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12 am ^Top
12:00 AM The Early Shift with Ted Weiner
Ted WeinerGreat classical music for the wee hours.
12:00 AM Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
members of the Vienna Philharmonic
Conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Decca 000897802 "Wagner: Overtures; Siegfried Idyll"
12:19 AM George Frideric Handel: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Maurice André, trumpet; Jane Parker-Smith, organ of Eglise St. Pierre Le Jeune, Strasbourg
EMI Classics 6365602 "Trumpet & Organ"
12:22 AM Traditional: Branles; Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella; Patapan
Renaissonics
WGBH "Carols for Dancing"
12:29 AM Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C "The Bear"
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Conducted by Adam Fischer
Nimbus 5419/20 "Joseph Haydn - The Paris Symphonies Nos. 82-87"
12:55 AM Traditional French: Masters in This Hall
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jurij Konje, percussion
Telarc 80446 "Dream Season - The Christmas Harp"
12:57 AM Traditional English: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp; Jurij Konje, percussion
Telarc 80446 "Dream Season - The Christmas Harp"
1 am ^Top
1:01 AM Johann Christian Bach: Sextet in C for Oboe, 2 Horns, Violin, Cello & Fortepiano
The English Concert
Conducted by Trevor Pinnock
Archiv Produktion 423385 "J.C. Bach: 3 Quintets; Sextet"
1:19 AM Michael Praetorius: Five Christmas Hymns
The Waverley Consort
Conducted by Michael Jaffe
CBS Masterworks 34554 "A Renaissance Christmas Celebration with the Waverly Consort"
1:34 AM Edvard Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite
Ulster Orchestra
Conducted by Vernon Handley
Chandos 8524 "Greig: Symphonic Dances"
1:51 AM Antonio Vivaldi: "Winter" Violin Concerto from "The Four Seasons"
Andra Bohnet, flute
Silverwood Quartet
Flying Frog 402 "To Drive the Cold Winter Away"
2 am ^Top
2:01 AM Pereric Moraeus / Py Backman: "Holy Night" (Koppangen)
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Kalle Moraeus, guitar; Svante Henryson, cello
Deutsche Grammophon 459 685-2 "Home for Christmas"
2:06 AM Henry Purcell: King Arthur Suite
Tafelmusik
Conducted by Jeanne Lamon
Sony Classical 66169 "Purcell: Ayres for the Theatre"
2:25 AM Bryan Kelly: Improvisations on Christmas Carols
The City of Prague Philharmonic
Conducted by Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 8.557099 "Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony"
2:38 AM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in Bb for Piano & Violin, K. 454
Itzhak Perlman, violin; Daniel Barenboim, piano
Deutsche Grammophon 000120402 "Mozart: The Sonatas for Piano & Violin"
3 am ^Top
3:01 AM Felix Bernard / Dick Smith: "Winter Wonderland" (arr. by Wynton Marsalis)
Renée Fleming, vocals; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Wynton Marsalis Ensemble
Decca 002110402 "Renée Fleming - Christmas in New York"
3:06 AM Joseph Fiala: Oboe Concerto in Bb
Ingo Goritzki, oboe
Polish Chamber Philharmonic
Conducted by Wojciech Rajski
Claves 9018 "Oboe Concertos from Bohemia"
3:25 AM Traditional Medley: Serenade of Carols (arr. by Morton Gould)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Morton Gould
RCA Victor 7931 "A Musical Christmas Tree - Morton Gould"
3:39 AM Josef Myslivecek: Cello Concerto in C
Wendy Warner, cello
Camerata Chicago
Conducted by Drostan Hall
Cedille Records 142 "Haydn & Myslivecek: Cello Concertos"
4 am ^Top
4:01 AM Traditional: "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
4:03 AM Traditional English: "The First Nowell"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
4:09 AM Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Jesús López-Cobos
RCA Victor Red Seal 60942-2 "Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Bruch: Scottish Fantasy"
4:37 AM Traditional: Medley of Carols
Nancy Allen, harp
Empire Brass
EMI Classics 31538 "Joy to the World - Music of Christmas"
4:42 AM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 27 in G, K. 199
Mozart Academy, Amsterdam
