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

November 29, 2012

6:05 AM
Symphony No. 47 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75736 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : RCA/BMG
6:18 AM
Four Seasons: No.3 Autumn (L’Autunno) in F Op 8
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 36710 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:33 AM
Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in C Op 109
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
6:45 AM
Concerto for two Horns in F
Artist : Bedrich Tylsar, horn
Album :
Composer : Franz-Xaver Pokorny
Catalog : 550459 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Praeludium & Allegro
Artist : David Garrett, violin
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 4764425 CD
Conductor : Ion Marin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Old Comrades
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Tieke
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:22 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS: Csardas
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:30 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2a in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907228 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
7:44 AM
Zampa Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:55 AM
Concerto Symphonique No. 4: Scherzo Op 102
Artist : Cristina Ortiz, piano
Album :
Composer : Henry Litolff
Catalog : 414348 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
In Italien Overture Op 49
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 550745 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
8:21 AM
Tarantella Op 23
Artist : Marc Moskovitz, cello
Album :
Composer : Alfredo Piatti
Catalog : 1269 CD
Label : VAI Audio
8:29 AM
Waverley Overture Op 1
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
Menuet Antique
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 9129 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:52 AM
Konzertstuck for violin and orchestra in D
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 420168 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Concertino for English Horn in G
Artist : Agnes Girgas, English Horn
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Concert Suite Op 59
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 59408 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:48 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in B-Flat Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Suite No. 7 Scenes Alsaciennes
Artist :
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 45859 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : Erato
10:25 AM
Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Artist : N. Henriot-Schweitzer, piano
Album :
Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 6805 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:54 AM
Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Op 90
Artist : Seymour Lipkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 60175 CD
Label : Newport
11:02 AM
String Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 3 in F Op 90
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 426253 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Capriccio Espagnol Op 34
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 434308 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:24 PM
String Quartet No. 2 in F Op 22
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 80685 CD
Orchestra : Ying Quartet
Label : Telarc
1:01 PM
Concerto No. 4 for strings and cembalo in G Op 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
1:11 PM
Pavane, Idyll and Bacchanal (1924)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edgar Bainton
Catalog : 10460 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:23 PM
Enigma Variations Op 36
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
2:00 PM
Concertino for English Horn in G
Artist : Agnes Girgas, English Horn
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
2:14 PM
Symphony No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999565 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
3:00 PM
The Bard Op 64
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1147 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
3:11 PM
Verklarte Nacht Op 4
Artist :
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Composer : Arnold Schoenberg
Catalog : 421182 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : London/Dec
3:44 PM
Polyeucte
Artist :
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 9225 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 10 Op 30
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Miaskovsky
Catalog : 496991 CD
Conductor : Gottfried Rabl
Orchestra : Vienna Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Orfeo
4:27 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:37 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE: Dunque io son
Artist : Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 473380 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
4:45 PM
Symphony in D
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 777351 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : CPO
5:06 PM
Essay for Orchestra No. 1 Op 12
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 9053 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Summer Seascape No.2 for Viola & Strings
Artist : Adriana Linares, viola
Album :
Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559251 CD
Conductor : Daniel Spalding
Orchestra : Philadelphia Virtuosi Chm Orch
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
Mignonettes: Nocturne (Complaint)
Artist : Donald Manildi, piano
Album :
Composer : Josef Hofmann
Catalog : 82416 CD
Label : Elan
5:33 PM
LA STRADA: Symphonic suite from the film
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 2294 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA

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Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

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