5:09 am: Richard Wagner’s “Prelude and Love Death” from Tristan und Isolde, performed by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by AllenTimkham. Recorded in concert May 2, 2011.
5:27 am: Suite No. 2 from the Ballet “Daphnis et Chloe” (1912) by Maurice Ravel performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn.
5:45 am: Five Hebrew Love Songs and “A Boy and a Girl” set by Eric Whitacre to texts by Hilda Plitman and Octavio Paz. Performed by the Antioch chamber Ensemble directed by Joshua Copeland.
6:08 am “Harmonium” by John Adams. The texts are by John Donne and Emily Dickinson. Performed by the Atlanta Symphony and Chorus conducted by Robert Shaw.
6:51 am: Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman perform “A Night of Love: fom Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos.
6:58 am: Deborah Roberts (soprano) and George Weigand (lute) perform “Tomorrow is Saint Valentine’s Day”, the song sung by Ophelia in Act IV Scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
7:08 am: The adagio movement from the Sinfonia Domestica” of Richard Strauss. Performed by the Minnesota ORchestra conducted by Edo de Waart.
7:22 am: The Romeo and Juliette Overture Fantasy by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. Performed by the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Smith. Recorded in concert in the spring of 2012.
7:46 am: Baritone John Hancock and pianists John Musti and William Hobbs perform “Real Food” from the song cycle “Appalachian Liebeslieder” by Lowell Liebermann (to a text by Laren Stover”.
7:49 am: Wayne Raney sing his “Why Don’t You Haul off and Love Me?. Kirsten Flagstad sings Edvard Grieg’s Jeg Elsker Dig”. Judy Blazer sings “My Funny Valentine” by Rodgers and Hart.