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As we approach the winter solstice, the nights grow longer and the moon becomes so bright that the sky seems to sparkle in its glow. Night sounds also become clear and close in the cold winter air. Composers love capturing these sounds and reflecting them in their music. This week, in an homagé to Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon, voices fade away into the musical dreams of a winter night.

 
Program 1

13:07
Haydn:
Symphony No., "LeSoir"

4:22
Chopin:
Nocturne No. 2in Eb, Op. 9

14:26
Britten:
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 (excerpts)

7:15
Dvorak:
Notturno in B Major

8:18
Mozart:
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Program 2

10:09
Mussorgsky:
Night on Bald Mountain

3 :08
Mozart:
"Queen of the Night" fr.The Magic Flute

13 :50
Tchaikovsky:Nutcracker (excerpts from)


4:20, 
2 :10
Schubert:
Erlkonig & wanderer's Night Song 

6:57
Saint-Saens:
Danse Macabre

4:02
Wagner:
"Magic Fire Music" from Die Walkure


2 :11
de Falla:
El Amor Brujo

Program 3

3 :06
Copland:
"Prarie Night" from Billy the Kid

4:09
Copland:
"Saturday Night Waltz" from Rodeo

15:32
Barber:
Knoxville : Summer of 1915

6:02
Menotti:
Amahl and the Night Visitors (excerpts from)

7:34
Ives:
Central Park in the Dark

1:26
Amy Beach:
Dark is the Night

7:43
Victor Young:
My Foolish Heart

3 :35
Richard Rodgers:
Some Enchanted Evening

1 :03
Thelonious Monk:
'Round Midnight

Program 4

9:11
Gounod:
"O nuits d'amour" fr. Faust 

12:23
Puccini:
Tosca, Act III (excerpt) 

23 :51
Wagner:
Tristan, Act II (excerpt ) 

4:52
Bernstein:
"Tonight" from West Side Story

Program 5

5 :33
Wagner:
"Song to the Evening Star" from Tannhauser, Act III

5 :08
Britten:
Four Sea Interludes : "Moonlight" fr . Peter Grimes

2 :54
Faure:
Claire de Lune

1:03
Sting:
"Sister Moon"

5 :15
Debussy:
Claire de Lune

7:17, 7:26, 3 :45, 7:32
Holst: The Planets (excerpts) 

1 :02
Mozart:
12 variations on 'Ah , vous dirai-je, maman', K265/300e (excerpts)

 

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