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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March 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords strings in a
Artist : Raymond Leppard, harpsichord; Andrew Davis, harpsichord; Phili Ledger, harpsichord; Blandine Verlet, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:17 AM
Suite of Three Pieces Op 116
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Hereinspaziert! Op 518
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 150127 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Ch. Orch
Label : Novalis
6:40 AM
Chamber Symphony in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
Festive March in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jacob Axel Josephson
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Per ke Andersson
Orchestra : Royal Academic Orch., Sweden
Label : Sterling
7:15 AM
Robinson’s Grand Entree
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Academic March (1919)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 314 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
7:42 AM
Festival March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 7125 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:48 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in g, BWV 1058
Artist : Jean Louis Steuerman, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 420200 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Philips
8:20 AM
Arabesque No. 2 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1024 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
8:28 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in c-Sharp
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Rakoczy March Op 24
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:46 AM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 10 in d
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (construction by Bruce Haynes)
Catalog : 2565 CD
Conductor : Eric Milnes
Orchestra : Montreal Baroque
Label : ATMA
9:20 AM
The Wise Virgins Suite (from the ballet after Bach)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 555868 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
9:40 AM
Violin Sonata No. 4 in c
Artist : Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Egida Giordani Sartori, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4757552 CD
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Pictures from the Crimea
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Goehr)
Catalog : 1030 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
10:15 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D, BWV 1049
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:38 AM
Hussite Overture Husitska Op 67
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:54 AM
Violin Concerto in g, BWV 1056
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 47856 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:07 AM
Symphony No. 9 in C The Great
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 39382 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 4776198 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Oboe Concerto in d, BWV 1059
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 2229 CD
Conductor : Erich Hobarth
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : ECM
12:34 PM
String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Op 130
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1205 CD
Orchestra : Yale Quartet
Label : VangrdWelk
1:09 PM
Sinfonia Domestica Op 53
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 55185 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
String Quartet in b
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Theresa Carreno
Catalog : 10072 CD
Orchestra : Arriaga String Quartet
Label : Artona
2:25 PM
Esquisses Italiennes No. 1: Venise Op 33
Artist : Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta,piano
Album :
Composer : Theresa Carreno
Catalog : 10072 CD
Label : Artona
2:30 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E Op 12
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Eugene D'Albert
Catalog : 5067 CD
Conductor : Pierre Cao
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
3:00 PM
Elegie Op 24
Artist : Paul Tortelier, cello
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 391381 CD
Conductor : Paul Tortelier
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:09 PM
Cantata No.182
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 791 CD
Conductor : Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra : Bach Collegium Japan
Label : Bis
3:39 PM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Concerto Rondo for Cello & Orchestra in G
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:29 PM
DON PASQUALE: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:37 PM
DON PASQUALE: Com’ e gentil
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 10013 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:43 PM
Concerto for Oboe, violin in d, BWV 1060
Artist : Richard Killmer, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 37278 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : St Paul's Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Thousand and One Nights Op 346
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:16 PM
The Ship o’ the Fiend
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 66815 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
5:30 PM
Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068: Air
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 57758 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:39 PM
Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004: Chaconne in d
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 62605 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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Library of Congress

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 10:55 am

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Wed April 9, 2014

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Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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1:08 pm
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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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4:45 pm
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 Synopsis

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