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

October 09, 2013

6:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 3 in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Introduction and Variations on a Theme in B-Flat
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 170021 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
6:31 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in D, K. 382
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 432082 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
The Three Men Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2070 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
7:06 AM
Caprice Basque Op 24
Artist :
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate (arr. Stephanie Chase)
Catalog : 1226 CD
Orchestra : American String Project
Label : MSR
7:15 AM
Resumption March
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:21 AM
Bourree Fantasque
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1037 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
7:43 AM
Concerto for strings and organ in D, RV 124
Artist :
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 110 CD
Conductor : Alberto Lizzio
Orchestra : Musici di San Marco
Label : Pilz
7:50 AM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 47725 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 61846 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Scherzo
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Symphony No. 4 in D, K. 19
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:39 AM
Overture for Large Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Fredrik Pacius
Catalog : 9502 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
8:47 AM
Concerto (with 2 hunting horns) in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Scherzo (from an Unfinished Symphony)
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
9:13 AM
Romanze for Clarinet and Orchestra in E-Flat, AV 61
Artist : Margaret Donaghue, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 2453 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sleeper
Orchestra : Rousse State Philharmonic, BG
Label : Centaur
9:25 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 2
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
10:00 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 29 in A, K. 201
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 426236 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
10:46 AM
Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Op 54
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:01 AM
Concerto for 2 Clarinets in E-Flat Op 35
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet; Julian Bliss, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 79786 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
11:27 AM
Taras Bulba
Artist :
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 9080 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:08 PM
The Land of Smiles: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
12:18 PM
Fantasie Polonaise Op 19
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 85525 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Newport
12:45 PM
Capriccio: Sextet Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
1:01 PM
String Quartet in e
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 73871 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Orchestre D'Auvergne
Label : Denon
1:23 PM
LUISA MILLER: Quando le sere al placido
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 49204 CD
Conductor : Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra : Parma Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:30 PM
I VESPRI SICILIANI: Merce, dilette amiche
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 96341 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:37 PM
In A Clock Store
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Orth
Catalog : 5134 CD
Conductor : Unknown Conductor
Orchestra : New Light Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
1:48 PM
Im Sommerwind (1904)
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Composer : Anton Webern
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:02 PM
Gymnopedie No. 3
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Composer : Erik Satie (arr. Debussy)
Catalog : 80324 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:08 PM
Bright Mass with Canons: Kyrie
Artist : Los Angeles Master Chorale
Album :
Composer : Nico Muhly
Catalog : 14741 CD
Conductor : Grant Gershon
Label : London/Dec
2:12 PM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:22 PM
MY FAIR LADY: Main Title
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Loewe
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : BosPops
2:27 PM
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE: Oh, better far
Artist : The King’s Singers
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 61885 CD
Orchestra : to live
Label : RCA/BMG
2:31 PM
Marche Slave Op 31
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46334 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:44 PM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Mon coeur s’ouvre...
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:54 PM
Carmina Burana: excerpt
Artist : Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Album :
Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 33172 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
MAZEPPA: Gopak
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2216 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
3:06 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 77
Artist : Vadim Repin, violin
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 10696 CD
Conductor : Kent Nagano
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Erato
3:41 PM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
4:06 PM
Tam O’Shanter
Artist :
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
SIEGE OF CORINTH: Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:39 PM
SIEGE OF CORINTH: L’ora fatal s’appressa
Artist : Julia Lezhneva, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 5221 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Naive
4:47 PM
Hungarian Pictures
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 5309 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
5:06 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
Artist :
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 777174 CD
Conductor : Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra : Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
Label : CPO
5:17 PM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
Don Juan: Dance of the Phantoms & Furies
Artist :
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 30399 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
5:36 PM
The Phantom Regiment
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:41 PM
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Suite
Artist : Ernest Hoffman, organ
Album :
Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Crafton Beck)
Catalog : 80405 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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5:14 pm
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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
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4:45 pm
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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
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 Synopsis

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11:34 am
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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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