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

December 14, 2012

6:06 AM
Young Henry’s Hunt Overture
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Composer : Etienne-Nicolas Mehul
Catalog : 5184 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords and Strings in a, BWV 1065
Artist : John Butt, Phebe Craig, Jonathon Dimmock, Jeffrey Thomas - harpsichords
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 7237 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra : American Bach Soloists
Label : KOCH Intl.
6:30 AM
Scenes from Faust: Overture
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
6:44 AM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bass in A
Artist : Ruggiero Ricci, violin; Francesco Petracchi, Doublebass
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 47661 CD
Conductor : Piero Bellugi
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 63151 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
The Thunderer (1889)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:18 AM
Czardas
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Vittorio Monti
Catalog : 57164 CD
Orchestra : Virtuosi
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Serenade for string orchestra in e Op 20
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 80192 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:43 AM
Spring Overture (Yar-Khmel) Op 1
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:54 AM
Bizzarie Universali: Alla Paduana
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : William Corbett
Catalog : 1391 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
8:06 AM
Savannah River Holiday
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Composer : Ron Nelson
Catalog : 434324 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman Philharmonia
Label : Mercury
8:17 AM
Rodeo: Buckaroo Holiday
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 63511 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
8:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
SCHERZ, LIST UND RACHE Overture Op 1
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 7338 CD
Conductor : Thomas Rosner
Orchestra : Bienne Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
8:52 AM
Oboe Concerto in D, RV 253
Artist : Lajos Lencses, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 83114 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Carus
9:06 AM
Zur Namensfeier Overture in C Op 115
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
9:15 AM
Triptyque for Orchestra Op 103
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Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 1635 CD
Conductor : Pierre Bartholomee
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Cypres
9:42 AM
A Winter’s Tale Op 9
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 553703 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Violin Concerto No. 11 in D Op 8, RV 210
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 45465 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:13 AM
Fantasia para un gentilhombre
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 54665 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:37 AM
Two Pieces for Viola and Cello (1918)
Artist : Sheila Browne, viola; Wesley Baldwin, cello
Album :
Composer : Rebecca Clarke
Catalog : 2798 CD
Label : Centaur
10:48 AM
Pines of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Phil Orch.
11:14 AM
Harold in Italy Op 16
Artist : David Aaron Carpenter, viola
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 1188 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
12:06 PM
Overture in g
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 91206 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 47941 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:48 PM
Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 "The Great"
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 42316 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore and strings, BWV 1055 in A
Artist : Antoine Torunczyk,oboe d’amore
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 13 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
2:15 PM
Symphonie Concertante Op 81
Artist : Peter Richard Conte, organ
Album :
Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 49270 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Gothic
3:00 PM
Sarabande: For Katharine in April
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Composer : Ron Nelson
Catalog : 434347 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
3:07 PM
Piano Trio No. 4 in e Op 90 "Dumky"
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 416297 CD
Orchestra : Beaux Arts Trio
Label : Philips
3:43 PM
Soir de Fete Op 32
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Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 64686 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Op 32
Artist : Dana Protopopescu, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 920222 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRTN Phil. Orchestra Brussels
Label : Discover
4:30 PM
IL TABARRO: Hai ben ragione
Artist : Jose Cura, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 18838 CD
Conductor : Placido Domingo
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Erato
4:36 PM
SUOR ANGELICA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
GIANNI SCHICCHI: O Mio Babbino Caro
Artist : Diana Damrau, soprano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 19313 CD
Conductor : Dan Ettinger
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:50 PM
AIDA: Sinfonia (1872 version)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1090 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:56 PM
AIDA: Celeste Aida
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Arabesques
Artist : Nancy Allen, harp
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Nancy Allen)
Catalog : 47520 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
La Vega
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Jack Marshall)
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Intro.& Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute, by Mozart Op 9
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Fernando Sor (arr. Parkening)
Catalog : 56730 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:39 PM
Suite for Orchestra and Solo Viola
Artist : Marcus Thompson, viola
Album :
Composer : Joseph Jongen
Catalog : 2788 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Centaur

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9:06 pm
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