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Programming highlights from December 23 to 30

Tuesday, 10 am: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Handel's Messiah.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7 pm: Rose Ensemble: And Glory Shone Around.
Wednesday, 9 am: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from Cambridge, England.
Wednesday, 11 am: Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.
Wednesday, 5 pm: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (repeat).
Wednesday, 7 pm: Carol with Classical MPR.
Saturday, 12 noon: The Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's La Traviata.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Holiday Highlights.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in music of Beethoven and John Adams.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.

Programming Highlights

Monday, May 6, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:28 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 2
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
DG 423652
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11:23 Agustin Barrios - Antique Medallion
John Williams, guitar
Sony 64396
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11:06 Gustav Holst - Indra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Naxos 572914
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11:01 Bengt Hallberg - Blacksmith's Tune
Jorma Panula, conductor
Scandinavian Brass Ensemble
Bis 265
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10 - 11 PM

10:55 Giovanni Palestrina - Vineam meam
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Coro 16106
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10:19 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 6
Adrian Boult, conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI 47215
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10:15 Ralph Vaughan Williams - On Linden Lea
Thomas Allen, baritone
Geoffrey Parsons, piano
Virgin 91105
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9 - 10 PM

9:56 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat: II-IV. VI
Pierre Fournier, cello
DG 419 359
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9:31 Igor Stravinsky - The Fairy's Kiss: Divertimento
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
London Sinfonietta
London/Decca 417114
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9:24 Igor Stravinsky - Three Etudes
Paul Jacobs, piano
Arbiter 124
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9:02 Franz Joseph Haydn - Violin Concerto No. 1
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ruggero Allifranchini, violin
SPCO Live Recording 110603
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8 - 9 PM

8:37 Sandor Veress - Musica concertante
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 110603
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8:24 Ludwig van Beethoven - Ah, perfido! (Scena and aria)
Ward Stare, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christine Brewer, soprano
SPCO Live Recording 120120
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8:02 Richard Wagner - Wesendonk Songs
Ward Stare, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Christine Brewer, soprano
SPCO Live Recording 120120
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7 - 8 PM

7:47 Maurice Ravel - Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose)
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Teldec 74006
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7:13 Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Neeme Jarvi , conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Ilya Gringolts, violin
DG  2249
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7:08 Jean Sibelius - Terve kuu (Hail, Moon)
Matti Hyokki, conductor
The Helsinki University Chorus
Finlandia 205
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6 - 7 PM

6:59 Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude & Fugue No. 9
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67303
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6:35 Richard Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 2
Dale Clevenger, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra of Bratislava
Steven Gross, horn
Summit 441
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6:25 Antonin Dvorak - Cypresses
Cypress String Quartet
Avie 2275
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6:22 Percy Grainger - Walking Tune
Kenneth Smith, flute
Paul Rhodes, piano
ASV 2102
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6:11 Franz Schubert - Hark! Hark! The Lark
Jorge Bolet, piano
London/Decca 414575
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6:01 Julius Rontgen - Six Early Netherlands Dances
David Porcelijn, conductor
North German Radio Philharmonic
CPO 777255
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5 - 6 PM

5:55 Enrique Granados - Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza"
Bell' Alma Duo
Ten Thousand Lakes 130
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5:48 Jean-Baptiste Arban - Variations on "Casta Diva"
Edward Gardner, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Alison Balsom, trumpet
EMI 53255
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5:35 Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
London/Decca 4782721
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5:23 Manuel de Falla - Jota
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
Avie 2280
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5:17 George Frideric Handel - Overture
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
Arion
Atma 2260
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5:16 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
The 5 Browns
RCA 66007
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5:00 Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 1: 1st Movement
Vernon Handley, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Chandos 8612
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4 - 5 PM

4:44 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Margaret Batjer, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Margaret Batjer, violin
David Shostac, flute
Brook Ellen Schoenwald, flute
Yarlung 96298
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4:34 Aaron Copland - Outdoor Overture
Louis Lane, conductor
Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Sony 62401
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4:22 Lars-Erik Larsson - Flute Concertino: 1st movement
Sven Verde, conductor
Musica Sveciae
Gunilla von Bahr, flute
Bis 473
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4:16 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 62 "Emperor": Minuet
Emerson Quartet
DG 427657
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4:07 Erik Satie - Gymnopedie 1 &3
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 449186
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4:00 Ludwig Thuille - Sextet for piano and winds: Finale
Hexagon Ensemble
Etcetera 1295
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3 - 4 PM

