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

September 19, 2012

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in d
Artist : Andras Kiss, violin
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Sarabande et Rigaudon Op 93
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
6:43 AM
Oboe Concerto in e
Artist : Gabriela Krckov , oboe
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1290 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Musica Bohemica
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
Overture in the Italian Style in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
175th Anniversary March
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Composer : Monroe Althouse
Catalog : 9132 CD
Conductor : James Seidel
Orchestra : The Ringgold Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Scherzo (Sonatensatz) F.A.E. in c
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 445826 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
7:28 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:43 AM
Petite Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572583 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62190 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
8:15 AM
Danzas espanolas No. 11 Zambra in g Op 37
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 553037 CD
Conductor : Peter Breiner
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Severino Gazzelloni, flute
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:42 AM
Overture No. 2 in A
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
8:50 AM
Pavane Op 50
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64106 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:26 AM
Octet in E-Flat Op 20
Artist : Members of...
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4776634 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony in D
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Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto in f-Sharp Op 20
Artist : Roland Pontinen, piano
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 475 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
10:49 AM
A Song Before Sunrise
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Halle Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:58 AM
Four Dances for wind quintet
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6554 CD
Orchestra : Athena Ensemble
Label : Chandos
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 73
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 37776 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
12:21 PM
Orfeo
Artist : Julia Faulkner, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 550766 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
12:27 PM
ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Dance of the Furies
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 471582 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
12:32 PM
Jurassic Park: Main Themes
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:39 PM
The Sea Hawk (1940) Suite
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 471347 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:59 PM
Swan of Tuonela Op 22
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 43241 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Teldec
1:11 PM
Messiah: He Shall Feed His Flock
Artist : Arleen Auger, soprano
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3227 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Mostly Mozart Festival Orch
Label : Delos
1:15 PM
Messiah: His Yoke is Easy
Artist : Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Ivars Taurins
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
1:20 PM
Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2 Op 64
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 69826 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:38 PM
Concertato (Moby Dick)
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Composer : Peter Mennin
Catalog : 559718 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:52 PM
PEARL FISHERS: Au fond du temple saint
Artist : Thomas Hampson, baritone
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 86332 CD
Conductor : Eugene Kohn
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:02 PM
Por Una Cabeza (Tango)
Artist : Milos Karadaglic, guitar
Album :
Composer : Carlos Gardel
Catalog : 17000 CD
Conductor : Christoph Israel
Orchestra : European Film Phil Studio Orch
Label : D. Gramphn
2:05 PM
Sarabande con Variazioni in d
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 13993 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
2:09 PM
The Planets: Jupiter Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
2:19 PM
Chimes of St. Genevieve
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Composer : Marin Marais
Catalog : 61002 CD
Conductor : Donald Fraser
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:26 PM
Bolero
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 68600 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:42 PM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 60757 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:54 PM
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559701 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Requiem for 3 cellos and orchestra Op 66
Artist : Maria Kliegel, cello
Album :
Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 554657 CD
Conductor : Gerhard Markson
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 7 Sinfonia Romantica Op 45
Artist :
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999641 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label : CPO
3:41 PM
Violin Sonata in g Op 2
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 45588 CD
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Masquerade Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 63302 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:26 PM
A Night at Karlstein
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
4:39 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 414079 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Queen of Spades Pique Dame
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:16 PM
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op 20
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 5185 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:28 PM
Piano Concerto in C
Artist : Stewart Goodyear, piano
Album :
Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 80112 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:50 PM
Waltzes
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 416499 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips

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6:02 pm
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Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 4:15 pm

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