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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Playlist

March 19, 2013

6:06 AM
Consecration of the House Overture, Op 124
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:18 AM
Concerto for 3 Violins,Strings in F, RV 551
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Isaac Stern, violin; Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 66472 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
6:30 AM
DER SPIEGELRITTER Overture, D. 11
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570328 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:41 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in g Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
7:06 AM
Allegro Appassionato Op 70
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Jubilation
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Composer : H. L. Blankenberg
Catalog : 6565 CD
Conductor : Roy Newsome
Orchestra : Black Dyke Mills Band
Label : Chandos
7:19 AM
Suite Mignonne Op 15
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
7:28 AM
Eine Faust Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 62403 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
My Robin is to the Greenwood
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 6542 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Montgomery
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
7:48 AM
Moravian Dances
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 572695 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
King Charles Hunt Overture
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Composer : Fredrik Pacius
Catalog : 9502 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
8:15 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
A Hampshire Suite Op 28
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Composer : Gustav Holst (arr. Gordon Jacob)
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:41 AM
INDIGO UND DIE VIERZIG RAUBER: Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:48 AM
Adagio for violin & orchestra in E, K. 261
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 415958 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 68600 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:19 AM
La Boutique Fantasque
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 45658 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:33 AM
Josephslegende Suite Op 63
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 572041 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Divertimento No. 1 in D, K. 136
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45471 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
10:20 AM
Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Mozart Op 132
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Composer : Max Reger
Catalog : 74007 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : Teldec
10:51 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A, BWV 1055
Artist : David Fray, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 213064 CD
Conductor : David Fray
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:08 AM
Andante Cantabile and Rondo
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 1000166 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
11:27 AM
Firebird Suite (1919)
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 9772 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in a Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758673 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
12:19 PM
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Op 87
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 438365 CD
Orchestra : Beaux Arts Trio
Label : Philips
12:47 PM
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2
Artist : Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
1:05 PM
Violin Concerto
Artist : Jorma Rahkonen, violin
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Composer : Fredrik Pacius
Catalog : 9705 CD
Conductor : Okko Kamu
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
1:27 PM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 21 "Nordic"
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 432008 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
2:00 PM
Sleeping Beauty: Highlights Op 66
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4758561 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
2:21 PM
Jeux (Poeme dansee)
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 75218 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
2:42 PM
Parade
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 5162 CD
Conductor : Jerome Kaltenbach
Orchestra : Nancy Symphonic & Lyric Orch
Label : Naive
3:00 PM
Water Night
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Composer : Eric Whitacre
Catalog : 16636 CD
Conductor : Eric Whitacre
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:08 PM
Adventures in a Perambulator
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Composer : John Alden Carpenter
Catalog : 434319 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
3:36 PM
In a Summer Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in B-Flat
Artist : Terry Baune, violin
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Composer : Maddalena Sirmen
Catalog : 60102 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Bay Area Women's Philharmonic
Label : Newport
4:30 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Coronation Scene (Act 1)
Artist : San Francisco Opera Chorus
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 535 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : Cala
4:41 PM
KATCHEN VON HEILBRONN Overture
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Composer : Hans Pfitzner
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
5:06 PM
Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 65653 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Nouvelle Fantaisie on Gounod’s FAUST Op 13
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:29 PM
Fireworks Op 4
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 432012 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:35 PM
Three-Cornered Hat (Suites 1 & 2)
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 63572 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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