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

December 05, 2012

6:06 AM
Symphony in D
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 139 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:17 AM
Variations on a Russian Theme
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 553928 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:33 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:44 AM
Horn Concerto in E
Artist : Sarah Willis, horn
Album :
Composer : Franz Anton Rosler-Rosetti
Catalog : 777288 CD
Conductor : Johannes Moesus
Orchestra : Chamber Orch of the Palatinate
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
Overture No. 7in D
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Colonel Bogey
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Composer : Kenneth J. Alford
Catalog : 557545 CD
Conductor : Jerker Johansson
Orchestra : Royal Swedish Air Force Band
Label : Naxos
7:21 AM
ZOROASTRE Overture
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 4759107 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:43 AM
LA VIE PARISIENNE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
7:51 AM
Introduction and Variations on Schubert Op 8
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Ferdinand David
Catalog : 223431 CD
Conductor : Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in b Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
8:20 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 62693 CD
Conductor : Janos Rolla
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:28 AM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:43 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Johann Knechtl
Catalog : 6249 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
8:53 AM
Concerto for 4 Recorders,oboes, strings in C
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Serenada
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Composer : Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky
Catalog : 920243 CD
Conductor : Oldrich Vlcek
Orchestra : Virtuosi of Prague
Label : Discover
9:20 AM
Slovak Suite Op 32
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 3372 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Philharmonic
Label : Supraphon
9:51 AM
Mazurek in e Op 49
Artist : Akiko Suwanai, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464531 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
THE MARRIED BEAU Suite
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
10:20 AM
Variations on a Nursery Song Op 25
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 417294 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:47 AM
A Hero’s Life
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Composer : Christian Frederik Horneman
Catalog : 9373 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
11:04 AM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in d Op 119
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63518 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : RCA/BMG
11:30 AM
Symphony No. 4 in F Op 110
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 999836 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Label : CPO
12:07 PM
Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:22 PM
Conga del Fuego
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Composer : Arturo Marquez
Catalog : 13458 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn
12:32 PM
Wind Quintet Op 34
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Composer : Johan Kvandal
Catalog : 553050 CD
Orchestra : Oslo Wind Ensemble
Label : Naxos
1:05 PM
Stabat Mater
Artist : Anna Caterina Antonacci, mezzo
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 56174 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
1:11 PM
Requiem Mass in d
Artist : ASMF Chorus
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4783640 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
1:26 PM
String Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Op 12
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 857 CD
Orchestra : Cherubini Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
1:51 PM
Tromba Lantana
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Composer : John Adams
Catalog : 55051 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
2:02 PM
Moto perpetuo
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Ottokar Novacek
Catalog : 57164 CD
Orchestra : Virtuosi
Label : Angel/EMI
2:05 PM
Waltz in A-Flat Op 38
Artist : Albert Tiu, piano
Album :
Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 3093 CD
Label : Centaur
2:13 PM
The Snow
Artist : American Boychoir
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 67076 CD
Conductor : James Litton
Label : MusicMaste
2:20 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:34 PM
Donna Diana: Overture
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Composer : Emil von Reznicek
Catalog : 63053 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:39 PM
LA BOHEME: Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : Elizabeth Harwood, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 4758369 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : London/Dec
2:43 PM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Martin Jones, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
2:55 PM
Saint Nicholas Op 42
Artist : Indianapolis Men/Boys Choir
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 3023 CD
Conductor : Frederick Burgomaster
Orchestra : Indianapolis Festival Orchestr
Label : FourWinds
3:00 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 59689 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:09 PM
Gluck
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Composer : Siegfried Wagner
Catalog : 999366 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : Hamburg Philharmonic
Label : CPO
3:39 PM
Symphonic Poem in Memory of Chopin in b Op 37
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Composer : Sergey Liapunov
Catalog : 173 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:06 PM
Firebird Suite (1919)
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:30 PM
Sebastian: Barcarolle
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 62517 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:36 PM
TURANDOT: In questa Reggia
Artist : Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64845 CD
Conductor : Alain Lombard
Orchestra : Strasbourg Philharmonic Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
4:46 PM
Misa Criolla: Gloria
Artist : Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
Album :
Composer : Ariel Ramirez
Catalog : 420955 CD
Conductor : Jose Luis Ocejo
Orchestra : Coral Salv‚ de Laredo
Label : Philips
4:56 PM
Introduction and Allegro
Artist : Ransom Wilson, flute
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 47520 CD
Orchestra : Tokyo String Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:18 PM
Andalucia Suite: 1. Cordoba
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:24 PM
Andalucia Suite: 2. Andalucia
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:30 PM
Andalusia Suite: 6. Malaguena
Artist :
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:38 PM
The Gadfly: Selections Op 97
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 452597 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec

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