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 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 46 in C
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:19 AM
Bassoon Concerto in a
Artist : Tamas Benkocs, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 570798 CD
Conductor : Bela Drahos
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:32 AM
Das Spitzentuch der Konigin
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
6:42 AM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore, strin A
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
TANCREDI Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 126114 CD
Conductor : Marcel Ponseele
Orchestra : Ricercar Academy
Label : Ricercare
7:14 AM
Old Comrades
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Composer : Carl Tieke
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:20 AM
Five O’Clock Foxtrot
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 4027 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
7:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
Colas Breugnon Overture
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:47 AM
Piccolo Concerto in C
Artist : Michel Sanvoisin, piccolo
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Bacchanale Op 47
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, stringin G
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Patrie- Overture Op 19
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
ORESTE Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 570279 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:56 AM
Moravian Dances
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 7008 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
9:06 AM
La Sylphide: Overture
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Composer : Herman Severin Lovenskiold
Catalog : 6546 CD
Conductor : David Garforth
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:14 AM
JERUSALEM: Ballet Music (Act III)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:38 AM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso in D Op 3
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
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Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
10:18 AM
Suite-concertino for bassoon in F Op 16
Artist : Giuseppe Ciabocchi, bassoon
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 572921 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:45 AM
Sumarovo The Fiddler’s Child, Ballad
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:00 AM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:07 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:21 PM
Trittico
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Composer : Vaclav Nelhybel
Catalog : 52 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
12:31 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3392 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:48 PM
Symphony in D A Festival Piece in One Movement
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Composer : John Vincent
Catalog : 250 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Albany
1:09 PM
Bells Across The Meadows
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:24 PM
The Devil and Daniel Webster
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 7224 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
1:35 PM
Suites de Symphonies: Rondeau
Artist : Crispian Steele-Perkins, trump
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Composer : Jean Joseph Mouret
Catalog : 61002 CD
Conductor : Donald Fraser
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:39 PM
MEFISTOFELE
Artist : Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
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Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra : Orch.of Teatro Massimo,Palermo
Label : Naxos
2:12 PM
Mock Morris
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 542 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cala
2:02 PM
Music from the Battle of Gettysburg
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 432591 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
2:16 PM
Country Gardens
Artist : Percy Grainger, piano
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 542 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cala
2:17 PM
God of Our Fathers
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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Composer : George W. Warren
Catalog : 302 CD
Conductor : Craig Jessop
Orchestra : Orchestra at Temple Square
Label : MTC
2:23 PM
DIE FLEDERMAUS: Ich lade gern mir Gaste
Artist : Brigitte Fassbaender,contralto
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 55691 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:27 PM
Liebestraum No. 3
Artist : Yundi Li, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 851 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
2:32 PM
The Student Prince: Serenade
Artist : Mario Lanza, tenor
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Composer : Sigmund Romberg
Catalog : 60048 CD
Conductor : Constantine Callinicos
Orchestra : RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:37 PM
Manhattan Beach
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
2:42 PM
Piano Concerto: II
Artist : Dora Serviarian-Kuhn, piano
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 964 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV
2:53 PM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 470840 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
3:00 PM
Concerto Armonico No. 4 in f
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
3:13 PM
Sinfonietta Op 60
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 91506 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:38 PM
The Blue Heron ballet Suite
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Composer : Matti Rautio
Catalog : 9702 CD
Conductor : Kari Tikka
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
4:06 PM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 5 in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 438769 CD
Label : Philips
4:25 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:38 PM
Concerto for Harp and Strings Op 267
Artist : Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 80530 CD
Conductor : Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra : I Fiamminghi
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Searching for Fortune Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:15 PM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Angel/EMI
5:31 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b Unfinished
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:58 PM
Ritter Pazman: Csardas Op 441
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It

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12:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

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

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6:07 pm
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11:20 am
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Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:55 am

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