Sunday Dec. 31, 2023
<< December 2023
 12 AM
Music Through the Night
with Bob Christiansen
12:01 am Cecile Chaminade: Callirhoe: Pas des escharpes
David Reiland
Bru Zane 2006 Buy now
12:06 am Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Bobby McFerrin
Sony 64600 Buy now
12:24 am Niccolo Paganini: Sonata Concertata
James Galway, flute
RCA 5679 Buy now
12:40 am Ottorino Respighi: Brazilian Impressions
Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Telarc 80356 Buy now
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 1 AM
Music Through the Night
with Scott Blankenship
1:01 am Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 "Razumovsky No. 3"
Delos 3320 Buy now
1:35 am Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: I Nottambuli (Night Owls)
Enrico Dindo, cello
Naxos 573881 Buy now
1:50 am Leevi Madetoja: Night Revels
Jorma Panula
YLE 9803 Buy now
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 2 AM
2:01 am Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 6
Neeme Jarvi
Chandos 8530 Buy now
2:46 am Florence Price: Meditation
Lara Downes, piano
Flipside 18 Buy now
2:49 am Frank Bridge: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook
Norman Del Mar
Chandos 8373 Buy now
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 3 AM
3:01 am Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 12
Edo de Waart
Philips 472678 Buy now
3:27 am Richard Strauss: Traumlicht (Dreamlight)
Tristan Meister
Rondeau 6102 Buy now
3:33 am Dobrinka Tabakova: Concerto for Cello and Strings
Maxim Rysanov
Kristina Blaumane, cello
ECM 2239 Buy now
3:54 am Nils Frahm: Ambre
Lavinia Meijer, harp
Sony 35143 Buy now
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 4 AM
4:01 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 2
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Sony 98943 Buy now
4:25 am Sergei Prokofiev: Waltz Suite
Marin Alsop
Naxos 573518 Buy now
4:55 am Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 11
Keith Jarrett, piano
ECM 1469 Buy now
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 5 AM
5:01 am Vladimir Martynov: The Beatitudes
Jonathan Stockhammer
Mari Samuelsen, violin
DG 4835869 Buy now
5:06 am Edmund Finnis: The Air, Turning
Ilan Volkov
NMC 249 Buy now
5:16 am Paul Williams/Kenneth Ascher: The Muppet Movie: Rainbow Connection
Lang Lang, piano
DG 4803885 Buy now
5:22 am Leos Janacek: Idyll for String Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz
Nonesuch 79033 Buy now
5:50 am George Frideric Handel: Oboe Concerto No. 2
Nicholas Ward
Anthony Camden, oboe
Naxos 553430 Buy now
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 6 AM
with Angela Mariani
Here We Come A-Wassailing: Music for the Winter Solstice - The longest and darkest of nights, the Winter Solstice has been observed across cultures with rituals and feasts celebrating the warmth of community and the return of the light. Nothing drives the cold winter away quite like a rousing tune, so join us this week for music in honor of the Winter Solstice.
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 7 AM - 11 AM
Sunday Baroque
The final Sunday of the year is the perfect time to revisit some of the best baroque recordings of 2023. Sunday Baroque's highlights include the new Concerto recording from mandolinist Avi Avital, along with selections from my Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift list – French guitar virtuoso Raphael Feuillatre … the latest installment of The Vivaldi Edition … and glorious anthems performed by The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen.
