Playlist: Sing Out for December 16, 2009 - 10:00pm

Sing Out celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 239th birthday, today, with a two-hour program of classical compositions performed by non-classical musicians, from Pete Seeger and the Ventures to Regina Carter and Monty Python. It's quite a party. Happy birthday, Ludwig!

ArtistSongAlbumLabelYear
Modern Mandolin Quartet"Hoedown" (Copland)IntermezzoWindham Hill199010:003:19
Dolly Dawn & Her Dawn Patrol"Beethoven Wrote It But It Swings"Beethoven Wrote It But It Swings (compilation)Sony Classical199610:032:50
Blood, Sweat & TearsVariations on Themes by Erik Satie (Gymnopedie 1&2)Blood, Sweat & TearsColumbia196910:072:35
Robbie Basho"Variations on Claire de Lune" (Debussy)Bonn ist SupremeBo'Weavil198010:094:46
Oscar Peterson"Humouresque" (Dvorak)Oscar's BoogieJazz Hour194510:132:47
Hubert Laws"Farandole" (Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite #2)Best of Hubert LawsColumbia199010:1610:57
Jim Hall"Concierto" (Rodrigo)ConciertoCTI197510:275:00 (excerpt)
Willie Nelson"Bach Minuet in G"Red Headed StrangerColumbia Legacy200010:330:40
Bill Frisell"Open Prairie" (Copland's Billy the Kid)Have a Little FaithNonesuch199310:333:30
Regina Carter"Apres un Reve" (Faure)Paganini: After a DreamVerve200310:375:02
James Booker"Black Minute Waltz" (Chopin)Junco PartnerHannibal197610:413:10
Leo Kottke"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Bach)6 & 12 String GuitarTakoma196910:442:21
Pete Seeger"Duet from Beethoven's Symphony No. 7"Goofing Off SuiteSmithsonian Folkways195510:462:04
B. Bumble & the Stingers"Bumble Boogie" (Rimsky-Korsakov)Rock Instrumental Classics: the '60sRhino199410:492:11
Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin"Flight of the Bumblebee" (Rimsky-KorsakovHushSony Masterworks199210:411:09
Deodato"Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" (Debussy)PreludeCTI197310:535:13
Don Sebesky"Firebird/Birds of Fire" (Stravinsky/McLaughlin)Giant BoxCTI197311:0111:47
Darol Anger & MIke Marshall"Bach: Sarabande in B Minor"JamCompass199911:124:25
Brian Auger"Faure Pavane"BefourDiscinform199811:163:44
Monty Python"Decomposing Composers"Monty Python SingsVirgin198911:202:45
Ventures"Rap City" (Brahms' Hungarian Rhapsody)Live in Japan '65EMI199511:231:51
Nat King Cole Trio"Liebestraum" (Liszt)King Cole Trio 1938-1941Virgin France199211:253:17
Benny Goodman"Peter and the Wolf" (Prokofiev)Beethoven Wrote It But It SwingsSony Classical199611:283:10
Bad Plus"Variation d"apollon" (Stravinsky)For All I CareHeads Up200911:314:33
Uri CaineMahler: Symphony No. 1, 3rd Mvt.Mahler in ToblachWinter and Winter199811:3513:22
Duke Ellington"Waltz of the Flowers" (Tchaikovsky)Three SuitesColumbia199011:494:07
Brian Eno"Variations on Pachelbel's Canon"Discreet MusicEG197511:554:00 (excerpt)

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