Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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Playlist

January 02, 2013

6:06 AM
Cello Concerto in G
Artist : Raphael Wallfisch, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 550908 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Rondo Brilliant for piano and orchestra in E-Flat Op 29
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
6:29 AM
Oboe Concerto in f
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 50905 CD
Conductor : Lucy van Dael
Orchestra : Alma Musica Amsterdam
Label : Angel/EMI
6:39 AM
Serenade No. 6 in D
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 79633 CD
Conductor : Gidon Kremer
Orchestra : Kremerata Baltica
Label : Nonesuch
7:06 AM
Silvana Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
The Squealer
Artist :
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Composer : Will Huff
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:26 AM
Four Seasons: No.3 Autumn (L’Autunno) in F Op 8
Artist : Alan Loveday, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6627 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
The Lady Mistress Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Stephen Burns, trumpet
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1004 CD
Orchestra : American Concerto Orchestra
Label : DCD
8:06 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA)Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:17 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in G Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 553457 CD
Conductor : Bradley Creswick
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 guitars in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:46 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 6048 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : ASV
9:06 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64456 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:19 AM
Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs Op 4
Artist : Anastasia Seifetdinova, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 570396 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:39 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 5 in A
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:20 AM
Concerto for Fortepiano and Viola in E-Flat
Artist : Robert Hill, fortepiano
Album :
Composer : Johann Christoph Frederic Bach
Catalog : 471579 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:48 AM
THE DEMON: Ballet Music
Artist :
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220451 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
11:05 AM
Symphony No. 1 in C
Artist :
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 47505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:07 PM
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
12:26 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 414187 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
12:47 PM
Fandangos
Artist :
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Composer : Roberto Sierra
Catalog : 2005 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Sym Orch/Wash.,D.C.
Label :
12:58 PM
Mother and child
Artist : Tenebrae
Album :
Composer : John Tavener
Catalog : 501 CD
Conductor : Nigel Short
Label : Signum
1:14 PM
Poet and Peasant Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 150127 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Ch. Orch
Label : Novalis
1:24 PM
Symphony No. 4 in a Op 63
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 445865 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
1:37 PM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : John Digney, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7124 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
1:47 PM
H.M.S. PINAFORE: When I was a lad
Artist : Richard Stuart, baritone
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 80374 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:51 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in d
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:06 PM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Benno Moiseivich, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 2326 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
2:29 PM
DON CARLO: Dio che nell’alma infondere
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 47275 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Angel/EMI
2:35 PM
Amahl and the Night Visitors:Dance Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 7005 CD
Conductor : Andrew Schenck
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:46 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 61
Artist : Vadim Repin, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9663 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:56 PM
Messiah: Let All the Angels of God
Artist : Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Ivars Taurins
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
3:00 PM
Romance Op 62
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47622 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:08 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 16
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 8880 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
3:40 PM
The Merchant of Venice Overture Op 76
Artist :
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572501 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in d
Artist : Glenn Gould, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 60211 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:32 PM
In the Well: Moonrise
Artist :
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Composer : Vilem Blodek
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:40 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80403 CD
Conductor : Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:47 PM
Tintagel
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 65110 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Banks of Green Willow
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
5:14 PM
La Valse
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 8903 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:28 PM
Symphony No. 2 (1937-39-41/1975) in F
Artist :
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 970 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis

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5:14 pm
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Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

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3:27 pm
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French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

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4:45 pm
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A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 3:49 pm

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4:20 pm
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 Synopsis

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11:34 am
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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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11:14 am
Thu April 3, 2014

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company

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Marco Secchi Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 5:33 pm

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