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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April 10, 2013

6:06 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA)Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:17 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
LUCIO SILLA Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
6:42 AM
Concertino for oboe & orchestra in g
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Wilhelm Bernhard Molique
Catalog : 129 CD
Conductor : Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:06 AM
Scherzando No. 1 in F
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Man Behind the Gun March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:18 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Medley Overture in D minor-major (1798)
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Composer : James Hewitt
Catalog : 559654 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
7:42 AM
LA VIE PARISIENNE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
7:49 AM
String Symphony No. 4 in c
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5141 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:06 AM
Little Kirsten: Overture
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Composer : Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:16 AM
Motoren Walzer Op 265
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 56393 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 88235 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Erato
8:42 AM
IL MONDO DELLA LUNA Overture in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
8:46 AM
FAUST: Ballet Music
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
In Italien Overture Op 49
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 12552 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
9:20 AM
Symphony No. 4 in A Op 90 Italian
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:51 AM
WILLIAM TELL: Dance for Six (Ballet Mus)
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Concert Arts Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Masques et Bergamasques Op 112
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 449186 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:16 AM
Symphony The Cotswolds in F Op 8
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
10:45 AM
Introduction & Allegro Op 47
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 434108 CD
Conductor : Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Philips
11:01 AM
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice No. 3 in E
Artist : Gabriela Imreh, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4225 CD
Label : Conn Soc
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 3 (Im Wald) in F Op 153
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223321 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
12:08 PM
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 62320 CD
Conductor : Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:29 PM
An Orkney Wedding
Artist : Nancy Tunnicliffe, bagpipes
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Composer : Peter Maxwell Davies
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:48 PM
Classical Jukebox
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 559313 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:52 PM
In a Chinese Temple Garden
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:00 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Op 50
Artist : Michael Korstick, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 777658 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
1:26 PM
A Sorrowful Tale (Preludes to Eternity) Op 13
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Composer : Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Catalog : 570295 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:36 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423116 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
1:50 PM
Huapango
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
2:02 PM
DON PASQUALE: Com’ e gentil
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 10013 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:07 PM
Dances with Wolves: Two Socks
Artist : Angele Dubeau, violin
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Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 8733 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
2:12 PM
Oblivion
Artist : Eduardo Hubert, piano
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Composer : Astor Piazzolla
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:16 PM
Libertango
Artist : Eduardo Hubert, piano
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Composer : Astor Piazzolla
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:21 PM
Melancholic Songs of Love Op 38
Artist : Jana Tetourov , soprano
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 3372 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Philharmonic
Label : Supraphon
2:50 PM
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G
Artist : Virgil Fox, organ
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4135 CD
Label : Universal
3:00 PM
Gwendoline Overture
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
3:12 PM
Symphony No. 97 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 64286 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:39 PM
Violin Concerto No. 9 in a Op 104
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
4:06 PM
Historic Scenes Suite I Op 25
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 6591 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:26 PM
Jenny Bell: Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:36 PM
Symphony No. 1 (1813) in C
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
5:06 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 80657 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:16 PM
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
5:29 PM
Love’s Labours Lost Suite
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5101 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus

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Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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8:03 am
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Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

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

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6:20 am
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6:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote his seventh symphony in the midst of Napoleon’s attempts to conquer Europe. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work, and its second movement in particular, is a tribute to freedom. Here, the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, performs:

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12:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

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4:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

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