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 12 AM
Music Through the Night
with Bob Christiansen
12:01 am Bernard Andres: Les Petits Pas No. 1/O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Megan Metheney, harp
Greenharp 29753 Buy now
12:06 am Wayne Barlow: Rhapsody for Oboe (The Winter's Past)
Howard Hanson
Mercury 434347 Buy now
12:12 am Arthur Bliss: Meditations on a Theme of John Blow
Vernon Handley
EMI 47712 Buy now
12:45 am Irene Buckley: Only Such Ice Could Be So Fair
Isabelle O'Connell, piano
RTE Lyric fm 153 Buy now
12:50 am Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Hear us in Heaven
Hordur Askelsson
Bis 2200 Buy now
12:54 am Traditional Scandinavian: Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (My heart doth always wander)
Christian Badzura
Mari Samuelsen, violin
DG 4861506 Buy now
 1 AM
Music Through the Night
with Ward Jacobson
1:01 am Johannes Brahms: Four Waltzes
Opening Day 7415 Buy now
1:06 am Traditional: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 Buy now
1:08 am Florent Schmitt: Nights
David Robertson
Valois 4687 Buy now
1:37 am George Rochberg: Ora pro nobis
Daniele Ruggieri, flute
Brilliant 95753 Buy now
1:48 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 68: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt: Mein glaubiges Herz (My faithful heart)
Piers Lane, piano
Hyperion 67344 Buy now
1:51 am Graham Lack: This Ember Night
Barnaby Smith
VCM 121 Buy now
 2 AM
2:01 am Tamezo Narita: The Seawall Song
Jean-Francois Paillard
Denon 7330 Buy now
2:07 am Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony "Urbs Roma"
Jean Martinon
EMI 62643 Buy now
2:49 am Irving Berlin: White Christmas
Irina Muresanu, violin
Dorian 92216 Buy now
2:53 am Engelbert Humperdinck: Blue Bird: Christmas Dream
Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Virgin 91494 Buy now
 3 AM
3:01 am Edward Elgar: Lyrical Serenade
Norman Del Mar
Chandos 8371 Buy now
3:06 am Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6
Virgin 64546 Buy now
3:34 am John Rutter: Candlelight Carol
John Rutter
Collegium 106 Buy now
3:38 am John Rutter: Nativity Carol
John Rutter
Collegium 106 Buy now
3:43 am George Walker: Serenata for Chamber Orchestra
Edwin London
Albany 270 Buy now
3:55 am Howard Blake: The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Michael Chertock, piano
Telarc 80485 Buy now
 4 AM
4:01 am Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies: Last Spring (Varen)
Neeme Jarvi
DG 437520 Buy now
4:06 am Frederic Chopin: Nocturne No. 1
Jenny Lin, piano
Hanssler 98037 Buy now
4:12 am Carl Nielsen: The Dream of Gunnar
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Chandos 9287 Buy now
4:24 am John Lennon/Yoko Ono: Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 24414 Buy now
4:29 am Karl Jenkins: Lullay
Stephen Layton
DG 4793232 Buy now
4:33 am Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2
Arte Nova 63637 Buy now
 5 AM
5:01 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Amazing Grace
John Bayless, piano
Koch 9610 Buy now
5:06 am Jennifer Higdon: Dance Card: Celestial Blue
Mei-Ann Chen
Cedille 185 Buy now
5:14 am Howard Skempton: Eternity's Sunrise
First Hand 90 Buy now
5:25 am Paul Manz: E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Richard Westenburg
DG 429732 Buy now
5:28 am Niels Gade: Christmas Eve Suite
Andrew Penny
Lydian 18132 Buy now
5:40 am Franz Hoffmeister: Oboe Concerto
Albrecht Mayer
Albrecht Mayer, oboe
DG 4792942 Buy now
 6 AM
6:01 am Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8
Chandos 572 Buy now
6:06 am Lou Koster: Moseltraume
Jonathan Kaell
Naxos 573330 Buy now
6:17 am Christmas Music: We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Good King Wenceslas; Joy to the World
Con Brio 21345 Buy now
6:28 am Frank Bridge: Two Pieces
David Lloyd-Jones
Naxos 555070 Buy now
6:41 am Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings
Naxos 573719 Buy now
6:45 am Kurt Atterberg: Suite No. 7
Ulf Wallin
CPO 777156 Buy now
 7 AM - 9 AM
Performance Today Weekend
with Fred Child
This two hour weekly program features classical music in concert from studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features.
 9 AM
From the Top
w/ Peter Dugan
This week¬'s From the Top features guest artist Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic.
