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 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto in F
Artist :
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Composer : Christoph Graupner
Catalog : 3162 CD
Conductor : Genevieve Soly
Orchestra : L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses
Label : Analekta
6:17 AM
Gymnopedies
Artist : Catherine Wilson, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 71111 CD
Label : DOREMI
6:29 AM
School for Scandal Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 49463 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:39 AM
Symphonie Concertante for violin & cello in A
Artist : Anna McDonald, violin
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999538 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne Op 61
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:14 AM
National Emblem March
Artist :
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Composer : Edwin E. Bagley
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Lt. Cmmdr. Lewis J. Buckley
Orchestra : United States Coast Guard Band
Label : USCG
7:19 AM
Moments Musicaux No. 6 in A-Flat Op 94
Artist : Jeno Jando, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 550259 CD
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Una aventura de Don Quijote
Artist :
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Composer : Jesus Guridi
Catalog : 557110 CD
Conductor : Juan José Mena
Orchestra : Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Sinfonia in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Xaver Dussek
Catalog : 572683 CD
Conductor : Aapo Hakkinen
Orchestra : Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Fanfare for the Common Man
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60983 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Sinfonia melodica in C
Artist : Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 5761 CD
Conductor : Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra : Berlin Baroque Soloists
Label : D. Gramphn
8:17 AM
Pavane Op 50
Artist : The King’s Singers
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 62146 CD
Conductor : Carl Davis
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:26 AM
Sinfonia No. 1
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 2115 CD
Conductor : Silvano Frontalini
Orchestra : Minsk Philharmonic
Label : Bongiovann
8:39 AM
Divertimento for winds in F
Artist : Danzi Quartet
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60115 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:50 AM
Waltz from Delibe’s Coppelia
Artist : Ilona Prunyi, piano
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 31910 CD
Label : Hungaroton
9:06 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11
Artist : Dennis Brain, horn
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 47834 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:23 AM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49487 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:50 AM
Gnossienne No. 3
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 473620 CD
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 65204 CD
Conductor : William Steinberg
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:19 AM
Symphonie concertante for 2fl, 2vln, vnc in D
Artist : Janos Balint, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 7005 CD
Orchestra : Budapest Strings
Label : Capriccio
10:35 AM
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite Op 60
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
10:35 AM
Hungarian Pictures
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 5309 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
10:35 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 462321 CD
Conductor : Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Overture to King Lear
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
12:19 PM
Symphony No. 6 in d Op 58
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Composer : Johann Wilms
Catalog : 2998 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:52 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:52 PM
Symphony No. 2 in a Op 55
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 790 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Tapiola Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
2:00 PM
Alexander Nevsky Op 78
Artist : Scottish National Orch Chorus
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10482 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:42 PM
Concerto for 2 mandolins in G
Artist : Castellani-Andriaccio,guitrDuo
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 57952 CD
Conductor : Arie Lipsky
Orchestra : Israel Chamber Orchestra
Label : FleurdeSon
3:00 PM
Fantasia para un gentilhombre
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 61627 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:24 PM
Symphony in C
Artist :
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Composer : Joseph Martin Kraus
Catalog : 553734 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:39 PM
Sleeping Beauty: Highlights Op 66
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2139 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
4:06 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Netherlands Radio Symph Orch
Label : Pentatone
4:26 PM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:39 PM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:53 PM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 80493 CD
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Symphony No. 31 in D
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416490 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
5:25 PM
Spharenklange-Walzer Op 235
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 1849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:37 PM
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix:
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Composer : Nicholas Hooper
Catalog : 148156 CD
Conductor : Alexander King
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
5:49 PM
Dances with Wolves: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
Album :
Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria

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