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 14, 2013

6:06 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 107 CD
Conductor : Christoph Spering
Orchestra : Das Neue Orchester
Label : PhoenixEd
6:17 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Overture No. 5 in F
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:40 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Jota de Pablo Op 52
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572216 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Invercargill
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Frame Lithgow
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:18 AM
Boccaccio Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:27 AM
Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
7:40 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 436737 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : New World Symphony
Label : Argo
7:48 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Jean-Baptiste Accolay
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Tom Brown’s School Days Overture
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Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 223732 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:15 AM
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fantasy
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Composer : Frank Churchill
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Giselle: ballet suite
Artist :
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Selma Sedlak: Overture Op 37
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
8:49 AM
Love Song Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:06 AM
Symphony in G
Artist :
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 570499 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
Rondo in a, K. 522
Artist : Christian Zacharias, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3400961 CD
Label : MD+G
9:31 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 Mozartiana
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80676 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:18 AM
Concerto for Piano, Violin & Orchestra in G Op 17
Artist : Sergei Krylov, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 151 CD
Conductor : Vladislav Czarnecki
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Agora
10:46 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 422370 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
11:02 AM
Symphonie Concertante for fl, oboe & bsn in E-Flat
Artist : Rachel Brown, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999627 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 4 in c Tragic
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 340 CD
Conductor : Gordan Nikolic
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
12:06 PM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:18 PM
String Quartet in E-Flat
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Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 1149 CD
Orchestra : Lafayette String Quartet
Label : CBC(RCI)
12:41 PM
Symphony in d
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Composer : Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
1:06 PM
Scheherazade Op 35
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 80568 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:00 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 74007 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : Teldec
2:19 PM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat Drumroll
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
3:00 PM
King Charles Hunt Overture
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Composer : Fredrik Pacius
Catalog : 9502 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 3 in A Op 55
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Composer : Leevi Madetoja
Catalog : 9036 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
3:43 PM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : ...and various soloists
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Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Duet Concertino
Artist : Manfred Weise, Clarinet
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64342 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:35 PM
LE POSTILLON DE LONJUMEAU: Mes amis,
Artist : Nicolai Gedda, tenor
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Orchestre National de la RDF
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64106 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
5:15 PM
Fantasie for viola and orchestra
Artist : Gerard Causse, viola
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 54817 CD
Conductor : Gerard Causse
Orchestra : Solistes de Montpellier-Moscou
Label : Angel/EMI
5:24 PM
Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra
Artist : John McLaughlin, guitar
Album :
Composer : John McLaughlin
Catalog : 45578 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:58 am

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