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String Quintet No. 1: 4th movement

  • Composer:Felix Mendelssohn
  • Orchestra/Ensemble:Hausmusik
  • EMI 49958

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  • Springtime Suite
  • Composer: Eric Coates
  • Conductor: Andrew Penny
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
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5:16 AM
  • Symphony No. 31 "Paris"
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Jane Glover
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
  • ASV 647
5:35 AM
  • Variations on a Nursery Song
  • Composer: Ernst von Dohnanyi
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Soloists: Julius Katchen, piano
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6:01 AM
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  • Composer: Henry Purcell
  • Conductor: Ilonna Pederson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Chamber Musicians
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6:17 AM
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  • Composer: Francois Devienne
  • Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
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  • Soloists: Andras Adorjan, flute
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6:40 AM
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  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
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7:01 AM
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  • Composer: Gabriel Faure
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
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7:18 AM
  • Mazurka No. 25
  • Composer: Frederic Chopin
  • Soloists: Bruce Liu, piano
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7:24 AM
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  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • EMI 39339
8:01 AM
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  • Composer: Manuel Ponce
  • Soloists: Eladio Scharron, guitar
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8:14 AM
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  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Conductor: James Conlon
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8:33 AM
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  • Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna-Berlin Ensemble
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8:46 AM
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  • Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
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  • London/Decca 425900
9:01 AM
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  • Composer: Johann StraussJr.
  • Conductor: Alfred Walter
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9:06 AM
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  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
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9:20 AM
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  • Composer: Erik Satie
  • Soloists: Bertrand Chamayou, piano
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9:24 AM
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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane
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  • Soloists: Margaret Batjer, violin
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9:39 AM
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  • Conductor: Adrian Shepherd
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10:01 AM
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  • Composer: Bengt Hallberg
  • Conductor: Jorma Panula
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10:06 AM
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  • Composer: Eric Whitacre
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
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10:12 AM
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  • Composer: Bruce Haynes
  • Conductor: Eric Milnes
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Baroque Orchestra
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10:24 AM
  • L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
  • Conductor: Mathieu Herzog
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Brussels Philharmonic
  • Soloists: Camille Thomas, cello
  • DG 4838564
10:29 AM
  • Fantasy on Polish Airs
  • Composer: Frederic Chopin
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Soloists: Misha Dichter, piano
  • Philips 411123
10:44 AM
  • Ballet Suite No. 1
  • Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra
  • Chandos 7000
11:03 AM
  • Wand of Youth: Fountain Dance
  • Composer: Edward Elgar
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Koss 1014
11:06 AM
  • Xerxes: Largo
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Soloists: Chen Yi, violin
