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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April 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 62947 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in e
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
6:30 AM
Fantaisie Espagnole
Artist :
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Composer : Lord Berners
Catalog : 47668 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
6:42 AM
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Alfredo Bernardini
Orchestra : Ensemble Zefiro
Label : Ambroisie
7:06 AM
THAIS: Meditation
Artist : Michel Schwalbé, violin
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 4777163 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
The National Game
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Allegro for strings in C
Artist :
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 550621 CD
Conductor : Andras Kiss
Orchestra : Rossini Ensemble Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Emperor Waltz Op 437
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:43 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 415379 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:52 AM
Liebesfreud
Artist : Wu Han, piano
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler (arr. Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Catalog : 10701 CD
Label : ArtistLed
8:06 AM
Canciones Espanolas
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Manuel De Falla (arr. Luciano Berio)
Catalog : 53255 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:19 AM
Fandango
Artist :
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Composer : Frank Perkins
Catalog : 38 CD
Conductor : Howard Dunn
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
8:28 AM
Concerto for 4 violins in b Op 3
Artist : George Armand, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:42 AM
Light Cavalry Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 76900 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 550402 CD
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
9:18 AM
Nocturne No. 3 in B Op 9, No. 3
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 86507 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
9:26 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 36
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429036 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 80224 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:20 AM
Symphony No. 2 in d Op 49
Artist :
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Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 223454 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
10:52 AM
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Yardumian
Catalog : 312 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Albany
11:02 AM
Drapa for large orchestra (1908)
Artist :
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
11:15 AM
Symphonic Dances Op 45
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label :
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso in F Op 3, No. 3
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c Op 37
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 480508 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch
12:54 PM
Concerto in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 447644 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
1:10 PM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 73
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4777159 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Violin Concerto
Artist : Alexandr Bulov, violin
Album :
Composer : Richard Yardumian
Catalog : 1232 CD
Conductor : Lan Shui
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
2:24 PM
Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat, K. 543
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 615 CD
Conductor : Jane Glover
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : ASV
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in A, Op. 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Frederick Handel
Catalog : 6165 CD
Conductor : George Malcolm
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : ASV
3:17 PM
Sonata for Solo Viola, with Two Horns and Cello
Artist : Joseph de Pasquale, viola; James Stagliano, horn; Harry Shapiro, horn; Samuel Mayes, cello
Album :
Composer : Friederich Rust
Catalog : 1 CD
Label : Curtis Inst.
3:40 PM
English Suite No. 3 in g, BWV 808
Artist : Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 112 CD
Label : GMN.COM
4:06 PM
Bacchus et Ariane: Suite No. 2 Op 43
Artist :
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Composer : Albert Roussel
Catalog : 8996 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:26 PM
DAS RHEINGOLD: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 61850 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
DAS RHEINGOLD: Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge
Artist : Rene Pape, bass
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4776408 CD
Conductor : Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
4:44 PM
Serenade for strings on Swedish Melodiesin c Op 89
Artist :
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 777385 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : CPO
5:06 PM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 46274 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:14 PM
Petite Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Henri Busser)
Catalog : 572583 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
5:29 PM
Fantasie Caprice Op 11
Artist : Misha Keylin, violin
Album :
Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 570974 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:48 PM
Spharenklange-Walzer Op 235
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 1663 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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5:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

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
Mon April 7, 2014

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French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

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4:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 3:49 pm

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4:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

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 Synopsis

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11:34 am
Fri April 4, 2014

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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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11:14 am
Thu April 3, 2014

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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8:03 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company

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Marco Secchi Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 5:33 pm

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4:57 pm
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Creatively Speaking
3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
12:02 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

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