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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Playlist

October 22, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Sadko (Musical Picture) Op 5
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:31 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in D
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:41 AM
Symphonie Concertante for 2 vlns & cello in C
Artist : Bela Banfalvi, violin; Tomas Ronaszeki, violin; Karoly Botvay, cello
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 7005 CD
Orchestra : Budapest Strings
Label : Capriccio
7:06 AM
Over the Waves
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Composer : Juventino Rosas
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The Billboard March
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Composer : John N. Klohr
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:21 AM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
7:28 AM
Concertino for English Horn in G
Artist : Agnes Girgas, English Horn
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:41 AM
Guitar/Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425
Artist : Andre Saint-Clivier,mandolin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B-Flat, K. 269
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 37839 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Waverley Overture Op 1
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 68790 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : RCA/BMG
8:18 AM
Standchen from Schwanengesang (after Schubert)
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 7074 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
8:28 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:42 AM
Festival March in C Op 54
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 180891 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
8:47 AM
Horn Concerto Concerto da Caccia in D
Artist : Bruce Atwell, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 3221 CD
Conductor : Jeffery Meyer
Orchestra : St Petersburg Chamber Phil
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Violin Concerto in g Op 10
Artist : Simon Standage, violin
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Composer : Jean-Marie Leclair
Catalog : 589 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
9:24 AM
Paraphrase on Waltz from Gounod’s Faust
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1488 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:36 AM
Holberg Suite Op 40
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 423060 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
10:14 AM
Rosamunde, D. 797: Ballet Music
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 54873 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:33 AM
Symphony No. 102 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Mogens Woldike
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:58 AM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 2327 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Op 21
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9334 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in E
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:15 PM
String Quartet No. 7 in F Op 59 Razumovsky No. 1
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758503 CD
Orchestra : Quartetto Italiano
Label : Philips
12:57 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 40723 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:21 PM
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in g
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Composer : Johannes Brahms (arr. Parlow)
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:26 PM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Love Music
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:00 PM
Polacca (Polonaise) Brillante Op 72
Artist : Benjamin Frith, piano
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber (arr. Franz Liszt)
Catalog : 550959 CD
Conductor : Proinnsias O Duinn
Orchestra : RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin
Label : Naxos
2:11 PM
Dante Symphony
Artist : London Oratory School Schola
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 80613 CD
Conductor : Leon Botstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
ESTRELLA DE SORIA: Tragic Overture
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 553051 CD
Conductor : Okko Kamu
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Pelleas et Melisande Op 46
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:42 PM
Leonore Overture No. 3 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416274 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
4:06 PM
FAUST: Ballet Music
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 4758563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
4:25 PM
FAUST: Jewel Song: Air des bijoux
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 458858 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:32 PM
FAUST: Soldier’s Chorus from Act 4
Artist : Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:37 PM
Concerto in the Hungarian Style
Artist : Janina Fialkowska, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt (arr. Tchaikovsky)
Catalog : 5202 CD
Conductor : Hans Graf
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
4:54 PM
Voyevode Op 78
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 570568 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Huvinaytelmaalkusoitto (Comedy Overture) Op 53
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Composer : Leevi Madetoja
Catalog : 9036 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
5:16 PM
Pohjola’s Daughter Op 49
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 57 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
5:30 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F Op 70
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 4780220 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec

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The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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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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Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

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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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12:05 pm
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