Masterworks on Classical 88.7-1 KWTU

Throughout the day on 88.7-1 KWTU

Music of the Masters heard throughout the day - timeless classical music from our talented announcers.


February 22, 2017

9:01 PM
Moths and Butterflies and Wild Bears
Artist : Edward Elgar
Album :
Composer : Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557166
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2004
Label : Naxos
9:06 PM
Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air on the G String
Artist : Johann Sebastian Bach
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 66646
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Label : EMI
9:10 PM
Artist : Chris Marshall
Album :
Composer : Chris Marshall
Catalog : 6051
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
ReleaseYear : 2016
Label : Silva
9:17 PM
Symphony No. 1
Artist : Niels Gade
Album :
Composer : Niels Gade
Catalog : 339
Orchestra : Stockholm Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
9:51 PM
Airs ecossais (Scottish Airs)
Artist : Pablo de Sarasate
Album :
Composer : Pablo de Sarasate
Catalog : 83
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Cedille
10:01 PM
Estampes: Pagodas
Artist : Claude Debussy
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 412118
Label : Philips
10:06 PM
A Lotus on Irish Streams
Artist : John McLaughlin
Album :
Composer : John McLaughlin
Catalog : 2019
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : Oxingale
10:16 PM
Viola Concerto A String around Autumn
Artist : Toru Takemitsu
Album :
Composer : Toru Takemitsu
Catalog : 432176
Orchestra : Saito Kinen Orchestra
Label : Philips
10:33 PM
Suite for Violin and American Gamelan: Air
Artist : Lou Harrison
Album :
Composer : Lou Harrison
Catalog : 15
Orchestra : American Gamelan
Label : New Albion
10:38 PM
Artist : Paola Prestini
Album :
Composer : Paola Prestini
Catalog : 10
Orchestra : Brooklyn Rider
ReleaseYear : 2016
Label : VIA
10:51 PM
Artist : Nico Muhly
Album :
Composer : Nico Muhly
Catalog : 478273
Orchestra : Aurora Orchestra
ReleaseYear : 2011
Label : London/Decca
11:01 PM
It Never Rains
Artist : Gavin Bryars
Album :
Composer : Gavin Bryars
Catalog : 36
Label : Cold Blue
11:06 PM
Four Proverbs
Artist : Michael Torke
Album :
Composer : Michael Torke
Catalog : 466721
Orchestra : Argo Band
Label : London/Decca
11:23 PM
Surge, propera amica mea
Artist : Francisco Guerrero
Album :
Composer : Francisco Guerrero
Catalog : 807489
Orchestra : Stile Antico
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Harmonia Mundi
11:30 PM
Meditations on Ecclesiastes
Artist : Norman Dello Joio
Album :
Composer : Norman Dello Joio
Catalog : 7156
Orchestra : Oregon Symphony
Label : Koch
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