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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January 18, 2013

6:06 AM
School for Scandal Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 49463 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:16 AM
Overture in F
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:29 AM
Sonata
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:39 AM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : Jiri Valek, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1871 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Valek
Orchestra : Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
Jota de Pablo Op 52
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572216 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Dale Harpham
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
AIDA: Ballet music
Artist :
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 52489 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:26 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
7:40 AM
Imperial March Op 32
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:47 AM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Ballet Music
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:06 AM
MIGNON: Overture
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Composer : Ambroise Thomas
Catalog : 37240 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:16 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Bacchanale Op 47
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63412 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:26 AM
Symphony in D
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Composer : Frederick the Great
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Helicon
8:39 AM
Deux Morceaux Op 36
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
Album :
Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 91134 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:50 AM
Paganini Etude No. 2 La Capricciosa in E-Flat
Artist : Andre Watts, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 64599 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
ALI BABA: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 570398 CD
Conductor : Franco Petracchi
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:13 AM
Nights In the Gardens of Spain
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
Album :
Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:36 AM
Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6579 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:00 AM
Brigg Fair
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:16 AM
Kaleydoskop: Orientale Op 50
Artist : Richard Naill, cello
Album :
Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 1 CD
Label : Bard
10:21 AM
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in E Op 38
Artist :
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Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 223400 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
11:02 AM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 13
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 75510 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Joyeuse Marche
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:11 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op 56
Artist : Seta Tanyel, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Xaver Scharwenka
Catalog : 67365 CD
Conductor : Tadeusz Strugala
Orchestra : Radio Philharm. Hannover NDR
Label : Hyperion
12:54 PM
Passioni amorose for 2 dbl basses & orch
Artist : Thomas Martin, double bass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 570398 CD
Conductor : Matthew Gibson
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:07 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in D Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 423626 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
1:19 PM
Petrouchka
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 74305 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
The Water Goblin (Symphonic Poem) Vodnik Op 107
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9391 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:23 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 80370 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Fantasy for clarinet and orchestra on
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 61976 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:12 PM
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Op 16
Artist : James Levine, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 419785 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Label : D. Gramphn
3:40 PM
Harp (or Organ)Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Op 4
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:06 PM
Suite Pastorale
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 8852 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:36 PM
MARIA STUARDA: Ah! dal ciel discenda un
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 12818 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : D. Gramphn
4:42 PM
Poeme for Violin & Orchestra Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 47725 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Flemish Rhapsody (1931)
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Schoemaker
Catalog : 920101 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : Discover
5:17 PM
Drapa for large orchestra (1908)
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
5:30 PM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di vedremo
Artist :
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 49552 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:36 PM
MADAMA BUTTERFLY Portrait
Artist : Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 154 CD
Label : Mode
5:52 PM
Miss Saigon Suite
Artist : and others
Album :
Composer : Claude-Michel Schonberg
Catalog : 80498 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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Baritone Liam Bonner sings the title role of Billy Budd, the perfect British seaman.

James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus for one of Benjamin Britten's masterpieces. Based on Herman Melville’s classic American tale, adapted into a libretto by English novelist E.M. Forster and writer Eric Crozier, Billy Budd tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a pure-hearted sailor by a predatory master-at-arms. It's a tragedy of "sexual discharge gone evil," as Forster described it, and a work that has captivated audiences around the world since its 1951 world premiere.

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5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

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Bettmann/CORBIS

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 2:37 pm

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6:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

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The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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4:25 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM

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Crossover
3:43 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

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11:49 am
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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

How a Mentor Inspired A Life In Music: Blanche Burton-Lyles Keeps Marian Anderson’s Memory Alive

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Jessica Kourkounis

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Crossover
11:23 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch

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Soprano Diana Damrau usually sticks with her forte of mainstream opera. Indeed, she's made her name in such demanding roles as Mozart's Queen of the Night, Strauss' Zerbinetta, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi's Violetta. But not long ago, she had this itch that needed scratching. And scratch she did, to excellent result.

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2:01 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies

Lorin Maazel conducing the Vienna Philharmonic in March 2010.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:58 am

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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

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