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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Playlist

September 18, 2012

6:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 1029 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
6:17 AM
Concerto Grosso in e
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 10 in b Op 3, RV 580
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 412128 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:42 AM
Suite for strings and winds in C
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Composer : Andreas Hammerschmidt
Catalog : 1170 CD
Conductor : Jordi Savall
Orchestra : Hesperion XX
Label : ArsMusici
7:06 AM
I Got Rhythm Variations
Artist : Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 9252 CD
Conductor : Justin Brown
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bridge
7:15 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
IFIGENIA IN AULIDE Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 350221 CD
Conductor : Donato Renzetti
Orchestra : Orchestra della Toscana
Label : EuropaMusi
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
7:43 AM
Concerto for Recorder and Flute in e
Artist : Matthias Maute, recorder; Sophie Lariviere, flute
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 9919 CD
Conductor : Matthias Maute
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
Label : Analekta
8:06 AM
Introduction and Rondo Brillant in A Op 56
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
8:20 AM
Praeludium & Allegro
Artist : Yan-Pascal Tortelier, violin
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Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 8792 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
The Perfect Fool Ballet Music Op 39
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 61257 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:43 AM
THE SNOW MAIDEN suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Rodeo- Four Dance Episodes
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 63511 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
9:40 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47116 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 35 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550721 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:21 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op 11
Artist : Gerhard Oppitz, piano
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 68219 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
10:44 AM
Andantino in A
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin; John Lenehan, piano
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
10:59 AM
Violin Concerto in a Op 53
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 391346 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
11:33 AM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4782365 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:06 PM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture Prelude
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 63301 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:18 PM
Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat, K. 364
Artist : Rafael Druian, violin; Abram Skernick, viola
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 37810 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:52 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Conductor : Karl Richter
Orchestra : Munich Bach Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:12 PM
Piano Trio in E-Flat Op 100, D. 929
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 6580 CD
Orchestra : Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio
Label : Arabesque
2:00 PM
Cupid and Psyche Ballet
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Composer : Lord Berners
Catalog : 223780 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : RTE Sinfonietta, Dublin
Label : MarcoPolo
2:28 PM
Wasps (Aristophanes): Incidental Music
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47216 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Valse Triste Op 44
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:07 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 9 Antar
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 423604 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:43 PM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 10055 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Klein
Orchestra : New York Virtuosi Chamber Sym
Label : Vox/MMG
4:06 PM
Siegfried Idyll
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
DIE CSARDASFURSTIN: Overture
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Composer : Emmerich Kalman
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
4:35 PM
DIE CSARDASFURSTIN: Heia, heia in den Bergen is mein Heimatland
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Emmerich Kalman
Catalog : 12217 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : D. Gramphn
4:39 PM
Il Bacio
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Luigi Arditi
Catalog : 12217 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : D. Gramphn
4:45 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
LA BATTAGLIA DI LEGNANO Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
5:18 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Simone Dinnerstein, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 81742 CD
Orchestra : Berlin Staatskapelle Chmb Orch
Label : CBS/Sony
5:28 PM
Overture to an Italian Comedy
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Composer : Arthur Benjamin
Catalog : 442374 CD
Conductor : Joseph Post
Orchestra : Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Label : ABC
5:37 PM
Six Caribbean Pieces No. 4 Jamaican Rhumba
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Composer : Arthur Benjamin
Catalog : 434349 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Rochester Pops Orch
Label : Mercury
5:43 PM
Sitting Pretty
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Composer : Jerome Kern
Catalog : 68589 CD
Conductor : John McGlinn
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
5:49 PM
OKLAHOMA: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Catalog : 80278 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

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