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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

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

11 - Midnight

11:30 Christoph Weyse - Symphony No. 7
Michael Schonwandt, conductor
Royal Danish Orchestra
Dacapo 226105
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11:23 Luis Mercy - Sonata
Alison Melville, recorder
Lucas Harris, archlute
Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon
Borys Medicky, harpsichord
Joelle Marton, bass viol
Pipistrelle Music 1110
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11:09 Gustav Holst - St. Paul's Suite
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Chandos 9270
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11:06 Claude Debussy - Beau Soir (Beautiful Evening)
Juliane Banse, soprano
Andras Schiff, piano
ECM 1772
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11:01 William Byrd - Pavane and Gigue
Matthias Bamert, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9930
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10 - 11 PM

10:56 Thelonious Monk, arr. McGlaughlin - Rhythm-a-ning
Katia & Marielle Labeque, pianos
Sony 47227
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10:34 Igor Stravinsky - Danses concertantes
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Virgin 90767
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10:21 Aaron Copland - Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo: 2nd-4th movements
James Tocco, piano
ProArte 183
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10:10 Richard Rodgers - On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Vox 3035
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10:05 Marc Blitzstein - I Wish it So
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Nonesuch 79345
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9 - 10 PM

9:57 Johann Sebastian Bach - Solo Violin Sonata No. 1: Fugue
Christopher Parkening, guitar
EMI 54853
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9:23 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony No. 2 "Antar"
Dmitri Kitayenko, conductor
Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9178
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9:18 Igor Stravinsky - Danse russe
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG 471 000
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8 - 9 PM

8:55 Virgil Thomson - String Quartet No. 2
The Kohon Quartet
Vox 5090
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8:47 Stephen Foster - Hard times come again no more
Thomas Hampson, baritone
EMI 54621
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8:43 Stanley Myers, arr. John Williams - Cavatina
Goran Sollscher, guitar
DG 413 720
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8:11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 17
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Maria Joao Pires, piano
DG 439941
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8:05 George Frideric Handel - Semele: Where E'er You Walk
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, baritone
DG 453480
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7 - 8 PM

7:55 Henryk Wieniawski - Legende
James Levine, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
DG 447070
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7:55 Reynaldo Hahn - L'Heure exquise
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Roger Vignoles, piano
Sony 60168
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7:50 Gabriel Faure - La bonne Chanson: The white moon
Sanford Sylvan, baritone
Nonesuch 79371
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7:45 Wallingford Riegger - Romanza
Alfredo Antonini, conductor
Santa Cecilia Orchestra
CRI 572
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7:18 Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque
Claudio Arrau, piano
Philips 434626
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7:03 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Two Mandolins
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 412892
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6 - 7 PM

6:59 Pierre Phalese - Dances
The King's Noyse
MPR 205
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6:36 Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn "St. Antoni Chorale"
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 431681
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6:27 Joseph Canteloube - 2 Bourrees
Antonio de Almeida, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Sony 46509
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6:23 Dvorak - Sonatina
Gil Shaham, violin
Orli Shaham, pinao
MPR 203
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6:20 Percy Grainger - Shepherd's Hey
Denver Brass
Centaur 2261
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6:15 The Writer's Almanac
6:04 Johann Hummel - Piano Trio
Beaux Arts Trio
Philips 466 077
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6:00 Henry Purcell - Curtain Tune on a Ground
Richard Hickox, conductor
Collegium Musicum 90
Chandos 558
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5 - 6 PM

5:50 Franz Berwald - Play of the Elves
Ulf Bjorlin, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 65303
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5:40 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Rosen aus dem Suden (Roses from the South) Waltz
Willi Boskovsky, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
London/Decca 425429
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5:00 Music with Minnesotans

4 - 5 PM

4:41 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 27
Adam Fischer, conductor
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 220054
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4:36 Stephen Paulus - Afternoon on a Hill
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 2965
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4:31 Hiram Titus - Prelude to Summer
Hiram Titus, piano
Self-produced  377
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4:19 Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Overture
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Berlin State Orchestra
Teldec 88063
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4:17 Sergei Prokofiev - Music for Children: March
Brodsky Quartet
Teldec 46015
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4:15 Composers Datebook
4:02 Georg Anton Benda - Symphony No. 12
Christian Benda, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 553409
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4:00 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
London/Decca 460250
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3 - 4 PM

