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

November 14, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto a cinque in C
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:16 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:44 AM
Introduction and Polonaise Op 174
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557844 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Hejre Kati: Scene from the Czarda Op 32
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jeno Hubay
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Colossus of Columbia March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Russell Alexander
Catalog : 87107 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Impressions d’Italie:On the Hill-Tops
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in C
Artist : Ketil Haugsand, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 570486 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:43 AM
THE TENDER LAND: The Promise of Living
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:50 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Eugene List, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:06 AM
Introduction, Theme & Variations in f Op 102
Artist : Pierre W. Feit, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 66030 CD
Conductor : Martin Turnovsky
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Aulos
8:21 AM
Tantum Ergo (after Gluck)
Artist : Westminster Oratoria Choir
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 7117 CD
Conductor : John Eric Floreen
Orchestra : New Brunswick Chamber Ensemble
Label : KOCH Intl.
8:28 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 553431 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
Hungarian Fantasy Op 45
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
Crisantemi for strings
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 6882 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
IDOMENEO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
9:13 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
9:40 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
10:00 AM
Rodeo- Four Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:21 AM
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestrain F
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 432081 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:47 AM
Scherzo No. 4 in E Op 54
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63844 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:01 AM
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 281 CD
Conductor : Leif Ove Andsnes
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:32 AM
Symphony No. 4 (original 1930 version) Op 47
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8931 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
12:07 PM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:15 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 559164 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
12:30 PM
Voyage
Artist : Tony Arnold, soprano
Album :
Composer : Elliott Carter
Catalog : 9271 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Colorado College Festival Orch
Label : Bridge
12:38 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
12:51 PM
Camera Studies Suite
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
1:04 PM
Testament of Freedom
Artist : New York Choral Society
Album :
Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 7283 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:25 PM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:30 PM
Mass in g: excerpts
Artist : St. Thomas Choir
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 7418 CD
Conductor : Gerre Hancock
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:46 PM
On Your Toes: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:55 PM
Funeral March of a Marionette
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:02 PM
Pavane Op 50
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 62949 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Orchestre National de la RDF
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
Album :
Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:21 PM
Symphony No. 6 for Band
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 570243 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : Naxos
2:37 PM
Stoptime Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:39 PM
Peacherine Rag
Artist : Benjamin Loeb, piano
Album :
Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 559277 CD
Label : Naxos
2:45 PM
Once Upon a Time in the West: Main Theme
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 63000 CD
Conductor : Christopher Gunning
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:51 PM
Enigma Variations: Nimrod Op 36
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:13 PM
Dance Panels
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 64315 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Toman and the Woodnymph Op 49
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto in G
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 452448 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:44 PM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Sol Gabetta, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 75951 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Pest Waltzes Op 93
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Janos Ferencsik
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
5:17 PM
La Vega
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Quiet City
Artist : Scott Moore, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 559069 CD
Conductor : Paul Gambill
Orchestra : Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:42 PM
Symphony No.1 La Nuit des Tropiques
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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