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

May 25, 2017

12:00 AM
Nocturnes, Op 27
Artist : Dmitry Paperno, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Chopin, Frederic
Label : Cedille
12:05 AM
Armonia per un tempio della notte’
Artist : Il Gruppo di Roma
Album : N/A
Composer : Salieri
Label : Arts
12:13 AM
Falstaff, ossia Le Tre Burle’
Artist : London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert
Album : N/A
Composer : Salieri
Label : Chandos
12:17 AM
Variations on Salieri’s ’La stessa, la stessissima’
Artist : John Ogdon, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Beethoven
Label : EMI/Ang
12:30 AM
Mr Paisible’s Airs in the Comedy The Humours of Sir John Falstaff
Artist : London Oboe Band/Paul Goodwin
Album : N/A
Composer : Paisible
Label : Harmonia Mundi
12:32 AM
Old Norwegian Romance With Variations, Op 51
Artist : Gothenburg Sym/Neeme Jarvi
Album : N/A
Composer : Grieg
Label : DG
12:53 AM
Four Songs, Op 21
Artist : Marianne Hirsti, s, Rudolf Jansen, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Grieg
Label : Aurora
1:00 AM
String Concerto in g, R 152
Artist : Venice Baroque Orchestra/ Andrea Marcon
Album : N/A
Composer : Vivaldi, Antonio
Label : DG Archiv
1:05 AM
Trio Sonata in a, Op 1/3
Artist : English Concert
Album : N/A
Composer : Corelli
Label : DG Archiv
1:12 AM
Violin Sonata in g, Op 5/5
Artist : BBC Philharmonic/ Matthias Bamert
Album : N/A
Composer : Corelli
Label : Chandos
1:16 AM
Concerto grosso in F, Op 6/2
Artist : St Paul Chamber Orchestra/ Christopher Hogwood
Album : N/A
Composer : Corelli
Label : London
1:25 AM
Polish Dance No. 2
Artist : Jacob Heringman, l
Album : Black Cow: Lute Music By Valentin Bakfark And Matthaus Waissel
Composer : Waissel
Label : Discipline Global Mobile
1:26 AM
Symphony, ’Mathis der Maler’
Artist : Israel Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein
Album : N/A
Composer : Hindemith
Label : DG
1:55 AM
Twelve Madrigals (1958)
Artist : Brass Ring
Album : N/A
Composer : Hindemith
Label : Crystal
2:00 AM
Well-Tempered Clavier,’ Bk 1, BWV 846/69
Artist : Vladimir Ashkenazy, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Bach
Label : London
2:05 AM
Sinfonia in A, Wq 182/4 (Hamburg Symphony #4)
Artist : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/ Thomas Hengelbrock
Album : N/A
Composer : CPE Bach
Label : RCA-DHM
2:18 AM
Sinfonia Concertante’ in A
Artist : Soloists, Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel
Album : N/A
Composer : JC Bach
Label : DG Archiv
2:31 AM
Well-Tempered Clavier,’ Bk 1, BWV 846/69
Artist : Vladimir Ashkenazy, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Bach
Label : London
2:33 AM
Symphony #4, Op 60, ’Symphonie concertante’
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, p, Los Angeles Philharmonic/ Alfred Wallenstein
Album : N/A
Composer : Szymanowski
Label : RCA
2:54 AM
Mazurkas, Op 63
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Chopin, Frederic
Label : RCA
3:00 AM
Pavan’
Artist : Paul O’Dette, l
Album : Daniel Bacheler * The Bachelar's Delight * Lute Music
Composer : Bacheler
Label : Harmonia Mundi
3:04 AM
Overture #8 in g
Artist : Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
Album : Arne: Eight Overtures * The A A M/Christopher Hogwood
Composer : Arne
Label : L'Oiseau Lyre
3:14 AM
Five Variations in D on ’Rule Britannia,’ WoO 79
Artist : John Ogdon, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Beethoven
Label : EMI/Ang
3:20 AM
The Fairy Round’
Artist : Jacob Heringman, l
Album : The Art of the Lute Player
Composer : Holborne
Label : Avie
3:21 AM
Symphony #41 in C, K 551, ’Jupiter’
Artist : Sinfonia Varsovia/Sir Yehudi Menuhin
Album : Mozart: Symphonies 40 and 41
Composer : Mozart
Label : Virgin
3:53 AM
Fantasia del primer tono’
Artist : Jacob Heringman, l
Album : The Art of the Lute Player
Composer : Mudarra
Label : Avie
4:00 AM
Slavonic Dances,’ Op 72
Artist : Czech Philharmonic/ Jiri Belohlavek
Album : Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Composer : Dvorak
Label : Dec
4:05 AM
(Violin) Sonatina in G, Op 100
Artist : Jeffrey Khaner, f, Charles Abramovic, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Dvorak, Antonin
Label : Avie
4:24 AM
Ciganske Melodie (Gypsy Melodies),’ Op 55
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, v, Matthew Hagle, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Dvorak, Antonin
Label : Cedille
4:25 AM
Romance #2 in F, Op 50
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, v, Gottingen Symphony Orchestra/Christoph-Mathias Mueller
Album : Mendelssohn and Schumann: Violin Concertos/ Beethoven: Romances
Composer : Beethoven
Label : Cedille
4:34 AM
Solo Violin Sonata #2 in a, BWV 1003
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, v
Album : Testament
Composer : Bach
Label : Avie
4:55 AM
L’Amour Malade’
Artist : Aradia Baroque Ensemble/Kevin Mallon
Album : N/A
Composer : Lully
Label : Naxos
5:00 AM
Introduction and Fugue in d
Artist : Timothy Nickel & Nancy Leroi Nickel, o (St Alphonsus Church, Seattle)
Album : N/A
Composer : Lachner
Label : Arsis
5:05 AM
Three-Piano Concerto (#7) in F, K 242
Artist : Justus Frantz, Helmut Schmidt, p’s, London Philharmonic/ Christoph Eschenbach, p
Album : N/A
Composer : Mozart
Label : EMI/Ang
5:29 AM
Philharmonic Fanfare’
Artist : London Philharmonic/ Carl Davis
Album : N/A
Composer : Davis
Label : Virgin
5:31 AM
Organ Concerto in B-Flat, Op 4/6
Artist : Osian Ellis, h, Desmond Dupre, l, London Philomusica/Granville Jones
Album : Masterworks for the Harp
Composer : Handel
Label : Boston Skyline
5:44 AM
Four Scottish Dances, Op 59
Artist : London Philharmonic/ Sir Malcolm Arnold
Album : N/A
Composer : Arnold
Label : Everest
5:54 AM
Henry V’ Suite (1944)
Artist : London Philharmonic/ Leonard Slatkin
Album : N/A
Composer : Walton
Label : RCA

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Credit: Dirty Sugar Photography

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Credit: Carliss Million

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