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

December 26, 2012

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 6 in D La Matin
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
6:25 AM
Diplomaten-Polka Op 448
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 438493 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:31 AM
Waltz Fantasy in b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
6:41 AM
Concerto 3 Hpschds/strings in C, BWV 1064
Artist : Soloists
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G, RV 149
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:14 AM
Sabre and Spurs
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
EUGENE ONEGIN: Waltz
Artist : Eleonor Bindman, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. Eleonor Bindman)
Catalog : 1131 CD
Label : MSR
7:27 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 89 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and Chorus
Label : Pentatone
7:41 AM
King Lear Overture Op 4
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
Crown Imperial
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 9011101 CD
Conductor : Jay Friedman
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orch Brass
Label : CSOR
8:14 AM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 52489 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:26 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
8:39 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 62947 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Coriolan Overture in c Op 62
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416274 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
9:16 AM
Sinfonia Concertante (oboe,horn,bassoon) in E-Flat K. 297b
Artist : John de Lancie, oboe; Anthony Gigliotti, clarinet; Mason Jones, horn; Bernard Garfield, bassoon
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47215 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:50 AM
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : London Brass Virtuosi
Label : Hyperion
10:00 AM
Sakuntala Overture Op 13
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 12552 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
10:18 AM
Cello Concerto in C
Artist : Reiner Hochmuth, cello
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Composer : Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Catalog : 2007 CD
Conductor : Jack Martin Handler
Orchestra : Dall'Arco Chamber Orchestra
Label : Thorophon
10:44 AM
Concerto a Cinque
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
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Composer : Johan Georg Albrechtsberger
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
10:59 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in e
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
11:11 AM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 56 Scottish
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5048 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Profil
11:56 AM
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Imperial March
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:07 PM
LA BELLE HELENE Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:17 PM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98: excerpt
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:29 PM
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564
Artist : Virgil Fox, organ
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 107 CD
Label : Reference
12:46 PM
HANSEL UND GRETEL: Children’s Prayer
Artist : Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano; Heidi-Grant Murphy, soprano
Album :
Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 50 CD
Conductor : Andreas Delfs
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Label : Avie
12:49 PM
HANSEL UND GRETEL: Dream Pantomime
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Composer : Engelbert Humperdinck
Catalog : 50 CD
Conductor : Andreas Delfs
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Label : Avie
12:56 PM
The Seasons Ballet Op 67: Winter
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61434 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
1:08 PM
Gloria for soprano, chorus, & orchestra: excerpt
Artist : Chorus of Radio France
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Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 55689 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
1:16 PM
Symphony No. 3 Op 36: excerpt
Artist : Dawn Upshaw, soprano
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Composer : Henryk Gorecki
Catalog : 79282 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : London Sinfonietta
Label : Nonesuch
1:36 PM
ZAIDE: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes leben
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 452602 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : London/Dec
2:01 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 47118 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:09 PM
Canon and Gigue
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Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 98610 CD
Conductor : Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : Hanssler
2:16 PM
Love Song Op 7
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
2:25 PM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : William Tritt, piano
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Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:35 PM
This Christmastide (Jessye’s Carol)
Artist : New York Choral Society
Album :
Composer : Donald Fraser
Catalog : 420180 CD
Conductor : Robert DeCormier
Label : Philips
2:43 PM
12 Gifts of Christmas
Artist : Tonio DiPaolo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Jeff Tyzik
Catalog : 2006 CD
Conductor : Jeff Tyzik
Orchestra : Rochester Philharmonic
Label : RPO
2:51 PM
Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95: excerpt
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 46331 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Christmas Oratorio Part 2
Artist : Monika Frimmer, soprano; Yoshikazu Mera, counter-tenor; Gerd Turk, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 941 CD
Conductor : Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra : Bach Collegium Japan
Label : Bis
3:30 PM
A Winter’s Tale Op 18
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
3:42 PM
Wallenstein’s Camp, Symphonic poem Op 14
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 1915 CD
Conductor : Karel Sejna
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:06 PM
LA JOLIE FILLE DE PERTH Suite
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:20 PM
Variations on the name ABEGG Op 1
Artist : Florian Uhlig, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 93264 CD
Conductor : Christoph Poppen
Orchestra : German Radio Philharmonic
Label : Hanssler
4:32 PM
NORMA: Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 4609 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:39 PM
NORMA: Mira, o Norma
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
Album :
Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:49 PM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 47849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Four Seasons: No.4 Winter (L’Inverno) in f Op 8
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 45465 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:15 PM
Memories of My Childhood
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Composer : Charles Martin Loeffler
Catalog : 2256 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
5:30 PM
Sadko (Musical Picture) Op 5
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Milton Katims
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
5:43 PM
Concertino for Piano & Orchestra Op 15
Artist : Lajos Hernadi, piano
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 31992 CD
Conductor : Tibor Polgar
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton

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Tue November 26, 2013

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