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 25, 2012

5:01 AM
Bell Carol
Artist : William Neil, organ
Album :
Composer : William Mathias
Catalog : 49235
Conductor : Robert Shafer
Orchestra : Washington Chorus
Instrument : LZ
TrackNumber : 9
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Gothic
5:06 AM
Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
Artist : Sergio Assad, guitar
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 24414
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 10
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Sony
5:08 AM
O Magnum Mysterium
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 107
Conductor : Patrick Dupre Quigley
Orchestra : Seraphic Fire
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : SFM
5:12 AM
Hallelujah Concerto
Artist : Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 136
Orchestra : Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : OZ
TrackNumber : 12
Label : Boston Skyline
5:29 AM
Short Fantasy on a Catalan Carol
Artist : Angel Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Carlos Salzedo
Catalog : 62683
Orchestra : Canadian Brass
Instrument : WX
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 1994
Label : RCA
5:33 AM
Josep i Maria (Joseph and Maria)
Artist : Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Traditional Catalan
Catalog : 2227
Instrument : KRYZ
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : ECM
5:37 AM
El noi de la mare (The Child of the Virgin)
Artist : Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Traditional Catalan
Catalog : 2227
Instrument : KRYZ
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : ECM
5:42 AM
Six Noels
Artist : Judy Loman, harp
Album :
Composer : Marcel Tournier
Catalog : 572510
Instrument : Y
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Naxos
5:51 AM
Riu, Riu, chiu; El nino querido; Villancico catalan
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 49909
Orchestra : King's Singers
Instrument : ZL
TrackNumber : 15
Label : EMI
6:01 AM
Composers Datebook
Artist :
Album :
Label :
6:03 AM
Christmas March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sigismund Schneider
Catalog : 38086
Orchestra : The Romantic Quartet
Instrument : RP
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Ars Produktion
6:06 AM
While by my sheep; Adeste fideles; Come, little children
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 5160
Conductor : Peter Marschik
Orchestra : Vienna Boys Choir
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 16
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Capriccio
6:13 AM
Adoration of the Magi
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 80309
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 14
Label : Telarc
6:22 AM
French and English Christmas Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 7582
Conductor : Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra : Apollo's Fire
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Koch
6:34 AM
Ave Maria
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 554714
Orchestra : Eaken Piano Trio
Instrument : Pp
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Naxos
6:44 AM
The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 5191
Orchestra : Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Instrument : Z
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Well-Tempered
6:46 AM
Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 559621
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 16
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : Naxos
7:01 AM
See amid the Winter’s snow
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 13002
Conductor : Harry Christophers
Orchestra : The Sixteen
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 18
ReleaseYear : 1991
Label : Collins
7:06 AM
A Christmas Fantasy
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gordon Langford
Catalog : 4541
Conductor : Keith Rhodes
Orchestra : Huddersfield Choral Society
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 13
Label : Chandos
7:15 AM
Christmas Medley
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bassano; Sweelinck; Traditional
Catalog : 462050
Conductor : John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Monteverdi Choir
Instrument : OK
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Philips
7:24 AM
Old Christmas Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Philip Lane
Catalog : 572744
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 3
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Naxos
7:38 AM
Villancico de Navidad
Artist : Goran Sollscher, guitar
Album :
Composer : Agustin Barrios
Catalog : 413720
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 5
Label : DG
7:41 AM
Sleep Baby Jesus
Artist : Kevin Murphy, piano
Album :
Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 7580
Instrument : K
TrackNumber : 17
Label : Koch
7:46 AM
Christmas Medley
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 3443
Conductor : Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra : Choir of New College, Oxford
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 1985
Label : CRD
8:01 AM
The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Korngold
Catalog : 266
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : OR
TrackNumber : 13
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : SELF PROD
8:06 AM
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 326
Orchestra : Duehlmeier-Gritton Duo
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 12
Label : SELF PROD
8:09 AM
Fantasia on In Dulci Jubilo
Artist : James Galway, flute
Album :
Composer : Traditional/Praetorius
Catalog : 60736
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Instrument : OU
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 1991
Label : RCA
8:16 AM
O great mystery (O magnum mysterium)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Cesar Carillo
Catalog : 9807
Conductor : Karen P. Thomas
Orchestra : Seattle Pro Musica
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 15
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : SPM
8:18 AM
Ave Maria
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Cesar Carillo
Catalog : 9807
Conductor : Karen P. Thomas
Orchestra : Seattle Pro Musica
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 11
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : SPM
8:21 AM
Joy of Heaven
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 9807
Conductor : Karen P. Thomas
Orchestra : Seattle Pro Musica
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : SPM
8:25 AM
Christmas Medley
Artist : Arturo Delmoni, violin
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 50001
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 22
ReleaseYear : 2010
Label : Listen
8:33 AM
The Joy of Christmas
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Christmas Music
Catalog : 111
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Instrument : LO
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Collegium