 George Frideric Handel - Passacaille, Gigue and Minuet
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 453451
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3:22 Arthur Sullivan - Pirates of Penzance: Overture
Alexander Faris, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nimbus 5066
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3:13 Franz Joseph Haydn - Te Deum
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 470286
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3:09 Fritz Kreisler - Miniature Viennese March
Midori, violin
Robert McDonald, piano
Sony 52568
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3:00 Amilcare Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours
Bruno Bartoletti, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 436658
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Noon - 1 PM

12:50 Gioacchino Rossini - Prelude, Theme and Variations
Hermann Baumann, horn
Leonard Hokanson, piano
Philips 416816
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12:46 Ingolf Dahl - Music for Brass Instruments: Intermezzo
New World Brass
Argo 444459
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12:38 Claude Debussy - Nocturnes: Clouds
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Philips 400023
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12:31 John Adams - Road Movies: Relaxed Groove
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano
Cedille 103
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12:16 Richard Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 985
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12:10 Georgy Sviridov - Holy God
Bogdan Plish, conductor
Credo Chamber Choir
Hearts of Space 11118
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11 - Noon

11:42 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 10 for 2 Pianos
Andre Previn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn, piano
Radu Lupu, piano
EMI 65180
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11:34 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica:" Scherzo
Edo de Waart, conductor
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 120908
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11:14 Sergei Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet: Selections
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
RCA 68288
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11:08 Antonin Dvorak - Piano Quintet: Scherzo
Elias String Quartet
Jonathan Biss, piano
Onyx 4092
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10 - 11 AM

10:48 George Gershwin - An American in Paris
Andrew Litton, conductor
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Delos 1606
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10:44 Louis Moreau Gottschalk - The Banjo
Leonard Pennario, piano
EMI 64667
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10:33 Antonin Dvorak - Violin Concerto: Adagio ma non troppo
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Akiko Suwanai, violin
Philips 464531
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10:28 Johann Sebastian Bach - Three Chorales
Empire Brass
EMI 47395
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10:17 Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia Espansiva:" Finale
Alan Gilbert, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Dacapo 220623
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10:05 Benjamin Britten - Missa Brevis
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 47709
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10:00 Lou Harrison - Solstice: Garden of the Sun
Barry Jekowsky, conductor
California Symphony
Timothy Day, flute
Argo 455590
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9 - 10 AM

9:45 Lennox Berkeley - Serenade for Strings
Richard Hickox, conductor
BBC Welsh National Orchestra
Chandos 9981
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9:39 Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet: 3rd mvt
Elias String Quartet
Jonathan Biss, p
Onyx 4092
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9:19 Franz Joseph Haydn - Violin Concerto No. 1
Alessandro Moccia, conductor
Champs-Elysees Orchestra
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Archiv 4778774
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9:06 Felix Mendelssohn - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Kazuhiro Koizumi, conductor
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
CBC 5080
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9:02 George Onslow - String Quartet No. 28: 3rd mvt
Diotima Quartet
Naive 5200
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8 - 9 AM

8:41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Pretend Gardener: Overture
Hans Vonk, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
LaserLight 15885
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8:31 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto after the Trio in C
Antonio Janigro, conductor
Zagreb Soloists
Alirio Diaz, guitar
Vanguard 8069
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8:27 Edward Elgar - Morning Song
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5008
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8:27 Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Minuet
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London/Decca 470291
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8:22 Richard Wagner - Die Walkure: The Ride of the Valkyries
Franz Welser-Most, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
DG 4778773
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8:09 Leonard Bernstein - On the Town: "Times Square: 1944"
Edo de Waart, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Virgin 61194
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8:04 Johann Strauss, Sr. - Radetzky March
Franz Welser-MOst, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
London 4782601
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7 - 8 AM

7:51 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2: 3rd mvt
Georg Solti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
London 414487
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7:47 Ralph Vaughan Williams - O Clap Your Hands
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
MPR Recording 
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7:39 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 88: 1st movement
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
EMI 94237
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7:33 August Klughardt - Wind Quintet: 2nd mvt
Hexagon Ensemble
Etcetera 1295
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7:19 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3: Selections
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 415671
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7:15 Antonin Dvorak - Sonatina: Scherzo
Isaac Stern, violin
Robert McDonald, piano
Sony 62597
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7:10 Eric Whitacre - A Boy and a Girl
Noel Edison, conductor
Elora Festival Singers
Naxos 559677
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7:04 Traditional, arr. Chris Hazell - John Peel
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Decca 458185
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6 - 7 AM

