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Highlights from July 22 to 29

Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: veterinarian Kate An Hunter.
Tuesday, 7 pm: Carnegie Hall Live: The National Youth Orchestra.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: David Finckel and Wu Han play Debussy, from a 2013 Music in the Park recital.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Bach's the Best.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Music for Two Violinists and Orchestra, played by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.

Programming Highlights

Friday, June 6, 2014

11 - Midnight

11:34 Richard Strauss - Oboe Concerto
Max Wilcox, conductor
Chamber Orchestra
John de Lancie, oboe
RCA 7989
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11:18 Camille Saint-Saens - Triptyque
Ulf Wallin, violin
Roland Pontinen, piano
CPO 999946
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11:14 Giles Farnaby - Loth to Depart
Andrew Rangell, piano
Bridge 9216
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11:06 Peter Warlock - Six English Tunes
Ross Pople, conductor
London Festival Orchestra
Arte Nova 37868
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11:01 Niccolo Paganini - Guitar Sonata No. 25
Dale Kavanagh, guitar
Hanssler 98400
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10 - 11 PM

10:57 Aaron Copland - Four Piano Blues: I
James Tocco, piano
Pro Arte 183
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10:47 Aaron Copland - Old American Songs
William Warfield, baritone
Sony 60899
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10:23 Heitor Villa-Lobos - Guitar Concerto
Andre Previn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Julian Bream, guitar
RCA 6525
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10:02 Robert Schumann - Kinderszenen
Ingrid Haebler, piano
Philips 456 823
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9 - 10 PM

9:25 Wolfgang Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in A "Jupiter"
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
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8 - 9 PM

8:42 Wolfgang Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in g minor
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
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8:04 Wolfgang Mozart - Symphony No. 39 in E-flat
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
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8:00 Minnesota Orchestra

7 - 8 PM

7:19 Lou Harrison - Seven Pastorales: selections
Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Brooklyn Philharmonic
MusicMasters 67089
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7:02 Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony 1002
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6 - 7 PM

6:57 Foday Musa Suso - Sunset
Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 79275
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6:35 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead
Andrew Litton, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Virgin 90830
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6:21 Queen Liliuokalani - Aloha 'Oe (Farewell to You)
Rose Ensemble
Rose 8
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6:01 The Writer's Almanac

5 - 6 PM

5:54 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5: 1st movement
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 439148
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5:49 Stephen Paulus - All My Pretty Ones
Ruth Jacobson, soprano
Paul Schoenfield, piano
Albany 36
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5:41 John Williams - Star Wars Main Theme
John Williams, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sony 51333
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5:37 Franz Schubert - An Sylvia (Who is Sylvia?)
Bryn Terfel, baritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano
DG 445294
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5:27 Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 2
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
DG 11340
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5:21 John Philip Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
RCA 60778
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5:17 Bobby McFerrin - 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother)
Cantus
Cantus 1210
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5:12 - Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
Andrew Sisters
Capitol 94078
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5:05 Claude-Michel Schonberg - Les Miserables: Bring Him Home
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 4973811
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5:05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 39: Menuet
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80203
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5:00 Friday Favorites

4 - 5 PM

4:51 Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance Marches
James Levine, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kathleen Battle, soprano
Walt Disney 60986
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4:42 Benjamin Britten - Festival Te Deum
John Scott, conductor
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral
Jeremy Budd, treble
Andrew Lucas, organ
Hyperion 66439
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4:25 Michael Haydn - Divertimento for Strings and Winds
Divertimento Salzburg
Claves 8703
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4:16 Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Argo 417818
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4:07 Marc Blitzstein - Airborne Symphony
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Andrea Velis, tenor
David Watson, baritone
Orson Welles, narrator
Sony 61849
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4:03 Kent/Burton - The White Cliffs of Dover
Isobel Buchanan, soprano
ASV 2060
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4:00 Friday Favorites

3 - 4 PM

3:56 Paul Anka - The Longest Day: March
Paul Bateman, conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Silva 1036
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3:52 Gliere - Russian Sailor's Dance
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops
Philips 426 247
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3:46 George Bizet - Toreador Song
Thomas Hampson, baritone
EMI 57434
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3:33 Edward MacDowell - Piano Concerto in d
Walter Hendl, conductor
CHicago Symphony Orchestra
Van Cliburn, piano
RCA 60420
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3:28 Johannes Brahms - Liebeslieder Walzer (Love-Song Waltzes): Am Donaustrande
Barbara Bonney, soprano
Anne Sofie von Otter, alto
Kurt Streit, tenor
Olaf Bar, baritone
EMI 55430
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3:18 Ludovico Einaudi - I giorni
Simon Halsey, conductor
German Chamber Orchestra Berlin
Daniel Hope, violin
Jacques Ammon, piano
DG 17999
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3:13 Patrick Doyle - Henry V: Non Nobis Domine
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
EMI 49919
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3:06 Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt: Morning Mood
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Sony 44528
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3:00 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Mlada: Procession of the Nobles
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony 39786
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 Performance Today

