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

March 27, 2013

6:06 AM
A Shropshire Lad
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 65615 CD
Conductor : Neville Dilkes
Orchestra : English Sinfonia
Label : Angel/EMI
6:16 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
6:31 AM
Ruy Blas Overture Op 95
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4758140 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
6:41 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F
Artist : Robert Hill, harpsichord
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 553505 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:14 AM
The Charlatan
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Overture No. 10 in F
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
7:27 AM
Symphony No. 46 in C
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orch in E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 67989 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:52 AM
Scherzo (Sonatensatz) F.A.E. in c
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 445826 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Zur Namensfeier Overture in C Op 115
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 553431 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 violins in D
Artist : David Oistrakh, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 66472 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:26 AM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
8:39 AM
Polonaise in C Op 49
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 47505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Rondo for piano & orch. in D
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 432082 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 469376 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:20 AM
String Quartet No. 12 in c
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 522099 CD
Orchestra : Borodin String Quartet
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:31 AM
Violin Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Lukas Hagen, violin
Album :
Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 8076 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Salzburg
Label : Profil
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 25018 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : VangrdWelk
10:20 AM
Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for cello
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 65701 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
10:45 AM
Serenade Melancolique in b-Flat Op 26
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 56966 CD
Conductor : Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:56 AM
Impromptu No. 3 in B-Flat Op 142
Artist : Lili Kraus, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 1492 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
11:10 AM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 80515 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:08 PM
Siegfried Idyll
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 59689 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:26 PM
Gloria: excerpt
Artist : St Albans Cathedral Choirs
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 572653 CD
Conductor : Andrew Lucas
Orchestra : Ensemble DeChorum
Label : Naxos
12:34 PM
Armenian Dances
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 432754 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
12:44 PM
String Quartet No. 1 in b Op 50
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8929 CD
Orchestra : Chilingirian Quartet
Label : Chandos
1:09 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3067 CD
Orchestra : Apollo Ensemble
Label : Centaur
1:26 PM
The Planets: Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 61257 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:37 PM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
1:48 PM
Cantata No.208: Sheep May Safely Graze:
Artist : Norman Luboff Choir
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 62599 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : New Symphony Orch. of London
Label : RCA/BMG
1:55 PM
Fugue Little in g
Artist : Frederick Hohman, organ
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7070 CD
Label : Pro Organo
2:04 PM
Requiem: Hosanna
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 69876 CD
Orchestra : Unknown orchestra/ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
2:08 PM
Linden Lea- A Dorset Song
Artist : Bryn Terfel, baritone; Malcolm Martineau ,piano
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 4216 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
2:11 PM
A Gilbert and Sullivan Medley
Artist : The King’s Singers
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 61885 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
2:17 PM
Ashokan Farewell: from Civil War film
Artist : Jay Ungar, fiddle
Album :
Composer : Jay Ungar
Catalog : 56720 CD
Conductor : Paul Gambill
Orchestra : Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:26 PM
RIENZI: Allmacht’ger Vater, blick hera...
Artist : Ben Heppner, tenor
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63239 CD
Conductor : Donald Runnicles
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : RCA/BMG
2:30 PM
La Morisque
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Composer : Tielmann Susato
Catalog : 457609 CD
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : D. Gramphn
2:37 PM
Libertango
Artist : Eduardo Hubert, piano; Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Astor Piazzolla
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:43 PM
SAMSON: Let the Bright Seraphim
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 57231 CD
Conductor : Barry Rose
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:56 PM
Flute & Harp Concerto in C: excerpt
Artist : Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Lily Laskine, harp
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 88069 CD
Conductor : Jean-Francois Pailliard
Orchestra : Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Label : Erato
3:00 PM
Symphony No. 3 Op 70
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 10585 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:34 PM
Reverie
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2334 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:40 PM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 60817 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto
Artist : Jerome Rose, piano
Album :
Composer : Mihaili Mosonyi
Catalog : 5067 CD
Conductor : Pierre Cao
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
4:27 PM
Russian Easter Festival Overture Op 36
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 900704 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : BR Klassik
4:43 PM
Hebrew Suite for violin and orchestra
Artist : Hyman Bress, violin
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 3169 CD
Conductor : Jindrich Rohan
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:06 PM
William Shakespeare Overture
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Composer : Friedrich Kuhlau
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:17 PM
A Winter’s Tale Op 9
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 553703 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:34 PM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:50 PM
Grand Canyon Suite: On the Trail
Artist :
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 66387 CD
Conductor : Felix Slatkin
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI

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