Conducted by Jaap ter Linden
Brilliant Classics 1116167 "Mozart: Complete Works"
5 am ^Top
5:00 AM The Morning Air
SunriseMusic for weekend early risers.
5:00 AM George Frideric Handel: Sinfonia, from "Messiah"
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
RCA 68159 "Handel: Messiah"
5:05 AM Felix Mendelssohn: "There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob" from "Christus"
Hickory Choral Society (Hickory, NC) (Live October 29, 1994)
Conducted by J. Don Coleman
Hickory Choral Socie y "A Christmas Collection"
5:12 AM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 26 in Eb, K. 184
Mozart Academy, Amsterdam
Conducted by Jaap ter Linden
Brilliant Classics 1116167 "Mozart: Complete Works"
5:21 AM Christoph Willibald Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Susan Hoeppner, flute
Canadian Chamber Ensemble
Conducted by Chosei Komatsu
Marquis Classics 74718 "Susan Hoeppner: Serenade"
5:30 AM Dan Locklair: "Down to the Roots of the World"
Renee Louprette, organ
CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists)
Conducted by Richard Coffey
CONCORA "Christmas In Our Time"
5:34 AM Dan Locklair: "Righteous Joseph," from "Three Nativity Songs"
Janeanne Houston, soprano w/string quartet
Elmgrove "Living Mysteries"
5:38 AM Clara Kathleen Rodgers: Violin Sonata, Op. 25
Elaine Skoradin, violin; Kimberley Schmidt, piano
Koch International 7240 "Women at an Exposition"
6 am ^Top
6:01 AM Traditional German: "Still, Still, Still" (arr. by Renee Rosnes)
Renée Fleming, Kurt Elling, vocals
Renee Rosnes, piano & ensemble
Decca 002110402 "Renée Fleming - Christmas in New York"
6:06 AM Alexandra Elene Denny: "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (arr. by Brad Mehldau)
Renée Fleming, vocals; Brad Mehldau, piano
Ensemble conducted by David Lai
Decca 002110402 "Renée Fleming - Christmas in New York"
6:10 AM Nigel Hess: A Christmas Overture
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by John Rutter
Collegium Records 133 "A Christmas Festival"
6:18 AM Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 108 (Partita) in Bb
Academy of Ancient Music
Conducted by Christopher Hogwood
L'Oiseau-Lyre 436592 "Haydn Symphonies c. 1760-63"
6:32 AM Johann Christian Bach: Overture No. 1 in D (ii. Andante)
Academy of Ancient Music
Conducted by Christopher Hogwood
L'Oiseau-Lyre 417148 "J.C. Bach: Six Favorite Overtures"
6:35 AM Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry: Flute Concerto in C
Marc Grauwels, flute
European Community Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Dimitri Demetriades
Helios 55035 "The Concerto in Europe"
6:50 AM Traditional French: "Veni, veni Emmanuel"
Mediaeval Baebes
Mediaeval Baebes 9 "Of Kings and Angels"
6:54 AM Jacob Clemens Non Papa: "The shepherds said to one another"
The Orlando Consort
Harmonia Mundi 907418 "Medieval Christmas"
7 am ^Top
7:00 AM Classical Music with Doug Rubel
Violin Classical music to start your day
7:01 AM Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in Bb, BWV 1051
Sigiswald Kuijken, Lucy van Dael, violas; Wieland Kuijken, Adelheid Glatt, violas da gamba; Anner Byslma, cello; Anthony Wood
Leonhardt Ensemble
Conducted by Gustav Leonhardt
Sony Classical 62946 "J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos"
7:20 AM George Frideric Handel: He Shall Feed His Flock, from "Messiah"
Early Light Consort, Asheville, NC
Early Light 3306 "Christmas Past"
7:24 AM Johann Pachelbel / Traditional: Pachelbel's Christmas (Canon w/Jolly Old St. Nicholas)
Early Light Consort, Asheville, NC
Early Light 3306 "Christmas Past"
7:31 AM Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in bb, Op. 23 (1st mvt.)
Alice Sara Ott, piano
Munich Philharmonic
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
Deutsche Grammophon 001477802 "Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1"
7:52 AM Felix Mendelssohn: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
7:55 AM Traditional: "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
7:58 AM Traditional English: "I Saw Three Ships"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
8 am ^Top
8:04 AM Classics for Kids

