Listen now to your gifts of classical music in our Dedication Celebration

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December 28, 2019

As part of our Classical 15 effort meant to introduce children to the joys of classical music through grandparents, parents, teachers and other caring adults, Classical MPR hosted a big classical music gift-a-thon on Dec. 27 during our all-day Classical Kids Dedication Celebration. Listen now to the wonderful music you requested and dedicated.

9 a.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 9 a.m. hour

Work: Aaron Copland — Fanfare for the Common Man
Dedicatee: Tommy and Wally
Dedicator: Rose Kennealy Karas

Work: Peter Tchaikovsky — Nutcracker: March of the Toy Soliders
Dedicatee: Violet
Dedicator: Kathleen Kearney

Work: Claude Debussy — Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune (Moonlight)
Dedicatee: Dahlia
Dedicator: Lara Winter

Work: Johann Sebastian Bach — Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Dedicatee: Luis and Enrique; Kendall
Dedicator: Antonio Uguet; Jane Wright

Work: Richard Eilenberg — Nordic Reindeer Letters
Dedicatee: Tristan
Dedicator: Harlequin Dove

Work: Antonio Vivaldi — Four Seasons: Winter
Dedicatee: Jaxon and Evelyn
Dedicator: Barbara Brunzell

Work: Howard Blake — The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Dedicatee: June
Dedicator: Fern Albertson

Work: Ralph Vaughan Williams — English Folk Song Suite
Dedicatee: Margaret
Dedicator: Jennifer Cary

Work: Hector Berlioz — Beatrice and Benedict: Overture
Dedicatee: Josephine, Roland and Beatrice
Dedicator: Katie and Jake Ganfield

Work: Edvard Grieg — Peer Gynt: In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Dedicatee: Tommy
Dedicator: Molly Malik

10 a.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 10 a.m. hour

Work: George Frideric Handel — Messiah: Worthy is the Lamb; Amen
Dedicatee: Arianna, Alivia, Jeremiah, Gabriel, Rhett, Knox, Nora and Clara
Dedicator: Carrie Kohlmann

Work: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Clarinet Concerto: 2nd movement
Dedicatee: Trygve
Dedicator: Steve Trandem

Work: Franz Schubert — Schwanengesang, Book 1: Standchen (Serenade)
Dedicatee: Aiden
Dedicator: Elise Bombaro

Work: Johann Pachelbel — Canon and Gigue
Dedicatee: Ava; Anna; Robby
Dedicator: Kristi Liu; LouAnn Stoen; Teresa Swenson

Work:Peter Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
Dedicatee: Alexandra; Kyla and Audrey
Dedicator: Diana Olson; Julia Tkachenko

Work: Gioacchino Rossini — Il barbiere di Siviglia (Barber of Seville): Overture
Dedicatee: Mikaela
Dedicator: Maggie and Alec Sonsteby

Work: John Williams — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Hedwig's Theme
Dedicatee: Olive
Dedicator: Lucy Osojnicki

Work: Igor Stravinsky — The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu): Finale
Dedicatee: Eloise and Julia
Dedicator: Jacqueline Stahlmann

11 a.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 11 a.m. hour

Work: George Frideric Handel — Messiah: For unto us a child is born
Dedicatee: Henry
Dedicator: Dale Svendsen

Work: Anton Arensky — Suite No. 5 for Two Pianos "Children's Suite"
Dedicatee: Lauren and Anna
Dedicator: Ellen Breyer

Work: Sergei Prokofiev — Lieutenant Kije: Troika
Dedicatee: The young singers of the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs from all over the Twin Cities
Dedicator: Audrey Riddle

Work: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Dedicatee: My 10 great-grand nieces and nephews
Dedicator: Sue Ellen Zagrabelny

Work: Katherine K. Davis — The Little Drummer Boy
Dedicatee: Ethan
Dedicator: Jennifer Engler

Work: Maurice Ravel — Bolero
Dedicatee: Max and Luca
Dedicator: Brenda Kopp

Noon hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - noon hour

Work: Johann Sebastian Bach — Cello Suite No. 1
Dedicatee: Marley; My granddaughter
Dedicator: Kristina Tester; Anne Scherer

