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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July 26, 2013

6:06 AM
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
6:16 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 1 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
6:30 AM
Guitar Trio in F Op 62
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Composer : Anton Diabelli
Catalog : 1001 CD
Orchestra : Triada Guitar Trio
Label : Triada
6:41 AM
Horn Concertino in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 6249 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 2
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
7:15 AM
Sesqui-Centennial Exposition
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 19 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
BORIS GODUNOV: Polonaise
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:28 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D, Wq. 183
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 2908609 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : Harm Mundi
7:41 AM
Imperial March Op 32
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:48 AM
Concerto No. 2 in g Op 3, RV 578
Artist : Danel Stabrawa, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 57859 CD
Conductor : Nigel Kennedy, violin & conductor
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Six German Dances, K. 571
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416484 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:16 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Johann Knechtl
Catalog : 6249 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
8:28 AM
Summer Days Suite
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2070 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
8:42 AM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:53 AM
Gymnopedie No. 1
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
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Composer : Erik Satie (arr. Debussy)
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:06 AM
Anna Magdalena Notebook: Little Suite
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Thomas Frost)
Catalog : 39431 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:15 AM
Oboe Concerto in D
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:42 AM
Wind Quartet (with piano)
Artist : Anthony di Bonaventura,piano
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 1063 CD
Orchestra : Philadephia Woodwind Quintet
Label : Boston
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3134 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
10:24 AM
Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song
Artist : Paul Watkins, cello
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Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 10389 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:52 AM
Impromptu No. 1 in c Op 90
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 37291 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
11:04 AM
Symphony No. 6 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 5345 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 442427 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
12:21 PM
Piano concerto No. 2 in A-Flat
Artist : Miceal O’Rourke,piano
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Composer : John Field
Catalog : 9368 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
12:58 PM
PARSIFAL: Act III Synthesis
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
1:17 PM
Symphony No. 9 Im Sommor in e Op 208
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223362 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:00 PM
Caractacus: Triumphal March Op 35
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:09 PM
The Truth About the Russian Dancers
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Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 10457 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Alexis Weissenberg, piano
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 64747 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:17 PM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 12 La Casa del Diavolo
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 63430 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:39 PM
Morning Mood
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Composer : Lodewijk Mortelmans
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
4:06 PM
A Legend of the Skerries Op 20
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 9313 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
4:28 PM
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Intermezzo
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Composer : Francesco Cilea
Catalog : 4777163 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
4:31 PM
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Poveri fiori
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Francesco Cilea
Catalog : 7405 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orch. of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : London/Dec
4:36 PM
L’ARLESIANA: E la solita storia del pastore
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
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Composer : Francesco Cilea
Catalog : 15463 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
4:42 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 88235 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Erato
5:06 PM
FATINITZA Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:13 PM
Variations on the Portugese National Anthem
Artist : Michael Gurt, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
Cinco Canciones Negras: 4. Cancion de cuna para dormir a un negrito
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Xavier Montsalvatge
Catalog : 14777 CD
Conductor : Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
5:33 PM
Concerto breve for piano and orchestra
Artist : Jenny Lin, piano
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Composer : Xavier Montsalvatge
Catalog : 98642 CD
Conductor : Celso Antunes
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : Hanssler

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Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

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