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—Johannes Brahms

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Sleepers, Awake!00:01Buy Now!TraditionalNoel nouveletHall/Apollo's Fire/Ensemble la Nef/SorrellAvie2269822252226928
00:05Buy Now!HaydnPiano Sonata No. 59 in E flatAndras SchiffTeldec17141706301714126
00:27Buy Now!LisztHungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in DIsrael Philharmonic/MehtaSony4492607464449262
00:41Buy Now!SchumannConcert Piece in F for 4 Horns & Orchestra, Op. 86Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra/GardinerArchiv457 591028945759128
01:01Buy Now!Saint-SaënsViolin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61Lin/Philharmonia/Tilson ThomasCBS Masterworks4650607464465062
01:32Buy Now!El Noi de la MareBattle/ParkeningSony62723074646272329
01:34Buy Now!Infant holy, infant lowlyBattle/ParkeningSony62723074646272329
01:39Buy Now!BrahmsVariations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56aVienna Philharmonic/BernsteinDG410 083028941008329
02:01Buy Now!GruberSilent nightCambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia/RutterCollegium111040888011118
02:06Buy Now!SchubertImpromptu in B flat, D. 935 No. 3Mitsuko UchidaPhilips456 245028945624525
02:19Buy Now!Vaughan WilliamsChristmas DanceAureoleKoch International7559099923755920
02:23Buy Now!FranckPiano Quintet in F minorBolet/Juilliard String QuartetSony Classical62709074646270929
03:01Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas Hymns and CarolsR. Shaw Chamber Singers/ShawTelarc80377089408037726
03:15Buy Now!FibichAt Twilight, Idyll for Orchestra, Op. 39Prague Radio Symphony/VajnarSupraphon7909T4988001025931
03:33Buy Now!DebussyLa Mer (The Sea)Philharmonia/Tilson ThomasCBS378327464378322
03:59Buy Now!Annual St. Olaf College Christmas FestivalChoirs of St. Olaf College/Armstrong
04:29Buy Now!FauréBallade for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19Stott/BBC Philharmonic/TortelierChandos94169511594162
04:44Buy Now!MozartDivertimento No. 13 in F (for winds), K. 253Octophorus EnsembleAccent8856N/A
05:00Buy Now!WarlockBethlehem DownPolyphony/LaytonHyperionNOEL2034571100272
05:05Buy Now!MendelssohnPiano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49Claremont TrioArabesqueZ6786026724678622
Rise and Shine!05:34Buy Now!TraditionalNowell: Out of your sleepNew York PolyphonyBis20997318599920993
05:38Buy Now!GretryOverture ~ Le MagnifiqueMunich Radio Orchestra/RedelPierre Verany786104N/A
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06:01Buy Now!TraditionalDing dong! Merrily on HighThe King's Singers/City of London Sinfonia/HickoxWarner Classics01902957680960190295768096
06:03Buy Now!TraditionalThe Boar's Head CarolThe King's Singers/City of London Sinfonia Brass QuintetWarner Classics01902957680960190295768096
06:05Buy Now!ProkofievSymphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 "Classical"London Symphony/PrevinEMI68604724356860421
06:20Buy Now!SchubertFinale ~ Piano Quintet in A, D. 667 "Trout"Hagen Quartet/Schiff/PoschLondon411 975028941197528
06:31Buy Now!TchaikovskyRussian Dance ~ Act III, Swan Lake, Op. 20Bell/Berlin Philharmonic/Tilson ThomasSony94832827969483268
06:37Buy Now!HandelSuite ~ Judas MaccabaeusSolid BrassDorian90114053479011428
06:43Buy Now!HolstMercury, the Winged Messenger ~ The Planets, Op. 32Philadelphia Orchestra/OrmandySony88725417202887254172024
06:48Buy Now!TelemannConcerto in B flat for 3 TrumpetsMarsalis/English Chamber Orch/LeppardSony92620827969262023
07:00Buy Now!MozartSerenade No. 6 in D, K. 239 "Serenata Notturna"Academy SMF/MarrinerMHS11247ZN/A
07:13Buy Now!TraditionalTomorrow Shall Be My Dancing DayDallas Symphony Brass/Lohdso live009844667037340
07:18Buy Now!FibichScherzo ~ Symphony No. 1 in F, Op. 17Brno State Philharmonic/VronskySupraphon1091T4988001051237