3:54 Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: Carillon
Myung Whun Chung, conductor
Orchestra of the Bastille
DG 431778
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3:30 Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concerto No. 3
Richard Tognetti, conductor
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67308
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3:23 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 103 "Drum Roll": 3rd movement
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Orchestra of St Luke's
Telarc 80282
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3:14 Morley Calvert - Suite from the Monteregian Hills
Chicago Brass Quintet
Delos 1022
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3:00 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso "Alexander's Feast"
Academy of Ancient Music Berlin
Harmonia Mundi 901685
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 Performance Today

1 - 2 PM

1:00 Performance Today

11 - Noon

11:34 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Oiseau-Lyre 417834
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11:27 Stephen Paulus - Arise, My Love
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 2965
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11:16 Franz Schubert - Auf dem Wasser zu singen; Impromptu
Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Erato 37078
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11:00 Gustav Holst - A Moorside Suite
Howard Dunn, conductor
Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference 39
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10 - 11 AM

10:54 Kenji Bunch - String Circle 1
Ethel
Kenji Bunch, viola
Innova 820
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10:41 Felix Mendelssohn - Fair Melusina Overture
Peter Maag, conductor
Bern Symphony Orchestra
MCA 5849
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10:35 Harold Arlen, arr. Stephen Prutsman - Get Happy
Jenny Lin, piano
Steinway & Sons 30011
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10:07 Cesar Franck - Violin Sonata
Joshua Bell, violin
Jeremy Denk, piano
Sony 82026
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10:03 Stephen Hough - Improvisation on Delibes' "Sylvia"
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67890
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10:00 Leo Delibes - Sylvia: Pizzicati
Janos Sandor, conductor
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
LaserLight 15616
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9 - 10 AM

9:54 Morten Lauridsen - Dirait-on (So They Say)
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3297
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9:45 George Frideric Handel - German Aria: Meine Seele hort im Sehen
Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
Harmonia Mundi 901689
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9:36 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1816
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9:06 George Frideric Handel - Aria
Empire Brass
Telarc 80257
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8 - 9 AM

8:51 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlin Philharmonic
Nigel Kennedy, violin
EMI 57091
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8:45 Richard Strauss - Dance Suite: Tourbillon
Rudolf Kempe, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
EMI 64350
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8:44 Emmanuel Chabrier - Tourbillon
Rena Kyriakou, p
Vox 5108
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8:43 Josef Lanner - Tourbillon Galop
John Eliot Gardinger, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
DG 463185
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8:40 Francois Dandrieu - Tourbillon
Salzedo Harp Duo
Azica 71226
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8:33 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian": Andantino
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 47631
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8:28 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Strings "Conch Shell"
I Musici
Philips 438876
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8:23 Igor Stravinsky - Scenes de ballet: Pas de deux
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Philips 422415
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8:18 Dana Suesse - Jazz Nocturne
Sara Davis Buechner, p
Koch 7770
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8:15 Composers Datebook
8:06 Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World": Scherzo
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
Philips 432996
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8:04 Julios Salvador Sagreras - El Colibri (The Hummingbird)
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Azica 71287
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7 - 8 AM

7:50 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7: 3rd mvt
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1816
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7:47 Giovanni Priuli - Canzona
Empire Brass
Telarc 80257
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7:36 Georg Philipp Telemann - Flute Concerto
Rainer Kussmaul, conductor
Berlin Baroque Soloists
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
EMI 57397
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7:32 Leos Janacek - Sinfonietta: Fanfare
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Bis 436
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7:28 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Tambourin
Konstantin Scherbakov, piano
Marco Polo 223795
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7:19 Howard Hanson - Symphony No. 2 "Romantic": Finale
Howard Hanson, conductor
Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Mercury 432008
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7:12 Aaron Copland - Dance from Jalisco
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Telarc 80593
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7:04 Emil von Reznicek - Donna Diana Overture
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80116
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6 - 7 AM

