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Daily Playlist: Classical WETA

This playlist is a daily guide to music broadcast on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. Scroll below to see what's played today. The playlist begins right after midnight.

Sat • December 20, 2014

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12:06 am

Selections from "Home for the Holidays" (4,2,17,16)

Traditional
Eaken Piano Trio

Naxos 554.099 (Home for the Holidays)

12:22 am

Piano Concerto #4

John Field
Míceál O'Rourke (piano) | London Mozart Players | Matthias Bamert (conductor)

Chandos 9442

12:56 am

Selections from "Sing We Christmas - Chanticleer" (14-16)

Traditional
Chanticleer

Teldec 4509-94563 (Sing We Christmas)

1:05 am

Symphony #14

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prague Chamber Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Telarc 80242

1:24 am

Piano Trio #1

Johannes Brahms
Beaux Arts Trio

Philips 416.838

2:01 am

Symphony #25

Joseph Haydn
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra | Adam Fischer (conductor)

Nimbus 5258

2:15 am

The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

Decca 0006627

2:58 am

Mazurka C-sharp Minor, Op. 50 #3

Frédéric Chopin
Leon Fleisher (piano)

Vanguard 1551

3:03 am

Rienzi: Overture

Richard Wagner
Berlin Philharmonic | Klaus Tennstedt (conductor)

EMI 47030

3:17 am

Symphony #3 "Organ"

Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra of the Bastille | Michael Matthes (organ) | Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

DG 435.854

3:54 am

Cantata #209: Sinfonia

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Consort | Roy Goodman (conductor)

Hyperion 22002

Beethoven Month

4:01 am

Piano Sonata #18 "Hunt"

Ludwig van Beethoven
Alfred Brendel (piano)

Philips 412.575

4:24 am

Cello Concerto B Minor

Antonin Dvorák
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

DG 413.819

5:06 am

Divertimento, K. 251

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Berlin Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Sony 53277

5:32 am

Selections from "James Galway's Christmas Carol" (1-4)

Traditional
James Galway (flute) | BBC Singers | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Chapel Choir of King's School, Canterbury

RCA 61233 (Christmas Carol)

5:46 am

Selections from "O Come All Ye Faithful -- King's College Choir" (10,12,7)

Traditional
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge | David Briggs (organ) | Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Argo 414.042 (O Come All Ye Faithful)

5:57 am

The First Nowell

Traditional
London Brass | Lesley Pearson (organ)

Teldec 2292-46443 (Christmas with London Brass)

6:05 am

William Tell: Overture

Gioachino Rossini
Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

DG 431.653

6:16 am

The Many Moods of Christmas: #1

Traditional
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus | Robert Shaw (conductor)

Telarc 80087 (The Many Moods of Christmas)

6:28 am

Concert Piece in D Minor, Op. 134 (Introduction and Allegro Concertante)

Robert Schumann
Murray Perahia (piano) | Berlin Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Sony 64577 (Robert Schumann)

New Release (2014)

6:43 am

Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle (arr. Alexander Craig)

Holiday Music
New York Polyphony

BIS 2099 (Sing Thee Nowell)

6:45 am

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Traditional
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg & Friends

NSS Music 001 (Merry)

6:49 am

Violin Sonata, HWV 373 in E Major (Op. 1 #15)

George Frideric Handel
Ensemble Vintage of Cologne

Naxos 572.245 (Handel)

6:58 am

Christmas Oratorio, Part 5. Chorus. "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen"

Johann Sebastian Bach
RIAS Chamber Choir | Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | René Jacobs (conductor)

Harmonia Mundi 90.1630.31 (Weihnachts-Oratorium)

7:05 am

Capriccio Espagnol

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra | Kees Bakels (conductor)

Bis 1387

7:22 am

Selections from "Christmas With the Academy" (2-6)

Traditional
Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

Philips 442.141 (Christmas with the Academy)

7:37 am

Two Pieces in D Major: Courante

Silvius Leopold Weiss
Bernhard Hofstötter (lute)

Querstand 1011 (Weiss)

New Release (2014)

7:43 am

Quittez Pasteurs (arr. John Rutter)

