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

February 13, 2013

6:06 AM
Children’s Corner
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Caplet)
Catalog : 444386 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:25 AM
La Calinda
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
6:31 AM
Gwendoline Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:42 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 80320 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
Vienna Jubilation
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
March of the Belgian Paratroopers
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Pierre Leemans
Catalog : 80099 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Cleveland Symphonic Winds
Label : Telarc
7:20 AM
Military Symphony
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 5175 CD
Conductor : John Wallace
Orchestra : The Wallace Collection
Label : Nimbus
7:28 AM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 440639 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Argo
7:41 AM
English Dances: Second Set Op 53
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:52 AM
Polonaise de concert for violin & orch. in D Op 4
Artist : Leila Josefowicz, violin
Album :
Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 472207 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Anna Magdalena Notebook: Little Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Thos. Frost)
Catalog : 39431 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:15 AM
Sinfonia in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:39 AM
My Home Overture Op 62
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 45127 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:52 AM
Bryllupsmarsj Wedding March Op 32
Artist : Stephan Barratt-Due jr.,violin
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
9:06 AM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 36
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416274 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Two English Idylls
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:13 AM
Suite for Orchestra in f-Sharp Op 19
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 9733 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:44 AM
Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Op 74
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 47351 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
11:08 AM
Symphony in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 9408 CD
Conductor : Heinz Rogner
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Berlin
12:08 PM
The Planets Op 32: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 62400 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:17 PM
Old Folks at Home
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Stephen Foster (arr. Antonin Dvorak)
Catalog : 926 CD
Conductor : Steven Richman
Orchestra : New York Harmonie Ensemble
Label : Music&Arts
12:28 PM
La Foret enchantée Op 8
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 10464 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:46 PM
Piano Concerto
Artist : Aaron Copland, piano
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60177 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
1:05 PM
String Quartet Op 11: Adagio
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 435864 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
1:14 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Tasmin Little, violin
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 73127 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
1:30 PM
Canon and Gigue
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
1:38 PM
Schindler’s List: Selections
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 10969 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
Label : MCA
1:56 PM
Children’s Corner: 6 Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Artist : Larissa Dedova, piano
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 3094 CD
Label : Centaur
2:04 PM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 412552 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : Philips
2:14 PM
I PURITANI: A te, o cara
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Joan Sutherland, sop.; Nicolai Ghiarov, bass
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 417011 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:23 PM
Passion Symphony Op 23
Artist : Peter Richard Conte at the Wanamaker Organ
Album :
Composer : Marcel Dupre
Catalog : 49240 CD
Label : Gothic
2:41 PM
Declaration
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 61651 CD
Conductor : Howard Mitchell
Orchestra : National Sym Orch/Wash.,D.C.
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Wind Quintet No. 3 in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Giuseppe Cambini
Catalog : 1063 CD
Orchestra : Philadephia Woodwind Quintet
Label : Boston
3:16 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 2: Tasso, lament and triumph
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780239 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : London/Dec
3:39 PM
Tragic Overture Op 81
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60118 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto for left hand in D
Artist : Joao Carlos Martins, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 7033 CD
Conductor : Boris Spassov
Orchestra : Bulgarian National Symphony
Label : Labor
4:28 PM
Concerto for 2 violins in a
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin; Giovanni Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777466 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:39 PM
DON CARLO: Ballet Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62651 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Rhapsodie espagnole
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 63683 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:22 PM
Les Adieux Op 21
Artist : Marco Sartor, guitar
Album :
Composer : Fernando Sor
Catalog : 57998 CD
Label : FleurdeSon
5:30 PM
La Romanesca
Artist : Simon Wynberg, guitar
Album :
Composer : Fernando Sor
Catalog : 6581 CD
Label : Chandos
5:34 PM
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 45295 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs

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Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 4:15 pm

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9:06 pm
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