  • OUR 220602
11:12 AM
  • Sonatina No. 2 "Happy Workshop": 3rd movement
  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • DG 445849
11:18 AM
  • Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • CBC 5080
11:30 AM
  • Scherzo
  • Composer: Cecile Chaminade
  • Soloists: Peter Jacobs, piano
  • Hyperion 66584
11:34 AM
  • Flute and Harp Concerto: Rondo
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Hubert Barwahser, flute
  • Philips 462179
11:45 AM
  • Summer Moon
  • Composer: Florence Price
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Solem Quartet
  • Orchid 100172
11:49 AM
  • Carnaval
  • Composer: Robert Schumann
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon National Orchestra
  • Naxos 573124
12:01 PM
  • Sleeping Beauty: Polacca
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
  • DG 457634
12:06 PM
  • Slavonic Dance No. 13
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Supraphon 7491
12:10 PM
  • Trumpet Concerto
  • Composer: Giuseppe Torelli
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic
  • Soloists: Alison Balsom, trumpet
  • EMI 16213
12:17 PM
  • Ronde champetre
  • Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
  • Soloists: Angela Hewitt, piano
  • Hyperion 67515
12:22 PM
  • Symphony No. 7
  • Composer: William Boyce
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Argo 417824
12:32 PM
  • Soirees Musicales
  • Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • EMI 2111
12:44 PM
  • Novelette "In Spanish Style"
  • Composer: Alexander Glazunov
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Saint Petersburg String Quartet
  • Delos 3262
12:51 PM
  • La Vida Breve: Interlude and Dance
  • Composer: Manuel de Falla
  • Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Telarc 80149
1:01 PM
  • Orchestral Study No. 3
  • Composer: Arthur Bliss
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Naxos 553383
1:06 PM
  • Bartered Bride: Overture
  • Composer: Bedrich Smetana
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Nimbus 5120
1:14 PM
  • String Sextet No. 1: Scherzo
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Soloists: Isaac Stern, violin
  • Sony 45820
1:18 PM
  • Six Pieces on Spanish Folksongs: Vascongada
  • Composer: Enrique Granados
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
  • MGQ 41
1:23 PM
  • Gran Capriccio
  • Composer: Amilcare Ponchielli
  • Conductor: Matthias Foremny
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Mecklenburg Staatskapelle Schwerin
  • Soloists: Simone Sommerhalder, oboe
  • Dabringhaus 9011642
1:35 PM
  • Piano Concerto No. 4: Rondo
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Conductor: Andrew Constantine
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Soloists: Stewart Goodyear, piano
  • Orchid 100127
1:46 PM
  • The Earl of Essex Galiard
  • Composer: John Dowland
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Queen's Chamber Band
  • Four-Tay 4011
1:49 PM
  • Water Music Suite No. 2
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Philips 434122
2:01 PM
  • Lyric Waltz
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Bis 384
2:06 PM
  • Minuet
  • Composer: Luigi Boccherini
  • Conductor: Erich Kunzel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Telarc 80129
2:10 PM
  • Charterhouse Suite
  • Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Conductor: Dalia Atlas
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Chamber Orchestra
  • Stradivari 8011
2:25 PM
  • Symphony No. 2 "Mysterious Mountain"
  • Composer: Alan Hovhaness
  • Conductor: Fritz Reiner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • RCA 5733
2:46 PM
  • Jewels of the Madonna: Intermezzo
  • Composer: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
  • Conductor: Eiji Oue
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
  • Reference 99
2:52 PM
  • Symphony No. 4 "Italian": Saltarello
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonic of La Scala
  • London/Decca 4852971
3:01 PM
  • Two German Dances
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Soloists: Yaara Tal, piano
  • Sony 68243
3:06 PM
  • Insect Dances: Bumblebee Boogie
  • Composer: Elena Ruehr
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Arneis Quartet
  • Avie 2502
3:09 PM
  • Las Abejas (The Bees)
  • Composer: Agustin Barrios
  • Soloists: Jason Vieaux, guitar
  • Azica 71287
3:13 PM
  • String Quintet "American"
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Parker Quartet
  • Soloists: Kim Kashkashian, viola
  • ECM 2649
3:49 PM
  • Dances in the Canebrakes
  • Composer: Florence Price
  • Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
4:01 PM
  • Concerto No. 1
  • Composer: Tomaso Albinoni
  • Conductor: Simon Standage
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Chandos 663
4:06 PM
  • Variations on a Theme by Haydn "St. Antoni Chorale"
