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Highlights from September 9 to 16

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Ed Schaefle, orchestra teacher at Blaine High School in Blaine, Minn.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Penelope Freeh, dancer and choreographer.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Ed Schaefle, orchestra teacher at Blaine High School in Blaine, Minn.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Kantorei sings music by Stephen Paulus, and the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra plays Sibelius.
Saturday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Roberto Abbado conducts two symphonies by Beethoven and the premiere of Urban Gardens by Nicola Campogrande.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Going On Record.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From Carnegie Hall, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Test Pieces written for the Paris Conservatory.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Austin High School Choir.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Dan Wascoe, retired reporter and columnist for the Star Tribune.
Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Austin High School Choir.

Programming Highlights

Thursday, May 2, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:37 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead
Andre Previn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
EMI 64530
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11:31 Johannes Brahms - 5 Waltzes
Guher Pekinel, piano
Warner 61959
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11:10 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 4
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Analekta 3134
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11:06 William Schuman - Orpheus and his Lute
Paula Robison, flute
MusicMasters 60115
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11:01 Pietro Locatelli - Violin Sonata No. 2: II. Allegro
Locatelli Trio
Hyperion 66363
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10 - 11 PM

10:55 George Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow
William Boughton, conductor
English Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5068
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10:31 Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 16
Budapest Quartet
Sony 62873
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10:21 Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger (The Mastersingers): Prelude
Franz Welser-Most, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
DG 4778773
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10:04 Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne
Graf Mourja, violin
Natalia Gous, piano
Harmonia Mundi 901769
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10:00 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro: Voi che sapete
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano
London 448 300
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9 - 10 PM

9:19 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4
Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 457 706
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9:12 Erich Korgold - Marietta's Lied
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
DG 459 631
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8 - 9 PM

8:47 Franz Joseph Haydn - Violin Concerto
Heinrich Schiff, conductor
Northern Sinfonia
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Virgin 91489
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8:43 Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata, K 531
Lydia Artymiiw, piano
MPR 202
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8:25 Heitor Villa-Lobos - Guitar Concerto
Andre Previn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Julian Bream, guitar
RCA 6525
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8:13 Elmer Bernstein - To Kill a Mockingbird
Elmer Bernstein, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Pops
Denon 75288
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7 - 8 PM

7:56 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 10
Murray Perahia, piano
Sony 32646
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7:48 Francis Poulenc - Four Short Prayers of Francis of Assisi
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 8801
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7:36 Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 2
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
DG 13458
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7:23 Claude Debussy - Cello Sonata
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Benjamin Britten, piano
London 417 833
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7:08 Zoltan Kodaly - Marosszek Dances
Gyorgy Lehel, conductor
Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Hungaroton 12252
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7:03 Traditional, arr. Zoltan Kodaly - Esti Dal (Evening Song)
Cantus
Cantus  1212
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6 - 7 PM

6:41 Peter Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Teldec 44943
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6:28 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 27
Adam Fischer, conductor
Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Dacapo 220542
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6:23 Francis Poulenc - Sonata: 1st Movement
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
London/Decca 470501
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6:05 Edward Elgar - Serenade for Strings
Conrad van Alphen, conductor
Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80623
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5 - 6 PM

5:59 Marin Marais - Bells of St Genevieve
English Chamber Orchestra
RCA 61002
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5:55 Alberto Grau - Salmo 150 (Psalm 150)
Great Northern Union Chorus
self-produced 
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5:47 Johan Halvorsen - Norwegian Dance No. 6
Ari Rasilainen, conductor
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Harald Aadland, violin
NKF 50033
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5:42 Gabriel Faure - Pelleas and Melisande: Sicilienne
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Marielle Nordmann, harp
Sony 44552
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5:32 Arthur Honegger - Rugby
Thierry Fischer, conductor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Orfeo 849121
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5:23 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 1: 1st movement
George Malcolm, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Andras Schiff, piano
Denon 7236
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5:13 Lennox Berkeley - Serenade for Strings
Richard Hickox, conductor
BBC Welsh National Orchestra
Chandos 9981
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5:03 Frederic Chopin - Etude No. 3 "Tristesse"
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Sony 42306
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5:01 Jean-Marie Leclair - Sonata No. 3
Convivium
Hyperion 67068
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4 - 5 PM

4:43 Charles Stanford - The Blue Bird
Calmus Ensemble Leipzig
MPR Recording 121113
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4:40 Leonard Bernstein - Slava
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 62
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4:31 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 87: 4th movement
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Virgin 90844
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4:18 Jean Sibelius - String Quartet "Intimate Voices"
Sibelius Academy Quartet
Finlandia 522 092
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4:14 Manuel de Falla - Three Cornered Hat: Neighbor's Dance
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
EMI 63572
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4:03 Johann Heinichen - Concerto for Two Hunting Horns
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 437549
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3 - 4 PM