1 - 2 PM

1:00 Performance Today

Noon - 1 PM

12:50 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Three Violins
David Lockington, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Koch 7790
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12:33 Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 1
Yuli Turovsky, conductor
BBC Philharmonic
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
Chandos 10802
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12:24 Edouard Lalo - Norwegian Rhapsody
Jean Martinon, conductor
French National Radio and Television Orchestra
DG 437371
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12:20 Hugo Alfven - In Our Meadow (Uti var hage)
Stefan Parkman, conductor
Danish National Radio Choir
Chandos 9464
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11 - Noon

11:39 Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2
Franz Welser-Most, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 54898
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11:34 Matthew Locke - Suite
Wayward Sisters
Naive 573020
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11:15 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonata No. 22
Ray Chen, violin
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Sony 47752
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11:08 William Walton - Crown Imperial
Jay Friedman, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
CSO Resound 9011101
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10 - 11 AM

10:53 Francesco Veracini - Overture No. 1
Reinhard Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 439937
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10:46 Stephen Chatman - An Elizabethan Summer
Michael Culloton, conductor
Choral Arts Ensemble
Rochester 32008
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10:24 Maurice Ravel, arr. Marius Constant - Gaspard de le Nuit
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
National Orchestra of Lyon
Naxos 572888
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10:17 Fritz Kreisler - Miniature Viennese March (Marche miniature viennoise)
Midori, violin
Robert McDonald, piano
Sony 52568
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10:05 Peter Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
Peter Maxwell Davies, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
George McIlwham, bagpipes
Unicorn 9070
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10:01 Isaac Albeniz - Spanish Suite: Cadiz
Julian Bream, guitar
RCA 6206
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9 - 10 AM

9:54 Pat Metheny - Letter from Home
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Azica 71233
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9:36 Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
SPCO Live Recording 090430
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9:31 Samuel Barber - Violin Concerto: 3rd mvt
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Hilary Hahn, v
Sony 89029
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9:10 Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet No. 30 "The Joke"
Salomen Quartet
Hyperion 66681
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8 - 9 AM

8:59 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto: Finale
Lisa Batiashvili, conductor
German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Sony 33400
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8:54 Stephen Paulus - The Old Church
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
MPR Recording 20141
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8:39 Johann Strauss, Jr. - Perpetual Motion (Perpetuum mobile)
Vienna-Berlin Ensemble
Sony 42175
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8:32 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 42: Sinfonia
Accademia Bizantia
Decca 4782718
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8:26 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Musette en rondeau; Rigaudons
Christopher O'Riley, piano
CPI 3294112
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8:18 Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla
Zubin Mehta, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Sony 44657
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8:15 Composers Datebook
8:12 Pietro Mascagni - L'amico Fritz: Preludietto
Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
EMI 67373
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8:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Bruno Weil, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 46695
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7 - 8 AM

7:57 Peter Togni - Shimmeree
Arthur Polson, conductor
CBC Vancouver Orchestra
CBC M96
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7:51 Franz Josef Haydn - String Quartet in g, Op. 74 No. 3, "Rider": 4th mvt
Emerson Quartet
DG 471327
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7:46 Scott Joplin - Ragtime Dance
Leila Josefowicz, violin
John Novacek, piano
Philips 462948
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7:38 Anatol Liadov - Ballade "About Olden Times"
Enrique Batiz, conductor
Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra
ASV 657
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7:32 Josef Foerster - In the Mountains: Sunny Day
Osnabruck Symphony Orchestra
MD&G 6321493
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7:28 Francis Poulenc - Novelette
Vento Chiaro
Ongaku 24120
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7:23 Franz Schubert - Octet: 3rd movement
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Nonesuch 79046
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7:19 Gioacchino Rossini - Ouf! Les petits pois
Jeffrey Swann, piano
Akademia 103
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7:11 Pat Metheny - Farmer's Trust
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Azica 71233
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7:07 Reinhold Gliere - Red Poppy: Russian Sailor's Dance
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Philips 426247
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7:04 George Frideric Handel - Acis and Galatea: Happy We!
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80333
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6 - 7 AM

