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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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

11 - Midnight

11:34 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 "Turkish"
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Philips 412123
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11:31 Dimitrie Cantemir - Sunbule semai
Sarband
Archiv 4765
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11:12 Jean Sibelius - Tapiola
Colin Davis, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Philips 416600
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11:06 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bibo No Aozora
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Angele Dubeau, violin
Analekta 8737
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11:01 Veljo Tormis - Calling Home the Cattle
Erkki Pohjola, conductor
Tapiola Choir
Finlandia 921
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10 - 11 PM

10:41 Felix Mendelssohn - Octet: 2nd-4th movements
Academy Chamber Ensemble
Chandos 8790
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10:11 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4
Franz Brueggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 432 123
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10:07 Felix Mendelssohn - Elijah: Lift Thine Eyes
Cantus
Cantus 1212
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9 - 10 PM

9:50 Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 1
George Szell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
Gary Graffman, piano
Sony 37806
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9:29 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Oboe Concerto
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Neil Black, oboe
DG 419748
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9:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Solo Violin Partita No. 2: 3rd-5th movements
Sergiu Luca, violin
Nonesuch 73030
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8 - 9 PM

8:28 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Helene Grimaud, piano
Denon 75368
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8:21 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 "Choral": 4th movement
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Bis 1616
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8:08 Ludwig van Beethoven - Consecration of the House: Overture
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Vox 5099
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8:02 Franz Liszt - Liebestraum
Daniel Barenboim, piano
DG  15651
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7 - 8 PM

7:51 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Viola Sonata
John Dornenburg, viola da gamba
Lorna Peters, harpsichord
Centaur 2556
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7:22 Charles Ives - Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting"
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Pro Arte 140
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7:17 Stephen Paulus - The Road Home
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
MPR Recording 20141
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7:10 Antonin Dvorak - Notturno
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464647
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7:04 Astor Piazzola - La muerte del angel
Ricardo Cobo, guitar
Naxos 557329
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6 - 7 PM

6:25 Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 96
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6:22 Joaquin Nin - A Commentary
Maya Beiser, cello
Anthony de Mare, piano
Koch 7442
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6:14 The Writer's Almanac
6:07 Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 19
John O'Conor, piano
Telarc 80293
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6:01 Richard Strauss - Dance Suite after Couperin: Allemande
Rudolf Kempe, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
EMI 64350
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5 - 6 PM

5:57 Aram Khachaturian - Gayane Ballet Suite
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Royal Scottish Orchestra
Chandos 8945
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5:46 Antonio Vivaldi - Oboe Concerto
Claudio Scimone, conductor
I Solisti Veneti
Maurice Bourgue, oboe
Erato 45205
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5:31 Dag Wiren - Serenade for Strings: Alla marcia
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Stockholm Sinfonietta
Bis 285
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5:26 Anton Arensky - Intermezzo
Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor
USSR Symphony Orchestra
Melodiya 34167
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5:22 Adam Maness - Shibuya
The 442s
SELF PROD 396
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5:15 New Classical Tracks
5:09 Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for 4 Violins and Strings
Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 471492
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5:01 Camille Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre
Michel Plasson, conductor
Orchestra of Toulouse
EMI 55385
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4 - 5 PM

4:50 Lars-Erik Larsson - Symphony No. 1: 1st movement
Hans-Peter Frank, conductor
Bis 426
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4:44 Nicolo Paganini - Sonata for Violin and Guitar
Alexander Markov, violin
Eduardo Fernanadez, guitar
Erato 14778
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4:34 Zoltan Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite: selections
Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus 5194
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4:20 Igor Stravinsky - Ebony Concerto for Clarinet
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Philips 472678
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4:19 Henry Purcell - The Virtuous Wife: Prelude
Chatham Baroque
Dorian 90309
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4:15 Composers Datebook
4:06 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 2
Adrian Shepherd, conductor
Cantilena
Chandos 7062
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4:02 Claude Debussy - Children's Corner: Golliwogg's Cakewalk
Paul Crossley, piano
Sony 53111
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3 - 4 PM

