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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December 11, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto in d, RV 566
Artist : Matthias Maute, Sophie Lariviere, recorders; Matthew Jennejohn, Kathryn Montoya, baroque oboes; Olivier Brault, baroque violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9995 CD
Conductor : Matthias Maute
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
Label : Analekta
6:15 AM
Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 9
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
6:30 AM
Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 65653 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:42 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G,BWV 1049
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
Nocturnes: No. 2 Fetes
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 58952 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Konig Jerome: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225332 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
7:28 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
7:43 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in G Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:50 AM
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B-Flat, WoO 6
Artist : Boris Berezovsky, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Simax
8:06 AM
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 1188 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
8:15 AM
Artist’s Life Op 316
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 74311 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestr
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Concert Overture in E Op 12
Artist :
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Composer : Karol Szymanowski
Catalog : 62 CD
Conductor : Witold Rowicki
Orchestra : Warsaw National Phil. Orch.
Label : PolskieNag
8:42 AM
Concerto in c
Artist :
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 77367 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : Deut Harmo
8:50 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 432147 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Swedish Festival Music
Artist :
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Composer : August Soderman
Catalog : 1040 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Umea Symphony Orchestra
Label : Sterling
9:16 AM
Violin Concerto in e Op 64
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 7260 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
9:46 AM
Variations on a March by Cherubini Op 110
Artist : Ricardo Gallen, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 555284 CD
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
10:15 AM
Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622
Artist : Peter Schmidt, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 429221 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:47 AM
La Valse
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 13133 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : Teldec
11:04 AM
Ballade & Serenade for cello and piano Op 3
Artist : Stefan Heinemeyer, cello; Thomas Hoppe, piano
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 777470 CD
Label : CPO
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 5 in F Op 76
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 65617 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:18 PM
Piano Quartet No. 1 in c Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 91183 CD
Orchestra : Domus
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:47 PM
Dance Rhapsody No. 2
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:58 PM
Symphonie Fantastique Op 14
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 572886 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:16 PM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 73
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 37776 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist : Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 7895 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
3:14 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 7
Artist : Francesco Nicolosi, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 557552 CD
Conductor : Stefania Rinaldi
Orchestra : Alma Mahler Sinfonietta
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
The Mountain King Bergakungen Op 37
Artist :
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 585 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 88 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 64485 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:30 PM
THE TROJANS: Royal Hunt & Storm
Artist : San Diego Women’s Chorus
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 5003 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naive
4:42 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in g Op 25
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4780105 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Dreams Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10481 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:20 PM
Suite of Three Pieces Op 116
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
Album :
Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
5:30 PM
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: The Garden Scene
Artist : Josef Sakonov, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 444786 CD
Conductor : Josef Sakonov
Orchestra : London Festival Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:41 PM
The Prince and the Pauper: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 471347 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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