6:54 Franz Josef Haydn - Symphony No. 103, "Drum Roll": 4th mvt
Roberto Abbado, conductor
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
MPR Recording 
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6:49 Tarquinio Merula - Canzone "La Monteverde"
Pallade Musica
Atma 2697
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6:37 Johan Roman - Drottningholm Suite
Anthony Halstead, conductor
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
Naxos 553733
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6:32 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata No. 156: Sinfonia
Ottavio Dantone, conductor
Accademia Bizantina
London/Decca 4782718
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6:25 Antonin Dvorak - Serenade for Winds: Finale
Orpheusl Chamber Orchestra
DG 415364
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6:20 Camille Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals: The Swan
Humbert Lucarelli, oboe
Susan Jolles, harp
Frank Morelli, bassoon
Vox 7504
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6:15 The Writer's Almanac
6:08 Henry Purcell - Abdelazer: Suite
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Boston Baroque
Telarc 80424
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6:04 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 35 "Haffner": Menuetto
Colin Davis, conductor
Dresden State Orchestra
Philips 416155
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5 - 6 AM

5:33 Franz Schubert - String Quartet No. 10
Borodin Quartet
Virgin 91447
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5:30 Ludwig van Beethoven - Fur Elise
Leon Fleisher, piano
Vanguard 1796
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5:15 Maurice Ravel - La valse
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Lyon National Orchestra
Naxos 572888
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5:08 Franz Liszt - Dreams of Love No. 3 (Liebestraum)
Gerhard Oppitz, piano
RCA 61968
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5:06 Jeremiah Clarke - An Ayre
Anthony Newman, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Sony 66244
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5:01 Juan Arriaga - Symphony: Allegro
Alvaro Cassuto, conductor
Algarve Orchestra
Naxos 557207
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4 - 5 AM

4:43 Georg Philipp Telemann - Recorder Concerto
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Clas Pehrsson, recorder
Bis 271
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4:32 Sulho Ranta - Finnish Folk Dances
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
YLE 9804
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4:27 Louys de Moy - Pavana d'Aurick
Simone Eckert, conductor
Hamburger Ratsmusik
CPO 777799
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4:06 Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Martin Helmchen, piano
PentaTone 366
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4:01 Jean Sibelius - Lyric Waltz
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Bis 384
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3 - 4 AM

3:32 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 11
Robert Johnson, conductor
New York Philomusica
NY Philomusica 92
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3:24 Philip Glass - Echorus
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Jennifer Koh, violin
Jaime Laredo, violin
Cedille 146
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3:11 Aaron Copland - Saga of the Prairies
Keith Clark, conductor
Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Albany 64
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3:06 Frederic Chopin - Nocturne No. 20
Nelson Freire, piano
London/Decca 4782182
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3:01 Ramon Montoya - Solea
Paco Pena, guitar
Nimbus 5093
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2 - 3 AM

2:35 Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 1
Cafe Zimmermann
Alpha 48
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2:31 Cesar Cui - Cantabile
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Steven Isserlis, cello
Virgin 91134
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2:20 Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1: 2nd movement
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
EMI 67254
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2:06 Hugo Alfven - Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 "Midsummer Vigil"
Petri Sakari, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9313
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2:02 Joseph Canteloube - Songs of the Auvergne: Shepherd's Song
Kent Nagano, conductor
Lyon Opera Orchestra
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Erato 96559
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1 - 2 AM

1:52 William Wallace - Introduction and Passacaglia
Boris Brott, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Campion 1307
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1:42 Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto No. 3 "Il gardellino" ("Goldfinch")
Jean-Claude Malgoire, conductor
La Grande Ecurie/Chambre du Roy
Jean-Claude Veilhan, recorder
Sony 45810
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1:36 Ernesto Lecuona - Danza lucumi
Manuel Barrueco, guitar
EMI 56757
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1:06 Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata
Daniil Trifonov, piano
DG 4791728
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1:02 Edward Elgar - Moths and Butterflies and Wild Bears
James Judd, conductor
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557166
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:50 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 10
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Oiseau-Lyre 417140
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12:17 Peter Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Alfred Wallenstein, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Chesky 12
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12:09 Frederick Delius - Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo
Norman Del Mar, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8372
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12:06 Leonard Bernstein - Peter Pan: Dream with Me
Zuill Bailey, cello
Lara Downes, piano
Steinway & Sons 30025
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12:01 Claude Debussy - Reverie
Pro Arte Guitar Trio
ASV 2063
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