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 26, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto da chiesa in c Op 4
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
6:17 AM
Africa Fantasie Op 89
Artist : Gwendoline Mok, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
6:30 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in D
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 432082 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:44 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D
Artist :
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Composer : Domenico Scarlatti
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
7:06 AM
Concert Overture in F
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Composer : August Soderman
Catalog : 1040 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Umea Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
7:15 AM
The Northern Pines
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559248 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:20 AM
Silvana Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 9066 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:43 AM
Symphony No. 6 in F
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
7:50 AM
Concert Transcription on Rossini’s opera
Artist : Andrei Korsakov, violin
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 1000255 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Ensemble Concertino
Label : Melodya
8:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Xaver Richter
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:20 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 3 Sevilla Op 47
Artist : Norbert Kraft, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 8857 CD
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 94431 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:43 AM
Recorder Concerto in F
Artist : Judith Linsenberg, recorder
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Sammartini
Catalog : 90704 CD
Orchestra : Musica Pacifica
Label : Dorian
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 23 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
9:27 AM
Piano Concerto No. 24 in c
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 82879 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 14131 CD
Conductor : Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra : German Bach Soloists
Label : LaserLight
10:19 AM
Images for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 61956 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:55 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 129 CD
Conductor : Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Pentatone
11:04 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 in D Op 45
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416623 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
11:19 AM
Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Op 38
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 9328 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:05 PM
AT YOUR REQUEST
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Composer : Music you've asked to hear
Label :
3:00 PM
Vocalise Op 34
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 80543 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
North Country Sketches
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:43 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. Posth. in E-Flat
Artist : Janina Fialkowska, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 5202 CD
Conductor : Hans Graf
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
4:06 PM
Symphony in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 777351 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : CPO
4:26 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: Overture
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Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 68793 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: I dreamed I dwelt
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 14777 CD
Conductor : Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
4:46 PM
Jalousie (Tango)
Artist :
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Composer : Jacob Gade
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 6048 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : ASV
5:18 PM
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice No. 6 in e
Artist : Gabriela Imreh, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4225 CD
Label : Conn Soc
5:30 PM
Harp Concerto Op 74
Artist : Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp
Album :
Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 1049 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : New Symphony Orchestra Sofia
Label : Boston

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