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

December 17, 2013

6:06 AM
ALESSANDRO NELL’INDIE Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Twelve Days of Christmas
Artist : American Boychoir
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. John Rutter)
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : James Litton
Orchestra : Cathedral Symph. Orch., Newark
Label : Ocaso
6:23 AM
Marche Ecossaise
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 32106 CD
Conductor : Zoltan Kocsis
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : Hungaroton
6:31 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Symphonies pour un reposoir
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Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 1413 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:53 AM
What Child is This?
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
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Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4756153 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
Bourree Fantasque
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Black Horse Troop
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Washington Winds
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
7:28 AM
Kleiner Anzeiger - Galopp Op 4
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Composer : Joseph Hellmesberger II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:32 AM
Sing with Us of Christmas
Artist : Indiana U. Hoosier Singers
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Bruce Healey)
Catalog : 80538 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:43 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47206 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:51 AM
Scherzo (Sonatensatz) F.A.E. in c
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57525 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:58 AM
I Wonder As I Wander
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Composer : John Jacob Niles
Catalog : 61373 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:17 AM
Solemn Overture in C
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:23 AM
Riu, riu, chiu
Artist : Chanticleer
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Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 8803 CD
Label : Chantcleer
8:27 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
8:41 AM
Sones de Mariachi
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Marche Pontificale
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 457355 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
8:54 AM
Ave Maria
Artist : Vittorio Grigolo, tenor
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Composer : Giulio Caccini (arr. Richard Whilds)
Catalog : 78637 CD
Conductor : Fabio Cerroni
Orchestra : Roma Sinfonietta
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 6 Op 1
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Composer : Andrea Stefano Fiore
Catalog : 2010 CD
Orchestra : Isabella Leonarda Ensemble
Label : Concerto
9:15 AM
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Op 1
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60860 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
9:48 AM
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op 34
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 423060 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
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
10:28 AM
Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:04 AM
Fantasy for clarinet and orchestra on Mozart’s La ci darem la mano
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 61976 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:17 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 32
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Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 7004 CD
Conductor : Choo Hoey
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
12:06 PM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in G
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
12:16 PM
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Op 51
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 14106 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:50 PM
Sweet Children- Pastorale
Artist : Kuhn Children’s Chorus
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Composer : Jakub Jan Ryba
Catalog : 110330 CD
Conductor : Jir¡ Chvala
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:56 PM
Ballade for piano and orchestra Op 19
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 8773 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 Lapland in f
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Composer : Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Catalog : 999632 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
Waltz Fantasyin b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
2:09 PM
Symphony No. 6 in b Op 74 Pathetique
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1609 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
LE CID: Ballet Music
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 2661
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:10 PM
Les Sylphides
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
The Mountain King Bergakungen Op 37
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 585 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Serenade of Carols
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Composer : Various (arr. Morton Gold)
Catalog : 7931 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:21 PM
Preludes Book II: No. 12 Feux d’artifice
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 58045 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
LA BELLE HELENE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:38 PM
LA BELLE HELENE: Dis-moi, Venus
Artist : Regine Crespin, soprano
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4758243 CD
Conductor : Alain Lombard
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
4:44 PM
Concertino for horn & orch. in e Op 45
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Austrian Peasant Dances
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Composer : arr. Max Schoenherr
Catalog : 2677 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:17 PM
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fantasy
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Composer : Frank Churchill
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:27 PM
Kid Stuff
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 6213 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:34 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Hugh Downs, narrator
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 68131 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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