6:57 Ottorino Respighi - The Birds: Prelude
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
EMI 47844
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6:56 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Over Hill Over Dale
Stephen Darlington, conductor
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Nimbus 5083
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6:46 Ludwig van Beethoven - King Stephen: Overture
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 33509
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6:37 Louis Spohr - Grand Nonetto: Finale
Vienna-Berlin Ensemble
DG 427640
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6:32 George Frideric Handel - Alexander Balus: Overture
Robert King, conductor
King's Consort
Hyperion 67241
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6:22 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5: 1st movement
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Gidon Kremer, violin
DG 423107
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6:20 Robert Schumann - The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young
Alexis Weissenberg, piano
EMI 64898
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6:09 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - Jewels of the Madonna: Intermezzo
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 99
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6:04 Igor Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite: Gavotte
Alexander Gibson, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Chandos 8325
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5 - 6 AM

5:37 Nino Rota - Harp Concerto
Marzio Conti, conductor
The Italian Virtuosi
Luisa Prandina, harp
Chandos 9954
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5:34 Traditional - Willow Song
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 120
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5:29 Erik Marchelie - Tango
Similia
Analekta 9817
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5:22 Alexandre Desplat - Argo: Cleared Iranian Airspace
Alexandre Desplat, conductor
Studio Orchestra
Warner 39382
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5:13 Frederic Chopin - Polonaise No. 2 "Siberian"
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Arabesque 6642
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5:06 Edvard Grieg - Norwegian Dance No. 1
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
DG 419431
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5:01 Carl Nielsen - Wind Quintet: 2nd movement
David Shifrin, conductor
Chamber Music Northwest
Delos 3136
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4 - 5 AM

4:37 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 83 "The Hen"
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Erato 45807
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4:27 Johann Hummel - Fantasia for Viola and Orchestra
Gerard Causse, conductor
Montpellier-Moscow Soloists
Gerard Causse, viola
EMI 54817
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4:20 Erik Satie - Heaven's Heroic Gate Prelude
Pascal Roge, piano
London/Decca 421713
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4:15 Elena Kats-Chernin - Fast Blue Village 2
Del Sol String Quartet
Dorian 92164
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4:06 Ambroise Thomas - Mignon: Overture
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
DG 423698
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4:01 Joachim Andersen - Album Leaf
Per Flemstrom, flute
Swedish Society 1067
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3 - 4 AM

3:44 Michael Torke - Ash
David Zinman, conductor
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Argo 433071
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3:34 Edward Elgar - Grania and Diarmid
Simon Rattle, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
EMI 55001
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3:17 Johann Sebastian Bach - Solo Violin Partita No. 2: Chaconne
Xiang Yu, violin
Young Artists 
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3:06 Frederick Delius - Late Swallows
Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Koch 7139
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3:01 Henry Cowell - Concerto Grosso: 2nd movement
Richard Auldon Clark, conductor
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Koch 7282
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2 - 3 AM

2:52 Franz von Suppe - Light Cavalry Overture
Paul Paray, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Mercury 434309
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2:50 Jules Massenet - Crepuscule
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67890
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2:15 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 447400
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2:07 Sainte-Colombe - The Return
Specter of the Rose
Naxos 550750
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2:01 Paul Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphoses: March
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 4777645
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1 - 2 AM

1:51 Carl Friedrich Abel - Symphony No. 2
Adrian Shepherd, conductor
Cantilena
Chandos 8648
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1:46 Edvard Grieg - Ave, Maris Stella
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 66793
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1:40 Antonin Dvorak - Silent Woods (Klid)
Maria Kliegel, cello
Naxos 557613
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1:27 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Henryk Szeryng, violin
Philips 400076
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1:07 Arnold Rosner - Responses, Hosanna and Fugue
David Amos, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Harmonia Mundi 906012
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1:01 Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings: Alla marcia
Robert Salter, conductor
Guildhall String Ensemble
RCA 60439
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:46 Johann Muthel - Sonata in D
Barhold Kuijken, flute
Bob van Asperen, harpsichord
Sony 66267
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12:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony no. 26
Jane Glover, conductor
London Mozart Players
ASV 762
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12:10 George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 1
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 68257
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12:06 Gregorian Chant - In Paradisum (Into Paradise): Subvenite
Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
London/Decca 11489
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12:01 J. Rosamond Johnson - Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Cedille 97
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