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

June 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto in D
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
6:19 AM
Idylle Printemps
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
6:29 AM
Harp (or Organ)Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
DON GIOVANNI Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416273 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Philips
7:14 AM
Under the Double Eagle
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Franz Wagner
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Irish Tune from County Derry:
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 877 CD
Conductor : Terence Milligan
Orchestra : U. of Cincinnati Col-Con Wind
Label : Mark
7:26 AM
Pan’s Anniversary: Dances and Folk Song
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
7:39 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in E
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:49 AM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 416819 CD
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
SIEGE OF CORINTH Overture (Sinfonia)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 47118 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:16 AM
7 Variations on God Save the King
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 436834 CD
Label : London/Dec
8:25 AM
Estonian Dance Suite in E
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Eduard Tubin
Catalog : 851002 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Big Ben
8:39 AM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Alois Springer
Orchestra : Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Label :
8:51 AM
In Nomine a 5
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Orlando Gibbons
Catalog : 2308 CD
Orchestra : Berkeley Fest Consort of Viols
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 474250 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 55348 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Angel/EMI
9:39 AM
Bassoon Concerto in F Op 75
Artist : Mark Gigliotti, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 20126 CD
Conductor : Felix Chiu-Sen Chen
Orchestra : Taipei Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bravo
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 39 in g
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:17 AM
Nympholept - Nature Poem
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 8493 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:37 AM
MEFISTOFELE
Artist : Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra : Orch.of Teatro Massimo,Palermo
Label : Naxos
11:02 AM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 4 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 45607 CD
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:24 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 19
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 3398 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Holberg Suite Op 40
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 3091 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:23 PM
TANNHAUSER Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38914 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:40 PM
American Rhapsody Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 999308 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
4:06 PM
Clarinet Concerto No. 10 in B-Flat
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 55155 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:25 PM
Andante and Five Variations in G
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:34 PM
Don Quixote (Humoresque) Op 87
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220359 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:06 PM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
5:25 PM
Irish Rhapsody
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 85572 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Newport
5:43 PM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 1002 CD
Conductor : John Boyd
Orchestra : Indiana St. Univ.Faculty Winds
Label : Elf

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A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

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 Synopsis

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2:11 pm
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