Holiday Music
Seraphic Fire | Jacqueline Kerrod (harp) | Patrick Dupré Quigley (conductor)

SFM 14 (Candlelight Carols)

7:46 am

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Traditional
Scott Kritzer (guitar)

Miramont 113 (Classical Guitar Christmas)

7:49 am

Artist's Life

Johann Strauss, Jr.
Johann Strauss Orchestra | Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

EMI 47052

7:58 am

Selections from "Carols for Christmas" (1-3)

Traditional
The Dale Warland Singers | Kathy Kienzle (harp) | Jeffrey Van (guitar) | Dale Warland (conductor)

d'Note 1015 (Carols for Christmas)

8:04 am

Gesu Bambino

Pietro Yon
Eaken Piano Trio

Naxos 554.099 (Home for the Holidays)

8:10 am

Symphony #70

Joseph Haydn
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra | Simon Rattle (conductor)

EMI 54297

8:27 am

A Feast of Carols

Traditional
Tallis Chamber Choir | National Symphony Orchestra of London | Randol Alan Bass (conductor)

Kodanja 2003 (A Feast of Carols)

8:47 am

Sinfonia, RV 149

Antonio Vivaldi
English Concert | Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

Archiv 415.518 (Pachelbel Canon and Gigue)

New Release (2014)

8:54 am

Ding Dong! Merrily on high

Holiday Music
Elora Festival Singers | Michael Bloss (organ) | Noel Edison (conductor)

Naxos 573.421 (The Wonder of Christmas)

8:56 am

O Holy Night

Adolphe Adam
Thomas Hampson (baritone) | St. Paul Chamber Orchestra | Hugh Wolff (conductor)

Teldec 73135 (Christmas with Thomas Hampson)

9:05 am

Trumpet Concerto

Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Alison Balsom (trumpet) | German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen | Alison Balsom (conductor)

EMI 16213

9:24 am

Selections from "A Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas" (1-5)

Traditional
Mormon Tabernacle Choir | John Longhurst (organ) | Orchestra at Temple Square | Craig Jessop (conductor)

Telarc 80552 (A Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas)

9:43 am

Symphony G Major (Op. 3 #6)

Johann Christian Bach
Hanover Band | Anthony Halstead (conductor)

CPO 999.268

New Release (2014)

9:52 am

Exultate justi in Domino

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
Folger Consort | Cathedra

Bard 19005 (Christmas in New Spain)

9:57 am

Silent Night

Franz Gruber
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra | Peter Breiner (conductor)

Naxos 550.301 (Christmas Goes Baroque)

CD Pick of the Week

Beethoven Month

10:02 am

Piano Sonata #29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier": I. Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven
Alessio Bax (piano)

Signum Classics 397 (Alessio Bax Plays Beethoven)

10:13 am

The Nutcracker: Act I

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Kirov Orchestra, St. Petersburg | Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Philips 462.114 (The Nutcracker)

10:56 am

Capriccio Waltz

Henryk Wieniawski
Cho Liang Lin (violin) | Sandra Rivers (piano)

CBS 39133

New Release (2014)

11:03 am

There is No Rose ('Hereford') (arr. Geoffrey Williams)

Samuel Wesley
New York Polyphony

BIS 2099 (Sing Thee Nowell)

11:06 am

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Traditional
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble

CBS 7033 (A Festival of Carols)

11:09 am

The Birds

Ottorino Respighi
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra | Louis Lane (conductor)

Telarc 80085

11:29 am

A Christmas Festival Overture

Leroy Anderson
Boston Pops Orchestra | Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

RCA 61685 (A Christmas Party)

11:39 am

Flute Sonata, HWV 362 in A Minor (Op. 1 #4)

George Frideric Handel
Paula Robison (flute) | Kenneth Cooper (harpsichord) | Timothy Eddy (cello)

Artemis 1494 (MISSING)

11:48 am

Selections from "Christmas Carols - Musica Sacra" (12-14)

Traditional
Musica Sacra | Richard Westenburg (conductor)

DG 429.732 (Christmas Carols)

11:55 am

Il est ne le divin enfant

Traditional
Syrinx [Simion Stanciu] (pan-pipe) | Alexandre Lagoya (guitar) | Marielle Nordmann (harp)