3:58 Thomas Albert - Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
eighth blackbird
MPR 204
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3:48 Ludwig van Beethoven - 12 Variations on a theme by Mozart
Jonathan Miller, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Centaur 2632
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3:40 Gioacchino Rossini - Il Signor Bruschino: Overture
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Nimbus 5078
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3:16 Leos Janacek - Sinfonietta
Timothy Mahr, conductor
St. Olaf Band
MPR Recording
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3:06 Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9
Enrique Batiz, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 47901
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3:00 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Leon Fleisher, piano
Vanguard 1551
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Noon - 1 PM

12:54 Enrique Granados - Andaluza
Peter Breiner, conductor
Razumovsky Sinfonia
Norbert Kraft, guitar
Naxos 553037
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12:35 Robert Schumann - Concert Piece for 4 Horns
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Delos 3084
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12:33 Giacomo Puccini - La Boheme: Musetta's Waltz
Arthur Fagen, conductor
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
RCA 68817
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12:11 Bohuslav Martinu - Cello Sonata No. 3
Steven Isserlis, cello
Peter Evans, piano
Hyperion 66296
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12:00 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5: Allegro
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
European Brandenburg Ensemble
Avie 2119
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11 - Noon

11:39 Peter Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80041
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11:34 Paul Bowles - Four Preludes
Lara Downes, piano
Steinway and Sons 30016
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11:11 Peter Schickele - Oboe Concerto
Paul Freeman, conductor
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Pamela Pecha, oboe
Carlton 652
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11:07 Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 1231
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10 - 11 AM

10:52 Camargo Guarnieri - Four Ponteios
Max Barros, piano
Naxos 572626
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10:51 Robert Hoiby - There is Sweet Music
David Cherwien, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3211
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10:26 Zoltan Kodaly - Variations on a Hungarian Folksong
Georg Solti, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
London/Decca 452853
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10:19 Anonymous - La Folia (improvisation after Rodrigo Martinez, 1490)
Jordi Savall, conductor
Hesperion XX
Alia Vox 9805
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10:08 Max Richter - Vivaldi: Spring
Andre de Ridder, conductor
Berlin Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope, violin
Max Richter, electronics
DG 4765040
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10:00 Camille Saint-Saens - Piano Quartet: Allegretto
Fine Arts Quartet
Cristina Ortiz, piano
Naxos 572904
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9 - 10 AM

9:56 Cyril Scott - Lotus Land
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
EMI 41682
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9:35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 20
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80217
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9:20 Maurice Ravel - Introduction and Allegro
various artists
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80361
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9:16 Dale Warland - There will be rest
Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble
Rochester 92008
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9:05 Engelbert Humperdinck - The King's Children Overture
Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 91494
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9:02 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-tempered Clavier, Book II: Prelude and Fugue in C
Andras Schiff, piano
London 417236
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8 - 9 AM

8:54 Jean Francaix - Octet: 4th mvt
Charis Ensemble
Dabringhaus & Grimm 3300
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8:51 Sergei Rachmaninoff - It is beautiful here
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater
DG 8153
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8:40 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2: 2nd movement
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Kirov Orchestra
Philips 438864
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8:33 Johannes Brahms - Waltzes
Martha Argerich, piano
Alexander Rabinovich, piano
Teldec 92257
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8:25 Antonin Dvorak - Serenade for Strings: 3rd mvt
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 415364
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8:19 Andrew York - Muir Woods
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Sony 60274
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8:17 Samuel Scheidt - Battle Galliard
American Brass Quintet
Delos 3003
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8:09 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 88: Finale
Adam Fischer, conductor
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Nimbus 5269
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8:04 Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt: Morning Mood
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
DG 439513
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7 - 8 AM

7:47 Jean-Michel Damase - Gigue
Studio Orchestra
Ransom Wilson, flute
EMI 69069
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7:43 Peter Maxwell Davies - Farewell to Stromness
Peter Maxwell Davies, piano
Unicorn 9070
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7:32 Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont Overture
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 435617
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7:22 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue No. 9
Andras Schiff, piano
London/Decca 417236
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7:15 Georges Bizet - Symphony: Scherzo
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Orchestra of Paris
Philips 432096
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7:07 Jacques Ibert - Elizabethan Suite: Finale
Richard Auldon Clark, conductor
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Newport 85531
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7:05 Traditional - Morning Has Broken
American Boychoir
EMI 55064
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6 - 7 AM