3:55 Jacques Offenbach - Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Suisse Romande Orchestra
Joan Sutherland, soprano
London/Decca 467632
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3:35 Alexander Borodin - Symphony No. 3
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
CBC 5231
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3:31 He Luting - Shepherd Boy with Flute
Xuefei Yang, guitar
GSP 1028
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3:24 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Chaconne
Frans Bruggen, conductor
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Philips 426 714
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3:05 Gordon Jacob - William Byrd Suite
Frederick Fennell, conductor
Eastman Wind Ensemble
Mercury 432009
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3:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Fugue "Little"
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
DG 19032
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 Performance Today

1 - 2 PM

1:00 Performance Today

Noon - 1 PM

12:49 Dmitri Shostakovich - Two Preludes and Fugues
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London/Decca 466066
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12:30 Joseph Martin Kraus - Symphony
Petter Sundkvist, conductor
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 555305
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12:20 Francesco Geminiani - Scots Airs
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 5010
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12:07 Antonin Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
London/Decca 414422
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11 - Noon

11:46 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 21
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Erato 45544
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11:42 Hector Berlioz - Villanelle
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Renee Fleming, soprano
London/Decca 19033
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11:24 Ottorino Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80309
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11:19 The Doobie Brothers, arr. Jordan Roll - Listen to the Music
Six Appeal
Six Appeal 
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11:13 Wiil.i.am, arr. Andrew Berkowitz - Ordinary People
Six Appeal
Six Appeal 
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11:05 Elton John/Tim Rice, arr. Jordan Roll - Circle of Life
Six Appeal
Six Appeal 
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10 - 11 AM

10:50 Jean Sibelius - Three Humoresques
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Avie 2276
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10:08 Karl Goldmark - Rustic Wedding Symphony
Maurice Abravanel, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Vanguard 5002
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10:01 Georg Anton Benda - Symphony No. 3
Christian Benda, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 553408
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9 - 10 AM

9:56 Reynaldo Hahn - L'heure exquise
Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor
Jerome Ducros, p
Virgin 16621
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9:53 Claude Debussy - Petite Suite: En bateau
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Chandos 8756
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9:32 Johann Sebastian Bach - Musical Offering: Trio Sonata
James Galway, flute
Monica Huggett, violin
Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba
Phillip Morris, harpsichord
RCA 68182
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9:16 Franz Liszt - Les Preludes
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Harmonia Mundi 3903049
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9:10 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Michael Stern, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 97779
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9:03 Johann Fasch - Trumpet Concerto
Raymond Leppard, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Sony 57497
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8 - 9 AM

8:51 Herbert Stothart - The Wizard of Oz Suite
John Mauceri, conductor
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Philips 432109
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8:36 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish": 1st movement
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Philips 416126
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8:32 Francisco de la Torre - Danza Alta
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90901
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8:23 George Frideric Handel - Oboe Concerto No. 1
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
American Gramaphone 590
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8:18 Fritz Kreisler - Chinese Tambourin
Kyung Wha Chung, violin
Itamar Golan, piano
EMI 56827
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8:14 Composers Datebook
8:09 Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 2 "Four Temperaments": 2nd movement
Alan Gilbert, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Dacapo 220623
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8:09 Emmanuel Chabrier - Joyous March
Paul Paray, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Mercury 434303
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7 - 8 AM

7:55 Reynaldo Hahn - A Chloris
Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor
Jerome Ducros, p
Virgin 16621
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7:52 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 429390
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7:46 Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 3
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464601
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7:36 Ralph Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
Adrian Boult, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
EMI 47218
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7:33 Antonin Dvorak - Bagatelles: Allegretto scherzando (1)
Takacs Quartet
Gabor Ormai, harmonium
London/Decca 430077
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7:24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik: 2nd movement
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 445773
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7:24 Adam Maness - Heston's
The 442s
SELF PROD 396
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7:14 New Classical Tracks
7:08 Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian": Saltarello
Yoel Levi, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80318
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7:04 Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto: La donna e mobile
Luciano Pavarotti, t
London 458000
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6 - 7 AM

