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December 18, 2014

Christmas music from near and far

On Thursday's Performance Today, we'll bring you seasonal musical highlights from across the country and around the world; Christmas music from near and far. Plus, from a concert in Riga, Latvia, we'll hear the young ensemble Sinfonietta Riga play Charles Gounod's Symphony No. 1.

Today's Playlist



hour 1

  • Charles Gounod
    Concert Waltz from Faust
    Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor
    Delibes/Coppelia/Chopin/Gounod - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    Philips 438763
  • Gustav Holst
    The Planets Op. 32: 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
    Mary Preston, organ; Dallas Winds; Jerry Junkin, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Charles Gounod
    Symphony No. 1 in D
    Sinfonietta Riga; Andris Poga, conductor
    Great Guild Hall, Riga, Latvia
  • Franz Gruber
    Silent night
    Eva Beneke, guitar; Scott Tennant, guitar
    In Dulci Jubilo
    GSI 700261980102
  • William Mathias
    Hodie Christus natus est
    Chicago a capella
    Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • Juan Garcia de Zespedes
    Convidando esta la noche
    Chicago a capella
    Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

hour 2

  • John Adams
    China Gates
    Nicolas Hodges, piano
    Nonesuch 79699
  • Francesco Veracini
    Overture VI in G minor for two oboes, bassoon, and strings
    Shai Kribus, oboe; Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon, conductor & harpsichordist
    Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
  • Christmas Medley (arr. Philip and Pam Boulding)
    What Child is This/Wexford Carol/Winter Into Spring
    Magical Strings: Pam Boulding, hammered dulcimer; Philip Boulding, harp
    Northwest Focus LIVE, Seattle, WA
  • Ottorino Respighi (arr. WindSync)
    Trittico Botticelliano for Orchestra: L'adorazione dei Magi
    WindSync
    The Schubert Club, Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St. Paul, MN
  • Alexander Glazunov
    Winter: Snow
    Virginia Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
  • John Adams
    Son of Chamber Symphony: Movements 2, 3
    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, music director
    Royce Hall, Westwood, CA
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