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 12 AM
Music Through the Night
with Bob Christiansen
12:01 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Ding Dong Merrily on High/Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005 Buy now
12:06 am Norman Dello Joio: Bagatelles
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Azica 71281 Buy now
12:13 am Traditional English: Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)
Mormon Tabernacle Choir / Craig Jessop
Mormon Tabernacle 5007325 Buy now
12:18 am Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto
New York Philharmonic / Kurt Masur
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
DG 457075 Buy now
 1 AM
Music Through the Night
with Ward Jacobson
1:01 am Richard Willis: It Came upon the Midnight Clear
Dean Shostak, glass armonica
Dean Shostak 131 Buy now
1:06 am Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night
New Dublin Voices / Bernie Sherlock
SELF PROD 441 Buy now
1:11 am Christmas Music: Medley
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 Buy now
1:24 am Anonymous: A Medieval Christmas
Folger Consort
Bard 9106 Buy now
1:46 am Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
English Chamber Orchestra / Matthew Best
Thomas Allen, baritone
Hyperion 20420 Buy now
 2 AM
2:01 am Max Reger: Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Cradle Song)
Roland Pontinen, piano
Bis 1164 Buy now
2:03 am Max Reger: O Jesu most sweet
RIAS Chamber Choir / Uwe Gronostay
Harmonia Mundi 901794 Buy now
2:06 am Gordon Getty: Four Christmas Carols
New Century Chamber Orchestra / Dawn Harms
PentaTone 537 Buy now
2:16 am Traditional: O Christmas Tree
Vienna Boys Choir
DG 449965 Buy now
2:18 am Claude Debussy: La Boite a Joujoux (The Toy Box)
Lyon National Orchestra / Jun Markl
Naxos 572568 Buy now
2:52 am Frederick Delius: Sleigh Ride
Northern Sinfonia of England / Richard Hickox
EMI 65067 Buy now
 3 AM
3:01 am Anonymous: Alleluya, A New Work
Trio Mediaeval
ECM 2416 Buy now
3:06 am Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Harmonie Ensemble / Steven Richman
Harmonia Mundi 907493 Buy now
3:09 am Franz Liszt: Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree Suite)
Leslie Howard, piano
Hyperion 67233 Buy now
3:34 am Christmas Music: Medley for Advent
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / Graham Ross
Harmonia Mundi 907579 Buy now
3:55 am John Ireland: The Holy Boy
La Pieta / Angele Dubeau
Analekta 8730 Buy now
 4 AM
4:01 am Otto Kotilainen: The sparrow on Christmas morning (Varpunen jouluaamuna)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Osmo Vanska
Bis 947 Buy now
4:06 am Christmas Music: Medley
Chanticleer 8803 Buy now
4:18 am Lars-Erik Larsson: The Winter's Tale
Stockholm Sinfonietta / Jan-Olav Wedin
Bis 165 Buy now
4:31 am Rebecca Dale: Winter
London/Decca 25736 Buy now
4:36 am Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 49 "Christmas Symphony"
Northwest Sinfonia / Gerard Schwarz
Crystal 811 Buy now
 5 AM
5:01 am Traditional: The First Noel
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Listen 50001 Buy now
5:06 am Johann Sebastian Bach: O Jesulein suss (O little one sweet)
Choral Arts Society of Washington / Norman Scribner
Naxos 555049 Buy now
5:10 am Ola Gjeilo: First Snow
12 Ensemble
Ola Gjeilo, piano
London/Decca 4816326 Buy now
5:14 am Dimitri Tiomkin: It's A Wonderful Life: Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / David Newman
Telarc 88801 Buy now
5:54 am James Sclater: What Sweeter Music
University of Texas Chamber Singers / James Morrow
Koch 7698 Buy now
 6 AM
6:01 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Amazing Grace
John Bayless, piano
Koch 9610 Buy now
6:06 am Traditional: Angels We Have Heard on High; Away in a Manger; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; In Dulci Jubilo
The Singers / Matthew Culloton
Singers 3458 Buy now
6:20 am Gustav Holst: Midwinter
The OK Factor
SELF PROD 438 Buy now
6:24 am Christmas Music: Christmas Medley
Vasari Singers / Jeremy Backhouse
Martin Ford, organ
Naxos 573030 Buy now
6:51 am Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
London Symphony Orchestra / Andre Previn
EMI 65145 Buy now
 7 AM - 9 AM
Performance Today Weekend
with Fred Child
This two hour weekly program features classical music in concert from studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features.
 9 AM
From the Top
w/ Christopher O'Riley
From the Top comes to Longview, Texas for a show filled with amazing performances and inspiring stories from some of America's best young classical musicians.
 10 AM
Christmas at the Movies
The Christmas holiday is charged with nostalgia and hope, so a Christmas setting can effectively heighten the emotional power of any film. There have been many Christmas scenes in movies, and host David Garland unwraps some of the accompanying music for them. Holiday favorites such as It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street and The Bishop's Wife are included
10:06 am Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Christmas Tree and March
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy
London/Decca 433000 Buy now
10:13 am William James Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger
Choir of Royal Holloway / Rupert Gough
London/Decca 4816326 Buy now
10:19 am John Rutter/Traditional: Shepherd's Pipe Carol; Coventry Carol; In dulci jubilo; The First Nowell
London Brass
Teldec 46443 Buy now
10:31 am Traditional Norwegian: Wintertide
Choir of Royal Holloway / Rupert Gough
London/Decca 4816326 Buy now
10:34 am Ola Gjeilo: First Snow
12 Ensemble
Ola Gjeilo, piano
London/Decca 4816326 Buy now
10:39 am Christmas Music: Christmas Medley
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra / John Morris Russell
Fanfare Cincinnati 1 Buy now
 11 AM
Hollywood Holiday
Lynne Warfel, host of Saturday Cinema, takes you on a one hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished Christmas themed movies.
 12 PM
An Operavore Christmas
Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.
 1 PM - 5 PM
Saturday at the Opera
with the Metropolitan Opera
Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
 5 PM
Saturday Afternoon Classics
5:01 pm Franz Gruber: Silent Night
Boys' Choir of Harlem
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
RCA 61839 Buy now
5:07 pm Sigismund Schneider: Christmas March
The Romantic Quartet
Ars Produktion 38086 Buy now
5:10 pm James Pierpont: Jingle Bells
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra / Peter Breiner
Naxos 550301 Buy now
5:16 pm Massimo Paris: X'mas Suite
Los Romeros / Massimo Paris
DG 17474 Buy now
5:39 pm Traditional: Wassail Song
RCA Victor Singers / Richard Westenburg
RCA 61910 Buy now
5:41 pm Traditional: The First Nowell
RCA Victor Singers / Richard Westenburg
RCA 61910 Buy now
5:45 pm Traditional: Good King Wenceslas
RCA Victor Singers / Richard Westenburg
RCA 61910 Buy now
5:47 pm Jacques Offenbach: Snowflake Ballet
Gulbenkian Orchestra / Michel Swierczewski
Nimbus 5303 Buy now
 6 PM - 8 PM
Live from Here
with Chris Thile
 8 PM - 10 PM
with Allison Young
Gotthold Schwarz conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, St. Thomas Boys Choir and soloists in Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
 10 PM - 12 AM
St. Olaf Christmas Festival
One of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations, a service in song and word from more than 500 student musicians in hymns, carols, choral and orchestral works celebrating the Nativity.

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