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

May 10, 2013

6:06 AM
THE FAIRY PRINCE Overture
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 3072 CD
Conductor : Mary Terey-Smith
Orchestra : Capella Savaria
Label : Centaur
6:14 AM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op 19
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 9313 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Rondo for horn & orchestra in D
Artist : Alan Civil, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 464717 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:40 AM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 6702 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Arabesque
7:06 AM
Concerto in a
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:14 AM
Anchor and Star
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 95163 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Symphony in D Op 8
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999383 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:27 AM
La Boutique Fantasque
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 45658 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:40 AM
CASTOR ET POLLUX Overture
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 4759107 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
7:46 AM
Capriol Suite
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 5032 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:06 AM
Turkish March Op 55
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 553405 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fagen
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
8:12 AM
Piano Concertino No. 13 in G
Artist : Sabine Vatin, fortepiano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557660 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble d'arco
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 2 in G
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
8:39 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:48 AM
Villanelle for Horn & Orch
Artist : Radek Baborak, horn
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 3348 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Chmbr Philharmonic Orch
Label : Supraphon
9:06 AM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d
Artist : Christian Ferras, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4777097 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
9:24 AM
Eight Russian Folk Songs for Orchestra Op 58
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 61901 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:40 AM
Capriccio Espagnol Op 34
Artist : Oscar Shumsky, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 63302 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
The Birds Gli Uccelli
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 432007 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
10:21 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 22
Artist : Juliette Kang, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 5197 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
10:47 AM
Two Elegiac Melodies Op 34
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 45224 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:58 AM
The Musical Box Op 32
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 80657 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
11:02 AM
Ballade Op 21
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 555242 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 37775 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Overture Np. 3 in A Op 13
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Composer : Jean-Marie Leclair
Catalog : 542 CD
Orchestra : The Purcell Quartet
Label : Chandos
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op 15
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 480508 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch
12:56 PM
Elegy for cello and strings
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Dirk Brosse
Catalog : 9301 CD
Conductor : Dirk Brossé
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:07 PM
Symphony No. 6 in b Op 74
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1609 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Epilogue to Profiles in Courage: JFK
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Composer : Roy Harris
Catalog : 559050 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
2:10 PM
Scheherazade Op 35
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 47023 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Andante Religioso
Artist : Stephan Barratt-Due jr.,violin
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 67987 CD
Conductor : Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
3:39 PM
Andalusian Dances
Artist : Guher & Suher Pekinel, pianos
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Composer : Manuel Infante
Catalog : 44931 CD
Label : Teldec
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto No. 1 in a Op 33
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:26 PM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Siegfried’s Rhine Jrny.
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 61850 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:41 PM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Starke Scheite
Artist : Birgit Nilsson, soprano
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 473794 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:52 PM
Air and Dance for Strings
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
The Guns of Navarone: Main Theme
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Composer : Dmitri Tiomkin
Catalog : 17 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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5:10 PM
Friendly Persuasion: Main Theme
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Composer : Dmitri Tiomkin
Catalog : 411037 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:16 PM
LA BOHEME Fantasy for Orchestra
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 49552 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Andalucia Suite: 1. Cordoba
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:36 PM
Andalucia Suite: 2. Andalucia
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:41 PM
Andalucia Suite: 4. Gitanerias
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:45 PM
Andalusia Suite: 6. Malaguena
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 68173 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:51 PM
Margaritena- Rhapsody for Orchestra
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Composer : Inocente Carre¤o
Catalog : 11340 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn

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

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