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Belgian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
  • Naxos 550278
4:28 PM
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 1
  • Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Soloists: Yannick Nezet-Seguin, piano
  • DG 4860618
4:36 PM
  • Horn Concerto No. 3
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Jose Antonio Mendez Padron
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Havana Lyceum Orchestra
  • Soloists: Sarah Willis, horn
  • Alpha 578
4:51 PM
  • Norwegian Dance No. 6
  • Composer: Johan Halvorsen
  • Conductor: Ari Rasilainen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Norwegian Radio Orchestra
  • Soloists: Harald Aadland, violin
  • NKF 50033
5:00 PM
  • Caprice No. 24
  • Composer: Niccolo Paganini
  • Soloists: Nicola Hall, guitar
  • London/Decca 430839
5:06 PM
  • Concerto for Two Flutes
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
  • Soloists: Janet See, flute
  • Harmonia Mundi 905193
5:14 PM
  • String Quintet: 3rd movement
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Miro Quartet
  • Soloists: Matt Haimovitz, cello
  • PentaTone 549
5:26 PM
  • Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
  • Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • EMI 55394
5:44 PM
  • A Moorside Suite
  • Composer: Gustav Holst
  • Conductor: Gavin Sutherland
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  • Naxos 557753
6:01 PM
  • The Girl from Corsica
  • Composer: Trevor Duncan
  • Conductor: Ronald Corp
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New London Orchestra
  • Hyperion 67148
6:06 PM
  • Tancredi: Overture
  • Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Moss Music 10045
6:13 PM
  • Little Organ Book: In dir ist Freude
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Soloists: Sara Davis Buechner, piano
  • Connoisseur Society 4212
6:17 PM
  • Violin Concerto No. 3
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Soloists: Maxim Vengerov, violin
  • EMI 57593
6:47 PM
  • Prelude No. 18
  • Composer: Frederic Chopin
  • Soloists: Yundi Li, piano
  • DG 23755
6:49 PM
  • Symphony No. 3 "Polish": Finale
  • Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London/Decca 4834942
7:01 PM
  • Impromptu-Caprice
  • Composer: Gabriel Pierne
  • Soloists: Susann McDonald, harp
  • Klavier 11004
7:06 PM
  • In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • Composer: Alexander Borodin
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Telarc 80072
7:13 PM
  • Preludio
  • Composer: Manuel Ponce
  • Soloists: Cecilio Perera, guitar
  • Naxos 573025
7:17 PM
  • Piano Concerto No. 25
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Neville Marriner
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Soloists: Alfred Brendel, piano
  • Philips 412856
7:52 PM
  • String Quintet No. 1: 4th movement
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Hausmusik
  • EMI 49958
8:01 PM
  • Overture No. 2: Gavotte
  • Composer: Francesco Veracini
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Cologne
  • Archiv 439937
8:06 PM
  • Butterfly's Day Out
  • Composer: Mark O'Connor
  • Soloists: Yo-Yo Ma, cello, Mark O'Connor, mandolin, Edgar Meyer, double bass
  • Sony 93927
8:11 PM
  • Ma vlast (My Country): Vysehrad
  • Composer: Bedrich Smetana
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Virgin 61223
8:27 PM
  • Miss Sally's Party
  • Composer: William Grant Still
  • Conductor: Philip Brunelle
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: VocalEssence Orchestra
  • Clarion 905
8:48 PM
  • Preludio Sinfonico
  • Composer: Giacomo Puccini
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
  • Erato 55026
9:03 PM
  • Bagatelle
  • Composer: John Ireland
  • Conductor: David Curtis
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the Swan
  • Soloists: Raphael Wallfisch, cello
  • Naxos 571372
9:06 PM
  • Symphonic Dance No. 1
  • Composer: Edvard Grieg
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • NKF 50002
9:13 PM
  • Concerto Grosso No. 2
  • Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
  • Archiv 423626
9:25 PM
  • Afton Water
  • Composer: Traditional
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Collegium 120
9:29 PM
  • Simple Symphony
  • Composer: Benjamin Britten
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
  • Virgin 45121
9:48 PM
  • Czech Suite: Finale
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Jose Serebrier
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • ASV 765
9:54 PM
  • The Age of Gold: Tahiti Trot
  • Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Conductor: Constantine Orbelian
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Chamber Orchestra
  • Delos 3257
10:01 PM
  • German Dances
  • Composer: William Brade
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Brass Ensemble
