Classical 24 with John Zech

Weekdays, 5am - 9am

John Zech got started in broadcasting as a news anchor at his high school’s closed-circuit television station (KRUD). While in school at St. Olaf College, his love of classical music earned him his first “real” radio experience at WCAL-FM. After a dozen years doing virtually everything there was to do at a small public radio station, John crossed over into the private sector, producing and voicing an audio reading program for a major educational publisher, managing multilingual translation projects for an international communications firm, and generally learning what it’s like to work for a living. Having seen the light, John returned to radio in 1992. After deciding his zen garden was too much of a headache, John looks for enlightenment on the tennis court and 

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Playlist

December 14, 2012

5:01 AM
Three Late Love Songs: Tranquillo
Artist : Christopher van Kampen, cello
Album :
Composer : Kurt Schwertsik
Catalog : 56628
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 12
Label : Largo
5:06 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1
Artist : Eric Ruske, horn
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80367
Conductor : Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : WOv
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Telarc
5:15 AM
Sleigh Ride
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 5176
Conductor : James Meredith
Orchestra : Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Instrument : Z
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Well-Tempered
5:20 AM
Viola Concerto
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, viola
Album :
Composer : Georg Philipp Telemann
Catalog : 412215
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : NRr
TrackNumber : 12
Label : Philips
5:35 AM
O Great Mystery (O magnum mysterium)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Tomas Luis de Victoria
Catalog : 111
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Cambridge Singers
Instrument : LO
TrackNumber : 13
Label : Collegium
5:40 AM
Symphony
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Michael Haydn
Catalog : 481
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Bis
6:01 AM
Composers Datebook
Artist :
Album :
Label :
6:03 AM
Teasing Song; Maypole Dance; Pillow Dance
Artist : Philip Setzer, violin
Album :
Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 20
Instrument : R
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Biddulph
6:06 AM
Two Polish Christmas Carols
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Witold Lutoslawski
Catalog : 11561
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OL
TrackNumber : 19
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : RCA
6:10 AM
Impromptu No. 3
Artist : Paul Lewis, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 902136
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Harmonia Mundi
6:23 AM
Symphony No. 76
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 66525
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Hyperion
6:51 AM
Christmas Medley
Artist : Sandra Simon, soprano
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 7582
Conductor : Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra : Apollo's Fire
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Koch
7:01 AM
Arioso
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 38915
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : Philadelphia Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Sony
7:06 AM
Go Tell It on the Mountain/Piano Sonata No. 2: Funeral March
Artist : Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 7737
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 18
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Koch
7:10 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2
Artist : Jaap Schroder, violin
Album :
Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 417522
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Instrument : N
TrackNumber : 5
Label : Oiseau-Lyre
7:21 AM
Trumpet Concerto
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Alexander Arutiunian
Catalog : 78590
Conductor : Lawrence Renes
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OWv
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : EMI
7:37 AM
Reindeer Rag
Artist : Butch Thompson, piano
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lamb
Catalog : 3036
Instrument : PR
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2000
Label : Daring
7:41 AM
Children’s Corner
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1024
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 10
Label : Cala
8:01 AM
Concerto for Strings Conch Shell
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 438876
Orchestra : I Musici
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Candide Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 61119
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Virgin
8:11 AM
Christmas Nightingale
Artist : John Fenstermaker, organ
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 49120
Conductor : David Krehbiel
Orchestra : Bay Brass
Instrument : W
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Gothic
8:15 AM
The Plain (La Vega)
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 56859
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : OXx
TrackNumber : 4
Label : EMI
8:29 AM
Mr Ben Jonson’s Pleasure
Artist :
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Composer : Robin Milford
Catalog : 67444
Orchestra : Guildhall Strings
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Hyperion
8:33 AM
Cradle in Bethlehem
Artist : Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 5073
Instrument : LP
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : DG
8:36 AM
String Quintet No. 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 431149
Orchestra : Amadeus Quartet
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 6
Label : DG