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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July 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:16 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 16
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Overture No. 6 in d
Artist :
Album :
Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Symphony in E Op 18
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Souvenir de Carneval 1847 Op 200
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss
Catalog : 223470 CD
Conductor : Mika Eichenholz
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
The Corcoran Cadets
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 303 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Artist :
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:27 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 49964 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
Sonata on the 8th tone
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Gabrieli
Catalog : 62353 CD
Orchestra : Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
7:47 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 5 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 555384 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Aradia Baroque Ensemble
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
MEDEA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental
Artist :
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:26 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3185 CD
Orchestra : Lincoln Center Chamber Society
Label : Delos
8:39 AM
Marche triomphale et Pompiere
Artist :
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Composer : Andre Caplet
Catalog : 802 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Rhenanie-Palatinate Philharm.
Label : Cybelia
8:46 AM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 8893 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Swedish Folk-Songs and Dances
Artist :
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Composer : August Soderman
Catalog : 1040 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Ume† Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
9:18 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
9:27 AM
Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F Op 70
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 4780220 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 44702 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : New Stockholm Chamber Orchestr
Label : CBS/Sony
10:15 AM
Sinfonia Concertante for viola, dbl-bass
Artist : Lubomir Maly, viola
Album :
Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 110951 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
10:41 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 4 in f-Sharp
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:47 AM
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:51 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 80523 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : Telarc
11:03 AM
Water Music-Complete
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 44655 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra : La Grande Ecurie,Chambre duRoy
Label : CBS/Sony
12:08 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:24 PM
Fantasia in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:27 PM
Fugue in C
Artist : Joseph Payne, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 2419 CD
Label : Centaur
12:31 PM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
12:42 PM
Rainbow Body
Artist :
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Composer : Christopher Theofanidis
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:57 PM
The Isle of the Dead Op 29
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:17 PM
Hora staccato
Artist : Rafael Mendez, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Grigoras Dinicu
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Victor Young
Orchestra : His Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:24 PM
The White Peacock
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 90224 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Dorian
1:31 PM
JENUFA: Mamicko, mam tezkou hlavu
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 7405 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : London/Dec
1:44 PM
Sylvia: Act I (excerpts)
Artist :
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 434313 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
2:01 PM
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Artist : Xuefei Yang, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 70714 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:01 PM
The Londonderry Air
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:12 PM
LA BOHEME: O soave fanciulla...
Artist : Ramon Vargas, tenor; Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:17 PM
Violin Concerto
Artist : Hillary Hahn, violin
Album :
Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 14698 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:51 PM
Concerto for Timpani and Band: Allegro
Artist : James Nierescher, timpani
Album :
Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 13 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
2:57 PM
Requiem: In paradisum Op 48
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 64715 CD
Conductor : David Willcocks
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Adagio for cello and orchestra
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Woldemar Bargiel
Catalog : 63665 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : RCA/BMG
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 20 in d
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 98407 CD
Conductor : Alexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra : Veneto/Padua Chamber Orchestra
Label : Teldec
3:40 PM
Marouf, Savetier du Caire
Artist :
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Composer : Henri Benjamin Rabaud
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:06 PM
1712 Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:19 PM
Minuet Militaire
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
4:26 PM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:39 PM
Nell Gwyn
Artist :
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:58 PM
The Phantom Melody
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
The White Peacock
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
5:14 PM
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
Artist : Robert Vanderschaaf, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Tausig
Catalog : 2417 CD
Label : Centaur
5:22 PM
Phantasia- Based on themes from PHANTOM
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin;l Julian Llord Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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French conductor Stephane Deneve

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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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4:45 pm
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A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

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Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 3:49 pm

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 Synopsis

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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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Marco Secchi Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 5:33 pm

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