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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February 07, 2013

6:06 AM
Sinfonia Spirituosa in D
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 471492 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:16 AM
Piano Concertino No. 2 in F
Artist : Sabine Vatin, fortepiano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557660 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble d'arco
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Ruggiero Ricci, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 4758372 CD
Conductor : Pierino Gamba
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:41 AM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 310 CD
Conductor : Marc Albrecht
Orchestra : Strasbourg Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:06 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47206 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
On the Mall
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:19 AM
Rondo for horn & orch in E-Flat
Artist : Alan Civil, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 464717 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:26 AM
AIDA: Grand March from Act II
Artist : Chicago Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 430226 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:48 AM
Concerto for 2 celli and strings in g
Artist : Yo-Yo Ma, Baroque Cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 90916 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Polonaise in E-Flat
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3166 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:13 AM
Rapsodia Negra for piano and orchestra
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 754 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Bis
8:26 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
8:39 AM
Concerto Grosso in e
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
8:53 AM
Crown of India Suite: March of the Mogul Op 66
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Pietro Guglielmi
Catalog : 2020 CD
Conductor : Enzo Amato
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Naples
Label : Concerto
9:12 AM
Symphonie Espagnole for violin & orch. in d Op 21
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Edouard Lalo
Catalog : 55292 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:46 AM
Two Norwegian Airs Op 63
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 45224 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Suite for Strings in E Op 63
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Composer : Arthur Foote
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
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10:18 AM
Symphonic Sketches
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9334 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:49 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 65925 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
11:03 AM
Violin Concerto Op 14
Artist : Mikhail Simonyan, violin
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 16170 CD
Conductor : Kristjan Jarvi
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
11:28 AM
Serenade in d Op 44
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780119 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
12:06 PM
IMPRESARIO DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
12:12 PM
String Quartet in g Op 10
Artist : Joseph Lin, violin
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 80003 CD
Label : MarlboroRS
12:39 PM
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C
Artist : Heinrich Schiff, cello
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 420923 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
1:05 PM
Symphony No. 2 in g Op 34
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 45244 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
2:00 PM
Mlada suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:20 PM
Symphony No. 2 in c Op 17
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 91119 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:00 PM
Excelsior! Op 13
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 553888 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Naxos
3:15 PM
Symphony No. 7 in C Le Midi
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
3:38 PM
Trio elegiaque No. 1 in g
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 7242 CD
Orchestra : The Barbican Piano Trio
Label : Guild
4:06 PM
Symphonic Metamorphosis
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Composer : Paul Hindemith
Catalog : 65175 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:28 PM
Concerto for mandolin & orchestra in G
Artist : Dorina Frati, mandolin
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Composer : Francesco Lecce
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Dorina Frati
Orchestra : Terroni Plectrum-Inst. Orch.
Label : Espera
4:41 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1in f-Sharp Op 1
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
Festive Overture
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Composer : William Grant Still
Catalog : 1060 CD
Conductor : Arthur Bennet Lipkin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cambria
5:15 PM
Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE Op 54
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Love’s Labours Lost Suite
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5101 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus

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

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The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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4:25 pm
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3:43 pm
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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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12:25 pm
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Jessica Kourkounis

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Crossover
11:23 am
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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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12:24 pm
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