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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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Playlist

July 10, 2013

6:06 AM
Drot og Marsk King and Marshal
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Composer : Peter Heise
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
6:17 AM
Concerto Grosso in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Abendsterne Walzer Op 180
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Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 4763793 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G Op 92
Artist : Sequeira Costa, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 220306 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:06 AM
Valse-Caprice
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:15 AM
My Congratulations
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Composer : H. L. Blankenberg
Catalog : 89111 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
EZIO Overture
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Alan Curtis
Orchestra : Il Complesso Barocco
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz & Polonaise Op 24
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 10071 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Capriccio
7:41 AM
Concerto No. 8 in g Op 9
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
7:53 AM
Sonata pian’e forte
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Composer : Giovanni Gabrieli
Catalog : 62353 CD
Orchestra : Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
The Shopkeeper and his Assistant
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 223648 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:16 AM
Legende Op 17
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
EL CAPITAN: Selections
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559248 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
8:43 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1201 CD
Orchestra : Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orch.
Label : Panton
8:49 AM
Sones de Mariachi
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
LODOISKA: Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 557908 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo
Label : Naxos
9:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 8 in D Op 99
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
Album :
Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
9:44 AM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 20 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5407 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:16 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Juliette Kang, violin
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 5197 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
10:42 AM
The Sea: Orchestral suite
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Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 6698 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Long Beach (CA) Symphony Orch.
Label : LongBeach
11:07 AM
Entrata after William Byrd
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Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 801 LP
Conductor : Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Westminster
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 10
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65775 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
12:05 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:19 PM
Fur Elise, bagatelle in a
Artist : Valentina Lisitsa, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 17091 CD
Label : London/Dec
12:22 PM
TALES OF HOFFMANN: Barcarolle
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano; Elina Garanca, mezzo
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 12217 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : D. Gramphn
12:29 PM
Cantique de Jean Racine Op 11
Artist : Lyon National Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 79527 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Denon
12:40 PM
Symphony: The Airborne (excerpt)
Artist : New York Choral Artists; Orson Welles, narrator
Album :
Composer : Marc Blitzstein
Catalog : 61849 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:55 PM
Carmina Burana (excerpts)
Artist : Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Peter Binder, bar.
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Composer : Carl Orff
Catalog : 33172 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:07 PM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 27 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Leighton Smith
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Sheffield
1:15 PM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 15338 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:40 PM
DAS RHEINGOLD
Artist : Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; George London, bass
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 414101 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:54 PM
Coronation March for Alex III
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 80541 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:17 PM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Ist ein traum (Love Duet)
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano; Diana Damrau, sop.
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8235 CD
Conductor : Fabio Luisi
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
2:24 PM
Etudes de Concert: Gnomenreigen
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 444851 CD
Label : London/Dec
2:28 PM
Lyric Pieces:V-4 Nocturne Op 54
Artist : Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 57296 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:34 PM
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Dove sono i bei...
Artist : Eleanor Steber, soprano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : RCA Victor Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:39 PM
Piano Concerto (excerpt)
Artist : Alicia de Larrocha, piano
Album :
Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 448252 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:51 PM
Serenade for Strings in C Op 48: Waltz
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra : Leningrad Philharmonic Orch
Label :
2:55 PM
ANDREA CHENIER: Un di all’azzuro spazio
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
Album :
Composer : Umberto Giordano
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
3:00 PM
Sursum Corda Op 11
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Hyperion
3:12 PM
Artist : Paavo Berglund
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Bournemouth Symphony Orch.
Orchestra : Spring Song
Label : Angel/EMI
3:22 PM
Masquerade Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 11005 CD
Conductor : Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra : Moscow Radio Symphony Orches.
Label : Russian
3:44 PM
Pour le Piano suite
Artist : Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 54451 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:17 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 61497 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:28 PM
Suite of Three Pieces Op 116
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
4:41 PM
La Muse et le Poete Op 132
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin; Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63518 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
LE CID: Ballet Music
Artist :
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 2661 LP
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:16 PM
Pastoral Suite Op 19
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 570 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
5:40 PM
West Side Story Suite
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein (arr. William David Brohn)
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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Thu November 14, 2013

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3:15 pm
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4:36 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

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8:18 am
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