Erato 2292-45975 (Merry Christmas)

Opera House

12:00 pm

Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Metropolitan Opera

Non-commercial recording (Non-commercial recording)

New Release (2014)

3:43 pm

Magi veniunt ab oriente

Jacob Clemens non Papa
New York Polyphony

BIS 2099 (Sing Thee Nowell)

3:51 pm

Water Music: Excerpts

George Frideric Handel
L'Arte dell'Arco | Federico Guglielmo (conductor)

CPO 777.312

4:05 pm

Selections from "Christmastide - Jessye Norman" (1-6)

Traditional
Jessye Norman (soprano) | New York Choral Society; American Boychoir | Empire Chamber Ensemble | Robert DeCormier (conductor)

Philips 420.180 (Christmastide)

4:21 pm

Symphony #94 "Surprise"

Joseph Haydn
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam | Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

Philips 412.871

4:45 pm

Selections from "Home for the Holidays" (1,6,12)

Traditional
Eaken Piano Trio

Naxos 554.099 (Home for the Holidays)

4:52 pm

Away in a Manger

Traditional
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) | Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera | Tecwyn Evans (conductor)

DG 0014914 (Christmas)

CD Pick of the Week

Beethoven Month

4:59 pm

The Ruins of Athens: Turkish March (arr. Bax)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Alessio Bax (piano)

Signum Classics 397 (Alessio Bax Plays Beethoven)

New Release (2014)

5:02 pm

Lux Aeterna: O Nata Lux

Morten Lauridsen
Seraphic Fire | Patrick Dupré Quigley (conductor)

SFM 14 (Candlelight Carols)

5:06 pm

Banquet Music, Part 3: Concerto

Georg Philipp Telemann
Musica Antiqua of Cologne | Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

Archiv 427.619 (Telemann: Tafelmusik)

5:23 pm

Selections from "O Come All Ye Faithful -- King's College Choir" (9,13,8,16)

Traditional
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge | David Briggs (organ) | Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Argo 414.042 (O Come All Ye Faithful)

5:39 pm

Concerto, RV 428 "The Goldfinch"

Antonio Vivaldi
Lisa Beznosiuk (flute) | English Concert | Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

Archiv 423.702 (Vivaldi: Six Flute Concertos)

5:49 pm

Music for Christmas

Michael Praetorius
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass

Four Winds 3017 (A Christmas Concert)

5:56 pm

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

Anonymous
Sons of Orpheus (Orphei Drängar)

BIS 533 (Christmas Music)

6:05 pm

Ballade, Op. 19

Gabriel Fauré
Naida Cole (piano)

Decca 748.021

6:19 pm

Selections from "Christmas from Westminster Cathedral" (1-4)

Traditional
Choir of Westminster Cathedral | James O'Donnell (conductor)

Hyperion 66668 (Adestes fideles)

6:35 pm

Violin Sonata in G Minor "Devil's Trill"

Giuseppe Tartini
Nicola Benedetti (violin) | Scottish Chamber Orchestra | Christian Curnyn (conductor)

Decca 0016412 (Italia)

6:50 pm

Nutcracker Suite (17-20)

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

Sony Classical 63303 (The Joy of Christmas)

New Release (2014)

6:59 pm

Away in a Manger

Holiday Music
Elora Festival Singers | Noel Edison (conductor)

Naxos 573.421 (The Wonder of Christmas)

7:03 pm

Une Symphonie Imaginaire: #14-17

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Musicians of the Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

Archiv 0004478 (Rameu: Une Symphonie Imaginaire)

New Release (2014)

7:20 pm

Quid petis, o fili

Richard Pygott
New York Polyphony

BIS 2099 (Sing Thee Nowell)

7:27 pm

Messiah: Comfort ye...Ev'ry Valley

George Frideric Handel
Juan Diego Flórez (tenor) | Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna | Nicoletta Mezzini (harpsichord) | Michele Mariotti (conductor)

Decca 0014875 (Santo)

7:33 pm

Emperor Waltz

Johann Strauss, Jr.
London Philharmonic | Franz Welser-Möst (conductor)

