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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November 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Sonata No. 11 in g
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Composer : Pietro Andrea Ziani
Catalog : 72032 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : ChallengeC
6:17 AM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8, RV 269
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 36710 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:30 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:40 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a, BWV 1041
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 416413 CD
Conductor : Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Outlook March
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Composer : Fred Jewell
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
DIE VERSCHWORENEN Overture, D. 787
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Estonian Dance Suite in E
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Composer : Eduard Tubin
Catalog : 851002 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Big Ben
7:40 AM
Chevy Chace Overture
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Composer : George MacFarren
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
7:50 AM
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice No. 6 in A
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 419499 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture Prelude
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38914 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C, K. 373
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 453 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
8:26 AM
Pineapple Poll Suite
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan (arr. Duthoit)
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
8:39 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 415363 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:46 AM
Oboe Concerto in C, RV 178
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti di Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Quiet City
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:17 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Georges Cziffra, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 74736 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Cziffra, Jr.
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
9:38 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 3, No. 4
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Composer : Franz Ignaz Beck
Catalog : 570799 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
10:17 AM
Piano Concerto for left hand in D
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 47386 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
10:38 AM
Piano Trio No. 13 HOB XV:38 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 161 CD
Orchestra : Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Label : PhoenixEd
10:52 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in C
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Ludwig August Lebrun
Catalog : 471724 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : D. Gramphn
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 61
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Adagio for Strings from String Quartet Op 11
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:15 PM
Essay for Orchestra No. 1 Op 12
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 9053 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:25 PM
Piano Quartet in a Op 1
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 232346 CD
Orchestra : Fauré Quartet
Label : ArsMusici
12:48 PM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 61498 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:32 PM
Sinfonia Piccola
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Composer : Heikki Suolahti
Catalog : 9506 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 12 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
3:00 PM
Menuet Antique
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 2121 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 (left hand) in B-Flat Op 53
Artist : Viktoria Postnikova, piano
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 1000203 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : USSR Ministry of Culture Symph
Label : Melodya
3:37 PM
Indra Symphonic Poem Op 13
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550928 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
4:27 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:34 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Procession of Masters
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:40 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER: Morgenlich leuchtend (Prize Song)
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 10837 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:47 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
5:06 PM
The Bard Op 64
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Op 54
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Concierto Antillano (1983)
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
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Composer : Ernesto Cordero
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble
Label : Concord

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Battle Hymns Productions

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2:03 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year.
Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

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

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2:08 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

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Craig Warga Bloomberg/Getty

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:30 am

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2:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

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6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It

From left: Video director Joe Sabia, bassist Michael Thurber and recording engineer Matt McCorkle of CDZA.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 12:14 pm

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12:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston

Composer William Jay Sydeman, whose first major orchestral premiere was with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963.
YouTube

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 7:30 pm

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11:16 am
Tue November 26, 2013

After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback

Conductor James Levine in rehearsal with Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin.
Cory Weaver Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 4:15 pm

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Deceptive Cadence
9:06 pm
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Bethany Clarke Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 6:20 pm

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6:07 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

A Sound Of Fear, Forged In The Shadow Of War

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Archive Photos Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 12:09 pm

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