3:54 Camille Saint-Saens - Algerian Suite: French Military March
Major Peter Parkes, conductor
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Chandos 4542
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3:50 Frank Bridge - Cherry Ripe
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5366
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3:25 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 15 "Pastoral"
Jonathan Biss, piano
EMI 94422
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3:12 Antonin Dvorak - Legends
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464 647
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3:01 George Frideric Handel - Oboe Sonata No. 3
Louise Pellerin, oboe
Dom Andre Laberge, organ
CBC 1157
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2 - 3 PM

2:49 Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Wasps: Incidental Music
Michael Stern, conductor
Kansas City Symphony
Reference 129
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2:47 William Hawley - Io son la Primavera
Musica Intima
Atma 2227
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Noon - 1 PM

12:42 Johann Vanhal - Symphony in C Minor
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9607
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12:36 Enrique Granados - Piano Trio: Scherzetto
Beaux Arts Trio
Philips 446684
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12:26 Johann Sebastian Bach; arr: Arnold Schoenberg - Prelude "St Anne"
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9835
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12:10 Igor Stravinsky - Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
London/Decca 425614
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12:03 Nino Rota - Trio for clarinet, cello and piano: Allegro
Ensemble Nino Rota
Chandos 9832
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11 - Noon

11:58 Julian Lloyd Webber - Song for Baba
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
John Lenehan, piano
Philips 442426
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11:37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 29
Vladimir Spivakov, conductor
Moscow Virtuosi
RCA 60715
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11:34 Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
London 455512
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11:12 Aaron Copland - Tender Land: Suite
Aaron Copland, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA 6802
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11:08 Traditional; arr: Matthew Culloton - How Can I Keep from Singing
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3480
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10 - 11 AM

10:50 Louis Theodore Gouvy - Symphonie breve
Jacques Mercier, conductor
German Radio Philharmonic
CPO 777382
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10:45 Fernando Sor - Variations on a Theme by Mozart
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 54905
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10:41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro: Sull'aria
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra del Maggio Florentino
Karita Mattila, soprano
Marie McLaughlin,mezzo-soprano
Sony 89370
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10:14 Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 12 "American"
Simon Bolivar String Quartet
DG 4790429
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10:01 Johann Wilhelm Hertel - Trumpet Concerto
Ludwig Guttler, conductor
Saxony Virtuosi
Ludwig Guttler, trumpet
Berlin 1053
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9 - 10 AM

9:45 Wilhelm Stenhammar - Excelsior!
Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin 45244
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9:28 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight"
John O'Conor, piano
Telarc 80118
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9:14 Jan Blockx - Flemish Dances
Alexander Rahbari, conductor
Orchestra of Belgian Radio & TV
Marco Polo 223418
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9:09 Manuel de Falla - Ritual Fire Dance
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Delos 3144
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8 - 9 AM

8:59 Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto Grosso No. 4
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Harmonia Mundi 907014
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8:47 Bela Bartok - First Rhapsody for Violin and Piano
Leslie Shank, violin
Heather MacLaughlin, piano
Centaur 2440
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8:45 Franz Joseph Haydn - Gottes Macht und Vorsehung (The Power and Providence of God)
Miklos Szabo, conductor
Gyor Girls' Choir
Hungaroton 12890
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8:30 Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
Alberto Zedda, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne
Virgin 91098
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8:24 Percy Grainger - Scotch Strathspey and Reel
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Hyperion 66884
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8:18 Tomaso Albinoni - Concerto No. 9
Simon Standage, conductor
Collegium Musicum 90
Chandos 663
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8:15 Johann Sebastian Bach - March
Empire Brass
Telarc 80257
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8:08 Alexander Borodin - String Quartet No. 2: Scherzo
Lafayette String Quartet
MPR 207
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8:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Impresario: Overture
George Szell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Sony 45979
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7 - 8 AM

