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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May 09, 2013

6:06 AM
Caprice (after Saint-Saens)
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Eugene Ysaye
Catalog : 433519 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:16 AM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat, Wq. 182
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Sinfonia in A
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Catalog : 550877 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:40 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Praeludium & Allegro
Artist : David Garrett, violin
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 4764425 CD
Conductor : Ion Marin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
The Picador
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Where the Lark Sings
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 74735 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestr
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4a in F Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758673 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
Preludio Sinfonico
Artist :
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 2618 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
7:51 AM
Danse- Tarantelle Styrienne
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1024 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
8:06 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
8:13 AM
Symphony No. 8 in d
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Fair Melusina Overture Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:41 AM
Sinfonia in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1201 CD
Orchestra : Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orch.
Label : Panton
8:48 AM
Children’s March
Artist : Arts District Chorale
Album :
Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 117 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
9:06 AM
Schlagobers Ballet: Waltz Op 70
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64346 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
9:15 AM
Three Idylls
Artist :
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Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 3263 CD
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Label : Delos
9:30 AM
Grande Sonate Brilliante in c Op 10
Artist : Yaara Tal, piano; Andreas Groethuysen, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 45936 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : Richard Woodhams, oboe
Album :
Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
10:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in G Op 45
Artist : Grigorios Zamparas, piano
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 3032 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
10:53 AM
Romance for Cello, Harp, and Strings Op 29
Artist : Janos Starker, cello; Melinda Felletar, harp
Album :
Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 18 CD
Conductor : Tibor Varga
Orchestra : Budapest Chamber Symphony
Label : BudapestMu
11:05 AM
ROMEO AND JULIET Op 17
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in d Op 7
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
Album :
Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
12:17 PM
String Quartet in g Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1379 CD
Orchestra : St.Petersburg String Quartet
Label : Marquis
12:44 PM
Concerto Ballata for cello and orchestra Op 108
Artist : Wen-Sinn Yang, cello
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 67946 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bros.
1:06 PM
Symphony No. 6 in F Op 68 Pastoral
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 85490 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 53286 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Maggio Musicale, Florence
Label : CBS/Sony
2:06 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c
Artist :
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 60076 CD
Conductor : Gunter Wand
Orchestra : Cologne Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso (after Handel)
Artist :
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Composer : Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Catalog : 7278 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : Louisville Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:15 PM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Concert Suite Op 59
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:40 PM
Organ Concerto No. 3 in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Simon Preston, organ
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 469358 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 93023 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
4:28 PM
La Sylphide: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Herman Severin Lovenskiold
Catalog : 6546 CD
Conductor : David Garforth
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:34 PM
Les Sylphides: Grand Valse Brilliante
Artist :
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:40 PM
Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite Op 56
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 46668 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Festival March
Artist :
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 8902 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:15 PM
Canciones Espanolas (popular Spanish songs)
Artist : Alison Balsom, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 53255 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha: Suite
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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