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

January 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony Pastorella in D Op 5
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 9661 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Serenade for Sring Orchestra
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 5227 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
6:30 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in E-Flat
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
6:40 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:06 AM
Concerto for 2 Flutes in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 150074 CD
Conductor : Martin Haselbock
Orchestra : Wiener Akademie
Label : Novalis
7:14 AM
Under the Double Eagle
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Franz Wagner
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:19 AM
CLO, CLO Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 (after Scarlatti)in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:41 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orch in E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 67989 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:52 AM
Legend No. 4 in C Op 59
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3533 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:06 AM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 42429 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:19 AM
The Merrymakers
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 223445 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:26 AM
String Symphony No. 1 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 553161 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
DON GIOVANNI Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5149 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
8:48 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, string in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Orestia Overture Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 8953 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:25 AM
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
9:46 AM
THE MAGIC MIRROR: excerpts
Artist : Sergei Stadler, violin
Album :
Composer : Arsenyi Koreshchenko
Catalog : 58 CD
Conductor : Aleksander Lazarev
Orchestra : The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Label : Melodya
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso in b Op 2
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
10:14 AM
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A
Artist : Maria Joao Pires, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4776607 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:42 AM
Rondeau for glass harmonica & strings in B-Flat
Artist : Thomas Bloch, glass harmonica
Album :
Composer : Johann Friedrich Reichardt
Catalog : 555295 CD
Label : Naxos
10:51 AM
THE MAID OF PSKOV: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 553513 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovchin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 4 in c Op 12
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 2005 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orch. of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Concerto IX - Victoria Maesta in c
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georg Muffat
Catalog : 555743 CD
Conductor : Peter Zajicek
Orchestra : Musica Aeterna Bratislava
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Baryton Trio No. 97 in D
Artist : David Geringas, baryton
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999094 CD
Label : CPO
12:40 PM
Oracion del Torero (Bullfighter’s Prayer) Op 34
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Turina
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:53 PM
Symphony in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Juan Crisostomo Arriaga
Catalog : 10488 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : Capriccio
1:21 PM
La Boite a Jou-Joux (Marionette Ballet)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 45819 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : Basel Symphony Orchestra
Label : Erato
2:00 PM
Duet for soprano and tenor after the
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 9034 CD
Conductor : Peter Tiboris
Orchestra : Moscow Radio/TV Symphony Orch.
Label : Bridge
2:14 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Op 75
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label :
2:48 PM
Serenade Melancolique in b-Flat Op 26
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 56966 CD
Conductor : Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Minuet in G Op 14
Artist : Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 80491 CD
Label : Telarc
3:05 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 17
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 82266 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Elan
3:40 PM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 48272 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto
Artist : Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano
Album :
Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 22045 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:29 PM
MANON: En fermant les yeux: Le Reve/ Il
Artist : Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 75915 CD
Conductor : Hans Muller-Kray
Orchestra : Bavarian State Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:34 PM
MANON: Je suis encor toute etourdie
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 467049 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
MANON LESCAUT: Intermezzo
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
4:47 PM
Swedish National Airs with Variations Op 52
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557844 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
In Italien Overture Op 49
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 12552 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
5:20 PM
Polonaise No. 2 in e-Flat Op 26
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
5:31 PM
Charge of the Light Brigade (film score)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 223608 CD
Conductor : Richard Kaufman
Orchestra : Brandenburg Philharm. Potsdam
Label : MarcoPolo

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Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

Paco Pena performs at the Tiny Desk in April 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 10:07 am

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6:01 am
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4:29 pm
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

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