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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September 12, 2013

6:06 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 107 CD
Conductor : Christoph Spering
Orchestra : Das Neue Orchester
Label : PhoenixEd
6:17 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423116 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:30 AM
Cello Concerto in C, RV 398
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4776337 CD
Conductor : Paul Sacher
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum Zurich
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Suite from Smetana’s Sketchbook
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana (arr. Smolka)
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:06 AM
La Seccia rapita (The Stolen Bucket) Overture
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Composer : Antonio Salieri
Catalog : 223381 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
Hungarian March Op 1
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Composer : Josef Gungl
Catalog : 31447 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Marosi
Orchestra : Hungarian Army Ctrl Wind Orch
Label : Hungaroton
7:19 AM
Banisher of Gloom Waltz Op 247
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223214 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
7:28 AM
Symphony in D, K. 95
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
ALEKO: Dances
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 69025 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:51 AM
Marche militaire no. 1 in D Op 51, D. 733
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 7074 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Crown of India Suite: March of the Mogul Op 66
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:11 AM
Suite No. 2 in F Op 28
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : Central Band of the Royal A.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Piano Concerto No. 7 in F
Artist : Hae-Won Chang, piano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550713 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Camerata Cassovia
Label : Naxos
8:43 AM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:50 AM
Der alte Brummbar Op 210
Artist : Alan Pendlebury, bassoon
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 504 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
9:24 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 Op 102
Artist : Andrew Litton, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 3246 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
9:46 AM
Barcarolle vénitienne Op 46
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel (arr. Hamilton Harty)
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:17 AM
Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat
Artist : Vladimir Spivakov, violin
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 7948 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Label : RCA/BMG
10:41 AM
Hary Janos Suite
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 443444 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
11:06 AM
Waltz-Caprices Op 37
Artist : Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 2800 CD
Label : Centaur
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38 Spring
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 61884 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:06 PM
Concerto a 6 - Trumpet in C
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
12:16 PM
Serenade for String Trio Op 10
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 557153 CD
Orchestra : Spectrum Concerts Berlin
Label : Naxos
12:38 PM
Piano Concertoin a Op 7
Artist : Angela Cheng, piano
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Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:02 PM
String Quartet No. 2: Nocturne
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Composer : Alexander Borodin (arr. Nikolai Tcherepnin)
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Guild
1:14 PM
Symphony No. 3 in D Op 29 Polish
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46322 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Teldec
2:00 PM
Scena Campestre
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 2115 CD
Conductor : Silvano Frontalini
Orchestra : Minsk Philharmonic
Label : Bongiovann
2:15 PM
Serenade for small orchestra in F
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 223649 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Ukranian Chamber Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
3:00 PM
Two Lyric Pieces Op 68
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 572403 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in b Op 42
Artist : Martin Roscoe, piano
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 66684 CD
Conductor : Fedor Glushchenko
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
3:40 PM
Piano Trio in E-Flat
Artist : Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 62588 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Violin Concerto
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Paul Ben-Haim
Catalog : 54296 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
Valse di Bravura Op 33
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute
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Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
4:40 PM
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G, K. 525
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67141 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : Virtuosi of Prague
Label : MusicMaste
5:06 PM
Gwendoline Overture
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:16 PM
Introduction & Allegro for piano & orch. in d Op 134
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 46272 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:33 PM
Concierto Festivo for guitar and strings
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Ernesto Cordero
Catalog : 572707 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : Naxos

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