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 11 AM
Classical Music
with Lynn Warfel
11:01 am Alessandro Scarlatti: Garden of Roses (Il giardino di rose): Sinfonia
Ottavio Dantone
London/Decca 470650 Buy now
11:06 am Antonin Dvorak: Polonaise
Antal Dorati
London/Decca 414370 Buy now
11:12 am Anonymous: Polska after Olof Norblad
Caprice 21930 Buy now
11:17 am Richard Strauss: The Bourgeois Gentleman Suite
DG 435871 Buy now
11:52 am Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Worship: A Concert Overture
Kellen Grey
Linn 731 Buy now
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 12 PM
12:01 pm Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Rondo
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614 Buy now
12:06 pm Johann StraussJr.: Rosen aus dem Suden (Roses from the South) Waltz
Herbert von Karajan
DG 410022 Buy now
12:17 pm Germaine Tailleferre: Parisiana: Pas de Deux
Quynh Nguyen, piano
Music & Arts 1306 Buy now
12:21 pm Jacques Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne: Selections
Erich Kunzel
Moss Music 7119 Buy now
12:45 pm Astor Piazzolla: Nightclub 1960
William Bennett, flute
ASV 692 Buy now
12:52 pm Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
James DePreist
Bis 570 Buy now
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 1 PM
1:01 pm Johann Goldberg: Sonata for Two Violins: Gigue and Presto
Dabringhaus 3090709 Buy now
1:06 pm Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Telarc 80171 Buy now
1:23 pm Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations: Variation 31
Shai Wosner, piano
Onyx 4241 Buy now
1:29 pm Johann Hummel: Grand Concerto for Bassoon
Neville Marriner
Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Philips 432081 Buy now
1:53 pm Frederic Chopin: Waltz No. 2 "Valse brillante"
Ingrid Fliter, piano
VAI 1250 Buy now
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 2 PM
Classical Music
with Mindy Ratner
2:01 pm Jean Sibelius: Humoresque No. 3
Pekka Kuusisto
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Ondine 1074 Buy now
2:06 pm Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 "Gran Partita": Minuet II
Edo de Waart
Philips 420711 Buy now
2:12 pm Clara Schumann: Soirees Musicales: Mazurka
Angela Tirino, piano
Urania 14078 Buy now
2:17 pm Zoltan Kodaly: Variations on a Hungarian Folksong
Georg Solti
London/Decca 452853 Buy now
2:43 pm Jacques Ibert: Divertissement
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Chandos 9023 Buy now
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 3 PM
3:01 pm Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Suite No. 4: Menuets
Rupert Boyd, guitar
Dorian 92231 Buy now
3:06 pm Edvard Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Sony 46668 Buy now
3:16 pm Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica": 3rd movement
Riccardo Chailly
London/Decca 4782721 Buy now
3:23 pm Camille Saint-Saens: Bassoon Sonata
Judith LeClair, bassoon
Avie 2181 Buy now
3:37 pm Joseph White: Violin Concerto
Paul Freeman
Aaron Rosand, violin
Sony 86215 Buy now
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 4 PM
4:01 pm Antonio Rosetti: Concerto for 2 Horns: Rondo
Johannes Moesus
Klaus Wallendorf, horn
CPO 999734 Buy now
4:06 pm Susan Spain-Dunk: Suite for String Orchestra
Douglas Bostock
CPO 555457 Buy now
4:24 pm Morton Gould: Boogie Woogie Etude
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
London/Decca 4852082 Buy now
4:26 pm Leonard Bernstein: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Marin Alsop
Naxos 559177 Buy now
4:39 pm Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite
Myung-Whun Chung
DG 431778 Buy now
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 5 PM - 7 PM
Sunday at the Symphony
with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
This broadcast celebrate the CSO's sixth music director Fritz Reiner! Starting out the broadcast is Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture, followed by Haydn's Symphony No. 88. Next on the program are Weinberger's Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper and Liebermann's Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra. Concluding the broadcast, Lisa Della Casa joins in Mahler's Symphony No. 4.
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 7 PM - 9 PM
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
with Jim Cunningham
Larry Loh conducts a special concert of John Williams favorites.
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 9 PM
Music Through the Night
with Valerie Kahler
9:01 pm Olafur Arnalds: Words of Amber
Mari Samuelsen, violin
London/Decca 4814879 Buy now
9:07 pm Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Aurele Nicolet, flute
Philips 442012 Buy now
9:26 pm Nick Bicat: Under the Eye of Heaven: The Enigma
Christopher Warren-Green
Virgin 91199 Buy now
9:33 pm Derrick Skye: Prisms, Cycles, Leaps
Orenda 0019 Buy now
9:49 pm Norman Dello Joio: Chaconne
James Sedares
Koch 7243 Buy now
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 10 PM
WQED Organ Series
Part 2 of a 3 part series on the 100th Anniversary of the National Guild of Organists Pittsburgh Chapter. Includes an interview with Kenneth Danchick.
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 11 PM
Music Through the Night
with Valerie Kahler
11:01 pm Christopher Theofanidis: All Dreams Begin With the Horizon: noble
Christopher Atzinger, piano
MSR 1534 Buy now
11:06 pm Caleb Burhans: Keymaster
New Amsterdam 24 Buy now
11:16 pm John Tavener: The Protecting Veil
Rudolf Werthen
France Springuel, cello
Telarc 80487 Buy now
11:55 pm Valentin Silvestrov: Nostalghia
Alexey Botvinov, piano
DG 4863731 Buy now
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