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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April 03, 2013

6:06 AM
ESTRELLA DE SORIA: Tragic Overture
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 553051 CD
Conductor : Okko Kamu
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:15 AM
Serenade No. 6 in D Serenata Notturna
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 91122 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 1 Op 3
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 412128 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:42 AM
Concerto in G
Artist : Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 39772 CD
Conductor : Janos Rolla
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Tantalus’s Torment Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Invincible Eagle
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Washington Winds
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Humoresque for Orchestra
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Composer : Arthur DeGreef
Catalog : 4013 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Flemish Radio Orchestra
Label : EtCetera
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
7:43 AM
KONIGSKINDER Overture
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61128 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:51 AM
LOHENGRIN Prelude to Act I
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4778773 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 75179 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Erato
8:19 AM
Hora staccato
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Composer : Grigoras Dinicu
Catalog : 5033 CD
Conductor : Emil Simon
Orchestra : Cluj-Napoca Phil. Orch.
Label : Tuxedo
8:24 AM
Bagatelle
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Composer : Ioan Scarlatescu
Catalog : 5033 CD
Conductor : Emil Simon
Orchestra : Cluj-Napoca Phil. Orch.
Label : Tuxedo
8:28 AM
Rondo for piano and orchestra Op 13
Artist : Horst Gobel, piano
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Composer : Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
Catalog : 2088 CD
Conductor : Takao Ukigaya
Orchestra : Filharmonia Pomorska
Label : Thorophon
8:43 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op 108
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572500 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:51 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody in D Op 68
Artist : Matthew Allen, cello
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 42103 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
9:18 AM
Years of Pilgrimage: 2nd Year: Sonetto
Artist : Louis Lortie, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 8900 CD
Label : Chandos
9:26 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in f Op 21
Artist : Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 197129 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3 in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
10:20 AM
Piano Concerto No. 24 in c
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 13276 CD
Conductor : Mitsuko Uchida
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:55 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
11:14 AM
Pictures at an Exhibition
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 273 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:07 PM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 391372 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:17 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:33 PM
Banks of Green Willow
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 65615 CD
Conductor : Neville Dilkes
Orchestra : English Sinfonia
Label : Angel/EMI
12:48 PM
Jalousie (Tango)
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Composer : Jacob Gade
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:10 PM
The Bolt (Ballet suite No. 5) Op 27
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 452597 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:30 PM
CANDIDE: Overture
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 459147 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
1:33 PM
CANDIDE: I am easily assimilated
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 14777 CD
Conductor : Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
1:38 PM
CANDIDE: Glitter and be gay
Artist : Diana Damrau, soprano
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 19313 CD
Conductor : Dan Ettinger
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:48 PM
March Grandioso
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
1:53 PM
Repasz Band March
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Composer : Harry Lincoln
Catalog : 229 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
1:55 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
2:03 PM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Midori Seiler, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2908605 CD
Conductor : Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer
Orchestra : Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Label : Harm Mundi
2:15 PM
Ave Verum Corpus
Artist : Leipzig Radio Chorus
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Peter Schreier
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
2:22 PM
Belkis, Queen of Sheba suite: excerpt
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8405 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:31 PM
Pictures at an Exhibition
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leopold Stokowski)
Catalog : 7344 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:53 PM
Gnossienne No. 1
Artist : Reinbert de Leeuw, piano
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Label : Philips
3:00 PM
King Lear Overture Op 4
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:17 PM
Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos (Silhouettes) Op 23
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 8898 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
3:38 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Op 10
Artist : Gary Graffman, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 37806 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C Op 105
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
4:28 PM
LOHENGRIN: Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 99595 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
4:33 PM
LOHENGRIN: Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 14132 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:41 PM
Introduction and Rondo Brilliante
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Conductor : Bournemouth Symphony Orch.
Orchestra : Uwe Grodd
Label : Naxos 572088
5:06 PM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:24 PM
Rhapsodie No. 1 for Clarinet
Artist : Guy Dangain, clarinet
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
5:34 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 44791 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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4:00 pm
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Gil Shaham And When The World 'Got Much Smaller, Much Faster'

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Luke Ratray Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 8:02 pm

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8:46 am
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11:35 am
Mon February 17, 2014

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Thu January 30, 2014

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Giorgio Lotti Mondadori/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 3:55 pm

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Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 12:39 pm

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Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 3:47 pm

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