07:24Buy Now!RachmaninoffVocaliseMonte Carlo Philharmonic/FosterRCA60012090266001224
07:32Buy Now!VivaldiWinter ~ Four SeasonsVon der Goltz/Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/Harp ConsortDHM77384054727738425
07:42Buy Now!TraditionalO tannenbaumVox Turturis/GantSignum Classics387635212038727
07:45Buy Now!TabourotCélébrons la naissance (Let us celebrate the birth)Vox Turturis/GantSignum Classics387635212038727
07:48Buy Now!Saint-SaënsPolonaise in F minor for Two Pianos, Op. 77Dosse/PetitVox719704716371972
08:00Buy Now!TchaikovskyDecember (Christmas) ~ The SeasonsYefim BronfmanSony60689n/a
08:04Buy Now!Bach1st mvt (Allegro) ~ Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052Schiff/Chamber Orchestra of EuropeLondon425 676028942567627
08:13Buy Now!BerliozShepherds' farewell ~ L'Enfance du ChristAtlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/ShawVox840904716384092
08:19Buy Now!BorodinIn the Steppes of Central AsiaSuisse Romande Orchestra/AnsermetLondon430 219028943021920
08:28Buy Now!Beethoven2nd mvt (Allegretto) ~ Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92Berlin Philharmonic/AbbadoDG289 471 490028947149026
08:37Buy Now!Bach, C.P.E.Berlin Symphony in E flat, Wq. 179C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra/HaenchenCapriccio101034006408101031
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09:01Buy Now!Mozart12 Variations in C on “Twinkle, Twinkle”, K 265Andras SchiffLondon421 369028942136922
09:16Buy Now!Three Christmas carolsBBC Welsh Chorus/Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh GuardsNimbus5310083603531027
09:27Buy Now!HaydnSymphony No. 084 in E flatBerlin Philharmonic/KarajanDG419 741028941974129
09:54Buy Now!GossSee amid the winter's snowChoir of King's College, Cambridge/WillcocksDecca289 473 345028947334521
Classical Café10:00Buy Now!FibichSymphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 38Brno State Philharmonic/WaldhansSupraphon12564988001064138
10:38Buy Now!BassiQuem pastores laudavereLaudibus/IsaacsBBCMM352n/a
10:44Buy Now!SibeliusThe Tempest: Suite No. 2Scottish Chamber Orchestra/SwensenLinn220691062022026
11:01Buy Now!Lullabies and Carols for Christmas 2018
12:01Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySleigh RideBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
12:04Buy Now!VerdiWinter ~ Four Seasons Ballet (from the opera The Sicilian Vespers)Orch. Bologna Comm. Theatre/ChaillyLondon425 108028942510821
12:12Buy Now!BeethovenSymphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/MasurPhilips416 28202894162822
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12:54Buy Now!PurcellTwo Christmas InterludesNW Chamber Orchestra Seattle/FrancisHelios88028034571180281
As You Like It13:01Buy Now!Christmas at the Opera House, with Bob Chapman
14:02Buy Now!BachKeyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056Schiff/Chamber Orchestra of EuropeLondon425 676028942567627
14:13Buy Now!TraditionalFour Early American CarolsBoston Camerata/Schola Cantorum of Boston/Brown University Chorus/CohenErato92874745099287429
14:23Buy Now!GriegSymphony in C minorGothenburg Symphony/KamuBIS200N/A
15:02Buy Now!CoplandFour Dance Episodes ~ RodeoSan Francisco Symphony/Tilson ThomasRCA Red Seal6351109026635112
15:23Buy Now!BachJauchzet, frohlocket! ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248Major/Empire BrassEMI64895077776489520
15:30Buy Now!WeberClarinet Quintet in B flat, Op. 34Shifrin/Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterDelos3194013491319421
Allegro!16:01Buy Now!ReznicekOverture ~ Donna DianaNew York Philharmonic/BernsteinSony4760107464476012
16:07Buy Now!TraditionalNoel nouveletDubeau/La PietaAnalekta28730774204873028
16:10Buy Now!SullivanOverture di Ballo (a concert overture)Boston Pops/FiedlerDG477 6118028947761181