Work: Adolphe Adam — O Holy Night
Dedicatee: Rory
Dedicator: Christian Opp

Work: Franz Joseph Haydn — Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"
Dedicatee: Noah and Anna
Dedicator: Cindy Engelkes

Work: Gustav Holst — The Planets: Jupiter
Dedicatee: Thomas and John
Dedicator: Mary Hubbard

1 p.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 1 p.m. hour

Work: Ludwig van Beethoven — Fur Elise
Dedicatee: Elise
Dedicator: Peggy Denham

Work: Sergei Prokofiev — Peter and the Wolf
Dedicatee: Ethan
Dedicator: Helen Leslie

Work: Camille Saint-Saens — Carnival of the Animals
Dedicatee: Helen; Liam
Dedicator: Tara Young; Jean Esbensen

2 p.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 2 p.m. hour

Work: Antonin Dvorak — Humoresque No. 7
Dedicatee: Lars; Eleanor and Max
Dedicator: Dene Woods; Astrid Knott Johnson

Work: Jean Sibelius — Finlandia Hymn
Dedicatee: Olivia, Isabelle, Britta, Oscar, Elsa, Ashlyn and Alexa
Dedicator: Eileen Kjorstad

Work: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 21 "Elvira Madigan": Andante
Dedicatee: The children who live at DCCH Center for Children & Families
Dedicator: Amy Pelicano

Work: Peter Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker: Russian Dance
Dedicatee: Ema; The four and five year old's of Incarnation Preschool; Beck
Dedicator: Katherine Winter; Kate Smith; Christo Peters

Work: Jacques Offenbach — Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
Dedicatee: Theodora
Dedicator: Payton Powell

Work: Arturo Marquez — Danzon No. 2
Dedicatee: Mena
Dedicator: Janis Pini

3 p.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 3 p.m. hour

Work: Claude Debussy — Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune (Moonlight)
Dedicatee: Aidan
Dedicator: Patrick Moody

Work: Antonin Dvorak — Symphony No. 9 "From the New World": Largo
Dedicatee: Greta Thunberg
Dedicator: Mary Stimson

Work: Johann Sebastian Bach — Concerto for Two Violins
Dedicatee: Atticus
Dedicator: Jan Sigmund

Work: Peter Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Snowflakes
Dedicatee: Magnolia
Dedicator: Constance Gruen

Work: Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight"
Dedicatee: Luke
Dedicator: Julie Miller

4 p.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 4 p.m. hour

Work: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Don Giovanni: Minuet
Dedicatee: Cleo
Dedicator: Phil Anderson

Work: Emmanuel Chabrier — Espana
Dedicatee: Owen
Dedicator: Denny Woods

Work: Benjamin Britten — Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Dedicatee: Felix
Dedicator: Ruth Marshall

Work: Frederic Chopin — Etude No. 11 "Winter Wind"
Dedicatee: Remy
Dedicator: Rachel Kitchens

Work: Aram Khachaturian — Gayane: Sabre Dance
Dedicatee: Henry
Dedicator: Tara Young

Work: Paul Dukas — The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Dedicatee: Gabriel; Ozkar
Dedicator: Chris and Chris Jordan; Jon Bauer

5 p.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 5 p.m. hour

Work: Gerald Finzi — Five Bagatelles
Dedicatee: Irene
Dedicator: Karen Erickson

Work: Dmitri Shostakovich — Piano Concerto No. 2
Dedicatee: Rafael
Dedicator: Lara Hanson

Work: Gioacchino Rossini — William Tell: Overture
Dedicatee: Henry
Dedicator: Donna Ahrens

Work: John Williams — Star Wars: Main Theme
Dedicatee: Oskar
Dedicator: Amy Colon

6 p.m. hour

LISTEN — Dedication Celebration - 6 p.m. hour

Work: Peter Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Dedicatee: Penny
Dedicator: Katherine Winter

Work: Max Bruch — Scottish Fantasy
Dedicatee: Andrew
Dedicator: Remo Vagnoni

Work: Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 "Choral": 4th movement
Dedicatee: Tom
Dedicator: Stephanie Opstad