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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November 28, 2012

6:06 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 1
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
6:15 AM
Concerto grosso in B-Flat
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
The Planets, Op 32: Jupiter
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 47417 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:44 AM
Symphony No. 40 in F
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Scherzando No. 1 in F
Artist : Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56577 CD
Orchestra : Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Pathfinder of Panama
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Ainslee Cox
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:18 AM
Le Banjo (Grotesque Fantasie) Op 15
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
7:28 AM
Emperor Waltz Op 437
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 971016 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Komische Oper
Label : Vision
7:43 AM
Solomon: Ouverture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2569 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
7:52 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in D
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giuseppi Torelli
Catalog : 47311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
ROLAND Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Jean-Baptiste Lully
Catalog : 5150 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : Naive
8:12 AM
Concerto Grosso in D
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
8:28 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:43 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
SIEGFRIED: Forest Murmurs
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 410137 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 5 in b
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
9:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 7141 CD
Conductor : Jonathan Nott
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Tudor
9:47 AM
Potpourri for clarinet and Orchestra in F Op 80
Artist : Ernst Ottensamer,clarinet
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Composer : Louis Spohr
Catalog : 550688 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:23 AM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:48 AM
Six Variations for Violin and Guitar Op 63
Artist : Monica Huggett, violin; Richard Savino, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 7591 CD
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:03 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, string in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
11:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73
Artist : Helene Grimaud, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9840 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : D. Gramphn
12:07 PM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 433074 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:19 PM
Rondo in a, K. 511
Artist : Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412122 CD
Label : Philips
12:32 PM
Vocalise Op 34
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff/arr. Dubensky
Catalog : 63669 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : American Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:44 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
12:56 PM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d
Artist : Jeanne Lamon, violin; Linda Milsted, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 66265 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
1:14 PM
The Secret Agent Filmscore
Artist :
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Composer : Philip Glass
Catalog : 8727 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
1:19 PM
Suite Gothique Op 25
Artist : Dave Wagner, organ
Album :
Composer : Leon Boellmann
Catalog : 961114 CD
Label : Voyager
1:34 PM
GIANNI SCHICCHI: O Mio Babbino Caro
Artist : Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:41 PM
Crisantemi for strings
Artist :
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 57159 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:46 PM
Lento
Artist :
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Composer : Howard Skempton
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : Mark Wigglesworth
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : NMC
2:02 PM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 49797 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Thunder & Lightning Polka Op 324
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:14 PM
Gymnopedies
Artist : Linda Burman-Hall, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 1097 CD
Label : MSR
2:24 PM
DIE TOTE STADT: Marietta’s Lied
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 1863 CD
Conductor : Stephen Barlow
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:32 PM
Piano Sonata No. 14 in c-Sharp Op 27 Moonlight
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37219 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:47 PM
Dances with Wolves: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
Album :
Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria
2:55 PM
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese
Artist : Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; William Bolcom, piano
Album :
Composer : William Bolcom
Catalog : 55830 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Langsamer Satz
Artist :
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Composer : Anton Von Webern (arr. Schawarz)
Catalog : 3121 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:16 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leopold Stokowski)
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:43 PM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
Album :
Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 920265 CD
Conductor : Oldrich Vlcek
Orchestra : Virtuosi of Prague
Label : Discover
4:06 PM
Harp Concerto Op 182
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
Album :
Composer : Carl Reinecke
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
4:30 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2549 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
4:45 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
5:06 PM
Carnival Overture Op 92
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
5:18 PM
Capriccio Diabolico
Artist : Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 42048 CD
Conductor : Plamen Djurov
Orchestra : Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensembl
Label : Concord
5:30 PM
Grand Variations on Rule Britannia Op 116
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:47 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2214 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class

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Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

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