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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April 23, 2013

6:06 AM
DES TEUFELS LUSTSCHLOSS Overture
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570328 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
RIENZI: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
6:31 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Musik su einem Ritterballet
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2725 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
7:06 AM
I MASNADIERI Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
Federal March
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Composer : Alexander Reinagle
Catalog : 67641 CD
Conductor : Richard Franko Goldman
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : Angel/EMI
7:18 AM
Crown of India Suite: March of the Mogul Op 66
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:23 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
7:30 AM
Toy Soldier March
Artist : Thomas Furi, violin
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Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 150169 CD
Label : Novalis
7:34 AM
TSAR SALTAN: Flight of the Bumblebee
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 62647 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
ABU HASSAN Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:11 AM
Die Schwatzerin Polka-Mazurka Op 144
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 468999 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:17 AM
Coppelia: Prelude and Mazurka
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4758562 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
8:24 AM
Dansa Brasiliera
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Composer : Camargo Mozart Guarnieri
Catalog : 90227 CD
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label : Dorian
8:29 AM
Sinfonia Improvisata
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 63430 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:34 AM
ORFEO: Toccata
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
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Composer : Claudio Monteverdi
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:06 AM
PATIENCE Overture
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Pro Arte Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:13 AM
Gymnopedie No. 1
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:18 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Shepherd’s
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
9:24 AM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 47382 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:30 AM
Konzertsatz in c
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:22 AM
Piano Concerto
Artist : Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano
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Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 61979 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:45 AM
Concert Etude Op 36
Artist : Sandra Carlock, piano
Album :
Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 43 CD
Label : Somm
10:52 AM
The Gods of the Mountain-Suite Op 52
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Composer : Arthur Farwell
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
11:13 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 46687 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:26 AM
From Shakespeare, suite Op 76
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 3041 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:06 PM
Symphony in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
12:19 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 19
Artist : Ilya Gringolts, violin
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 2249 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
From Darkness to Light Op 53
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220444 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
12:55 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:21 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 2
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
2:00 PM
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:21 PM
String Sextet in A Op 48
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57243 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:09 PM
Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2 Op 64
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 80597 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:41 PM
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
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G
Artist : Yo-Yo Ma, Baroque Cello
Album :
Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 60680 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:25 PM
IL RE PASTORE: Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
4:30 PM
IL RE PASTORE: L’Amero, saro costante
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 452602 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : London/Dec
4:39 PM
Violin Concerto Op 48
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:06 PM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:15 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 16
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 220440 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : RTBF Orchestra, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
5:29 PM
Three Latin-American Sketches
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 7092 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : Phoenix Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:42 PM
Three Latin American Dances
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Composer : Gabriela Lena Frank
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : Reference

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As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston

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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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Making Music To Be Useful, And For The Living

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6:07 pm
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3:26 am
Thu November 21, 2013

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Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:55 am

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