Beethoven Sketch 150Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories.

8:05 AM Classics for Kids: Bizet No. 3: Jewish Composers
Naomi Lewin, host
8:12 AM Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Snowman - Four easy pieces
Martin Jones, piano
Nimbus 5705/8 "Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Piano Music"
8:28 AM Traditional Medley: "Sing with Us of Christmas"
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; Indiana University Singing Hoosiers
Conducted by Erich Kunzel
Telarc 80538 "Christmastime is Here"
8:38 AM Antonín Dvorák: American Suite in A, Op. 98b
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Libor Pe?ek
Virgin Classics 59505 "Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor; American Suite"
9 am ^Top
9:01 AM Leroy Anderson: Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8559621 "Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride and other Holiday Favorites"
9:15 AM Georg Philipp Telemann: Darmstadt Overture in C, TWV 55:C6
Jurg Schaeftlein, David Reichenberg, Paul Hailperin, oboes
Concentus musicus of Vienna
Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Teldec 9377 "Telemann: Darmstadt Overtures"
9:40 AM John Rutter: "Shepherd's Pipe Carol"
James Galway, flute
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Singers
Conducted by James Galway
RCA 61233 "James Galway's Christmas Carol"
9:43 AM John Ireland: The Holy Boy
James Galway, flute
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by James Galway
RCA 61233 "James Galway's Christmas Carol"
9:46 AM Traditional English: "Past Three O'Clock"
James Galway, flute
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Singers
Conducted by James Galway
RCA 61233 "James Galway's Christmas Carol"
9:50 AM Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Symphony No. 3 in C, Wq.182
C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen
Capriccio 10 106 "CPE. Bach: Six Symphonies for Strings"
10 am ^Top
10:05 AM Aaron Copland: El Salón Mexico
New York Philharmonic
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Deutsche Grammophon 431672 "Copland: El Salón México; Clarinet Concerto, etc."
10:18 AM Anonymous Medieval: "Intonent hodie" (Let the voices of the church sing out today)
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi 907232 "Legends of St. Nicholas"
10:19 AM Traditional Welsh: "Behold, here is the best morning"
Andrew Lawrence-King, baroque harp
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi 2927325 "Wolcum Yule - Celtic and British Carols and Songs"
10:23 AM Francesco Manfredini: Concerto grosso, Op. 3, No. 12 "Christmas Concerto"
Virtuosi Saxoniae
Conducted by Ludwig Güttler
Berlin Classics 1059 "Christmas Concertos"
10:32 AM Johann Strauss, Jr.: Viennese Ball, music from Die Fledermaus (arranged by Douglas Gamley)
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Richard Bonynge
Decca 433864 "Ballet Gala - Invitation to the Dance"
10:46 AM Traditional Welsh: "Deck the Hall" (arr. John Rutter)
Oregon Repertory Singers
Conducted by Gilbert Seeley
Koch International 7362 "The Glory of Christmas"
10:48 AM Charles Ives: "A Christmas Carol"
Oregon Repertory Singers
Conducted by Gilbert Seeley
Koch International 7362 "The Glory of Christmas"
10:50 AM Fred Prentice: "Joy of the Angels on Christmas Morn"
Oregon Repertory Singers
Conducted by Gilbert Seeley
Koch International 7362 "The Glory of Christmas"
10:52 AM Chris Coletti: Bach's Bells
Canadian Brass
Steinway & Sons 30027 "Christmastime is Here"
10:55 AM Ferdinand Hiller: Piano Concerto No. 2 in f#, Op. 69 (finale)
Howard Shelley, piano
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Howard Shelley
Hyperion 67655 "Hiller: Piano Concertos"
11 am ^Top
11:01 AM George Frideric Handel: "Ev'ry valley shall be exhalted" from "Messiah"
Mark Padmore, tenor
The Sixteen
Conducted by Harry Christophers
Coro 16062 "Handel: Messiah"
11:05 AM Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue
London Baroque
Conducted by Charles Medlam
BIS 1135 "Christmas Music"
11:10 AM Traditional English: "While Shepherds watched"
Simon Preston, organ
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Conducted by Sir David Willcocks
Decca 460400 "The Greatest Christmas Show on Earth"
11:14 AM Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in g "The Hen"
Heidelberg Symphony
Conducted by Thomas Fey
Hänssler Classics 98425 "Haydn: Symphonies 83-85"
11:39 AM Traditional French: "Angels We Have Heard on High"
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra; Eric Ericson Choir
Conducted by Eric Ericson
EMI Classics 29360 "Barbara Hendricks Sings Christmas"
11:42 AM Traditional: "International Medley No. 1" (Italy, Chile, Venezuela, Portugal)
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra; Eric Ericson Choir
Conducted by Eric Ericson
EMI Classics 29360 "Barbara Hendricks Sings Christmas"
11:49 AM Ètienne-Nicolas Méhul: Overture to Young Henry's Hunt
Orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation
Conducted by Michel Swierczewski
Nimbus 5184 "Mehul: The Complete Symphonies"
12 pm ^Top
12:00 PM Classical Music with Myelita Melton
Myelita Melton Music for your mid-day
12:05 PM Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Brass Band of Battle Creek
Conducted by Mark Gould
MSR Classics 1425 "A Christmas Festival"
12:12 PM Giuseppe Ferlendis: Oboe Concerto No. 1 in F
Andrea Gullickson, oboe
Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Lucia Matos
Cala 1037 "Down a River of Time"
12:26 PM Traditional German: "O du fröliche" (O most wonderful)