6:44 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica": 3rd movement
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oehms 522
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6:37 Henry Purcell - Suite
Purcell Quartet
Chandos 571
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6:30 Gioacchino Rossini - La Cambiale di Matrimonio (The Marriage Contract): Overture
Christian Benda, conductor
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
Naxos 570935
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6:23 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 82 "The Bear": Finale
Christof Perick, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Dorian 90168
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6:21 Claude Gervaise - Galliard
David Munrow, conductor
Early Music Consort of London
Testament 1250
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6:15 The Writer's Almanac
6:08 Claude Debussy - Scottish March (Marche ecossaise)
Manuel Rosenthal, conductor
National Opera of Paris Orchestra
Ades 14088
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6:04 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: 3rd movement
Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 423116
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5 - 6 AM

5:40 Ottorino Respighi - Three Botticelli Pictures
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Albany 416
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5:25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 12 for Winds
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419192
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5:24 Josef Suk - Spring: Breeze
Lada Valesova, piano
Avie 2142
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5:17 Lili Boulanger - Of a Spring Morning
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9745
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5:08 Josef Myslivecek - Overture
Concerto Koln
Archiv 4776418
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5:01 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Concert Suite No. 4: La Rameau
Baroque Nouveau
Reference 118
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4 - 5 AM

4:50 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Die Fledermaus: Overture
Erich Kunzel, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Telarc 80547
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4:19 Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 2
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 47195
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4:10 Bohuslav Martinu - Dumka No. 3
Lara Downes, piano
Steinway & Sons 30016
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4:06 Johan Halvorsen - Wedding March
Bjarte Engeset, conductor
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
Henning Kraggerud, violin
Naxos 554497
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4:01 Joachim Andersen - Album Leaf
Per Flemstrom, flute
Mats Bergstrom, guitar
Swedish Society 1067
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3 - 4 AM

3:43 Camille Saint-Saens - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Gervase de Peyer, clarinet
Gwenneth Pryor, piano
Chandos 8526
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3:37 Emil Reesen - Greenlandic Folk Music (Gronlandsk folketone)
Bo Holten, conductor
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 226031
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3:21 Georg Philipp Telemann - Sonata
Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 445824
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3:14 Kevin Puts - To Touch the Sky: At Castle Wood
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Conspirare
Harmonia Mundi 907580
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3:06 Frederick Delius - Summer Night on the River
Norman Del Mar, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8372
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3:01 Jan Zelenka - Capriccio No. 3: Allemande
Daniel Abraham, conductor
Bach Sinfonia
Dorian 92163
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2 - 3 AM

2:38 Antonin Dvorak - American Suite
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Channel Classics 30010
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2:24 Hector Ayala - Serie Americana (American Series)
David Russell, guitar
Telarc 31979
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2:14 Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin Sonata
Chatham Baroque
Chatham Baroque 2
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2:06 Jean Sibelius - Presto
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 384
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2:02 Amy Beach - Prelude on an Old Folk Tune
Joanne Polk, piano
Arabesque 6704
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1 - 2 AM

1:28 Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Midori, violin
Sony 58967
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1:18 Felix Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Kurt Masur, conductor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Berlin 9157
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1:13 Traditional - Bannocks of Beer Meal
Alison Melville, recorder
Mary-Katherine Finch, cello
Kirk Elliott, harp/guitar
Ben Grossman, percussion
Early-Music.com 7761
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1:06 Frederic Lamond - Sword Dance
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 67387
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1:01 Percy Grainger - Four British Folk Song Settings
Penelope Thwaites, piano
Chandos 9919
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 30
James Levine, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 419146
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12:19 Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Lyon National Orchestra
Naxos 572888
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12:16 George Gershwin - Sweet and Low-Down
Lark Quartet
Endeavour 1018
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12:06 Edgar Bainton - Pavane, Idyll and Bacchanal
Paul Daniel, conductor
BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 10460
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12:02 Harold Budd - In Delius' Sleep
Zeitgeist
Harold Budd, piano
New Albion 66
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