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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April 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D, Wq. 183
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:18 AM
Violin Concerto in F, RV 295
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 89362 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:30 AM
Violin Concerto in b Op 35
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Oskar Reiding
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Julliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
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
Festival Ov. on The Star-Spangled Banner
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Composer : Dudley Buck
Catalog : 49263 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Klein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
American Patrol
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Composer : Frank W. Meacham
Catalog : 434334 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:20 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
Carmen-Fantasie
Artist : Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin
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Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 65765 CD
Conductor : John Axelrod
Orchestra : Nat Orch des Pays de la Loire
Label : Warner Bro
7:41 AM
Cowboys Overture
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:52 AM
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Main title
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Composer : Elmer Bernstein
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Symphony No. 5 in D
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 419631 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:15 AM
Sinfonia a 4 in A
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Composer : Johann Adolphe Scheibe
Catalog : 550 CD
Conductor : Andrew Manze
Orchestra : Concerto Copenhagen
Label : Chandos
8:26 AM
Divertissements sur un Theme Pastoral Op 49
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 10633 CD
Conductor : Juanjo Mena
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:43 AM
DIE SCHONE GALATEA: Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:48 AM
Warsaw Concerto
Artist : William Tritt, piano
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Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 2369 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
9:20 AM
TANNHAUSER: Overture and Bacchanale (Venusberg Scene)
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 2369 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
9:47 AM
DIE MEISTERSINGER Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 2369 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 22 in E-Flat Philosopher
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45972 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:18 AM
Nocturne No. 14 in f-Sharp Op 48, No. 2
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 86507 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
10:27 AM
Violin Concerto in d
Artist : Leonid Kogan, violin
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 2394 CD
Conductor : Pierre Monteux
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
11:03 AM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Op 100
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 80683 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Overture in C "In Memoriam"
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 64409 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:19 PM
String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Op 74 Harp
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 470847 CD
Orchestra : Takacs Quartet
Label : London/Dec
12:52 PM
Symphony No. 4 The Poem of Ecstasy Op 54
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 32630 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:15 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 57417 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Istar Symphonic Variations Op 42
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 10585 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:15 PM
Symphony in d
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 63303 CD
Conductor : Pierre Monteux
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Starlight Express Suite
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
3:10 PM
Symphony No. 7 in d Op 124
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 570285 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:41 PM
Othello Overture Op 93
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 91144 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Tam O’Shanter
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 63532 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:44 PM
Concerto for 2 guitars in G (arrgt. of the 2 mandolin concerto) RV 532
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 63151 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:17 PM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Danse Slave
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
5:24 PM
Phantasia- Based on themes from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for violin, cello and orchestra
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin; Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Geoffrey Alexander)
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM

French conductor Stephane Deneve

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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

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Creatively Speaking
3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Do You Know The First Figaro?

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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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