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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September 17, 2013

6:06 AM
English Dances: First Set Op 27
Artist :
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Guitar (or Mandolin) Concerto in D
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3326 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, strings in D
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Introduction & Variations Brillantes Op 170
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Ruins of Athens Overture Op 113
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
7:15 AM
The Kilties
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Morris
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:20 AM
Chanson de Matin Op 15
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:29 AM
Molly on the Shore
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:35 AM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 3104 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
7:45 AM
H.M.S. PINAFORE: I am the monarch of the sea
Artist : Welsh National Opera Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 80374 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
THE SECRET OF SUZANNE Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 54585 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:10 AM
Humoresque No. 7 in G-Flat Op 101
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 15312 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
String Quintet: Minuet in E Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 65926 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
North by Nothwest Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 35643 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Milan
8:43 AM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 45658 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:48 AM
Trumpet Voluntary
Artist : Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jeremiah Clarke
Catalog : 80223 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 10 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553409 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:12 AM
Te Deum: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Philip Ledger
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Op 72
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:22 AM
La Gitana
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 444409 CD
Label : London/Dec
9:29 AM
Suite Algerienne: March militaire Op 60
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 38920 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:40 AM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
10:22 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 61881 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:50 AM
Humoresques for violin and orchestra Op 89
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 45534 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Danish National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:05 AM
Cello Concerto in c
Artist : Christophe Coin, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 30457 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
11:17 AM
Pictures at an Exhibition
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Ravel)
Catalog : 80705 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Overture No. 4 in F
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Maria Veracini
Catalog : 439937 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:21 PM
Concerto in E for two pianos and orchestra
Artist : Joshua Pierce and Dorothy Jonas, pianos
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1330 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philharmonic
Label : MSR
12:52 PM
String Quintet in C Op 163
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4776357 CD
Orchestra : Melos Quartet of Stuttgart
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 9
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 65733 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Angel/EMI
2:15 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Gina Bachauer, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
3:00 PM
Meditation on the Stabat Mater Op 63
Artist : Franz Hauk, organ
Album :
Composer : Alexandre Guilmant
Catalog : 7215 CD
Conductor : Olaf Koch
Orchestra : Philharmonic Ingolstadt
Label : Guild
3:09 PM
Horn Trio in E-Flat Op 40
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln; Cecile Licad, piano; John Cerminaro, horn
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 54800 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:41 PM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Firebird Suite (1919)
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 47099 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:27 PM
LOHENGRIN: Prelude to Act III &
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:37 PM
LOHENGRIN: Elsa’s Procession
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Winterbottom)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
4:46 PM
Concertino for viola and strings Op 45
Artist : Per-Ola Lindberg, viola
Album :
Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Thor Svedlund
Orchestra : Camerata Romana
Label : IntimMusik
5:06 PM
A Moorside Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : BMC Oxford Band
Label : Angel/EMI
5:21 PM
Estancia: 4 Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alberto Ginastera
Catalog : 436737 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : New World Symphony
Label : Argo
5:36 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68762 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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