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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March 08, 2013

6:06 AM
SIEGE OF CORINTH Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
6:17 AM
Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 9
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
6:30 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2in c
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:40 AM
Trumpet Concertoin E-Flat
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:15 AM
King Cotton (1895)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Donald Albright
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
FIDELIO Overture Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758147 CD
Conductor : Eugen Jochum
Orchestra : Concertgebouw Orch. Amsterdam
Label : Philips
7:27 AM
Symphony No. 16 in C
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 220540 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Label : Da Capo
7:41 AM
LA VERA COSTANZA Overture
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 572130 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:52 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in F Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 907393 CD
Conductor : Daniele Gatti
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi
8:22 AM
Tarentelle in G Op 33
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 495021 CD
Orchestra : Philharmonic Cellists
Label : Orfeo
8:28 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Aaron Rosand, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
8:41 AM
NORMA Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:49 AM
Concerto in G
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 75179 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Erato
9:19 AM
Piano Trio in E
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Composer : E. T. A. Hoffmann
Catalog : 999309 CD
Orchestra : Beethoven Trio Ravensburg
Label : CPO
9:43 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 75221 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
The Rock Op 7
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 440604 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:16 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in d
Artist : George Malcolm, harpsichord
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 65733 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
10:40 AM
Adagio con Variazioni for cello & orch
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 57052 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:56 AM
Polonaise No. 7 in A-Flat Op 61
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 72554 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
11:11 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 43
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Simon Murphy
Orchestra : New Dutch Academy Chamber Orch
Label : Pentatone
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto in b Op 4
Artist : Roland Keller, piano
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Composer : Bernhard Stavenhagen
Catalog : 5067 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
12:46 PM
Impromptu No. 5 in E Op 7
Artist : David Gross, piano
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Composer : Jan Vaclav Vorisek
Catalog : 3022 CD
Label : Centaur
12:58 PM
Toman and the Woodnymph Op 49
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
1:15 PM
Symphony No. 8 in G Op 88
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
2:00 PM
Overture in F
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:13 PM
Don Quixote Op 35
Artist : Carlton Cooley, viola
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 47656 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Serenade for String Orchestra Op 1
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 7206 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:11 PM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in e Op 44
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 11: Hunnenschlacht
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 68598 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Greek Dances
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Composer : Nikos Skalkottas
Catalog : 877 CD
Conductor : Terence Milligan
Orchestra : U. of Cincinnati Col-Con Wind
Label : Mark
4:14 PM
Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themes in g Op 3
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RecordsInt
4:29 PM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:40 PM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: Horch, die Lerc
Artist : Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 75915 CD
Conductor : Robert Heger
Orchestra : Bavarian State Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:47 PM
Hymn for Violin and Orchestra
Artist : Emmy Verhey, violin
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Composer : Alphons Diepenbrock
Catalog : 8821 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Residentie Orkest Den Haag
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
PAGLIACCI: Intermezzo
Artist : Ruggiero Leoncavallo, piano
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Composer : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Catalog : 106188 CD
Label : Teldec
5:11 PM
PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Catalog : 10014 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:16 PM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1in D Op 45
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416623 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
5:30 PM
Elegy for cello and orchestra
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 89670 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Recording Arts Orchestra/LA
Label : CBS/Sony
5:39 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha: Selections
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 74708 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:52 PM
My Geisha Suite
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Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 2283 CD
Conductor : Franz Waxman
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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