EMI 54089

7:45 pm

Selections from "Home for the Holidays" (4,2,17,16)

Traditional
Eaken Piano Trio

Naxos 554.099 (Home for the Holidays)

8:02 pm

Andante with Variations, Op. 4

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
Trio Parnassus and Friends

MDG 303.1549

8:17 pm

Selections from "James Galway's Christmas Carol" (1-4)

Traditional
James Galway (flute) | BBC Singers | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Chapel Choir of King's School, Canterbury

RCA 61233 (Christmas Carol)

8:33 pm

Aida: Ballet Scenes

Giuseppe Verdi
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra | José Serebrier (conductor)

Naxos 572.818-19 (Verdi)

8:42 pm

Selections from "Christmas Carols - Musica Sacra" (6-10)

Traditional
Musica Sacra | Richard Westenburg (conductor)

DG 429.732 (Christmas Carols)

Hanukkah

8:56 pm

Simchas Torah

Ernest Bloch
Eaken Piano Trio

Naxos 554.714 (I'll Be Home for the Holidays)

CD Pick of the Week

Beethoven Month

9:04 pm

Piano Sonata #14 in C-sharp Major, Op. 27 #2 "Moonlight"

Ludwig van Beethoven
Alessio Bax (piano)

Signum Classics 397 (Alessio Bax Plays Beethoven)

9:19 pm

Selections from "Carols for Brass" (4,3,8,17,1)

Traditional
The Galliard Brass

ASV 527 (Carols for Brass)

9:33 pm

Oboe Concerto B-flat Major

Johan Helmich Roman
Per-Olof Gillblad (oboe) | Capella Calmariensis | Claes-Merithz Pettersson (conductor)

EMI 49646

New Release (2014)

9:51 pm

Por celebrar del Infante

Juan de Araujo
Folger Consort | Cathedra

Bard 19005 (Christmas in New Spain)

9:57 pm

Christmas Oratorio, Part 4. Aria. "Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben" (I will live only to glorify thee)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Werner Güra (tenor) | Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | René Jacobs (conductor)

Harmonia Mundi 90.1630.31 (Weihnachts-Oratorium)

10:03 pm

Canon

Johann Pachelbel
Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

DG 413.309

10:11 pm

Selections from "Home for the Holidays" (6-10)

Traditional
Eaken Piano Trio

Naxos 554.099 (Home for the Holidays)

10:27 pm

Concert Piece F Minor

Carl Maria von Weber
Gerhard Oppitz (piano) | Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

RCA 68219

New Release (2014)

10:43 pm

Adam lay y-bounden

Howard Skempton
Elora Festival Singers | Noel Edison (conductor)

Naxos 573.421 (The Wonder of Christmas)

10:45 pm

Resonet in Laudibus

Holiday Music
Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street, NY | Owen Burdick (conductor)

Naxos 555.886 (Christmas at Trinity)

10:48 pm

Ballade #3 A-flat Major

Frédéric Chopin
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

London 410.180

10:56 pm

Pastorale Motet for Christmas: Opening Chorus

Francesco Durante
Roberta Mameli (soprano) | Ursula Eittinger (mezzo-soprano) | Andreas Post (tenor) | Stephan MacLeod (bass) | Cologne Academy | Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)

CPO 777.571 (Durante)

11:05 pm

Bergensiana

Johan Halvorsen
Bergen Philharmonic | Karsten Andersen (conductor)

NKF 50013

11:15 pm

Selections from "Christmas from Westminster Cathedral" (1-8)

Traditional
Choir of Westminster Cathedral | James O'Donnell (conductor)

Hyperion 66668 (Adestes fideles)

11:43 pm

Characteristic March #1

Franz Schubert
Evgeny Kissin (piano) | James Levine (piano)

RCA 69282

New Release (2014)

11:50 pm

Huron Carol (arr. Susan LaBarr)

Jesse Edgar Middleton
Seraphic Fire | Patrick Dupré Quigley (conductor)

SFM 14 (Candlelight Carols)

11:55 pm

Cwsg, Cwsg, Cwsg (Still, still, still)

Traditional
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) | Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera | Tecwyn Evans (conductor)

DG 0014914 (Christmas)

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