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 31, 2013

6:06 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA)Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:17 AM
Suite of Dances (16th c.)
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Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 4776727 CD
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : D. Gramphn
6:29 AM
Trio Sonata No. 12 in G
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 648 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:39 AM
Krakowiak Concert Rondo in F Op 14
Artist : Eldar Nebolsin, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 572335 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Marche Ecossaise
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
American Patrol
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Composer : Frank W. Meacham
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:20 AM
Espana
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 64563 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 63434 CD
Conductor : Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra : Linde-Consort
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Sinfonia in C
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Composer : Josep Fabrega
Catalog : 2028 CD
Conductor : Gregor DuBuclet
Orchestra : Concerto Brandenburg
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7:52 AM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA Overture
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 37770 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 77309 CD
Conductor : Hugh Wolff
Orchestra : St Paul's Chamber Orchestra
Label : Teldec
8:20 AM
Peer Gynt: Morning Op 46
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 80318 CD
Conductor : David Measham
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
8:26 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907228 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
8:39 AM
String Quartet No. 2: Nocturne
Artist : Stephanie Chase, violin
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
8:49 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Mon coeur s’ouvre...
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 3024 CD
Conductor : Klauspeter Seibel
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Hakon Jarl, Symphonic poem Op 16
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 1915 CD
Conductor : Karel Sejna
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:23 AM
Symphony No. 83 in g
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 90793 CD
Conductor : Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:51 AM
Chimes of St. Genevieve
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Composer : Marin Marais
Catalog : 61002 CD
Conductor : Donald Fraser
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Les Francs-Juges Op 3
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 553034 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:14 AM
Concerto for 2 Clarinets in E-Flat Op 35
Artist : Stanley Drucker, clarinet
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 714 CD
Conductor : Peter Tiboris
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : ElysiumERI
10:38 AM
The Ship o’ the Fiend
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Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 66815 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
10:52 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 6
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 55026 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:27 AM
Dardanus-suite
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 420240 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Galanta Dances
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 875 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Brno State Phil. Orch.
Label : Bis
12:23 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3173 CD
Orchestra : Apollo Ensemble
Label : Centaur
12:49 PM
Alcione: Suite
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Composer : Marin Marais
Catalog : 1276 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : Artemis
1:07 PM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 54804 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Triple Concerto in C Op 56
Artist : Joseph Kalichstein, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 8409 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:39 PM
Rossiniana No. 1 Op 119
Artist : David Russell, guitar
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Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 80525 CD
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Dance Suite
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Composer : Eino Linnala
Catalog : 9606 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:17 PM
Violin Concerto No. 10 in b Op 19
Artist : Friedemann Eichhorn, violin
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Composer : Pierre Rode
Catalog : 570469 CD
Conductor : Nicolas Pasquet
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 11 in D
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 89853 CD
Conductor : Emanuel Ax
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : Legacy
4:26 PM
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Op 58
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 15621 CD
Conductor : Janos Sandor
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : LaserLight
4:36 PM
Dance in the Old Style
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 1182 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
4:46 PM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 88235 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Erato
5:06 PM
Sinfonia turchesca in C
Artist : Sarband (Turkish folk group)
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Composer : Franz Xavier Sussmayr
Catalog : 474193 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
5:26 PM
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Artist : Leeds Festival Chorus
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Composer : Sir Henry Wood
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
5:42 PM
Suite of English folk dances
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Composer : Ernest Tomlinson
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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