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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September 04, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto Grossoin b Op 2
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Morceau de concertin G Op 62
Artist : Dong-suk Kang,violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550752 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
6:34 AM
Symphonyin C
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999383 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:45 AM
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 414595 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
7:06 AM
Overture to a Grand Orchestra
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:17 AM
His Honor
Artist :
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Composer : Henry Fillmore
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Captain Philip Chevallard
Orchestra : USAF Band of the Golden Gate
Label : USAF
7:23 AM
Valse-Scherzoin C Op 34
Artist : Vadim Repin, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 25487 CD
Label : Erato
7:32 AM
Introduction and Variations on a Themein B-Flat
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 170021 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
7:46 AM
Wine, Women & Song Op 333
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Dietrich Henschel
Orchestra : Diabolicus
Label : Ambroisie
8:06 AM
Trumpet Concertoin E-Flat
Artist : Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 54897 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:23 AM
RUSALKA: Polonaise
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:31 AM
Piccolo Concertoin C
Artist : Michel Sanvoisin, piccolo
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:44 AM
THE SECRET OF SUSANNE Overture
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Composer : Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Catalog : 54585 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:44 AM
Gayne: Lezghinka
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:44 AM
Concerto Symphonique No. 4: Scherzo Op 102
Artist : John Ogdon, piano
Album :
Composer : Henry Litolff
Catalog : 92747 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Sinfoniain g
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
9:16 AM
Sinfonia Concertantein B-Flat
Artist : Jacob Krachmalnick,violin
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 62649 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:42 AM
Norwegian Dances Op 35
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Overturein g
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 91206 CD
Conductor : Marek Janowski
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:12 AM
Clarinet Concerto No. 1in f Op 73
Artist : Andrew Marriner, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 432146 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:36 AM
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:50 AM
Symphonie No. 2 Pastorale Op 49
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 7067 CD
Conductor : Barry Faldner
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : KOCH Intl.
10:50 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8802048 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Newton
10:50 AM
Symphony No. 5in F Op 76
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
The Oceanides Op 73
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:19 PM
Piano Trioin C
Artist : Andre Previn, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6099 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
12:42 PM
Symphony No. 4in E-Flat
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 14 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
2:00 PM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : G"ran Marcusson, flute
Album :
Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 18 CD
Conductor : Thor Svedlund
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : IntimMusik
2:16 PM
Violin Concertoin D Op 77
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 457075 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Christus Factus Est
Artist : Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 4783640 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Schubert
Label : London/Dec
3:09 PM
Piano Concertoin a Op 54
Artist : Maria Joao Pires, piano
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4776607 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
3:43 PM
Flute Concertoin b
Artist : Karl Kaiser, flute
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 77367 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : Deut Harmo
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2in C
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 25018 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : VangrdWelk
4:27 PM
Miroirs: 3. Une Barque sur l’Ocean
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:37 PM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 3in D
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 81482 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 74287 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:17 PM
Concertstck for clarinet and orchestrain g
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Heinrich Joseph Baermann
Catalog : 65011 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
5:30 PM
Peacock Variations
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 452853 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
Hungarian Dance No. 11in d
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 434326 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury

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3:43 pm
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11:49 am
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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

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