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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

January 17, 2017

12:00 AM
24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op 1
Artist : James Ehnes, v
Album : Paganini: 24 Caprices
Composer : Paganini
Label : Telarc
12:05 AM
Paganiniana,’ Op 65
Artist : Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana/Christian Benda
Album : Casella: Paganiniana, Serenata, La Giara
Composer : Casella
Label : Naxos
12:23 AM
24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op 1
Artist : Yizhak Schotten, vi
Album : Tribute to Lionel Tertis and William Primrose
Composer : Paganini
Label : Crystal
12:24 AM
Maestosa Sonata sentimentale’
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, v, London Phil Orch/Charles Dutoit
Album : Niccolo Paganini: Concerto Per Violino NO. 5, Maestosa Sonata Sentimentale
Composer : Paganini
Label : DG
12:40 AM
Piano Sonata No.53 in e, H XVI:34
Artist : Elizabeth Rich, p
Album : Haydn and C.P.E. Bach
Composer : Haydn
Label : Connoisseur
12:54 AM
Clavier Sonata in D, Kk 53 (L 261)
Artist : John Browning, p
Album : Scarlatti: 30 Keyboard Sonatas
Composer : Scarlatti
Label : Musicmasters
1:00 AM
Mellanspel’ (Interlude)
Artist : Swedish Radio Sym Orch/Stig Westerberg
Album : Swedish Highlights
Composer : Stenhammar
Label : Caprice
1:05 AM
Flute Concerto in D
Artist : Maria Bania, f, Concerto Copenhagen/Andrew Manze
Album : Flute Concertos by Scheibe, Agrelli, Hasse
Composer : Agrell
Label : Chandos
1:20 AM
Dithyramb (1909)
Artist : orebro Sym Orch/Goran Nilson
Album : Strindberg in Music: Tor Aulin Master Olof Suite, Ture Rangstrom Dithyramb
Composer : Rangstr¿m
Label : Sterling
1:37 AM
Songs, Op 26
Artist : Anne Sofie von Otter, ms, Bengt Forsberg, p
Album : Grieg: Lieder
Composer : Stenhammar
Label : DG
1:39 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks,’ Op 28
Artist : Bavarian Radio Sym Orch/Leonard Slatkin
Album : Strauss: Don Quixote, TIll Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Composer : Strauss
Label : RCA
1:54 AM
Ten German Dances, Op 4
Artist : Eva Schieferstein, p
Album : Carl Maria von Weber: Dances for Piano
Composer : Weber
Label : Koch
2:00 AM
Colas Breugnon,’ Op 24
Artist : Russian National Orch/Mikhail Pletnev
Album : Russian Overtures
Composer : Kabalevsky
Label : DG
2:05 AM
Piano Concerto No.1 in c, Op 35
Artist : Martha Argerich, p, Guy Touvron, tr, Wurttemberg Chamber Orch/Jorg Faerber
Album : Shostakovich: Piano Concerto 1/ Haydn: PIano Concerto No. 11
Composer : Shostakovich
Label : DG
2:28 AM
Preludes, Op 38
Artist : Alexandre Dossin, p
Album : Kabalevsky: Preludes (Complete), Preludes and Fugues
Composer : Kabalevsky
Label : Naxos
2:30 AM
Sinfonia da Caccia (Jagd-Symphonie)’
Artist : Baumann, Vlatkovic, Brown, Hill, fh’s, St Martin’s Academy/IonaBrown
Album : Concerti Da Caccia
Composer : L Mozart
Label : Philips
2:41 AM
Symphony No.6 in F, K 43
Artist : Salzburg Mozarteum Orch/Hans Graf
Album : Early Symphonies, Vol. 1
Composer : Mozart
Label : Laserlight
2:54 AM
Song, ’Erntelied’
Artist : Barbara Bonney, s, Malcolm Martineau, p
Album : The Other Mozart
Composer : FX Mozart
Label : London
3:00 AM
Trio Sonata in b, Op 3/4
Artist : Romuald Tecco & Leslie Shank, v’s, J Koestenbaum, vc, Layton James, o
Album : N/A
Composer : Corelli
Label : London
3:05 AM
Oboe Concerto in A
Artist : Brynar Hoff, ob, English Chamber Orch/Ian Watson
Album : Baroque Oboe Concertos
Composer : Corelli
Label : Simax
3:14 AM
The Garden of Fand’ (1913-16)
Artist : Halle Orch/Sir John Barbirolli
Album : English Music
Composer : Bax, Arnold
Label : Nixa
3:30 AM
Mazurkas, Op 68
Artist : Russell Sherman, p
Album : Chopin: The Mazurkas
Composer : Chopin, Fr¿d¿ric
Label : Avie
3:31 AM
Cello Sonata in g, Op 65
Artist : Janos Starker, vc, Gyorgy Sebok, p
Album : Starker Plays Chopin, Bartok, Mendelssohn
Composer : Chopin, Fr¿d¿ric
Label : Mercury
3:55 AM
12 Etudes, Op 35
Artist : Clay Ruede, vc
Album : Franchomme: The Complete Caprices and Etudes
Composer : Franchomme
Label : Koch
4:00 AM
Elegy,’ Op 58
Artist : English Chamber Orch/Yehudi Menuhin
Album : Elgar: Music for Strings
Composer : Elgar
Label : Arabesque
4:05 AM
Serenade No.11 in E-Flat, K 375
Artist : Chamber Orch of Europe
Album : Mozart: Divertimenti for Wind Instruments
Composer : Mozart
Label : Teldec
4:28 AM
Serenade’
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, p
Album : Christian Sinding * Music for Piano * Jerome Lowenthal, Piano
Composer : Sinding
Label : Bridge
4:30 AM
String Serenade in e, Op 20
Artist : English Chamber Orch/Yehudi Menuhin
Album : Elgar: Music for Strings
Composer : Elgar
Label : Arabesque
4:42 AM
Serenade’
Artist : Royal Liverpool Phil/David Lloyd-Jones
Album : Alwyn: Concerti Grossi Nos 2 and 3
Composer : Alwyn
Label : Naxos
4:53 AM
Madrigal, ’I Go Before, My Darling’
Artist : Deller Consort
Album : Madrigals of Tomas Morley
Composer : Morley
Label : Vanguard
5:00 AM
La Cartagenera’
Artist : Narciso Yepes, g
Album : Tarrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra, Lagrima, Danza Mora, Adelita, Pavana and Jota
Composer : T¿rrega
Label : DG
5:05 AM
Overture, Op 1, ’Nonetto’
Artist : Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall
Album : Arriaga: Orchestral Works
Composer : Arriaga
Label : Astree
5:13 AM
Minuetto’
Artist : Narciso Yepes, g
Album : Scarlatti: Sonatas
Composer : T¿rrega
Label : DG
5:15 AM
Piano Concerto No.5 in E-Flat, Op 73, ’Emperor’
Artist : Vladimir Ashkenazy, p, Chicago Sym/Sir Georg Solti
Album : Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor'/ Egmont Overture
Composer : Beethoven
Label : London
5:55 AM
Lute Sonata (Suite) in B-Flat
Artist : Eliot Fisk, g
Album : N/A
Composer : Weiss
Label : Musicmasters
Credit: Carliss Million

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