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Classical Christmas Recordings a Challenge to Pull Off

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Renee Fleming's new Christmas recording receiving strong reviews
23, 2014

Thankfully, grandma does NOT get run over by a reindeer in our music library.

A Festival of Christmas Music for Guitars on Next Fretworks

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Guitars for Christmas? We certainly hope so. Listen to Fretworks Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101.
December 19, 2014

This week’s Fretworks features music for the holiday in various arrangements from solo guitar to four guitars with orchestra. The holiday program will air on Saturday evening at 7 and be repeated Wednesday at 7 on Christmas Eve.

It’s an American Christmas on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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Toy soldiers and Old Glory: It's an American Christmas on The American Sound, 6 pm Sasturday
20, 2013

Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound it’s Christmas at the movies, early American Christmas music and a symphony that reminds us what hope is all about.

Classical 101 Airs Capital University Christmas Festival 3 pm Sun.

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Capital University's 2012 Christmas Festival, "And the Glory of the Lord Shone Round"
December 11, 2013

Join Jennifer Hambrick Sunday at 3 pm for Classical 101′s broadcast of the 2012 Capital University Christmas Festival, “And the Glory of the Lord Shone Round.”

What Ever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?

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A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back.
23, 2012

The flow of good classical Christmas albums seems to have slowed to a trickle. And that’s got one holiday listener longing for holiday albums from years past, from Jessye Norman’s Christmastide, Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and carols led by Robert Shaw.