 10 AM
Saturday Classics
10:06 am Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
DG 419192 Buy now
10:25 am Mikola Leontovich: Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba
Flowerpot 2021 Buy now
10:30 am Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures: Adoration of the Magi
Keith Lockhart
Boston Pops 2 Buy now
10:40 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Flute Sonata
Andrea Oliva, flute
Hyperion 67897 Buy now
 11 AM
11:01 am Hugo Friedhofer: The Bishop's Wife: Mrs. Hamilton and Lost April
Hugo Friedhofer
MGM Music 109 Buy now
11:06 am Mervyn Warren: The Preacher's Wife: Who Would Imagine a King
Whitney Houston, vocals
Arista 18951 Buy now
11:11 am Danny Elfman: The Nightmare Before Christmas: Suite
MCA 11550 Buy now
11:23 am Irving Berlin: White Christmas: Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep
Bing Crosby, vocals
London/Decca 8083 Buy now
11:27 am John Debney: Elf: Papa Elf
Robert Ziegler
Sony 87161 Buy now
11:32 am Alfonso G. Aguilar: Klaus: The Legend of Klaus
Epic 2020 Buy now
11:42 am Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Judy Garland, vocals
MCA 25988 Buy now
11:45 am Mychael Danna: The Man Who Invented Christmas: In the Season of Hope
Nicholas Dodd
London/Decca 27639 Buy now
11:49 am Victor Herbert: March of the Toys
Arthur Fiedler
RCA 61373 Buy now
11:54 am Traditional: The Preacher's Wife: Joy to the World
Whitney Houston, vocals
Arista 18951 Buy now
 12 PM
12:01 pm Giovanni Paulo Cima: Sonata No. 1
Jeannette Sorrell
Johanna Novom, violin
Avie 2383 Buy now
12:06 pm Johann Strauss, Jr.: Rosen aus dem Suden (Roses from the South) Waltz
Willi Boskovsky
London/Decca 425429 Buy now
12:16 pm Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo
Robert Moody
Opening Day 7347 Buy now
12:21 pm Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 53 "The Lark"
ASV 637 Buy now
12:41 pm Traditional: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Dale Warland
Gothic 49208 Buy now
12:45 pm Johann Molter: Concerto Pastorale
Angele Dubeau
Analekta 8730 Buy now
 1 PM - 5 PM
Saturday at the Opera
with the Metropolitan Opera
Mozart¬'s ¬"The Magic Flute¬"
 5 PM
Saturday Afternoon Classics
5:01 pm Edward Elgar: The Capricious One
Sarah Chang, violin
EMI 54352 Buy now
5:07 pm George Frideric Handel: Messiah: Comfort ye, my people...Every valley shall be exalted
Michele Mariotti
Juan Diego Florez, tenor
London/Decca 14875 Buy now
5:13 pm Robin Milford: Festival Suite
Hyperion 67444 Buy now
5:29 pm Traditional: The Boar's Head Carol
Robert Shaw
Telarc 80377 Buy now
5:30 pm Rick Sowash: Variations on the Boar's Head Carol
Gasparo 254 Buy now
5:39 pm George Gershwin: An American in Paris
Mario Venzago
Challenge 72530 Buy now
 6 PM
Saturday Evening Classics
6:01 pm Georg Philipp Telemann: Paris Quartet No. 12: Gai and Vite
Barthold Kuijken, flute
Sony 63115 Buy now
6:06 pm Franz Berwald: Festival of the Bayaderes
Ulf Bjorlin
EMI 65073 Buy now
6:19 pm Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Analekta 8913 Buy now
6:23 pm Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite
Fritz Reiner
RCA 61957 Buy now
6:44 pm Alfred Reed: Russian Christmas Music
Jerry Junkin
Reference 126 Buy now
 7 PM
7:01 pm Tarquinio Merula: Ballo detto Pollicio/La Cattarina
Valois 4641 Buy now
7:06 pm Chen Pei-xun: Ode to the Snow
Zuohuang Chen
Philips 446417 Buy now
7:15 pm Ronn McFarlane: Early Christmas Morning Gigue
Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba
Flowerpot 2021 Buy now
7:19 pm Carolyn Surrick: Mizzie Mine
Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba
Flowerpot 2021 Buy now
7:22 pm Traditional: Good King Wenceslas
Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba
Flowerpot 2021 Buy now
7:24 pm Pieter Hellendaal: Concerto Grosso No. 6
Jan Willem de Vriend
RadioNederland 92019 Buy now
7:39 pm Anonymous: While Shepherds Watched
Daniel Hyde
KGS 60 Buy now
7:42 pm Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony
Neville Marriner
EMI 47842 Buy now
 8 PM - 10 PM
with Julie Amacher
Jakub Hrusa conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in Janacek¬'s Adagio, Martinu¬'s Suite concertante, and Novak¬'s Slovak Suite. Frank-Peter Zimmerman plays the Bartok Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchetra.
 10 PM
Music Through the Night
with Bob Christiansen
10:01 pm Traditional: Wexford Carol; Gloucestershire Wassail
MSR 1325 Buy now
10:06 pm Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1: Gigue
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Oxingale 2000 Buy now
10:08 pm Alexandre Tansman: Inventions (Hommage a Bach)
Thibaut Garcia, guitar
Erato 60526 Buy now
10:21 pm Errollyn Wallen: Peace on Earth
KGS 50 Buy now
10:26 pm Errollyn Wallen: Photography
Nicholas Kok
NMC 221 Buy now
10:39 pm Ferdinand Ries: Variations on a Portuguese Hymn (Adeste fideles)
Uwe Grodd, flute
Naxos 572038 Buy now
10:50 pm Giya Kancheli: Bridges to Bach
Gidon Kremer, violin
Nonesuch 528982 Buy now
 11 PM
11:01 pm Abbie Betinis: Prayer for Peace
Morna Edmundson
Elektra 8509 Buy now
11:06 pm Hoagy Carmichael: Prayer and Cathedral Vision
Raymond Leppard
London/Decca 458157 Buy now
11:14 pm Florence Price: Piano Quintet
Chandos 20224 Buy now
11:43 pm Jean Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Alexander Gibson
Susan Tyte, English horn
Chandos 8394 Buy now
11:52 pm Franz Gruber: Silent Night
Dorian 92216 Buy now