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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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July 05, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 (after Scarlatti) in a
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:19 AM
Piano Concertino No. 11 in C
Artist : Sabine Vatin, fortepiano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557660 CD
Orchestra : Ensemble d'arco
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 69690 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
Concerto for two Horns in F
Artist : Bedrich and Zdenek Tylsar , horns
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Composer : Franz-Xaver Pokorny
Catalog : 550459 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:15 AM
America First
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559247 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:18 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
English Folk Song Suite
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Gordon Jacob)
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:40 AM
Polonaise de concert for violin & orchestra in D Op 4
Artist : Leila Josefowicz, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 472207 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Violin Concerto No. 10 in B-Flat Op 8, RV 362 La Caccia
Artist : Ronald Thomas,violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6578 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
8:06 AM
Roses from the South Op 388
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4780228 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Concerto Grossoin B-Flat Op 2, No. 6
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Danse Slave
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4758140 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
8:46 AM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 52489 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in e
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6541 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
9:19 AM
Suite for Trumpet & strings in C
Artist : Joachim Schafer, trumpet
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Composer : Theodor Schwartzkopf
Catalog : 77210 CD
Conductor : Anton Popovic
Orchestra : Bratislava Chamber Soloists
Label : Christopho
9:28 AM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 61695 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Pelleas et Melisande Op 80
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 38471 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 425501 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:48 AM
Concerto for Oboe and violin in d, BWV 1060
Artist : Nigel Kennedy,violin; Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 57091 CD
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
11:04 AM
Nocturne in B Op 40
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9391 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 2 in F
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 9120 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Flute Concerto in a, RV 108
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
12:15 PM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 432001 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:55 PM
Caprice
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 61695 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:05 PM
Job: A Masque for Dancing
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 553955 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8802048 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Newton
2:21 PM
Symphony No. 5 in c Op 67
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Walt Whitman Op 53
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 7036 CD
Conductor : David Amos
Orchestra : Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:18 PM
Suite for Recorder and Strings
Artist : Michala Petri, recorder
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Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 220606 CD
Conductor : Jean Thorel
Orchestra : Hong Kong City Chamber Orch
Label : OUR
3:39 PM
Petite Suite
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Andre Caplet)
Catalog : 2377 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : ATMA
4:06 PM
Sursum corda Symphonic overture Op 13
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 9317 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:27 PM
Scherzo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 2141 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:34 PM
TOSCA: Vissi D’Arte
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 96341 CD
Conductor : Victor de Sabata
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:39 PM
Suite Pastorale
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 88018 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Erato
5:06 PM
GYPSY BARON Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:15 PM
Gypsy Lad
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 47806 CD
Conductor : John Lanchbery
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Eight Waltzes from film music
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 4776111 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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1:08 pm
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French conductor Stephane Deneve

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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.

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3:27 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

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French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

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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

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 Synopsis

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11:34 am
Fri April 4, 2014

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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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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.)

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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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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

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