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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November 07, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto for fl,ob,vln,clo,theorbe,st,bcin D
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:17 AM
Six German Dances
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416484 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:32 AM
Sinfoniain D
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Composer : Johann Adolphe Scheibe
Catalog : 550 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Concerto Copenhagen
Label : Chandos
6:43 AM
TANNHAUSER Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 41 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:06 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
7:15 AM
Chimes of Liberty
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Richard Franko Goldman
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:21 AM
Academic March (1919)
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 314 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
7:30 AM
Children’s Overture
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Composer : Roger Quilter
Catalog : 64131 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : Light Music Society Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:44 AM
Ziehrer’s Waltz Op 478
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
7:44 AM
Arabesquein C Op 18
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Label : Mercury
8:06 AM
Marienwalzer
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 fl, 2 salmoe, 2 mand.in C
Artist : ...and various soloists
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 45527 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2in F
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 30412 CD
Conductor : Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra : Concerto Italiano
Label : Naive
8:42 AM
Caprice-Valse Wedding Cake Op 76
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:42 AM
Valse de Concert No. 1in D Op 47
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Guild
9:06 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 7047 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:20 AM
Caucasian Sketches: Suite No. 1 Op 10
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 5010 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:45 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4in C Op 99
Artist : Michael Korstick, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Kabalevsky
Catalog : 777658 CD
Conductor : Alun Francis
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
10:00 AM
Orchestral Suite ( American)in A Op 98
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90723 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:25 AM
Violin Concerto The Frogsin A
Artist : Midori Seiler, violin
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 2908605 CD
Conductor : Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer
Orchestra : Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Label : Harm Mundi
10:41 AM
The Rock Op 7
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 440604 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:41 AM
Concerto No. 3 a due coriin F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 63073 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBS/Sony
10:41 AM
Suite No. 1in d Op 43
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart
Label :
3:00 PM
Overture to a Masque
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 9093 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:12 PM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 15338 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:38 PM
Introduction and Rondo Brillantein b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
4:06 PM
Belkis, Queen of Sheba suite
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8405 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:31 PM
LA FAVORITA: Ballet Music from Act III
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 66229 CD
Conductor : Marcello Viotti
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:45 PM
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR: Il dolce suono mi
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
4:45 PM
I Got Rhythm Variations
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 68695 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Snow drops Waltz Op 143
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780228 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:17 PM
Krakowiak Concert Rondoin F Op 14
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 71472 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Angel/EMI
5:33 PM
Overture to a Comedy
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Composer : Balfour Gardiner
Catalog : 49933 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
5:44 PM
Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 2 Op 42
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 553405 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fagen
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos

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Bettmann/CORBIS

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8:35 am
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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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4:25 pm
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Crossover
3:43 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

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11:49 am
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12:25 pm
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Crossover
11:23 am
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2:01 pm
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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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