6:58 Arthur Sullivan - The Merry Wives of Windsor: Selections
Andrew Penny, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra & Choir
Marco Polo 223635
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6:56 Fritz Kreisler - Beautiful Rosemary
James Ehnes, violin
Eduard Laurel, piano
Analekta 3159
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6:46 Ludwig van Beethoven - Rondino for Winds
Melos Ensemble of London
EMI 72643
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6:43 Jacques Ibert - The Little White Donkey
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
EMI 41682
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6:31 Antonio Vivaldi - Mandolin Concerto
Claudio Scimone, conductor
I Solisti Veneti
Ugo Orlandi, mandolin
Erato 45203
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6:20 William S Lloyd Webber - Three Spring Miniatures: Tree Tops
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Chandos 9595
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6:06 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Quintet: 1st movement
Harold Wright, clarinet
Alexander Schneider, violin
Isadore Cohen, violin
Samuel Rhodes, viola
Leslie Parnas, cello
Sony 45813
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6:04 Claude Gervaise - Galliard
David Munrow, conductor
Early Music Consort of London
Testament 1250
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5 - 6 AM

5:47 Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique: Reveries
Paul Paray, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Mercury 434328
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5:46 Hildegard von Bingen - Charity abounds in all things
Barbara Thornton, conductor
Sequentia
DHM 77320
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5:40 Emil Reesen - I Walked out on a Summer's Day
Bo Holten, conductor
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 226031
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5:31 Johan Svendsen - Norwegian Rhapsody No. 3
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 570322
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5:22 Antonin Dvorak - Silent Woods (Klid)
Maria Kliegel, cello
Naxos 557613
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5:06 Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony
Guildhall String Ensemble
RCA 7846
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5:01 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Sonatina: 2nd movement
Andrea Lieberknecht, flute
Dabringhaus 9051540
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4 - 5 AM

4:52 Antonio Vivaldi - Cello Concerto
Paul Robinson, conductor
Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Ofra Harnoy, cello
RCA 61578
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4:40 Frederick Delius - Florida Suite: By the River
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Argo 430206
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4:19 Amy Beach - Theme and Variations
Carol Wincenc, flute
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Carolyn Stuart, violin
Sheila Brown, viola
Brooks Whitehouse, cello
Bridge 9373
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4:06 Leos Janacek - Intimate Studies
Lada Valesova, piano
Avie 2142
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4:01 Maurice Durufle - Requiem: Lux Aeterna
Dennis Keene, conductor
Voices of Ascension
Delos 3169
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3 - 4 AM

3:39 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Oboe Concerto
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ku Ebbinge, oboe
Erato 75560
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3:37 Carlos Salzedo - Suite of Dances: Seguidilla
Floraleda Sacchi, harp
London/Decca 4763856
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3:10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 34
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 420937
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3:08 Sergei Rachmaninoff - How fair this spot
Eivind Aadland, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet
EMI 88328
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3:01 Joseph Wolfl - Piano Sonata No. 2
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Harmonia Mundi 907324
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2 - 3 AM

2:28 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
Colin Davis, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
LSO 51
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2:23 Traditional - Irish Roots Medley
Modern Mandolin Quartet
Dorian 92157
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2:10 Claude Debussy - Nocturnes: Sirenes
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Philips 400023
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2:06 Traditional Japanese - Children's Song
Jean-Francois Paillard, conductor
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Denon 7330
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2:01 Edvard Grieg - Homesickness
Emil Gilels, piano
DG 449721
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1 - 2 AM

1:29 Josef Suk - Serenade for Strings
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9063
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1:25 John Thomas - Scenes of Childhood: Love's Fascination
Lipman Harp Duo
Naxos 570372
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1:10 Ralph Vaughan Williams - 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Barry Wordsworth, conductor
New Queen's Hall Orchestra
Argo 440116
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1:06 Ned Rorem - Mountain Song
Fenwick Smith, flute
Mihae Lee, piano
Naxos 559674
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1:01 Giulio Regondi - Etude No. 8 for Guitar
David Starobin, guitar
Arabesque 6695
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:45 Maurice Ravel - Noble and Sentimental Waltzes
Claudio Abbado, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
DG 427679
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12:42 Richard Wagner - Der Engel
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
James Galway, flute
DG 3024
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12:06 Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Sonata
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Enrico Pace, piano
European Broadcasting Union Recording
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12:01 Traditional - What Wondrous Love is This
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Avie 2205
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