  • Soloists: Ludwig Guttler, trumpet
  • Capriccio 10146
10:06 PM
  • Vocalise
  • Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Conductor: Michael Stern
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Soloists: Joshua Bell, violin
  • Sony 97779
10:12 PM
  • Suite: Paris
  • Composer: Haydn Wood
  • Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Marco Polo 223605
10:28 PM
  • Jeux d'eau (Fountains)
  • Composer: Maurice Ravel
  • Soloists: Heidi Lowy, piano
  • Bayer 100344
10:34 PM
  • Les Preludes
  • Composer: Franz Liszt
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • EMI 64850
10:51 PM
  • Fall Fair
  • Composer: Godfrey Ridout
  • Conductor: Uri Mayer
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
  • CBC 5069
11:01 PM
  • Etude No. 11: for arpeggios
  • Composer: Claude Debussy
  • Soloists: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
  • Warner 83940
11:06 PM
  • Rondo
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Conductor: Alexander Schneider
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloists: Isaac Stern, violin
  • Sony 66475
11:12 PM
  • Zampa Overture
  • Composer: Ferdinand Herold
  • Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chandos 9765
11:22 PM
  • Air and Gavotte
  • Composer: Arthur Foote
  • Conductor: Reuben Blundell
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Gowanus Arts Ensemble
  • New Focus 166
11:31 PM
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
  • Saint Luke's 302
11:48 PM
  • Symphony: 1st movement
  • Composer: Georges Bizet
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Orchestra
  • EMI 63898
12:01 AM
  • Clarinet Quartet No. 2: Pastorale
  • Composer: Bernhard Crusell
  • Soloists: Osmo Vanska, clarinet, Pekka Kaupinnen, violin, Anu Airas, viola, Ilkka Palli, cello
  • Bis 741
12:06 AM
  • Impromptu No. 2
  • Composer: Frederic Chopin
  • Soloists: Artur Rubinstein, piano
  • RCA 5617
12:14 AM
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius
  • Conductor: Osmo Vanska
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Bis 1286
12:46 AM
  • My Neighbor Totoro Suite
  • Composer: Joe Hisaishi
  • Conductor: Joe Hisaishi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • DG 4877352
12:55 AM
  • See-Saw Waltz
  • Composer: Justin Holland
  • Soloists: Mark Delpriora, guitar
  • APM Recording 20221
1:01 AM
  • String Quintet: Allegretto
  • Composer: Niels Gade
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble MidtVest
  • CPO 555199
1:06 AM
  • Helios Overture
  • Composer: Carl Nielsen
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Sony 42093
1:18 AM
  • Phaeton
  • Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
  • Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Siecles
  • Harmonia Mundi 902614
1:26 AM
  • Violin Sonata
  • Composer: Cesar Franck
  • Soloists: Yo-Yo Ma, cello, Kathryn Stott, piano
  • Sony 87287
1:55 AM
  • May Cause Dizziness
  • Composer: Michael Kurth
  • Conductor: Robert Spano
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • ASO Media 1011
2:01 AM
  • Flute Quartet No. 1: 2nd movement
  • Composer: Francois-Joseph Gossec
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Milliere String Trio
  • Soloists: Patrice Bocquillon, flute
  • Schwann 310081
2:06 AM
  • Nocturne
  • Composer: Louise Farrenc
  • Soloists: Konstanze Eickhorst, piano
  • CPO 999879
2:13 AM
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Naxos 557430
2:51 AM
  • Les Larmes de Jacqueline
  • Composer: Jacques Offenbach
  • Conductor: Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Soloists: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
  • London/Decca 4832948
3:01 AM
  • Idylle pour Ida (Hommage a Ida Presti)
  • Composer: John Duarte
  • Soloists: Berta Rojas, guitar
  • SELF PROD 2022
3:06 AM
  • Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • DG 445486
3:18 AM
  • Unsent Love Letters
  • Composer: Elena Kats-Chernin
  • Soloists: Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano
3:24 AM
  • String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"
  • Composer: Leos Janacek
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: The Knights
  • Avie 2555
3:44 AM
  • Piano Trio
  • Composer: Germaine Tailleferre
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Neave Trio
  • Chandos 20238
4:01 AM
  • Music for Bill and Me
  • Composer: Lou Harrison
  • Soloists: Karen Gottlieb, harp
4:06 AM
  • Night Prayer
  • Composer: Eriks Esenvalds
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Polyphony
  • Hyperion 67796
4:16 AM
  • String Quartet No. 2
  • Composer: Ernst von Dohnanyi
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Takacs Quartet
  • Hyperion 68238
4:42 AM
  • In the Summer Wind (Im Sommerwind)
  • Composer: Anton Webern
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • DG 447099
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Valerie Kahler

