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 20, 2012

6:06 AM
The First Nowell
Artist : Choir Kings College, Cambridge
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 4759177 CD
Conductor : David Willcocks
Label : London/Dec
6:09 AM
Artaserse: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:18 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Christmas Night Medley
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Angela Morley
Catalog : 48232 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:43 AM
Konig Stephan Overture Op 117
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
6:50 AM
The First Nowell
Artist :
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Composer : TRADITIONAL (arr. Arthur Harris)
Catalog : 87771 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:56 AM
Suite No. 1: Marche Miniature Op 43
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
7:06 AM
Gloria, Rv 589: Et in Terra Pax
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 80458 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
The White Rose (1917)
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 301 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Fanfare and Elegy
Artist :
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Composer : Francis D'Amico
Catalog : 464892 CD
Conductor : William Scheible
Orchestra : Ocean City Pops Orchestra
Label : Weston Snd
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 4 in c
Artist :
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
7:43 AM
Light Cavalry Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:50 AM
Violin concerto in E, RV 270 Per il santissimo natale
Artist : Angele Dubeau, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 8730 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta
8:06 AM
American Eagle Waltz
Artist : Philip Collins, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 9011 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
8:15 AM
Mysteres de Noel: Angel, San José y Nuestra Senora
Artist : Escolania/S.Cruz/los Caidos
Album :
Composer : Antonio Soler
Catalog : 35780 CD
Conductor : Jean-Michel Hasler
Label : Milan
8:28 AM
Soleriana, Suite for orchestra: Pastoral and Passepied
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 67435 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:38 AM
Joy to the World
Artist : Bach Choir
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 16092 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:43 AM
IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:51 AM
Riu, riu, chiu
Artist : José Lemos, countertenor
Album :
Composer : Anonymous
Catalog : 90901 CD
Orchestra : The Baltimore Consort
Label : Dorian
8:54 AM
Rondo for piano & orch in A, K. 386
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80285 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
FLORIDANTE: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
9:08 AM
FLORIDANTE: March
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
9:16 AM
Noels sur les Instruments
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalog : 90180 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : Dorian
9:33 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219 Turkish
Artist : Pamela Frank, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 72104 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : ArteNova
10:00 AM
Amahl and the Night Visitors:Dance Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
10:09 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c Op 37
Artist : Annie Fischer, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 31493 CD
Conductor : Herbert Esser
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
10:47 AM
Symphony in D Op 18, No. 6
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
11:02 AM
The Many Moods of Christmas- Suite No. 1
Artist : Robert Shaw Chorale
Album :
Composer : Robert Russell Bennett
Catalog : 68805 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 2 in f-sharp, Op. 16
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 68904 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Warner Classics
12:06 PM
Rosamunde, D. 797 - incidental muisic
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 42489 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:33 PM
Gruss an die heilige Nacht Op 62
Artist : Berlin Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 313013 CD
Conductor : Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : KOCHSchwan
12:53 PM
Piano Trio No. 1 (1923) Op 8
Artist : Lily Maisky, piano; Alissa Margulis, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello
Album :
Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 67051 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
1:08 PM
Symphony No. 2 ’The Four Seasons’ in f
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Henry Hadley
Catalog : 9124 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Bridge
2:00 PM
Concerto Pastorale in F
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christoph Pez
Catalog : 90180 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : Dorian
2:19 PM
Triple Concerto in C Op 56
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4777244 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
What Sweeter Music
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 1063 CD
Conductor : Craig Jessop
Label : MTC
3:08 PM
Firebird Suite (1945)
Artist :
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 64139 CD
Conductor : Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:40 PM
O magnum mysterium
Artist : Polyphony
Album :
Composer : Morten Lauridsen
Catalog : 11116 CD
Conductor : Stephen Layton
Label : HeartSpace
3:47 PM
A Winter Idyll
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 572914 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Leon Jessel (arr. Morton Gould)
Catalog : 61685 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:12 PM
Five Carols
Artist : Cambridge Singers
Album :
Composer : Richard Rodney Bennett
Catalog : 901 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Label : Collegium
4:22 PM
Andante Religioso
Artist : Stephan Barratt-Due Jr.,violin
Album :
Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
4:30 PM
Solemn Overture Op 73
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:45 PM
Cherubic Hymn
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Dmitri S. Bortnyansky
Catalog : 11109 CD
Conductor : Vladislav Chernushenko
Orchestra : Leningrad Glinka St. Acad. Ch.
Label : HeartSpace
4:50 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 414079 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Canon in D
Artist : Benita Valente, soprano; Tatiana Troyanos, soprano
Album :
Composer : Johann Pachelbel (arr. Rudel)
Catalog : 67080 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : New York City Opera Orchestra
Label : MusicMaste
5:14 PM
Children’s Corner
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy (orch. Andre Caplet)
Catalog : 444386 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
L’Enfance du Christ: Shepherd’s Farewell
Artist : St.Anthony Singers
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 443401 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Goldsborough Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:42 PM
Silent Night
Artist : Vienna Choir Boys
Album :
Composer : Franz Gruber
Catalog : 5160 CD
Conductor : Peter Marschik
Orchestra : Vienna Studio Ensemble
Label : Capriccio
5:46 PM
Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
Artist : Cambridge Singers; Bryan Kay, narrator
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 115 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Collegium

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The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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3:43 pm
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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
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AFP/Getty Images

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

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