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

May 08, 2013

6:06 AM
La Caza del Joven Enrique -Gran overture for 5 pianos and orchestra
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
6:19 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:30 AM
Gold and Silver Waltz Op 79
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 150127 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Ch. Orch
Label : Novalis
6:40 AM
Flute Quartet in D
Artist : Samuel Baron, flute
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 142 CD
Orchestra : Fine Arts Quartet
Label : Boston Sky
7:06 AM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
U.S. Field Artillery
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:18 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:26 AM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:40 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
WALZERTRAUME (Waltz Dreams)
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Composer : Oscar Straus
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Aleko: Intermezzo
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1000144 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:11 AM
Aleko: Men’s Dance
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1000144 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:17 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 470840 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Erno Sebestyen, violin
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 1614 CD
Conductor : Erno Sebestyen
Orchestra : RIAS-Sinfonietta Berlin
Label : KOCH Intl.
8:41 AM
L’ETOILE Overture
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Scene de Ballet Op 100
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Serenade for String Orchestra Op 1
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
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9:18 AM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 759978 CD
Conductor : Eric Jacobsen
Orchestra : The Knights
Label : CBS/Sony
9:45 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Eugene List, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
10:00 AM
Prometheus Bound Overture Op 38
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:19 AM
Konzertstuck in D Op 12
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 3095 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
10:44 AM
Polonaise No. 1 in c-Sharp Op 26
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:55 AM
Six German Dances
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416484 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Op 83
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61939 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
1812 Overture Op 49
Artist : University of Minn. Brass Band
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:24 PM
Brass Quintet No. 1 in b-Flat Op 5
Artist : David Bilger and Jeffrey Curnow, trumpets; Jennifer Montone. horn; Nitzan Haroz, trombone; Carol Jantsch, tuba
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Composer : Victor Ewald
Catalog : 1150 CD
Label : Ondine
12:38 PM
Violin Concerto Pilgramage of the Soul
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 91506 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:50 PM
Organ Symphony No. 5: Toccata Op 42
Artist : Mary Preston, organ
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Composer : Charles-Marie Widor
Catalog : 113 CD
Label : Reference
1:02 PM
German Requiem: Wie lieblich sind deine
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 80119 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:07 PM
Victory at Sea: Allies on the March
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : LSC 2206 LP
Conductor : Robert Russell Bennett
Orchestra : RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA
1:14 PM
Winds of War
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Composer : Robert Cobert
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:23 PM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
1:42 PM
TOSCA: Te Deum (Finale of Act I)
Artist : Ruggero Raimondi, bass; Chorus of the Roy. Opera House
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 57173 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Angel/EMI
1:47 PM
Rose Without a Thorn-Suite
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Composer : Henry VIII of England
Catalog : 807 CD
Orchestra : Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Label : London/Dec
2:04 PM
Divertimento
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Composer : Walter Piston
Catalog : 11120 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Music Palm Beach
Label : Klavier
2:20 PM
String Quartet in g Op 27: Finale
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 6340 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
2:29 PM
Ragtime Dance
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Andre Previn, piano
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 47170 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:33 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 61: Finale
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 457861 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:46 PM
THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S comedy suite
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 294 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
2:55 PM
Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves: main theme
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Composer : Michael Kamen
Catalog : 80342 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : William Tritt, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 80112 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:09 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A Op 30
Artist : John Williams, guitar
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Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 63385 CD
Conductor : Richard Tognetti
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Helios Overture Op 17
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 9287 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Variations for Orchestra and Piano
Artist : Emili Brugalla, piano
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Composer : Joaquim Serra
Catalog : 555871 CD
Conductor : Salvador Brotons
Orchestra : El Valles Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:26 PM
Concert Overture No. 17 in f Op 242
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Composer : Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Catalog : 777469 CD
Conductor : Michael Alexander Willens
Orchestra : The Cologne Academy
Label : CPO
4:35 PM
Alven-fran fjallen till havet Op 33
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999913 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
5:06 PM
LE PRE AUX CLERCS: Overture
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
5:14 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 794 CD
Conductor : John Farrer
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
5:29 PM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:41 PM
Symphony No. 1 La Nuit des Tropiques
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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French conductor Stephane Deneve

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5:14 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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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
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 Synopsis

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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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11:14 am
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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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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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