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 26, 2014

6:06 AM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 2 Op 24
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
6:17 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1037 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
6:30 AM
Elfenspiel
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 65303 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
London Suite
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : London Pops Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:06 AM
Czardas
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
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Composer : Vittorio Monti
Catalog : 57164 CD
Orchestra : Virtuosi
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
The Gladiator
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 54130 CD
Conductor : Timothy Foley
Orchestra : Nonpareil Wind Band
Label : Angel/EMI
7:19 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Concerto No. 8 for 2 violins obligati in a Op 3
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin; David Oistrakh, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Sam Franko)
Catalog : 45952 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 74287 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:51 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : John Farrer
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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8:06 AM
Jeptha: Sinfonia
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Rolf Reinhardt
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label :
8:12 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 4 From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 2150 CD
Conductor : Karel Ancerl
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naive
8:26 AM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 16 CD
Orchestra : London Concertante
Label : CMG
8:39 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 2 in a Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:46 AM
La Princess Lointaine Op 4
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Composer : Nikolai Tcherepnin
Catalog : 447084 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Overture in C Op 170, D. 591 In the Italian Style
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
9:14 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
9:41 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
10:00 AM
Children’s Corner
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Andre Caplet)
Catalog : 444386 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:19 AM
Concerto for violin & cello in a Op 102
Artist : Henryk Szeryng, violin; Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4782365 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:54 AM
Variations on an original theme Op 15
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin; John Lenehan, piano
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 550744 CD
Label : Naxos
11:08 AM
Impromptu No. 1 in f Op 142, D. 935
Artist : Seymour Lipkin, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 60175 CD
Label : Newport
11:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in g Op 7
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 570737 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Danish National Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
12:05 PM
AT YOUR REQUEST
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Composer : Music you've asked to hear
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3:00 PM
Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 84172 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
3:16 PM
The Sea: Orchestral suite
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Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 8473 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:40 PM
Impressions d’Ardennes Op 44
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Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 1634 CD
Conductor : Roman Kofman
Orchestra : Orchestra National de Belgique
Label : Cypres
4:06 PM
Danish Folk Music Suite
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 9721 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
4:38 PM
LA GIOCONDA: O monumento! Regia e bolgia
Artist : Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 14107 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
4:45 PM
Ballad of the Gnomes
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 4028 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
5:06 PM
Wonderful Town: Overture
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Birmingham Contempor.Music Grp
Label : Angel/EMI
5:13 PM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 707 CD
Conductor : Manfred Honeck
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Reference
5:33 PM
Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Ho Zhan Hao & Chen Kang
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : Lan Shui
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : CanaryClas

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Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 8:22 pm

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Creatively Speaking
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