Classical Weekdays

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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

April 16, 2013

6:06 AM
Les Francs-Juges Op 3
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80271 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
6:20 AM
Concerto for two oboes and orchestra in d
Artist : Andrea Gullickson, oboe; Mark Weiger, oboe
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 3400 CD
Conductor : Paul Polivnick
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : Delos
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, strings in D
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn; Timothy Brown, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:41 AM
Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themes in g Op 3
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 555048 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ziva
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Marche Ecossaise
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Brooke’s Chicago Marine Band
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 35 in B-Flat
Artist : Michael McCraw, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 90704 CD
Orchestra : Musica Pacifica
Label : Dorian
7:41 AM
Swedish Dances, Suite No. 1 Op 63
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
7:53 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
GYPSY BARON Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Waltz Fantasy in b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
8:28 AM
El Salon Mexico
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 440639 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Argo
8:41 AM
LA BELLE HELENE Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 550468 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 2
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Gustav Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Overture in the Italian Style in D, D. 590
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
9:15 AM
Violin Partita No. 3: Preludium in E
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. William Smith)
Catalog : 38915 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:21 AM
Symphony No. 40 in g, K. 550
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
10:00 AM
Scenes from The Veil of Pierette Op 18
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 9733 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Op 144
Artist : Klaus Hellwig, piano
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Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 999239 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Northwest German Philharmonic
Label : CPO
10:55 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 Op. 4, No.13 in D
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Melchior Molter
Catalog : 39061 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:09 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in A-Flat Op 45
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416623 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
11:23 AM
Symphony No. 2 in f Op 36
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Elegia
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 63025 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:20 PM
String Quartet in e
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4775739 CD
Orchestra : Amadeus Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
12:45 PM
Cello Concerto in D
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 47622 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:04 PM
Symphony No. 2 London
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 65109 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Suite for Strings in E Op 63
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Composer : Arthur Foote
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
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2:18 PM
Piano Concerto in F
Artist : Tzimon Barto, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 1190 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : National Sym Orch/Wash.,D.C.
Label : Ondine
3:00 PM
Overture in B-Flat, D. 470
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 57933 CD
Conductor : Arie Lipsky
Orchestra : St. Christopher Chamber Orch
Label : FleurdeSon
3:08 PM
South Bohemian Suite Op 64
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 1873 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Vogel
Orchestra : Brno State Phil. Orch.
Label : Ultraphon
3:39 PM
Symphony in G
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 225 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Label : Melodya
4:06 PM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
LE PROPHETE: Coronation March
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:32 PM
LE PROPHETE: Ah! mon fils, soit béni!
Artist : Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 4758493 CD
Conductor : Henry Lewis
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
4:38 PM
A Legend of the Skerries Op 20
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
5:06 PM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 74287 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Op 99
Artist : Michael Korstick, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 777658 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
5:31 PM
Love’s Labour’s Lost: Four Dances Op 167
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572823 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:49 PM
Pink Panther
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Henry Mancini
Catalog : 42201 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
5:54 PM
Peter Gunn Theme
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Composer : Henry Mancini
Catalog : 6213 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:58 PM
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Moon River
Artist : John Williams, guitar
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Composer : Henry Mancini (arr. Christopher Gunning)
Catalog : 63000 CD
Conductor : Christopher Gunning
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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8:03 am
Sat June 14, 2014

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
Wed June 4, 2014

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3:25 pm
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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
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Creatively Speaking
12:56 pm
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

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Creatively Speaking
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