Valerie Kahler

Valerie Kahler started playing cello and piano in 3rd grade, but didn't officially fall under the spell of classical music until high school when she began exploring her parents' LP collection. There, tucked between the Herb Alpert and an abandoned children's record, she found an album of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta. She played the A side (Ravel's Bolero and Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave) over and over again, mesmerized by the changes of color the composers could produce with different instruments, and by the images the music conjured in her imagination.  Thanks to teachers and professors with high expectations and a taste for demanding repertoire, Valerie was able to explore orchestral, chamber and vocal music from the inside out, all through high school and college. At some point during an unfocused pursuit of a bachelor's degree, she wandered into the studios of KNAU (now Arizona Public Radio) in Flagstaff, Arizona. A stint as a volunteer in the music library inevitably led to being placed, unwillingly, in front of a microphone. It became surprisingly less terrifying each time, so she stayed. Ten years later, she packed her bike and her cat into a small pickup truck and drove to St. Paul, Minnesota to work for Classical24. When she's not playing classical music or talking about classical music, she's likely to be reading, sewing, singing or cooking. Valerie shares her life with her partner John, an artist, and their two cats: Mirra and Dieter.

Jillene Khan

Jillene Khan

Jillene Khan works for Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media as an overnight classical host. She studied radio broadcasting at Brown College in St. Paul and kept her Midwestern roots after graduation by hosting at radio stations in Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Davenport, Iowa; and Madison, Wisconsin. She has received local and national recognition for her work from the Country Music Association and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. She recently won the Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media. Outside of radio, her favorite things include spending time with loved ones, a great hug, an animal of any kind, and the thrill of a new experience. She absolutely loves doing things for the first time or going places she has never been before. She also enjoys being outdoors, no matter what the weather. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing,” she says.

Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Lyon joins the classical ranks as our assistant program director and fill-in host after six years working for us as a master control specialist, board operator and producer. Her new role combines her love of working technically, behind-the-scenes, as well as stepping in front of the microphone to share her favorite music. As the assistant program director, she coordinates programming, serves as an on-air host and dips her toes in every part of the department. That’s what she loves most about working in radio: “It’s like a river you flow on and you don’t know where you’ll end up, but you love the ride.” Although a violinist by training, her favorite classical composers are tied to her roots in choral music. When not doing all things audio, she can be found hiking, reading, or volunteering with programs that benefit children.

Bonnie North

Bonnie North

For host Bonnie North, classical music is more than just a genre — it's a way of life. She stumbled into the world of radio after responding to a newspaper ad for Vermont Public Radio seeking a classical music DJ for its Sunday afternoon show. Despite having no previous radio experience, she was confident in her knowledge of classical music and took a chance. She created an audition tape, and the rest is history. Her favorite composer depends on her mood. Sometimes she seeks the meditative sounds of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, while other times she craves the angular compositions of Igor Stravinsky. Of course, she also loves the classics by composers who include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. But she is always looking for contemporary composers and is eager to discover new musical talents. Outside of work, she loves to attend live music events. She also enjoys traveling and having friends and family scattered throughout the United States and Europe. But her love for animals is just as strong, and she often volunteers at animal shelters. She is an avid duathlon participant, combining her love for running and biking in one exciting event.

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor grew up in a household where his father and boisterous Irish uncles would often noisily debate what was to be played on the turntable: Between the three brothers, and depending on the mood of the day, it wavered between Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson and Gordon Lightfoot. (The brothers also hailed from Toronto). Kevin's career arc seemed to follow suit, spinning and selling classical, jazz, folk and pop music on the radio, and briefly in retail, for the past three decades.  A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he migrated do the Pacific Northwest, landing the requisite free-form overnight shift at his college station, KBSU, Boise. This was the first among many rungs in a public radio career that has always permitted him to express his passions for great music and explore his mercenary tendency toward spreading the message to anyone who will listen. For the past 18 years, he has served as music director and afternoon host at KBEM. He is also an avid cyclist and walker.

