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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October 08, 2012

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 23 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45544 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
6:18 AM
Bassoon Concerto in a
Artist : Martin Gatt, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6627 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
6:30 AM
Land of the Mountain and the Flood Op 8
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Composer : Hamish MacCunn
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
6:44 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:20 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 (After Scarlatti) in g
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:43 AM
Divertimento No. 1 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 91122 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
SUOR ANGELICA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
Capriccio for string quartet in e Op 81
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 82 CD
Orchestra : Pacifica Quartet
Label : Cedille
8:51 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 430171 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
9:18 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 550928 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
9:40 AM
Symphonic Metamorphosis
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Composer : Paul Hindemith
Catalog : 65175 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Simple Symphony Op 4
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 4756051 CD
Conductor : Benjamin Britten
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:20 AM
Symphony No.102 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5200 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:50 AM
Suite No. 2: Scenes Hongroises
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 553124 CD
Conductor : Jean-Yves Ossonce
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:10 AM
Years of Pilgrimage: Venice and Naples:
Artist : Dmitry Paperno, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37 CD
Label : Cedille
11:22 AM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 80224 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2in F
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 47311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:21 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e
Artist : Stephen Hough, piano
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Composer : Emil von Sauer
Catalog : 20790 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Hyperion
12:54 PM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
1:09 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 4758230 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:00 PM
TANNHAUSER Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 38486 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:16 PM
Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 37763 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Sinfonia in d
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Composer : Alessandro Stradella
Catalog : 99 CD
Orchestra : Trio Settecento
Label : Cedille
3:10 PM
Columbus Suite
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 559027 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
3:41 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80688 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
4:06 PM
Rhapsodie espagnole
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 68600 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:28 PM
SOROCHINSKY FAIR: Hopak (Gopak)
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 468526 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
4:30 PM
SOROCHINSKY FAIR: Why my sad heart
Artist : Vladimir Grishko, tenor
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Sirenko
Orchestra : Ukraine State Radio Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:39 PM
Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs Op 4
Artist : Anastasia Seifetdinova, piano
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 570396 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Im Fruhling Overture Op 36
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 12552 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
5:19 PM
Rondo for piano & orch in A
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80285 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:30 PM
Les Djinns
Artist : Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 553472 CD
Conductor : Roberto Benzi
Orchestra : Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:45 PM
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Medley
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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7:25 am
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Mozart's Gran Partita: An Ambitious Serenade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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7:21 am
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6:00 am
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5:04 am
Sun May 4, 2014

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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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1:52 pm
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Yannick Nezet-Seguin And His New Conducting Team

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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

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ENCORE!
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3:39 pm
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Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

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

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