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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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May 29, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 1 in G
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:20 AM
From the Bohemian Forest: Silent Woods Op 68
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57052 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:29 AM
ERMIONE: Sinfonia with chorus
Artist : Prague Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 570933 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:39 AM
Polonia Symphonic Prelude Op 76
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Cantos de Espana: No.1 Preludio Asturias Op 232
Artist : Friedemann Wuttke, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 7073 CD
Conductor : Tilmann Koster
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Profil
7:14 AM
Washington Grays
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Composer : Claudio Grafulla
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Dale Harpham
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:20 AM
Faust Quadrille Op 112
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 223664 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
7:28 AM
Sonata for 2 violins & opt. continuo in G
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 502 CD
Orchestra : The Purcell Quartet
Label : Chandos
7:41 AM
Symphony in G
Artist :
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Composer : Jose Pons
Catalog : 10488 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : Capriccio
7:52 AM
Olympic Hymn
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:20 AM
The Seasons: Fall: Hort das laute Geton
Artist : Flanders Opera Choir
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 61891 CD
Conductor : Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:26 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in g
Artist : Robert Bloom, oboe
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 1031 CD
Conductor : Paul Wolfe
Orchestra : Sarasota Music Festival Orch.
Label : Boston
8:39 AM
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : Central Band of the Royal A.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
8:51 AM
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 10009 CD
Conductor : Pierino Gamba
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 47274 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 78
Artist : Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 1607 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : IMG-Pickwi
9:44 AM
Flute Concerto in C
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
10:00 AM
Organ Concerto No. 5 in D
Artist : Stephen Farr, organ
Album :
Composer : James Hook
Catalog : 84295 CD
Orchestra : London Bach Consort
Label : Meridian
10:16 AM
Ballet Suite No. 4
Artist :
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8630 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:31 AM
Concertpiece for 4 horns & orchestra Op 86
Artist : Seattle Sym. Horn Section
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 3084 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
10:52 AM
Serenade No. 1 in D Op 11
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57973 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
11:42 AM
Concerto in B-Flat Op 4
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs Op 4
Artist : Anastasia Seifetdinova, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 570396 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:20 PM
Piano Sonata No. 8 in c Op 13
Artist : John Owings, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 6081 CD
Label : Owings
3:40 PM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bass in A
Artist : Ovidiu Badila, double-bass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 210 CD
Conductor : Marco Zuccarini
Orchestra : Orch. I Pomeriggi Musicali/Mil
Label : Dynamic
4:06 PM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4758502 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:26 PM
Ballade No. 1 in g Op 23
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63259 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
Adagio on Celtic Themes in e Op 56
Artist : Julius Berger, cello
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6060 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : EBS
4:48 PM
Recorder Concerto in C
Artist : Matthias Maute, recorder
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9173 CD
Conductor : Jörg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra : REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Label : Bridge
5:06 PM
Divertimento No. 1 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 69865 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
5:26 PM
Captain Blood Film Score: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 557704 CD
Conductor : Richard Kaufman
Orchestra : Brandenburg Philharm. Potsdam
Label : Naxos
5:47 PM
Serenada Schizophrana: Bells & Whistles
Artist :
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Composer : Danny Elfman
Catalog : 89780 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony


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Scott Halleran Getty Images

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11:35 am
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A Young Composer's Musical Mirror to Iraq War Veteran's Haunting Novel

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Celebrated conductor Claudio Abbado in 1979 in his native Milan, during his tenure as music director of the city's famed opera house, La Scala.
Giorgio Lotti Mondadori/Getty Images

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10:03 am
Wed January 15, 2014

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Greg Helgeson Minnesota Orchestra

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 12:39 pm

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Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

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2:08 pm
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Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:30 am

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