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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Playlist

September 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto No. 9 for 2 oboes in C Op 9
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 550739 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
6:18 AM
Sinfonia No. 5 in b, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
6:30 AM
Sinfoniain G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60118 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G, RV 149
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:15 AM
The Legionnaires
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 304 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in A-Flat Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464601 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:27 AM
Symphony No. 55 in B-Flat, K. 214x
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 139 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
Fra Diavolo Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:50 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 (after Scaratti)in D
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Spanish Suite: In Malaga
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Composer : Frederic Curzon
Catalog : 223425 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:17 AM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
8:26 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
THE TSAR’S BRIDE Overture
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572788 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:47 AM
Nocturne (Notturno) for piano trio in E-Flat Op 148, D. 897
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 6580 CD
Orchestra : Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio
Label : Arabesque
9:06 AM
Overture in g
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 91206 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:17 AM
Concerto for Oboe,Violin in c, BWV 1060
Artist : John Abberger, oboe
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 9878 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
9:32 AM
Czech Suite (Bohemian Suite) Op 39
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 666563 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
10:00 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47116 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:17 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in B-Flat, Wq. 28
Artist : Mikl¢s Sp nyi, tangent piano
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 857 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Armonico
Label : Bis
10:43 AM
The Rock Op 7
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 440604 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:00 AM
Sonata for Clarinet and Orchestra
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Heinrich Joseph Baermann
Catalog : 65011 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6555 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
Sensemaya
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Composer : Silvestre Revueltas
Catalog : 555917 CD
Conductor : Enrique Barrios
Orchestra : Aguascalientes Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
12:17 PM
Sebastian Ballet Suite
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 62517 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:43 PM
TSAR SALTAN: Flight of the Bumblebee
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 62647 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
12:44 PM
El Cid Suite
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Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 63735 CD
Conductor : Miklos Rozsa
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:01 PM
Miraculous Mandarin Suite Op 19
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 65175 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:24 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
1:37 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja-Lied
Artist : Monserrate Caballe, soprano; Javier Palacios, tenor; German State Opera Chorus
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 72916 CD
Conductor : Robert Stolz
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:40 PM
ROMEO ET JULIETTE: Ah je veux vivre....
Artist : Nicole Cabell, soprano
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 6590 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:45 PM
Variations on themes from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Op 63
Artist : Francesco Nicolosi, piano
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Composer : Sigismond Thalberg
Catalog : 555501 CD
Label : Naxos
2:03 PM
La Marseillaise
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor; Chicago Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 98800 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
2:13 PM
Grosse Fuge in B-Flat Op 133
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 69792 CD
Orchestra : Alban Berg Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
2:30 PM
St. Cecilia Mass: Sanctus
Artist : Jessye Norman, mezzo; Reg.Chr. Vittoria d’Ile de Fra
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 432731 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:39 PM
Widmung (after Schumann)
Artist : Jon Nakamatsu, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 907409 CD
Label : Harm Mundi
2:45 PM
Poema concertante for violin & orchestra
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Xavier Montsalvatge
Catalog : 98642 CD
Conductor : Celso Antunes
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : Hanssler
2:58 PM
EIN NACHT IN VENEDIG: Processional March
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223247 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
3:00 PM
Saudades do Brasil Op 67
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 45809 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
3:09 PM
Violin Concerto #2 (I Profeti)
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 54296 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Diptyque Mediterraneen Op 87
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
4:06 PM
Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for cello
Artist : Jacopo Scalfi, cello
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 6367 CD
Conductor : Paul Kantschieder
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RS
4:28 PM
Robin Hood Suite
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Composer : Frederic Curzon
Catalog : 223425 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:42 PM
Divertimento elegiaco for String Orch.
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Composer : Ture Rangstrom
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 50889 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:20 PM
Nocturne in B Op 40
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9391 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:31 PM
Le Boeuf sur le Toit Op 58
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 9023 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:49 PM
Capriccio Diabolico
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensembl
Label : Concord

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1:08 pm
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French conductor Stephane Deneve

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5:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

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
Mon April 7, 2014

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French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

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4:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

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

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4:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

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Tenor Vittorio Grigolo sings Rodolfo

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 Synopsis

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11:34 am
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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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11:14 am
Thu April 3, 2014

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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8:03 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company

Gods, monsters and Rhinemaidens populate Richard Wagner's 16-hour epic Ring cycle.
Marco Secchi Getty Images

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

(Happy April Fools 2014. See you next year.)

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4:57 pm
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3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

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