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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February 18, 2013

6:06 AM
LA SOURCE: Suite No. 3
Artist :
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 553356 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
6:24 AM
The Snowman: Prelude and Serenade
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
6:30 AM
Spring Song Op 16
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 9504 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
6:41 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47116 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 46274 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
Purple Pageant
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:20 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A-Flat Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 60563 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Aaron Rosand, violin
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
7:41 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
7:51 AM
Britannia, A Nautical Overture
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Composer : Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
8:06 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
8:16 AM
Adria Walzer (Originally Le belle
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 mandolins in G, RV 532
Artist : Ugo Orlandi, mandolin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 11057 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : MHS
8:40 AM
Solemn Overture in C
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:46 AM
The Tempest
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 350951 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic
Label : Orfeo
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
9:14 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C Op 32
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 423604 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:51 AM
Sospiri Op 70
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 463265 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Korsholma Castle
Artist :
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Composer : Armas Jarnefelt
Catalog : 9707 CD
Conductor : Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 7 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 63970 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : RCA/BMG
10:31 AM
Water Music - selection(s)
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Conductor : Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:50 AM
Through the Looking Glass
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Composer : Deems Taylor
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
11:24 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 62339 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Chamber Concerto in D
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 83
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60860 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:08 PM
The Sea (Morye) in E Op 28
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 8611 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:26 PM
Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Op 70
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8587 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Symphony No.101 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Mogens W”ldike
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:32 PM
Harp Concerto Op 25
Artist : Vera Badings, harp
Album :
Composer : Alberto Ginastera
Catalog : 6004 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:00 PM
Overture in C Op 170
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570329 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Orchestral Suite No. 7 in d Op 190
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Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 223195 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Polish State Philharmonic
Label : MarcoPolo
3:41 PM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : Alex Klein, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Anthony Newman
Orchestra : New Brandenberg Collegium
Label : Cedille
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 4 The Poem of Ecstasy Op 54
Artist : Frank Kaderabek, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 54061 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2549 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Montreal,Orch. Metropolitain
Label : ATMA
4:41 PM
Second Rhapsody
Artist : Orion Weiss, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 559705 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
The Presidential Polonaise
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 54130 CD
Conductor : Timothy Foley
Orchestra : Nonpareil Wind Band
Label : Angel/EMI
5:12 PM
Symphony No.1 La Nuit des Tropiques
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
5:32 PM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 61505 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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