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.

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February 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:17 AM
Variations on theme from Magic Flute in F Op 66
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello; Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 68132 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Overture No. 5 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:40 AM
A LIFE FOR THE TSAR: 3 dances
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 2
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Magna Charta
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 302 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Polonaise No. 3 in A Op 40
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 782933 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
7:26 AM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:40 AM
Menuet Antique
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
7:48 AM
Variations for clarinet and orchestra
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Conradin Kreutzer
Catalog : 223431 CD
Conductor : Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
The Sorcerer: Overture
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 64409 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Pro Arte Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:13 AM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 2
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
8:26 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Severino Gazzelloni, flute
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:39 AM
Forest Bells Waltz
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:46 AM
Mazurka-oberek for violin and orchestra
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 55475 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Abbey Road Ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
String Symphony No. 3 in e
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5141 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:16 AM
Symphony No. 95 in c
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5200 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
9:39 AM
Fantasy for violin in C Op 131
Artist : Lena Neudauer, violin
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 93258 CD
Conductor : Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra : German Radio Philharmonic
Label : Hanssler
10:00 AM
Siegfried Idyll
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64456 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 14
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 553517 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
10:50 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in c Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
11:00 AM
Helios Overture Op 17
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 6533 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
11:13 AM
Cantabile doloroso & Rondo giocoso
Artist : Charlie Siem, violin
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Composer : Ole Bull
Catalog : 66661 CD
Conductor : Andrew Gourlay
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 553052 CD
Conductor : Okko Kamu
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in d Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
12:21 PM
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Op 87
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 62597 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
12:56 PM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6504 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:12 PM
Harold in Italy Op 16
Artist : Antoine Tamestit, viola
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 5266 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Les Musiciens du Louvre
Label : Naive
2:00 PM
Suite for Organ, Harpsichord, and Orchestra
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Gustav Mahler)
Catalog : 89012 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:22 PM
Also Sprach Zarathustra Op 30
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64106 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Ballade in a Op 33
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
3:13 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Juliette Kang, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 5197 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
3:39 PM
Introduction & Allegro Op 47
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 2882 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Intersound
4:06 PM
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in g Op 24
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:31 PM
CARMEN Prelude
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
4:35 PM
PEARL FISHERS: Mi par d’udir ancora:
Artist : Jussi Bjoerling, tenor
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 75900 CD
Conductor : Nils Gravillius
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
PEARL FISHERS: Au fond du temple saint
Artist : Jussi Bjoerling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 61440 CD
Conductor : Renato Cellini
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:47 PM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 62644 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Vals Poetico
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Composer : Felipe Villanueva
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
5:10 PM
OTELLO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:19 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 75179 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Erato
5:32 PM
Africa
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Composer : William Grant Still
Catalog : 559174 CD
Conductor : John Jeter
Orchestra : Fort Smith Symphony
Label : Naxos

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