7:49 Camille Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Andrew Litton, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Joshua Bell, violin
London/Decca 433519
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7:45 Paul Bowles - Prelude No. 6
Lara Downes, piano
Steinway & Sons 30016
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7:30 Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier: 1st Waltz Sequence
Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5235
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7:27 Aaron Copland - Billy the Kid: Celebration Dance
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Teldec 77310
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7:15 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 2
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Erato 75357
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7:10 Peter Tchaikovsky - Souvenir of a Beloved Place: Scherzo
Maxim Vengerov, violin
Itamar Golan, piano
Teldec 77351
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7:04 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 12
Antal Dorati, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 430735
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6 - 7 AM

6:49 Gioacchino Rossini - Otello: Overture
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 414407
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6:45 Medley - Shakespearean Suite
Ensemble Galilei
Telarc 80556
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6:36 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 82 "The Bear": 1st movement
Christof Perick, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Dorian 90168
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6:30 Fritz Kreisler - Viennese Caprice
James Ehnes, violin
Eduard Laurel, piano
Analekta 3159
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6:22 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 5: 1st movement
Frans Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 432123
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6:19 William Byrd - Jig
Canadian Brass
Sony 45792
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6:08 Lorenzo Zavateri - Concerto No. 9
Gottfried von der Goltz, conductor
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
DHM 77352
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6:04 Luigi Boccherini - Minuet
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80338
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5 - 6 AM

5:28 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1986
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5:27 Giovanni Sammartini - Overture (Sinfonia)
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, violin
Virgin 63430
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5:12 George Frideric Handel - Xerxes: Act I: Largo
Jorg Faerber, conductor
Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 61928
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5:07 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Romance
Simon Blendis, violin
Chandos 10465
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5:01 William Boyce - Symphony No. 6: Largo-Allegro
William Boughton, conductor
English String Orchestra
Nimbus 5345
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4 - 5 AM

4:47 Johann Kirnberger - Flute Sonata
Paige Brook, flute
NY Philomusica 22
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4:36 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Little Trifles (selections)
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 422525
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4:34 Salamone Rossi - Sonata after a Bergamasque
Rebel
Dorian 93184
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4:06 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 21 "Waldstein"
Richard Raymond, piano
Analekta 3172
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4:01 Giovanni Battista Fontana - Sonata No. 16
Stradivaria
Cypres 1633
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3 - 4 AM

3:27 Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Pierre Boulez, conductor
DG 457649
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3:23 Felix Mendelssohn - Elijah: Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains
Cantus
Cantus 1212
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3:12 Paul Lewis - English Suite
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
Northern Sinfonia
Naxos 555070
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3:06 Robert Helps - Hommage to Faure
Naomi Niskala, piano
Albany 925
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3:01 Carl Stamitz - Viola Concerto: 3rd movement
Helmut Muller-Bruhl, conductor
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Wolfram Christ, viola
Schwann 11060
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2 - 3 AM

2:50 Hector Berlioz - Beatrice and Benedict: Overture
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA 61203
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2:48 Gregorian Chant - Compline (Night Prayer): Nunc dimittis
Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
London/Decca 11489
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2:15 Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 2
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80522
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2:06 William Boyce - Symphony No. 5
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Archiv 419631
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2:01 Carl Reinecke - Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn: Adagio
Dallas Chamber Players
Klavier 11050
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1 - 2 AM

1:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto
Jean-Pierre Rampal, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Sony 35875
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1:13 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach - Sonata No. 3
Trio Settecento
Cedille 114
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1:06 Franz Liszt - Symphonic Poem No. 13: The Grave
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
EMI 68598
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1:01 Felix Mendelssohn - Song without Words
Antonio Meneses, cello
Avie 2140
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:57 Camille Saint-Saens - The Swan
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
EMI 58906
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12:44 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 30 "Alleluja"
Adrian Shepherd, conductor
Cantilena
Chandos 8505
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12:38 Peter Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Sergiu Commissiona, conductor
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Pro Arte 251
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12:29 Arvo Part - Beatitudes
Jeremy Backhouse, conductor
Vasari Singers
EMI 65903
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12:06 Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
The Knights
Ancalagon 137
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12:01 Vilem Blodek - Flute Concerto: I. Allegro
Uros Lajovic, conductor
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Karl Bernhard Sebon, flute
Schwann 11608
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