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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Playlist

July 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Variations on America
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Composer : Charles Ives (arr. William Schuman)
Catalog : 559083 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:15 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
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Composer : Franz Xaver Richter
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:31 AM
Intaglio Waltzes
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559247 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
6:42 AM
Second Rhapsody
Artist : Stewart Goodyear, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 80112 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT Overture
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 64103 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:21 AM
New England Triptych
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Composer : William Schuman
Catalog : 7135 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : Phoenix Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
7:43 AM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
7:48 AM
Miscellaneous Overture (1801) in D
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Composer : Alexander Reinagle
Catalog : 559654 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
DON CARLO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62651 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:24 AM
Born on the Fourth of July: Suite
Artist : Tim Morrison, trumpet
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:40 AM
Festival Overture on The Star-Spangled Banner
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Composer : Dudley Buck
Catalog : 60983 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Label : RCA/BMG
8:48 AM
West Side Story Suite
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein (arr. Jack Mason)
Catalog : 416360 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
The Union
Artist : Eugene List, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
9:15 AM
Orchestral Suite (American) in A Op 98
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90723 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:40 AM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stadium SO of New York
Label : Everest
10:00 AM
Fantasy on American Themes
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Composer : Jeff Tyzik
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : Jeff Tyzik
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : RPO
10:12 AM
Piano Concerto in F
Artist : Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 9252 CD
Conductor : Justin Brown
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bridge
10:46 AM
The Battle of Trenton
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Composer : James Hewitt
Catalog : 67641 CD
Conductor : Richard Franko Goldman
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : Angel/EMI
10:59 AM
Mississippi Suite
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 3 in F
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9253 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
American Fantasia
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 7125 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
12:17 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in d Op 23
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 2149 CD
Conductor : Vasil Kazandzhiev
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Centaur
12:48 PM
Essay for Orchestra No. 2 Op 17
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 9053 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:00 PM
Greeting to America Op 56
Artist : Misha Keylin, violin
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Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 570974 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
1:14 PM
Armed Forces Medley
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : BosPops
1:21 PM
American Ballads (1976)
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 49462 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Klein
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Paul Revere’s Ride
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Composer : David Del Tredici
Catalog : 80638 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Label : Telarc
2:31 PM
Violin Concerto Op 14
Artist : James Buswell,violin
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 559044 CD
Conductor : Marin Alsop
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Strike Up the Band
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:04 PM
Billy the Kid: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 440639 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Argo
3:39 PM
Rounds for String Orchestra
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Composer : David Diamond
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
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4:06 PM
American Rhapsody Op 47
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 999308 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
4:22 PM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 64315 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Ashokan Farewell: from Civil War film
Artist : Jay Ungar, fiddle
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Composer : Jay Ungar
Catalog : 56720 CD
Conductor : Paul Gambill
Orchestra : Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:13 PM
American Civil War Fantasy
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Composer : Jerry Bilik
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Salvatore Scarpa
Orchestra : Atlantic Brass Band
Label : AtlanticBr
5:23 PM
Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95 From the New World
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 46331 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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