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 20, 2013

6:06 AM
Spring Overture (Yar-Khmel) Op 1
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:17 AM
Wedding Scenes Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 5 for 2 oboes and stringsin C Op 7
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
6:40 AM
Symphony No. 23 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550723 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4775566 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Riders for the Flag
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 304 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Rustle of Spring Op 32
Artist : Leonard Pennario, piano
Album :
Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 63661 CD
Conductor : Miklos Rozsa
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:24 AM
Fruhlingslied Spring Song Op 71
Artist : Robert Silverman, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 82501 CD
Label : Marquis
7:28 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Caprice-Valse Wedding Cake Op 76
Artist : Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 6026 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
7:49 AM
Trumpet Sinfonia Decima (No. 10) for 2
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bononcini
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:06 AM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
4 Indian Love Lyrics: Kashmiri Love Song
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Amy Woodforde-Finden
Catalog : 59488 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
8:43 AM
Espana
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 8852 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:47 AM
Iberia: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
Artist :
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 80338 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Violin Concerto Spring in A
Artist : Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Antonio Guido
Catalog : 213 CD
Orchestra : La Stravaganza
Label : ORF
9:20 AM
Kikimora Op 63
Artist :
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 442011 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:30 AM
Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Artist : N. Henriot-Schweitzer, piano
Album :
Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 6805 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Three Spring Miniatures
Artist :
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Composer : William S Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 9595 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
10:08 AM
blue cathedral
Artist :
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:22 AM
Cello Concerto in a Op 129
Artist : Truls Mork, cello
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 45664 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:49 AM
Springtime and Desire Op 93
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 1822 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 8 Fruhlingsklange in A Op 205
Artist :
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223362 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
12:07 PM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758360 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
12:24 PM
Bells Across The Meadows
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 553515 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony
Label : Naxos
12:28 PM
Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Op 72
Artist : Katia Labeque, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 426264 CD
Label : Philips
12:31 PM
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in A-Flat Op 72
Artist : Katia Labeque, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 426264 CD
Label : Philips
12:47 PM
Vespers: Psalm 113
Artist : The Crossing
Album :
Composer : Kile Smith
Catalog : 5809 CD
Conductor : Donald Nally
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : Navona
12:57 PM
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in g Op 24
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
1:27 PM
Water Night
Artist : Eric Whitacre Singers
Album :
Composer : Eric Whitacre
Catalog : 14850 CD
Conductor : Eric Whitacre
Label : London/Dec
1:35 PM
Sonatina for violin & piano in G Op 100
Artist : Josef Suk, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 1078 CD
Label : Music&Arts
1:56 PM
Jerusalem
Artist : BBC National Chorus of Wales
Album :
Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 10740 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : BBC National Orch of Wales
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
A Perfect Day
Artist : Carlo Curley, organ
Album :
Composer : Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Catalog : 1025 CD
Label : RLF
2:06 PM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Pina Carmirelli, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6778 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
2:18 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
Album :
Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 2469 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:24 PM
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON:
Artist : Shanghai National Orchestra
Album :
Composer : Tan Dun
Catalog : 93927 CD
Conductor : Tan Dun
Orchestra : Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:29 PM
Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565
Artist : Florence Mustric, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1271 CD
Label : MSR
2:30 PM
CARMEN: Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau.
Artist : Rise Stevens, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:40 PM
Rose of Tralee
Artist : John McCormack, tenor
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 7892 CD
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:49 PM
Folk Song Symphony: excerpt
Artist : American Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Roy Harris
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : American Festival Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:57 PM
Mock Morris
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 434330 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Mercury
3:00 PM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:08 PM
Symphony No. 3 in c
Artist :
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Composer : Florence Price
Catalog : 7518 CD
Conductor : Apo Hsu
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:39 PM
The Romance of Spring: Cantata Op 23
Artist : Prague Radio Chorus
Album :
Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
4:06 PM
Brazilian Impressions
Artist :
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 557711 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:27 PM
Dream Children Op 43
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
4:35 PM
A Winter’s Tale Op 18
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
4:47 PM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
5:06 PM
Sones de Mariachi
Artist :
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
5:15 PM
Pan and the Birds Op 15
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Jules Mouquet
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
5:23 PM
Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 2367 CD
Conductor : Barry H. Kolman
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : Centaur

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