Saturday Classics

Saturday, 6 to 11 am

Wake up to a great variety of classical music every Saturday morning with host Rolf Charlston. You'll hear works ranging from Baroque to contemporary--from a gentle waltz to a bright tango--from old favorites to something new.

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Playlist

December 14, 2013

6:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 2 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 553431 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:24 AM
Piano Trio No. 3 in a Op 105
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 3603 CD
Orchestra : Foerster Trio
Label : Supraphon
6:50 AM
Sleigh Ride
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Cello Concerto in b, RV 424
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 34791 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:19 AM
Cello Concerto in A, Wq. 172
Artist : Timothy Hugh, cello
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553298 CD
Conductor : Richard Studt
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Naxos
7:44 AM
Concerto for 2 oboes, bassoon & strings in c
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:56 AM
Panis Angelicus
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 2334 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Three Botticelli Pictures
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47844 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 48063 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2 Op 19
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 570322 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : South Jutland Symphony Orch
Label : Naxos
9:18 AM
Concerto No. 12 in C Op 3 Christmas Concerto
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 449924 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
9:33 AM
Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Op 82
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 445865 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
The Many Moods of Christmas- Suite No. 1
Artist : Robert Shaw Chorale
Album :
Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 68805 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:13 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 434326 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
10:28 AM
Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 Jupiter
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47465 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
11:00 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D, BWV 1054
Artist : Bob van Asperen, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 22001 CD
Conductor : Bob Van Asperen
Orchestra : Melante Amsterdam
Label : Vrgn Clscs

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AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:58 am

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