6:54 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 100 "Military": Finale
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
DG 4778117
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6:46 Orlando Gibbons - Pavan and Galliard
Phantasm
Avie 32
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6:36 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3: 3rd movement
Hans Vonk, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
Christian Zacharias, piano
EMI 63937
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6:33 Peter Sculthorpe - Little Serenade
Brodsky Quartet
Challenge 72007
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6:32 Traditional - Greensleeves
Deborah Friou, celtic harp
Talisman 411
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6:23 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Voices of Spring Waltz (Fruhlingsstimmen)
Antal Dorati, conductor
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Mercury 434338
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6:20 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Partita No. 3: Gavotte
Ilya Gringolts, violin
DG 315
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6:14 The Writer's Almanac
6:12 John Wilbye - Flora gave me fairest flowers
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 105
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6:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade No. 7 "Haffner": Rondo
Othmar Suitner, conductor
Staatskapelle Berlin
Denon 73007
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5 - 6 AM

5:52 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5: Waltz
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
DG 429234
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5:46 Astor Piazzolla - Tanti Anni Prima
Eckart Runge, cello
Jacques Ammon, piano
Genuin 12220
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5:42 James Sutcliffe - Gymnopedie
Howard Hanson, conductor
Eastman-Rochester Pops
Mercury 434347
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5:39 Derek Healey - Six Canadian Folk Songs: Inuit Hunting Song
Musica Intima
Atma 2613
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5:18 Paul Dukas - La Peri (The Fairy)
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80515
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5:06 Claude Debussy - Sacred and Profane Dances
Markus Klinko, harp
Frederic Laroque, violin
Agnes Crepel, violin
Florence Roussin, violin
Zhang Yue, violin
Pierre Lenert, viola
EMI 54884
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5:01 Anton Arensky - Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos: Waltz
Aglika Genova, piano
Liuben Dimitrov, piano
CPO 777651
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4 - 5 AM

4:46 William Herschel - Symphony No. 13
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 10048
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4:38 Emil Waldteufel - The Skaters Waltz
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 422050
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4:28 Tomaso Albinoni - Oboe Concerto No. 3
Simon Wright, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
John Anderson, oboe
Nimbus 5188
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4:10 Sergei Prokofiev - The Love for Three Oranges: Suite
Michael Stern, conductor
Kansas City Symphony
Reference 132
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4:06 Scott Joplin - Pineapple Rag
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Andre Previn, piano
EMI 47170
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4:01 Erkki Melartin - Festive March
Leif Segerstam, conductor
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine 824
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3 - 4 AM

3:24 Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 8 "Razumovsky No. 2"
Cremona Quartet
Audite 92681
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3:10 George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso No. 2
Antoine Plante, conductor
Mercury Baroque
Houston Public Radio 621
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3:06 Manuel de Falla - Melodia
Dorothea von Albrecht, cello
Martin Munch, piano
KlangWelten 20040
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3:01 Heinrich Biber - Partita No. 2: Allamande
Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 474965
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2 - 3 AM

2:51 Carlos Chavez - Horse-power Suite: El Tropico
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
Sony 75555
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2:47 Daniel Elder - Elegy
Joe Miller, conductor
Westminster Choir College
WCC 1310
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2:13 Edouard Lalo - Symphonie espagnole
Libor Pesek, conductor
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Virgin 45022
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2:06 Franz Schubert - Impromptu No. 3
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Philips 473686
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2:01 Vasily Kalinnikov - Intermezzo No. 2
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 8614
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1 - 2 AM

1:48 Franz Doppler - Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy
Shigenobu Yamaoka, conductor
Tokyo Concert Orchestra
Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
Sony 34559
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1:46 Paul Manz - E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Cantus
Cantus 1210
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1:12 Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Krystian Zimerman, piano
DG 410021
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1:06 Garry Eister - Quintet for Glass and Strings: Brisk
Emerson String Quartet
Dennis James, Armonica
Sony 89047
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1:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Cosi fan tutte: Overture
Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor
Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Naive 30479
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:38 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Guitar Concerto No. 1
Charles Groves, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
John Williams, guitar
Sony 45610
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12:34 Ernesto Nazareth - Nene
Thomas Tirino, piano
Koch 7547
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12:10 Leos Janacek - Lachian Dances
James Conlon, conductor
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Erato 88095
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12:06 Lili Boulanger - Nocturne
David Measham, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 4810
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12:01 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite: March
Andre Previn, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Telarc 80107
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