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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September 10, 2012

6:06 AM
Prometheus Bound Overture Op 38
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 12552 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
6:25 AM
Sinfonia detta La tempesta di mare
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Composer : Carlo Monza
Catalog : 63430 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:44 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25 "Classical"
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
In Storm and Sunshine
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Composer : John C. Heed
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Main title
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Composer : Elmer Bernstein
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Aaron Rosand, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
7:43 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a, BWV 1041
Artist : Jaap Schroder, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4759099 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
8:20 AM
Serenade Op 6
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Composer : Enrico Toselli (arr. Leroy Anderson)
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
8:43 AM
Concerto a Cinque
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
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Composer : Johan Georg Albrechtsberger
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
BENVENUTO CELLINI: Overture
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
9:19 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 "Mozartiana"
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 8777 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:47 AM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 6702 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Arabesque
10:00 AM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 64747 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 28
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:57 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in c Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
11:11 AM
Grande Ouverture Op 61
Artist : Richard Savino, guitar
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Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 7591 CD
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:23 AM
Symphony No. 4 in d Op 120
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Concerto No. 1 a due cori in B-Flat
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 411721 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
12:22 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 63078 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:03 PM
Moravian Dances
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 572695 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
1:15 PM
Symphony No. 4 in c Op 12
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Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 2005 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orch. of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : Nederland
2:00 PM
Concerto in A Op 4, No. 2
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
2:12 PM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 89860 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Legacy
3:00 PM
Four Scottish Dances Op 59
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 15
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Composer : Niels Wilhelm Gade
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Michael Schonwandt
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum
Label : Da Capo
3:42 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 4a in F Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
4:06 PM
Suite for Violin & Orchestra
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9040 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
4:28 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in D
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
4:38 PM
Carmen Suite No. 1
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 80224 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:17 PM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : Roderick Elms, piano
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Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 17 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
5:28 PM
Aurora
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Composer : William S Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 420342 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:43 PM
The Comedians
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 553411 CD
Conductor : Vasily Jelvakov
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos

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