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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January 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto a quattro No. 6 in B-Flat
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Composer : Baldassare Galuppi
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gianluca Capuano
Orchestra : Il Canto di Orfeo
Label : Avie
6:18 AM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens (arr. Nakariakov)
Catalog : 80651 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Teldec
6:30 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 6 in E-Flat
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:43 AM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 666562 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
7:06 AM
LE PRE AUX CLERCS: Overture
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
7:15 AM
March Triumphal
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 4 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : USAF Tactical Air Command Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Sicilienne et Rigaudon
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 62692 CD
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Three-Cornered Hat Suite
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:40 AM
Concerto in a
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Composer : Charles Dieupart
Catalog : 447644 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
7:47 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 6008 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : ASV
8:06 AM
Italian Serenade in G
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
8:15 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 81498 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Spanish Lady Suite
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
Adriano in Siria: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 540 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Chandos
8:48 AM
Concertino for flute and orchestra in c
Artist : Imre Kovacs, flute
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Towards a New Life Op 35
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:13 AM
Idyll for String Orchestra
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 2417 CD
Conductor : Gregory Rose
Orchestra : London Jupiter Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:45 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in D
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553408 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Preciosa Overture Op 78
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:09 AM
Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat, K. 364
Artist : Josef Suk, violin; Thomas Kakuska, viola
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 7001 CD
Conductor : Joseph Suk
Orchestra : Suk Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vanguard
10:42 AM
Serenade for Strings in E-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 9063 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:14 AM
Pictures at an Exhibition
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Maurice Ravel)
Catalog : 7729 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:06 PM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:18 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Op 19
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 480508 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch
12:48 PM
Piano Trio in c Op 2
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 777470 CD
Orchestra : ATOS Trio
Label : CPO
1:05 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 4 From Bohemia’s Forests and Fields
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 80265 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Macal
Orchestra : Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:19 PM
Concerto for Orchestra
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80620 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony
Label : Telarc
2:00 PM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
2:13 PM
Ripening (Symphonic Poem) Op 34
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 59318 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:00 PM
Chevy Chace Overture
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Composer : George MacFarren
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Mari Kodama, piano
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Composer : Carl Loewe
Catalog : 26 CD
Conductor : Kent Nagano
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
3:44 PM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Yuval Waldman, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 85517 CD
Conductor : Johannes Somary
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Newport
4:06 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Marie-Claire Jamet, harp
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Paul Kuentz
Orchestra : Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:30 PM
THE TROJANS: Trojan March
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:36 PM
THE TROJANS: Ah je vais mourir... Adieu, fiere cite
Artist : Regine Crespin, soprano
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Paris National Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 3166 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:06 PM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 442427 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
5:19 PM
Valse di Bravura Op 33
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute; Kazunori Seo, flute
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Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler (arr. Lehto)
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
5:30 PM
Spellbound Concerto
Artist : Roderick Elms, piano
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Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 17 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Royal Philharmonic
5:47 PM
Captain Blood Film Score: Suite
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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.

The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.

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Creatively Speaking
3:27 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Poulenc's Aubade: A Still-Unique Choreographic Concerto

French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

In 1929, an unusual work by a versatile 20th-century French composer premiered at the home of his wealthy patrons. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this piece, still unique in the classical repertoire, is part piano concerto and part ballet, in a chamber music setting.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 3:49 pm

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Opera on WRTI
4:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Puccini's LA BOHEME! April 5, 1 PM

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo sings Rodolfo

Giacomo Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most-performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo in the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Saturday, April 5, 1 to 4 pm.

 Synopsis

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
11:34 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: All Rachmaninoff! April 6, 1 PM

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Join us for an all-Rachmaninoff program this Sunday at 1 pm, on the radio at 90.1 FM and around the world at wrti.org. The Philadelphians perform Rachmaninoff’s choral-symphonic setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting poem, The Bells, which received its U.S. premiere here in Philadelphia in 1920 with Leopold Stokowski conducting.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:14 am
Thu April 3, 2014

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

Was playing a much-maligned instrument — or writing about it beautifully — part of Kwasi Enin's secret? (Not that he is playing the 'Archinto' Stradivarius pictured here.)
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

By now, you may have heard about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three campuses of the State University of New York.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company

Gods, monsters and Rhinemaidens populate Richard Wagner's 16-hour epic Ring cycle.
Marco Secchi Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 5:33 pm

(Happy April Fools 2014. See you next year.)

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Creatively Speaking
4:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Meet The Met Opera's New Mimi!

Soprano Anita Hartig

Soprano Anita Hartig made her Metropolitan Opera debut this week as Mimì in Puccini's classic work, La Boheme.  If singing one of opera's most iconic roles at America's foremost opera house is not pressure enough, the Romanian soprano will also be performing for millions in movie theaters around the world in the Met Live in HD series, and on the radio via the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Matinee B

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Creatively Speaking
3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Do You Know The First Figaro?

Neal Bledsoe as Count Almaviva, Adam Green as Figaro, and Naomi O'Connell as Rosine in Stephen Wadsworth's Beaumarchais adaptations, THE FIGARO PLAYS, at Princeton's McCarter Theatre through April, 2014.

Figaro, the wily barber of Seville, is portrayed in two great operas - the popular Rossini work that bears his name, and Mozart’s account of his marriage. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns takes us to Princeton's McCarter Theatre and rehearsals for two of the plays by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais that originated the Figaro character.

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Creatively Speaking
12:02 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis Honored In Delaware

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis

Philadelphia-area native Aaron Jay Kernis is among the most successful and prolific living American composers. The 54-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner has written music in almost every form except opera and ballet. WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports on a master of melody who this week receives a prestigious local award.

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