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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June 28, 2013

6:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:18 AM
Gloriana: Courtly Dances
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 69422 CD
Conductor : Uri Segal
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D, K. 412
Artist : Mason Jones, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47215 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:40 AM
Carmen Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 37260 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Canon and Gigue
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Composer : Johann Pachelbel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Victory at Sea: Guadalcanal March
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 25184 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Caprice-Valse Wedding Cake Op 76
Artist : Maria DeLaPau, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 69386 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in d
Artist : Andras Kiss, violin; Judit Kiss, cello
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : London Brass Virtuosi
Label : Hyperion
7:49 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 50922 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 63494 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:14 AM
Nocturne for violin and orchestra Op 12
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 15312 CD
Conductor : Sakari Oramo
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Violin Concerto in C, RV 177
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 89362 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Polonaise in C Op 49
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 47505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Reverie & caprice Op 8
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 45482 CD
Conductor : Daniel Harding
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Overture, K. 384
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 85060 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
9:13 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Op 113
Artist : Dan Franklin Smith, piano
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Composer : Hans Huber
Catalog : 1056 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Stuttgart Philharmonic
Label : Sterling
9:44 AM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 57750 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 414187 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
10:20 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 57417 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:55 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 3 Sarka
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 54331 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:08 AM
Divertimento No. 6 in C, K. 188
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Op 55
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61434 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
Tragic Overture Op 81
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 422337 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:21 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 11 In the Hungarian Manner
Artist : Rachel Barton, violin
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 68 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Cedille
1:10 PM
Galanta Dances
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 550520 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
1:29 PM
Pastorale, Fantasia & Fugue Op 23
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 31992 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 89499 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Sinfonia No. 6
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Composer : Antonio Caldara
Catalog : 553772 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Aradia Baroque Ensemble
Label : Naxos
3:06 PM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 63 Tell Symphony
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Composer : Hans Huber
Catalog : 1042 CD
Conductor : Jorg-Peter Weigle
Orchestra : Stuttgart Philharmonic
Label : Sterling
3:39 PM
Quartet for Strings Op 89
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Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 6747 CD
Orchestra : Lark Quartet
Label : Arabesque
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 6 in D Le Matin
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 9612 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
4:25 PM
RIGOLETTO: Gualtier Malde...Caro Nome
Artist : Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 154 CD
Label : Mode
4:34 PM
RIGOLETTO: Quartet: Bella figlia d’amore
Artist : Roberto Alagna, tenor; Renato Bruson, bar.; Andrea Rost, sop.; Marian Pentcheva, mezzo
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 66314 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:42 PM
Matinees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 24
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
5:06 PM
San Juan Capistrano: Fiesta
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Composer : Harl McDonald
Catalog : 68786 CD
Conductor : Keith Lockhart
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:12 PM
Violin Concerto Op 48
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:28 PM
Morning Papers Op 279
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 416819 CD
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:41 PM
South Pacific: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
Catalog : 80278 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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Bettmann/CORBIS

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

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Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 1:32 pm

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6:01 am
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The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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Crossover
3:43 pm
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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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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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