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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November 05, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 74168 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
6:15 AM
Flute Quartet in A, K. 298
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 8872 CD
Orchestra : Chilingirian Quartet
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op 20
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
6:43 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1042
Artist : Pablo Valetti, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 13 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
7:06 AM
Tantalus’s Torment Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
Bonnie Annie Laurie
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 301 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Pezzo Capriccioso Op 62
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 60758 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:28 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 62349 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:42 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38914 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
Symphony No. 2 in A
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 5345 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:06 AM
Prague Waltzes
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:17 AM
Violin Concerto No. 6 in a Op 3, RV 356
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 423094 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in e Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7895 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
Sinfonia in D
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Chiara Banchini
Orchestra : Ensemble 415
Label : Harm Mundi
8:51 AM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Genoveva Overture Op 81
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4758352 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
9:17 AM
Piano Concerto for left hand in D
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 8773 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:40 AM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 "Paris"
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416490 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Antony and Cleopatra Overture Op 134
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572500 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
10:20 AM
Symphony No. 43 in E-Flat "Mercury"
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 554767 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:47 AM
Concerto No. 9 in a
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 768 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare Chmb Players
Label : Chandos
10:59 AM
Violin Sonatina No. 1 in D Op 137, D. 384
Artist : Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Seymour Lipkin, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 60174 CD
Label : Newport
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 61
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69877 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
12:22 PM
Totentanz-Danse macabre
Artist : Georges Cziffra, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 74736 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Cziffra, Jr.
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
12:40 PM
Scottish Fantasy Op 46
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 83 CD
Conductor : Alexander Platt
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Cedille
1:14 PM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Op 100
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
2:00 PM
Piano Concerto for the left hand in c-Sharp Op 17
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 66990 CD
Conductor : Osmo Vanska
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
2:29 PM
Psyche: Four Orchestral Excerpts
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Jan Latham-Koenig
Orchestra : Strasbourg Philharmonic Orch
Label : Avie
3:00 PM
Symphony No. 4 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
3:09 PM
Flute & Harp Concerto in C, K. 299
Artist : Wolfgang Schulz, flute
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5741 CD
Conductor : Karl Bohm
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:42 PM
Marouf, Savetier du Caire
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Composer : Henri Benjamin Rabaud
Catalog : 71 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:06 PM
Sinfonietta Op 60
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:30 PM
Isabella Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
4:40 PM
Kinderszenen Op 15
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 11458 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
4:54 PM
Carmen Variations
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Vladimir Horowitz
Catalog : 42305 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
Artist : Natalie Dessay, soprano
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 363332 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:18 PM
Fountains of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 37676 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:33 PM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:43 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Georges Cziffra, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 74736 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Cziffra, Jr.
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI

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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
Fri April 4, 2014

A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

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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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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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11:14 am
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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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8:03 am
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Marco Secchi Getty Images

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

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3:41 pm
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