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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June 14, 2013

6:06 AM
Lady Radnor’s Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 550331 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:23 AM
DIE ZWILLINGSBRUDER Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:29 AM
An Irish Melody, The Londonderry Air
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Frank Bridge
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:39 AM
Piano Concerto Movement in D
Artist : Linnea Bardarson,piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2640 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
7:06 AM
Polonaise No. 3 in A Op 40
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 782933 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
7:14 AM
Jack Tar
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in b Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7921 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
7:40 AM
Schlagobers Ballet: Waltz Op 70
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64346 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in C
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Symphony No. 23 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
8:18 AM
Roumanian Folk Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 443444 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE: Ballet of the
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 5303 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
8:39 AM
Caucasian Sketches: Suite No. 1 Op 10
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 5010 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:51 AM
Suite Bergamasque: No. 3 Clair de Lune
Artist : James Galway, flute
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 80318 CD
Conductor : David Measham
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
9:05 AM
Flute Concerto in D
Artist : Maria Bania, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Joachim Agrell
Catalog : 535 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Concerto Copenhagen
Label : Chandos
9:23 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in g Op 25
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 666 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:45 AM
Danses Sacree et Profane
Artist : Alice Chalifoux, harp
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 68327 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Clarinet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Philippe Cuper, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 30 CD
Conductor : Petr Vronsky
Orchestra : Talich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Clarinet
10:15 AM
Symphony in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 423624 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:49 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 80524 CD
Label : Telarc
11:01 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45952 CD
Orchestra : Columbia Chamber Symphony
Label : CBS/Sony
11:24 AM
Symphony No. 4 in c
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Jubel Overture in C Op 103
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223638 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
12:22 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 4
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 49769 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:59 PM
Concerto for 2 violins and strings in B-Flat Op 10
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Willem De Fesch
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
12:59 PM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
THE THREEPENNY OPERA: Little Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Kurt Weill
Catalog : 64142 CD
Conductor : Otto Klemperer
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:22 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op 15
Artist : Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4776415 CD
Conductor : Christian Gansch
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Macbeth Op 23
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64350 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
3:21 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 3185 CD
Orchestra : Lincoln Center Chamber Society
Label : Delos
3:40 PM
Introduction & Variations Brillantes Op 170
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 570440 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Sylvia: Excerpts
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 473171 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:23 PM
Dialogue in Song
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 6233 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
4:28 PM
La SirŠne: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:38 PM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in A-Flat Op 45
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416623 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
4:53 PM
BERENICE: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 442427 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:22 PM
The Red Poppy: Russian Sailor’s Dance
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Reinhold Gliere
Catalog : 3178 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : New Jersey Symphony
Label : Delos
5:28 PM
Concertino for violin and orchestra in b
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:43 PM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony

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Wed November 27, 2013

As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston

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Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 7:30 pm

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11:16 am
Tue November 26, 2013

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

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9:06 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

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Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 6:20 pm

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6:07 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

A Sound Of Fear, Forged In The Shadow Of War

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11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

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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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9:13 am
Sun November 17, 2013

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Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 11:01 am

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10:49 am
Thu November 14, 2013

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4:36 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

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Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:24 pm

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