Melissa Ousley

Melissa Ousley

Melissa Ousley stumbled into a career in broadcasting many years ago when she moved to Wichita, Kansas to be near her soon-to-be husband. The attraction (to radio work, that is) was immediate and the chance to be around great music without having to practice was irresistible. After establishing herself as a host and producer in Kansas, Melissa moved to Minnesota and continued her work at WCAL in Northfield and Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul. Her morning classical show at WCAL was twice named "Best Classical Radio Program" by the Twin Cities paper City Pages. Melissa grew up near New York City. As a teenager, she attended the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music. Her bachelor's degree is from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. When she's away from the airwaves, Melissa loves to run, read, and spend time with her family.

Mindy Ratner

Mindy Ratner

Mindy Ratner fell hopelessly in love with radio as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she volunteered at an on-campus student station. She worked at the local public television station and began her career in earnest as an announcer at Wisconsin Public Radio. The native New Yorker moved on to stations in Cincinnati and Philadelphia before joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1983. April 1998 marked the beginning of a great life adventure, as Ratner began work as a music host and producer on the English Service of China Radio International in Beijing before a return to MPR. Her extracurricular interests include international travel; folk, ballroom and contra-dancing; choral singing; hanging out with her amazing Chinese cat; and trying to stay ahead of the weeds in her garden…with varying degrees of success!

Melanie Renate

Melanie Renate

Through her many mentors at KROC in Rochester, Minnesota, Melanie Renate learned how to splice tape in tandem with learning how to use her voice. She eventually found her path combining her ability to care for people with her love of radio broadcasting. As a certified health and wellness coach and a passionate yogi and mental-health advocate, she has developed a deep appreciation for ways in which music can aid in overall wellness. She is excited to bring her passion for people with her as she steps back behind the microphone as a classical host.

Steve Seel

Steve Seel

Steve Seel is the host of YourClassical’s weekly SymphonyCast and the trailblazing music show Extra Eclectic. He possesses a broad knowledge of many musical genres, having hosted radio programs ranging from classical to jazz and even avant-garde music at radio stations around the country. Steve began his love affair with public radio at 24 working whatever shifts he could at his hometown station of WUSF-FM in Tampa, Florida, and from there worked his way to snowy Buffalo, New York, and its renowned classical station WNED-FM, where he hosted middays and the weekly experimental-music show Present Tense. In 2005, Steve became one of the founding voices on Minnesota Public Radio's eclectic station, the Current. While there, he hosted afternoons and mornings, and conducted in-depth interviews with pop music luminaries ranging from Brian Eno to David Byrne to Tori Amos. Steve is a basement composer obsessed with all things both minimalist and slow, and might actually be incapable of writing anything that exceeds 75 beats-per-minute.

Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch

Steve Staruch can be heard on Classical Minnesota Public Radio from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays, including hosting Friday Favorites, as well as nationally during those times. Before joining MPR in 2004, Steve presented a variety of radio programs on WCAL in Northfield, Minn., where he created an immensely popular call-in program, and on WXXI in Rochester, N.Y. Outside radio, he enjoys work as a freelance tenor and violist. He and his wife, Naomi, enjoy traveling, gardening and hosting dinner parties.

Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel celebrates 30 years as a broadcaster in 2014. She started in Los Angeles in 1984 at the venerable commercial classical station KFAC, and also worked at KUSC. She then lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for five years working in a classic rock format at Radio Forth in Edinburgh before returning to the States and joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1993. Lynne trained as an actor, graduating from Northwestern University and also trained at Second City Workshop. She's a 35 year member of Actor's Equity and Screen Actors' Guild. She finished a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Her interests and passions include: laughing, dog rescue, her Collies and Gordon Setters, her Lipizzan horse, Teddy and her two extremely funny, smart and sweet sons, Peter and Josh.