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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Playlist

October 01, 2013

6:06 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 1
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
6:17 AM
Gayne Ballet Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 8542 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:31 AM
Carousel Waltz
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 434932 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 8524 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 64633 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
March of the Steelmen
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Composer : Charles Belsterling
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
ORESTE Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Concerto No. 8 for 2 violins obligati in a Op 3
Artist : Jonathan Rees, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 61103 CD
Conductor : Jonathan Rees
Orchestra : Scottish Baroque Ensemble
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:41 AM
IMPRESARIO DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
7:47 AM
Havanaise Op 83
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 47725 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Das Spitzentuch der Konigin
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:16 AM
Symphony No. 5 in D
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label :
8:26 AM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4780233 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:47 AM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 80503 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
9:17 AM
La Peri
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 557274 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra : Lille National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:39 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 63434 CD
Conductor : Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra : Linde-Consort
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64106 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 67987 CD
Conductor : Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
10:51 AM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9045 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
11:06 AM
String Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:20 AM
Symphony No. 2 Op 9
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 423604 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Symphony No. 107 (Symphony ’A’) in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 572130 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:21 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in d Op 30
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 63681 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : RCA/BMG
1:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in e Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
1:20 PM
Orchestral Suite No. 7 in d Op 190
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Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 223195 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Polish State Philharmonic
Label : MarcoPolo
2:00 PM
Les Djinns
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 1148 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : MSR
2:13 PM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 80515 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
THE QUEEN OF GOLCONDA Overture
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 1051 CD
Conductor : Niklas Willen
Orchestra : Malmo Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 7 Sinfonia Romantica Op 45
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999641 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label : CPO
3:40 PM
Leonore Overture No. 2 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 553431 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434106 CD
Conductor : Maxim Shostakovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Philips
4:27 PM
Concertino for Oboe and Orchestrain F
Artist : Josef Kiss, oboe
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
4:37 PM
DON PASQUALE: La morale in tutto questo
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 15987 CD
Conductor : Maurizio Benini
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:43 PM
Poeme for Violin & Orchestra Op 25
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
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Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 62339 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Fuga con Pajarillo
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Composer : Aldemaro Romero
Catalog : 11340 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn
5:15 PM
Rapsodia Argentina for piano and orch.
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 774 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Bis
5:27 PM
Tristan and Isolde Fantasia
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
Album :
Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 79464 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch
5:40 PM
West Side Story Suite
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein (arr. Brohn)
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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
Fri April 4, 2014

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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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Creatively Speaking
4:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

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Soprano Anita Hartig

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3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

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