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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March 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords strings in a
Artist : Raymond Leppard, harpsichord; Andrew Davis, harpsichord; Phili Ledger, harpsichord; Blandine Verlet, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:17 AM
Suite of Three Pieces Op 116
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
6:30 AM
Hereinspaziert! Op 518
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 150127 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Ch. Orch
Label : Novalis
6:40 AM
Chamber Symphony in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
Festive March in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jacob Axel Josephson
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Per ke Andersson
Orchestra : Royal Academic Orch., Sweden
Label : Sterling
7:15 AM
Robinson’s Grand Entree
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Academic March (1919)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 314 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
7:42 AM
Festival March
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 7125 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:48 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental Music
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:06 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in g, BWV 1058
Artist : Jean Louis Steuerman, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 420200 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Philips
8:20 AM
Arabesque No. 2 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 1024 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
8:28 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in c-Sharp
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Rakoczy March Op 24
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:46 AM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 10 in d
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (construction by Bruce Haynes)
Catalog : 2565 CD
Conductor : Eric Milnes
Orchestra : Montreal Baroque
Label : ATMA
9:20 AM
The Wise Virgins Suite (from the ballet after Bach)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 555868 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
9:40 AM
Violin Sonata No. 4 in c
Artist : Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Egida Giordani Sartori, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 4757552 CD
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Pictures from the Crimea
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Goehr)
Catalog : 1030 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
10:15 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 4 in D, BWV 1049
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:38 AM
Hussite Overture Husitska Op 67
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:54 AM
Violin Concerto in g, BWV 1056
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 47856 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:07 AM
Symphony No. 9 in C The Great
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 39382 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
A Night on Bald Mountain
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 4776198 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Oboe Concerto in d, BWV 1059
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 2229 CD
Conductor : Erich Hobarth
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : ECM
12:34 PM
String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Op 130
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1205 CD
Orchestra : Yale Quartet
Label : VangrdWelk
1:09 PM
Sinfonia Domestica Op 53
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 55185 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
String Quartet in b
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Theresa Carreno
Catalog : 10072 CD
Orchestra : Arriaga String Quartet
Label : Artona
2:25 PM
Esquisses Italiennes No. 1: Venise Op 33
Artist : Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta,piano
Album :
Composer : Theresa Carreno
Catalog : 10072 CD
Label : Artona
2:30 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E Op 12
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Eugene D'Albert
Catalog : 5067 CD
Conductor : Pierre Cao
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
3:00 PM
Elegie Op 24
Artist : Paul Tortelier, cello
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 391381 CD
Conductor : Paul Tortelier
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:09 PM
Cantata No.182
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 791 CD
Conductor : Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra : Bach Collegium Japan
Label : Bis
3:39 PM
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op 46
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 36718 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Concerto Rondo for Cello & Orchestra in G
Artist : Ofra Harnoy, cello
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:29 PM
DON PASQUALE: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:37 PM
DON PASQUALE: Com’ e gentil
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 10013 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:43 PM
Concerto for Oboe, violin in d, BWV 1060
Artist : Richard Killmer, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 37278 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : St Paul's Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Thousand and One Nights Op 346
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 48376 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:16 PM
The Ship o’ the Fiend
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 66815 CD
Conductor : Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
5:30 PM
Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068: Air
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 57758 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:39 PM
Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004: Chaconne in d
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 62605 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:04 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Hear Hans Zimmer's Bid For The Next Great Screen Composer

Hans Zimmer.
Zoe Zimmer Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 4, 2014 1:06 pm

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Crossover
2:12 pm
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A Virtuoso Violinist With A Legendary Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers Makes History

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Virtuoso violinist Anne Akiko Meyers tells the story of seeing an old Jack Benny routine on TV. Mr. Benny had two violins: an el cheapo model, and an expensive Stradivarius. He wanted to show the difference between the two instruments.  The comedian launches into Mendelssohn on the el cheapo and gets, "...squeak, SQUEAK, SQUONK, squeal..." Benny then picks up the Strad and plays the same piece. "...Squeak, SQUEAK, SQUONK, squeal..."   Yes, comedy. But Meyers' point was that it's not really the instrument that makes the artist.

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1:52 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Yannick Nezet-Seguin And His New Conducting Team

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11:28 am
Fri May 2, 2014

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Some performances during the Bard Music Festival in the Hudson Valley take place at the Fisher Center, designed by Frank Gehry.
Peter Aaron/Esto

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 9:32 am

  • Stravinsky: Firebird - 'Infernal Dance' (from the 2013 Aspen Music Festival)

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1:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

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Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 7:15 pm

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British Pathé

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 9:42 am

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12:05 pm
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SUMMER SONNET

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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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