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra; Eric Ericson Choir
Conducted by Eric Ericson
EMI Classics 29360 "Barbara Hendricks Sings Christmas"
12:28 PM William J. Kirkpatrick: "Away in a Manger"
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra; Eric Ericson Choir
Conducted by Eric Ericson
EMI Classics 29360 "Barbara Hendricks Sings Christmas"
12:31 PM Traditional English: "The First Noel"
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra; Eric Ericson Choir
Conducted by Eric Ericson
EMI Classics 29360 "Barbara Hendricks Sings Christmas"
12:37 PM Pablo de Sarasate: Concert Fantasy on Mozart's "The Magic Flute" Op. 54
Tianwa Yang, violin
Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Naxos 8572275 "Sarasate: Music for Violin & Orchestra - 3"
12:50 PM James Pierpont: Jingle Bells, in style of Bach
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Peter Breiner
Naxos 8.550301 "Christmas Goes Baroque"
12:55 PM Traditional English: Adeste Fideles, in style of Vivaldi
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Peter Breiner
Naxos 8.550301 "Christmas Goes Baroque"
12:58 PM Traditional English: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, in baroque style
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Peter Breiner
Naxos 8.550301 "Christmas Goes Baroque"
1 pm ^Top
1:03 PM Otto Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler
RCA 09026-6879 "Boston Tea Party"
1:11 PM Christmas Medley: "What Child is This?; Hark! The Herald..; Bring a Torch..."
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conducted by Robert Shaw
Telarc 80087 "The Many Moods of Christmas"
1:25 PM Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata in D, BWV 529
Ars Rediviva
Supraphon 72521 "Bach Family"
1:41 PM Traditional: Christmas Carols for Strings (arr. by Marc Belanger)
I Musici de Montreal
Conducted by Yuli Turovsky
Chandos 9098 "Tchaikovsky: Children's Album; L. Mozart: Toy Symphony"
1:52 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 (finale)
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
English Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Richard Stoltzman
RCA Victor Red Seal 60866 "Mozart: Clarinet Concerto; Clarinet Quintet"
2 pm ^Top
2:01 PM Traditional English: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
2:04 PM Traditional 16th century German: "Personent Hodie"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
2:06 PM Traditional English: "While Shepherds watched"
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conducted by Richard Marlow
Sony 503770 "The Great British Carol Collection"
2:09 PM Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104 (finale)
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim
EMI Classics 91934 "Jacqueline Du Pré - The Complete EMI Recordings"
2:24 PM Traditional French & English: "Il est ne, le divin enfant"; "On Christmas Night" (Sussex Carol)
Sandra Simon, soprano
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Conducted by Jeannette Sorrell
Koch International 7582 "Noëls and Carols"
2:28 PM Traditional Catalan: Fum, Fum, Fum
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Conducted by Jeannette Sorrell
Koch International 7582 "Noëls and Carols"
2:29 PM Traditional English: "The Old Year Now Away is Fled"
Sandra Simon, soprano
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Conducted by Jeannette Sorrell
Koch International 7582 "Noëls and Carols"
2:33 PM Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in e, Op. 27 (finale)
National Academy Orchestra of Santa Cecilia (Live 12/2009 in Rom
Conducted by Antonio Pappano
EMI Classics 49462 "Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2"
2:48 PM Traditional English: "The Boar's Head Carol"
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir
Conducted by Edmund Walters
Chandos 6672 "A Festival of Christmas"
2:49 PM Traditional Basque: "The Infant King"
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Conducted by Edmund Walters
Chandos 6672 "A Festival of Christmas"
2:53 PM Traditional French: "Ding Dong Merrily On High"
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir
Conducted by Edmund Walters
Chandos 6672 "A Festival of Christmas"
2:55 PM Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Guy Campion, Mario Vachon, piano 4-hands
Duo Campion-Vachon
Analekta 9816 "Noël Pianissimo"
3 pm ^Top
3:00 PM Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

Simona SaturovaHighlights from Don Carlo, La Traviata, Il Travatore, Nabucco, Aida, Tannhauser, The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, and Gotterdammerung 
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Simona Saturova, soprano; Gregg Baker, baritone; Christopher Hahn, host; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

5 pm ^Top
5:00 PM An Anonymous 4 Christmas

Anonymous 4

From Corpus Christi Church in New York City the legendary vocal group sings medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary. 

6 pm ^Top
6:00 PM World of Opera Holiday Edition: John Adams’ El Niño
John AdamsThe Pulitzer Prize-winning composer describes El Niño as, “my way of trying to understand what is meant by a miracle." This sweeping setting of the Christmas story is both compellingly contemporary and filled with ancient traditions, including medieval carolers, Latin American poets, and an ethereal children's chorus.
 
9 pm ^Top
9:30 PM Pipedreams

Michael BaroneHear world-class organ performances from around the world.


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