Classical Through the Night on HD-2

Monday though Saturday, 10 pm to 6 am; Sunday, 11 pm to 6 am on HD-2 and the Classical Stream
  • 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

December 08, 2016

12:00 AM
Song, ’Oh! quand je dors’
Artist : Angela Gheorghiu, s, Malcolm Martineau, p
Album : My World- Songs from Around the Globe
Composer :
Label : London
12:04 AM
Malediction’ (Concerto in e for Piano and Strings)
Artist : Jorge Bolet, p, London Sym/Ivan Fischer
Album : Piano Concerto No. 3
Composer :
Label : London
12:20 AM
Harmonies poetiques et religieuses’
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, p
Album : Liszt, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Bridge
12:36 AM
Six German Dances, K 600
Artist : North German Radio Sym Orch/Gunter Wand
Album : Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Composer :
Label : RCA
12:38 AM
Gallimathias musicum’ (Quodlibet), K 32
Artist : Orpheus Chamber Orch
Album : Mozart: A Little Light Music
Composer :
Label : DG
12:54 AM
Favorite Waltzes for Empress Marie Louise’
Artist : Eva Schieferstein, p
Album : Dances for Piano
Composer :
Label : Koch
1:00 AM
Two Pieces, Op 32
Artist : Gary Karr, db, Harmon Lewis, p
Album : The Sprit of Koussevitzky
Composer :
Label : VQR
1:04 AM
Violin Sonata No.4 in a, Op 23
Artist : Jascha Heifetz, v, Emanuel Bay, p
Album : Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor Op. 23 and No. 7 in C Minor
Composer :
Label : RCA
1:23 AM
Anthem, ’If ye love me, keep my commandments’
Artist : Voices of Ascension Cho/Dennis Keene
Album : Beyond Chant- Mysteries Of The Renaissance
Composer :
Label : Delos
1:24 AM
Bass Tuba Concerto in f (1954)
Artist : Patrick Harrild, tuba, London Sym Orch/Bryden Thomson
Album : Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E Minor, Tuba Concerto
Composer :
Label : Chandos
1:38 AM
Double Bass Concerto No.2 in b
Artist : Edgar Meyer, db, St. Paul Chamber Orch/Hugh Wolff
Album : Meyer and Bottesini Concertos
Composer :
Label : Sony
1:54 AM
Five Preludes, Op 16
Artist : Gary Karr, db, Harmon Lewis, p
Album : N/A
Composer :
Label : VQR
2:00 AM
L’amore medico’
Artist : St Martin’s Academy/Necille Marriner
Album : Wolf-Ferrari: Orchestral Music
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang
2:05 AM
Papillons,’ Op 2
Artist : Konstantin Lifschitz, p
Album : Konstantin Lifschitz: Debut Recording
Composer :
Label : Denon
2:20 AM
Romanzen und Balladen’, Op 145
Artist : Stuttgart Southwest German Vocal Ensemble/Rupert Huber
Album : Schumann: Romances and Ballades
Composer :
Label : Hanssler
2:22 AM
Violin Concerto (1937-42)
Artist : Lydia Mordkovitch, v, Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley
Album : Moeran: Violin Concerto, Lonely Waters, Whythorne's Shadow, Cello Concerto
Composer :
Label : Chandos
2:55 AM
O sing joyfully
Artist : Voices of Ascension Cho/Dennis Keene
Album : Beyond Chant- Mysteries Of The Renaissance
Composer :
Label : Delos
3:00 AM
Peer Gynt,’ Op 23
Artist : Angela Gheorghiu, s, Malcolm Martineau, p
Album : My World: Songs from Around the Globe'
Composer :
Label : London
3:05 AM
Peer Gynt’ Suite No.2, Op 55
Artist : San Francisco Sym Orch/Herbert Blomstedt
Album : Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites/ Nielsen: Aladdin
Composer :
Label : London
3:22 AM
Rustles of Spring’
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, p
Album : Sinding: Music for Piano
Composer :
Label : Arabesque
3:24 AM
Andante’
Artist : Goran Sollscher, g
Album : Goran Sollscher: Eleven String Baroque
Composer :
Label : DG
3:26 AM
Symphony No.1 in g, ’Sinfonie serieuse’
Artist : Royal Phil/Ulf Bjorlin
Album : Berwald: Overtures, Concertos and Symphonies
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang
3:54 AM
Bouree’
Artist : Goran Sollscher, g
Album : Bach: Suites for Lute
Composer :
Label : DG
4:00 AM
Overture, ’The Building of the House,’ Op 79
Artist : City of Birmingham Sym Cho and Orch/Simon Rattle
Album : Rattle Conducts Britten
Composer :
Label : EMI/Ang
4:05 AM
Nocturne’ in d, Op 19/4
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, vc, English Chamber Orch/Benjamin Britten
Album : Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Nocturne, Suite 'Mozartiana', Legend 'Christ in His Garden'
Composer :
Label : BBC
4:10 AM
Cello Sonata in d (1915)
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, vc, Benjamin Britten, p
Album : Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano D. 821/ Schumann: 5 Pieces in the Popular Style Op. 102/ Debussy: Cello Sonata
Composer :
Label : London
4:22 AM
Prince of the Pagodas,’ Op 57
Artist : London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen
Album : The Prince of the Pagodas
Composer :
Label : Virgin
4:24 AM
Sonata (No.2) for Flute, Viola and Harp
Artist : Phillipa Davies, f, Roger Chase, vi, Marisa Robles, h
Album : Les Chansons De Bilitis, Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, Syrinx
Composer :
Label : Virgin
4:41 AM
Sonata (No.3) in g for Violin and Piano
Artist : Joshua Bell, v, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, p
Album : French Chamber Music
Composer :
Label : London
4:54 AM
Les Indes Galantes’
Artist : Chapelle Royale Orch/Philippe Herreweghe
Album : Rameau: Les Indes Galantes, Suites D'Orchestre
Composer :
Label : Harmonia Mundi
5:00 AM
Linda di Chamounix’
Artist : Kathleen Battle, s, London Phil/Bruno Campanella
Album : Kathleen Battle Sings Italian Opera Arias
Composer :
Label : DG
5:05 AM
Cello Concerto in B-Flat, G 482
Artist : Jian Wang, vc, Camerata Salzburg
Album : Jian Wang: The Baroque Album
Composer :
Label : DG
5:25 AM
Motet, ’Cantate Domino’
Artist : Voices of Ascension Cho/Dennis Keene
Album : Beyond Chant- Mysteries Of The Renaissance
Composer :
Label : Delos
5:26 AM
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue’ in d, BWV 903
Artist : Kenneth Gilbert, hc
Album : Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue
Composer :
Label : DG Archiv
5:39 AM
Tafelmusik,’ Bk 3
Artist : Soloists, Freiburg Baroque Orch/Gottfried von der Goltz
Album : The Complete Tafelmusik * Musique de Table * Georg Philipp Telemann * Freiburger Barockorchester
Composer :
Label : Harmonia Mundi
5:54 AM
Fantasia’ in F
Artist : Goran Sollscher, g
Album : The Renaissance Album
Composer :
Label : DG
Credit: Dirty Sugar Photography

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