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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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Playlist

November 16, 2012

6:06 AM
Sinfonia in D
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 453435 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:14 AM
Carmen Suite
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 434321 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:30 AM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 8012 CD
Conductor : Andrew Schenck
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Stradivari
6:43 AM
Piano Concerto in c-Sharp Op 30
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Sinfonie Orchester Hamburg
Label : Vox/MMG
7:06 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 5 in C Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Solid Men to the Front!
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:18 AM
Zadok the Priest
Artist : Tallis Chamber Choir
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 557003 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra : Royal Academy Consort
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Symphony in D Op 9, No. 2
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Composer : Chevalier de Saint-George
Catalog : 9985 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Preisler, Jr.
Orchestra : Pilsen Radio Orchestra
Label : Avenira
7:43 AM
FAUST: Valse
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 4758563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
7:49 AM
Rapsodia Negra for piano and orchestra
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 754 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Bis
8:06 AM
Valse-Caprice
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:15 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 61958 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:28 AM
Suite of Three Pieces Op 116
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
8:42 AM
Stiffelio Prelude
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62373 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
8:52 AM
Sinfonia a quattro
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Composer : Bernardo Pasquini
Catalog : 1808 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn "St. Wenceslaus," Op 35
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 111825 CD
Conductor : Petr Altrichter
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 211
Artist : Josef Suk, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Joseph Suk
Orchestra : Suk Chamber Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:37 AM
The Water Goblin (Symphonic Poem) Vodnik Op 107
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 701 CD
Conductor : Peter Tiboris
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : ElysiumERI
10:00 AM
Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themesin g Op 3
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 555048 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ziva
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:17 AM
Concerto for 2 Clarinets in E-Flat Op 35
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet; Julian Bliss, clarinet
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 79786 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:44 AM
Three Idylls
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Composer : Frank Bridge (arr. Lucas Drew)
Catalog : 3263 CD
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Label : Delos
11:00 AM
Petite Suite de Concert
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 55 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
11:17 AM
Florida Suite
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in D Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
12:16 PM
Burleske Op 11
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 56364 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:38 PM
Symphony No. 2 in C Op 42 "Ocean"
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220449 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:00 PM
Mathis der Maler -Symphony
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Composer : Paul Hindemith
Catalog : 55230 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:30 PM
Hungarian Dance No. 2 in d
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 54753 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:35 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 19
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 46053 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
3:09 PM
Idyll for String Orchestra
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Gregory Rose
Orchestra : London Jupiter Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:42 PM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 86549 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Symphonic Variations Op 78
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 54320 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:29 PM
LE PROPHETE: Coronation March
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:36 PM
DINORAH: Ombra leggiera
Artist : Anna Moffo, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Meyerbeer
Catalog : 63530 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Rome Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:45 PM
Mlada suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572787 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
LA BOHEME Fantasy for Orchestra
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini (arr. Palmer)
Catalog : 49552 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
5:21 PM
Poem for Flute & Orchestra
Artist : Joseph Mariano, flute
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 434307 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
5:30 PM
PAGLIACCI: Intermezzo
Artist : Ruggiero Leoncavallo, piano
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Composer : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Catalog : 106188 CD
Label : Teldec
5:37 PM
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Intermezzo
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 63053 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:43 PM
Rossiniana: Suite for Orchestra
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 41 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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1:11 pm
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8:45 am
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Synopsis

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Library of Congress

Originally published on Sat April 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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