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

June 11, 2013

6:06 AM
CHEREVICHKI: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Label :
6:19 AM
Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Op 53
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 771901 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
6:29 AM
Huapango
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
6:39 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64342 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Chaste Barbara Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
7:14 AM
Golden Jubilee
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 434300 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Adagio for violin & orchestra in E
Artist : Philippe Graffin, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2127 CD
Conductor : Philippe Graffin
Orchestra : Brabant Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Avie
7:27 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 75179 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Erato
7:40 AM
Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto Op 38
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute
Album :
Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
7:52 AM
Creation: Die Himmel erzahlen.
Artist : Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 63709 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Op 138
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:17 AM
ACHILLE IN SCIRO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Francisco Corselli
Catalog : 920307 CD
Conductor : Emilio Moreno
Orchestra : El Concierto Espanol
Label : Glossa
8:26 AM
Flute Quartet in A
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 8872 CD
Orchestra : Chilingirian Quartet
Label : Chandos
8:39 AM
INDIGO UND DIE VIERZIG RAUBER: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
8:48 AM
String Symphony No. 10 in b
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 5142 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
9:06 AM
Don Juan Op 20
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 56364 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:24 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Takayoshi Wanami, violin
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6558 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:52 AM
Romance for Violin and Orchestra Op 6
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 5 in C Op 9
Artist : Marc Schachman, baroque oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 3108 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : American Classical Orchestra
Label : Centaur
10:11 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Agustin Anievas, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 871 CD
Conductor : Rafael Fruhbeck-de Burgos
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:40 AM
Three Welsh Songs
Artist : Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : Gordon Getty
Catalog : 40 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
10:52 AM
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat Op 31
Artist : Kun-Woo Paik, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4756909 CD
Label : London/Dec
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 41 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 54090 CD
Conductor : Roger Norrington
Orchestra : London Classical Players
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
12:19 PM
Clarinet Concerto in E-Flat Op 36
Artist : Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 25 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label :
12:42 PM
Le Sacre du Printemps
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
1:18 PM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 60125 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orc
Label : NCA
2:00 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : John Ogdon, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 92747 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:35 PM
The Yellow River Concerto
Artist : Daniel Epstein, piano
Album :
Composer : Yin Chengzong, Chua Wanhua
Catalog : 240158 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label :
3:00 PM
The Tempest: Suite No. 1 Op 109
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 448 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
3:21 PM
Clarinet Concerto in B-Flat
Artist : Philippe Cuper, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 30 CD
Conductor : Petr Vronsky
Orchestra : Talich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Clarinet
3:40 PM
Violin Concerto in e
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3849 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:06 PM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11
Artist : Dennis Brain, horn
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 47834 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:23 PM
LIBUSE Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:27 PM
Variations on theme from Magic Flute in F Op 66
Artist : Antonio Meneses, cello
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2103 CD
Label : Avie
4:40 PM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : Lajos Lencses, oboe
Album :
Composer : Franz Anton Rosler-Rosetti
Catalog : 999062 CD
Conductor : Bohdan Warchal
Orchestra : Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Label : CPO
5:06 PM
A Hampshire Suite Op 28
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
5:19 PM
Hymne a la Victoire
Artist : Leeds Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 5175 CD
Conductor : John Wallace
Orchestra : The Wallace Collection
Label : Nimbus
5:27 PM
Gypsy Lad
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 47806 CD
Conductor : John Lanchbery
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:39 PM
Dodge City: Film score
Artist :
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 912 CD
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
5:49 PM
The Free Lance (Selections)
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559092 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos

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