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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Playlist

November 12, 2012

6:06 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA) Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
6:16 AM
Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 444
Artist : Jiri Stivin,sopranino recorder
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 550385 CD
Conductor : Oliver Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
LUCIO SILLA Overture, K. 135
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5149 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
6:43 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 6610 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring- Medley
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
Armed Forces Medley
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 21198 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:20 AM
AMERIKANTSI: Overture
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Composer : Evstigney Ipatovich Fomin
Catalog : 10370 CD
Orchestra : Moscow Phil. Chamber Ensemble
Label : MCA
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in a Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:43 AM
Outdoor Overture
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 22 CD
Conductor : Keith Clark
Orchestra : Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Label : Reference
7:54 AM
CHEREVICHKI: Polonaise
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:06 AM
A NIGHT IN VENICE Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:15 AM
String Quartet No. 2: Nocturne
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Composer : Alexander Borodin (arr. Nikolai Tcherepnin)
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in G, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
8:42 AM
Valse Triste Op 44
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 22055 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:47 AM
Mazurka-oberek for violin and orchestra
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 55475 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Abbey Road Ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
LA SOURCE: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 553356 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
9:25 AM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in e Op 30
Artist : James Kreger, cello
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 7235 CD
Conductor : Djong Victorin Yu
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Guild
9:51 AM
The Devil’s Joke
Artist : Stephanie Chase, violin; Sara Davis Buechner, piano
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Composer : Rudolph Friml
Catalog : 7662 CD
Label : KOCH Intl.
10:00 AM
SLEEPING BEAUTY Tone Pictures
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 61128 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:22 AM
Greeting to America Op 56
Artist : Misha Keylin, violin
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Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 570974 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:38 AM
Concerto No. 8 in g Op 9
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 550739 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
10:51 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
11:26 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 425501 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in F
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Op 44
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9301 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bridge
1:05 PM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat, K. 16
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
1:20 PM
Le Sacre du Printemps
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
2:00 PM
String Quartet No. 2 in D
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 452239 CD
Orchestra : Takacs Quartet
Label : London/Dec
2:29 PM
Le coq d’or Suite The Golden Cockerel
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 447084 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Symphony No. 6 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 5345 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
3:10 PM
Nais: Orchestral Suite
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 921106 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Glossa
3:43 PM
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
4:06 PM
Serenade in d Op 44
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 471613 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:30 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
4:42 PM
Bells Across The Meadows
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 47806 CD
Conductor : John Lanchbery
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:50 PM
PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba
Artist : Enrico Caruso, tenor
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Composer : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Catalog : 69766 CD
Conductor : Gottfried Rabl
Orchestra : Vienna Radio Symphony Orch
Label : RCA/BMG
4:52 PM
Capriccio Brillant in b Op 22
Artist : Israela Margalit, piano
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 8724 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
DER GRAF VON LUXEMBURG: Waltzes
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 68793 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:15 PM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Ignat Solzhenitsyn
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Phila.
Label : ChOrchPhl
5:30 PM
Victory at Sea: Symphonic Scenario
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:52 PM
Adagio for Strings from String Quartet Op 11
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 80673 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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1:11 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM

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Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI. Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.

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12:42 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

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6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

A Freelance Classical Musician's Tell-All Memoir Becomes Amazon Series

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6:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

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3:15 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

A Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique, Paris, in 2009.
Patrick Kovarik AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 8:00 pm

The Stradivarius violin gets its name from master craftsman Antonio Stradivari. When he died in 1737, his secrets died with him: No one has ever been able to duplicate the sound of the violins or violas he made.

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Creatively Speaking
12:48 pm
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3:53 pm
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Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn

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Program:

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11:00 am
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Dario Acosta

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 12:01 pm

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7:41 am
Mon May 12, 2014

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7:26 am
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