Classical Through the Night on HD-2

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  • Hosted by Peter Van de Graaf, heard on HD-2 and the classical stream

Host Peter Van de Graaff draws music selections from all eras, but focuses on works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. While focusing on the standards of the repertoire, the show goes beyond that and draws from the rich and varied music that comprises all of what we call "classical music," shared in an interesting manner. 

Playlist

October 16, 2017

12:00 AM
Romance in C, Op 42
Artist : Boston Sym Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy
Album : N/A
Composer : Sibelius, Jean
Label : London
12:05 AM
Romance,’ Op 100
Artist : Henning Kraggerud, v, Christian Ihle Hadland, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Sinding, Christian
Label : Naxos
12:14 AM
Two Sentimental Romances,’ Op 28
Artist : Ulf Wallin, v, Malmo Sym Orch/Paavo Jarvi
Album : N/A
Composer : Stenhammar, Wilhelm
Label : BIS
12:27 AM
Poetic Tone Pictures,’ Op 3
Artist : Einar Steen-Nokleberg, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Grieg, Edvard
Label : Naxos
12:29 AM
String Quartet No.3 in D, Op 44/1
Artist : Melos String Quartet
Album : N/A
Composer : Mendelssohn, Felix
Label : DG
12:54 AM
Poetic Tone Pictures,’ Op 3
Artist : Einar Steen-Nokleberg, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Grieg, Edvard
Label : Naxos
1:00 AM
Les pecheurs de perles’
Artist : Livia Sohn, v, Geoff Nuttall, vi, Benjamin Loeb, p
Album : Opera Fantasies for Violin
Composer : Bizet, Georges
Label : Naxos
1:05 AM
Lakme’
Artist : Eugenia Zukerman, f, Allan Vogel, ob, Dennis Helmrich, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Delibes, Leo
Label : Delos
1:10 AM
Lakme’
Artist : Orch/Carlos Piantini
Album : N/A
Composer : Delibes, Leo
Label : Brilliant Classics
1:19 AM
La Bayadere
Artist : London Sym Orch/Richard Bonynge
Album : 50 ballet classics
Composer : Minkus, Ludwig
Label : MHS
1:20 AM
Piano Quartet No.2 in E-Flat, Op 87
Artist : Emanuel Ax, p, Isaac Stern, v, Jaime Laredo, vi, Yo-Yo Ma, vc
Album : N/A
Composer : Dvorak, Antonin
Label : Sony
1:54 AM
Jazz Novelty
Artist : Chicago Saxophone Quartet
Album : Chicago Saxophone Quartet
Composer : Briegel, George
Label : Centaur
2:00 AM
Nabucco’
Artist : New Philharmonia/Riccardo Muti
Album : N/A
Composer : Verdi, Giuseppe
Label : EMI
2:05 AM
Piano Concerto in C
Artist : Giorgia Tomassi, p, La Scala Phil/Riccardo Muti
Album : N/A
Composer : Rota, Nino
Label : EMI/Ang
2:31 AM
The Leopard’ film music (1963)
Artist : Granada Orch/Josep Pons
Album : N/A
Composer : Rota, Nino
Label : Harmonia Mundi
2:33 AM
Artist’s Quadrille, Op 201
Artist : Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel
Album : N/A
Composer : Strauss, Johann/Josef
Label : Telarc
2:37 AM
String Quartet No.13 in d, K 173
Artist : Salzburg Pro Arte String Quartet
Album : N/A
Composer : Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Label : RCA
2:54 AM
Six German Dances, K 567
Artist : Tafelmusik/Bruno Weil
Album : N/A
Composer : Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Label : Sony
3:00 AM
Waltzes, Op 34
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Chopin
Label : RCA
3:05 AM
Faschingskinder’ Waltzes
Artist : Vienna State Opera Orch/Anton Paulik
Album : N/A
Composer : Ziehrer, Carl Michael
Label : Vanguard
3:11 AM
Faschingsschwank aus Wien,’ Op 26
Artist : Pamela Ross, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Schumann, Robert
Label : Con
3:31 AM
Das Orgelbuchlein,’ BWV 599/644
Artist : Simon Preston, o
Album : N/A
Composer : Bach, Johann Sebastian
Label : DG
3:33 AM
(Organ) Trio Sonata No.1 in Eb, BWV 525
Artist : Holliger, ob, Jaccottet, hc, Demenga, vc,
Album : N/A
Composer : Bach, Johann Sebastian
Label : Philips
3:43 AM
Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1038
Artist : Empire Brass
Album : N/A
Composer : Bach, Johann Sebastian
Label : Telarc
3:54 AM
Klavierbuchlein fur WF Bach’
Artist : Joseph Payne, o
Album : N/A
Composer : Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann WF
Label : Hanssler Classic
4:00 AM
La belle Helene’
Artist : Blackham, s, Miller, t, Sadler’s Wells Theatre Orch/Matheson
Album : N/A
Composer : Offenbach, Jacques
Label : Price-Less
4:05 AM
Orpheus in the Underworld’
Artist : Czech Phil/Vaclav Neumann
Album : N/A
Composer : Offenbach, Jacques
Label : Teldec
4:14 AM
Le voyage dans la lune’
Artist : Gulbenkian Orch/Michel Swierczewski
Album : Music from The Operettas
Composer : Offenbach, Jacques
Label : Nimbus
4:15 AM
String Quartet, Op 64
Artist : Vera Beths, v, Jody Gatwood, v, Lisa Rautenberg, vi, Anner Bylsma, vc
Album : N/A
Composer : Dotzauer, Friedrich
Label : Sony
4:34 AM
String Quartet No.3 in d, Op 11, ’Quatuor brillant’
Artist : New Budapest String Quartet
Album : N/A
Composer : Spohr, Ludwig (Louis)
Label : Marco Polo
4:54 AM
Galliard Battaglia’
Artist : St Louis Brass Quintet
Album : N/A
Composer : Scheidt, Samuel
Label : Summit
5:00 AM
Forgotten Melodies,’ Op 38
Artist : Nikolai Demidenko, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Medtner, Nikolai
Label : Hyperion
5:05 AM
Symphony No.3 in C, Op 32
Artist : Gothenburg Sym Orch/Neeme Jarvi
Album : N/A
Composer : Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai
Label : DG
5:40 AM
Song, Hanacpachap
Artist : Hesperus
Album : Spain in the New World
Composer : Bocanegra, Juan Perez
Label : Golden Apple
5:41 AM
Souvenir de Lima’, Op 74
Artist : Philip Martin, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Gottschalk, Louis Moreau
Label : Hyperion
5:45 AM
Peruvian Suite
Artist : Piccolodeon
Album : N/A
Composer : Trad, Peruvian
Label : MHS
5:53 AM
Dance, Turulu neglo
Artist : Hesperus
Album : N/A
Composer : Anon 17th c, Peruvian
Label : Golden Apple

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Credit: Matthew Murphy

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Credit: Opera Philadelphia

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