16:22Buy Now!BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1Jonathan BissJB Recordings15029889176279966
16:30Buy Now!WagnerOverture ~ Das LiebesverbotRoyal Scottish National Orchestra/JarviChandos10989X095115198926
16:39Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas Carol Suite for BrassPhiladelphia BrassPhiladelphia Brassn/an/a
16:49Buy Now!ZavateriConcerto No. 6 in AVon der Goltz/Freiburg Baroque OrchestraDHM77352054727735226
17:01Buy Now!LovrienMinor Alterations: Christmas Through the Looking GlassDallas Wind Symphony/JunkinReference Recordings126030911112822
17:08Buy Now!DvorakThe Noonday Witch, Op. 108Royal Concertgebouw/HarnoncourtTeldec3942-24487639842448727
17:23Buy Now!MozartAllegro ~ Serenade No. 4, K. 203Schroeder/Amsterdam Mozart Ensemble/BruggenSony60110074646011027
17:30Buy Now!WaldteufelChristmas Roses WaltzGulbenkian Orchestra/SwierczewskiNimbus5264083606526429
17:40Buy Now!BachChorale Prelude: Kyrie, Come Holy Spirit, BWV 671Läubin Brass EnsembleDG423 988028942398825
17:43Buy Now!TchaikovskyScherzo ~ Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D minor, Op. 43USSR Symphony/SvetlanovMelodiya278825/263149023388256
17:51Buy Now!RespighiThe Adoration of the Magi ~ Three Botticelli PicturesOrpheus Chamber OrchestraDG437 533N/A
18:01Buy Now!Four Christmas carolsRegensburg Cathedral Choir/GeorgiadisRCA60736090266073627
18:10Buy Now!ChopinBallade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23Emanuel AxRCA706907863570692
18:21Buy Now!TraditionalBring a torch, Jeanette IsabellaRaleigh RingersRaleigh Ringers10022600745100227
18:23Buy Now!VivaldiViolin Concerto in A, Op. 4 No. 5Maestri/I Solisti ItalianiDenon75889/90081757588928
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18:45Buy Now!HaydnSymphony No. "107" in B flat (Partita)Academy of Ancient Music/HogwoodL'Oiseau Lyre436 428028943642828
WCPE Concert Hall19:01Buy Now!Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on Christmas CarolsVarcoe/Cambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia/RutterCollegium121040888012122
19:13Buy Now!MozartPiano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K. 595Ashkenazy/NHK SymphonyTriton Hybrid00032n/a
19:48Buy Now!Christmas CarolsCanadian BrassRCA68880090266888023
20:00Buy Now!DebussyGames (Jeux)London Symphony/Tilson ThomasSony48231n/a
20:19Buy Now!AshmoreWinter ~ Four Seasons (English Folk Songs)Stoltzman/Guildhall String Ensemble/SalterRCA Victor Red Seal60437090266043729
20:27Buy Now!BorodinSymphony No. 2 in B minorNational Philharmonic/TjeknavorianRCA62321828766232127
20:55Buy Now!MaasaloThe Bells of ChristmasDubeau/La PietaAnalekta28730774204873028
21:00Buy Now!TchaikovskySymphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Dreams"Oslo Philharmonic/JansonsChandos8402N/A
21:46Buy Now!TraditionalTwo carols (Joseph lieber, Joseph mein & Resonet in laudibus)RenaissonicsWGBHn/an/a
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Music in the Night22:00Buy Now!GauntlettOnce in royal David’s cityVoces 8Signum Classics291635212029121
22:05Buy Now!FranckViolin Sonata in ABell/ThibaudetLondon421 817028942181724
22:33Buy Now!PoulencO magnum mysteriumVoces 8Signum Classics291635212029121
22:36Buy Now!PoulencVidentes stellamVoces 8Signum Classics291635212029121
22:40Buy Now!MozartViolin Sonata in G, K. 379Hahn/SmytheDG479 8295028947982951
23:01Buy Now!BeamishIn the stillnessChoirs of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge/WickhamResonus101595060262790632
23:05Buy Now!BrahmsString Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1Cleveland QuartetTelarc80346089408034626
23:40Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsYolanda KondonassisTelarc80446089408044625
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