Classical Weekdays

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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 13, 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
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
6:31 AM
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Op 58
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Composer : Edvard Grieg (arr. Malcolm Smith)
Catalog : 3402 CD
Conductor : James Stobart
Orchestra : Locke Brass Consort
Label : CRD
6:42 AM
LES FEES DU RHIN: Suite
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
Legend No. 4 in C Op 59
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 453026 CD
Conductor : Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:22 AM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:28 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 9366 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:42 AM
Julius Caesar Overture Op 128
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
7:53 AM
Athalia: War March of the Priests Op 74
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Concerto for 2 horns, flutes, oboes in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:16 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Yehudi Menuhin, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 64324 CD
Conductor : John Pritchard
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Flute Concerto in b
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
8:42 AM
THE GORDIAN KNOT UNTIED Suite No. 1
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Holst)
Catalog : 2857 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Philharmonia Bulgarica
Label : Centaur
8:50 AM
The Dying Poet
Artist : Ruskin Cooper, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 2584 CD
Label : Centaur
9:06 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 62647 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:16 AM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in g Op 22
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:41 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25 Classical
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 421813 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Symphony in d
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 777351 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : CPO
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in d Op 44
Artist : Salvatore Accardo, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
10:46 AM
Concerto No. 3 for oboe or trumpet & st in B-Flat Op 7
Artist : Maurice Andre, trumpet
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 62947 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:02 AM
Rondo in D, K. 485
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 11458 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
11:09 AM
Symphony in f Op 12
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 7005 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
12:06 PM
As You Like It Overture Op 166
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572501 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Op 15
Artist : Martha Argerich, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 56974 CD
Conductor : Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:56 PM
Sinfonia Concertante for Two Flutes in G
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 63701 CD
Conductor : James Galway
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : RCA/BMG
1:16 PM
The Bells Op 35
Artist : Alexandrina Pendatchanska, sop; Sergei Leiferkus, bar.; Choral Arts Society of Phila.
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 440355 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:00 PM
Years of Pilgrimage: Canzona, Tarantella
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
2:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 5
Artist : Martin Roscoe, piano
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 66684 CD
Conductor : Fedor Glushchenko
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
3:00 PM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 16869 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label : D. Gramphn
3:07 PM
Symphony No. 1 in D, D. 82
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 412176 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
3:39 PM
Symphony No. 30 in D
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
4:06 PM
An American in Paris
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 39454 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:26 PM
Falstaff - two interludes
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6544 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
4:32 PM
FALSTAFF: L’Onore! Ladri....
Artist : Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 57605 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:39 PM
FALSTAFF: Sul fil d’un soffio etesio....
Artist : Mirella Freni, soprano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4244 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:45 PM
Konzertstuck for piano & orch in f Op 79
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
5:06 PM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Waltz sequence No. 2
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 1012 CD
Conductor : Mark Gorenstein
Orchestra : Russian Symphony Orchestra
Label : Pope Music
5:15 PM
Ballade for Violin and Orchestra
Artist : Stefan Ruha, violin
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Composer : Cipran Porumbescu
Catalog : 5033 CD
Conductor : Emil Simon
Orchestra : Cluj-Napoca Phil. Orch.
Label : Tuxedo
5:29 PM
The Age Of Gold: Ballet Suite Op 22
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 62516 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:49 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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AFP/Getty Images

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