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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December 17, 2012

6:06 AM
Aladdin Overture
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Composer : Christian Frederik Horneman
Catalog : 9373 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
6:17 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37204 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:43 AM
Carmen Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 37260 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
La baronessa Stramba Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
Armed Forces Medley
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops
Label : Telarc
7:18 AM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 80461 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
In Autumn Overture Op 11
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 86513 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:42 AM
Concerto No. 12 in C Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 550567 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:53 AM
Rondo on God rest you merry, gentlemen
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
Album :
Composer : Samuel Wesley
Catalog : 6594 CD
Label : Arabesque
8:06 AM
Im Fruhling Overture Op 36
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 469376 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:18 AM
Passacaille, Gigue and Minuet in G
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Concerto Pastorale in G
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Composer : Johann Melchior Molter
Catalog : 8730 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
8:42 AM
My Home Overture Op 62
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 45127 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:50 AM
Christmas Song (Chestnuts...)
Artist : Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Mel Torme
Catalog : 80226 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 6: Mazeppa
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:25 AM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : John Anderson, oboe
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 35 CD
Conductor : Ralf Gothoni
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Avie
9:48 AM
A Winter’s Tale Op 18
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
10:00 AM
Santa Claus, A Christmas Symphony
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Composer : William Henry Fry
Catalog : 559057 CD
Conductor : Tony Rowe
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:29 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 (after Scarlatti) in D
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
10:49 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 553517 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
11:15 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
11:38 AM
Wellington’s Victory (Battle Symphony) Op 91
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 426239 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
The Many Moods of Christmas- Suite No. 4
Artist : Robert Shaw Chorale
Album :
Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 68805 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:21 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op 15
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 8725 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : D. Gramphn
1:02 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758673 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
1:20 PM
Romeo and Juliet Op 55
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 553411 CD
Conductor : Vasily Jelvakov
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Cakewalk Ballet after Gottschalk
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Composer : Hershy Kay
Catalog : 61501 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:28 PM
Songs from the Hill Folk
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : BosPops
2:39 PM
Christmas Eve suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 3055 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : Sanctuary
3:00 PM
I Wonder As I Wander
Artist : Musica Sacra
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 429732 CD
Conductor : Richard Westenburg
Label : D. Gramphn
3:06 PM
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Op 47 Kreutzer
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 56815 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:43 PM
Orchestral Trio in c Op 4
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553213 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Serenade of Carols
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : Carl Davis
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Threefold
4:23 PM
Caprice (after Saint-Saens)
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Eugene Ysaye
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:34 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Peter Richard Conte, organ
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 49264 CD
Label : Gothic
4:42 PM
Wanderer Fantasy in C Op 15
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 1210 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Moscow State Philharmonic Orch
Label : MSR
4:55 PM
Away in a Manger
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 66087 CD
Conductor : Carmen Dragon
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
LA BELLE HELENE Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:16 PM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 9313 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
5:33 PM
Concierto para una fiesta
Artist : David Russell, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 80459 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Naples Philharmonic
Label : Telarc

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