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 19, 2013

6:06 AM
CAGLIOSTRO IN WIEN Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
6:31 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat, K. 184
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 47161 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Concerto for strings in C, RV 116
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 110 CD
Conductor : Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra : Musici di San Marco
Label : Pilz
7:15 AM
USAAC March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Serenade d’hiver
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 7199 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra : Vasari Singers
Label : Guild
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in G, Wq. 182
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
7:42 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:47 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A, K. 386
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 39224 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
Concert Piece for Clarinet & Basset Horn in d Op 114
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
8:28 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:35 AM
Gee Whiz!
Artist : Evelyn Glennie, Xylophone
Album :
Composer : Byron Brooke
Catalog : 63234 CD
Conductor : James Watson
Orchestra : Black Dyke Mills Band
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:47 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 81482 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
THE SNOW MAIDEN suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Gerard Schwarz, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3001 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Y Chamber Symphony of New York
Label : Delos
9:37 AM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132 Mysterious Mountain
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 80604 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Telarc
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 3 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5407 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in b Op 32
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:50 AM
Polonaise No. 1 in c-Sharp Op 26, No. 1
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:03 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 9, RV 358
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 16412 CD
Conductor : Christian Curnyn
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:13 AM
Carmen Ballet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Rodion Shchedrin
Catalog : 47198 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Belfagore: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 9311 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:19 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1053
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
12:42 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C Op 60 Leningrad
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8623 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49276 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Symphony
Label : Angel/EMI
2:14 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat
Artist : Niklas Sivelov, piano
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 572259 CD
Conductor : Mario Venzago
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
3:16 PM
Symphony No. 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559704 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Polyeucte
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 9225 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Summon the Heroes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:14 PM
Symphony No.2 A Montevideo
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:28 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Prelude
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62373 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:33 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Dal piu remoto esiglio
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 10007 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : Vienna Opera Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Album :
Composer : Johan Georg Albrechtsberger
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Avie
5:06 PM
Oh, These Hussars! Waltz Op 552
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
5:16 PM
Elegia
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:30 PM
Gulliver’s Travels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
6:06 AM
CAGLIOSTRO IN WIEN Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
6:31 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat, K. 184
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Rhapsody in Blue
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
Album :
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 47161 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Concerto for strings in C, RV 116
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 110 CD
Conductor : Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra : Musici di San Marco
Label : Pilz
7:15 AM
USAAC March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Serenade d’hiver
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 7199 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra : Vasari Singers
Label : Guild
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in G, Wq. 182
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
7:42 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:47 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A, K. 386
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 39224 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
Concert Piece for Clarinet & Basset Horn in d Op 114
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
8:28 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:35 AM
Gee Whiz!
Artist : Evelyn Glennie, Xylophone
Album :
Composer : Byron Brooke
Catalog : 63234 CD
Conductor : James Watson
Orchestra : Black Dyke Mills Band
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:47 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 81482 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
THE SNOW MAIDEN suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Gerard Schwarz, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3001 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Y Chamber Symphony of New York
Label : Delos
9:37 AM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132 Mysterious Mountain
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 80604 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Telarc
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 3 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5407 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in b Op 32
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:50 AM
Polonaise No. 1 in c-Sharp Op 26, No. 1
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:03 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 9, RV 358
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 16412 CD
Conductor : Christian Curnyn
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:13 AM
Carmen Ballet
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Rodion Shchedrin
Catalog : 47198 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Belfagore: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 9311 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:19 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1053
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Conductor : Murray Perahia
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
12:42 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C Op 60 Leningrad
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8623 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49276 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Symphony
Label : Angel/EMI
2:14 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat
Artist : Niklas Sivelov, piano
Album :
Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 572259 CD
Conductor : Mario Venzago
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
3:16 PM
Symphony No. 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559704 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Polyeucte
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 9225 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Summon the Heroes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:14 PM
Symphony No.2 A Montevideo
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:28 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Prelude
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62373 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:33 PM
I DUE FOSCARI: Dal piu remoto esiglio
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 10007 CD
Conductor : Edward Downes
Orchestra : Vienna Opera Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Album :
Composer : Johan Georg Albrechtsberger
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Avie
5:06 PM
Oh, These Hussars! Waltz Op 552
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
5:16 PM
Elegia
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:30 PM
Gulliver’s Travels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec

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