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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Playlist

November 06, 2012

6:06 AM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:15 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Aaron Rosand, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
6:30 AM
Four Cornish Dances Op 91
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:44 AM
Guitar Concerto in e Op 140
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 426263 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
Overture No. 6 in B-Flat
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 149 CD
Conductor : Paul Bierley
Orchestra : The Ringgold Band
Label : Ringgold
7:19 AM
LES FEES DU RHIN: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Simon Murphy
Orchestra : New Dutch Academy Chamber Orch
Label : Pentatone
7:43 AM
Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80203 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:49 AM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1202 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : VangrdWelk
8:06 AM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : Reid Nibley, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:14 AM
Concert Piece for Clarinet & Basset Hn. in d Op 114
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet; Nicholas Baldeyrou, basset horn
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
8:28 AM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 61956 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:42 AM
Danzas espanolas No. 11 Zambra in g Op 37
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Composer : Enrique Granados (arr. Rafael Ferrer)
Catalog : 555956 CD
Conductor : Salvador Brotons
Orchestra : Barcelona/Catalonia Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:51 AM
Iberia: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Enrique Arbos)
Catalog : 80470 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Sinfonia No. 11 in F
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Composer : Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda
Catalog : 553409 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:19 AM
Piano Concerto in D
Artist : Karl-Andreas Kolly, piano
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Composer : Leopold Antonin Kozeluch
Catalog : 150160 CD
Conductor : Paul Goodwin
Orchestra : Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Label : Novalis
9:50 AM
Piano Sonata No. 19 in g Op 49, No. 1
Artist : Annie Fischer, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 31634 CD
Label : Hungaroton
10:00 AM
The Wood Dove Die Waldtaube Op 110
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 21278 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Teldec
10:22 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in c Op 88
Artist : Andrea Duka Lowenstein, violin
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 403971 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Vienna Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Orfeo
10:56 AM
Notturno No. 1 Op 70
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Composer : Giuseppe Martucci
Catalog : 53280 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:56 AM
Flute Concerto in G, RV 436
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 25 CD
Orchestra : Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Label : Cedille
10:56 AM
Symphony No. 2 in d
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8991 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture Op 27
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:20 PM
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Op 16
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 777010 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
12:50 PM
The Tempest Op 18
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 39359 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:14 PM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 44
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 45678 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Andantino in A
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin; John Lenehan, piano
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 553026 CD
Label : Naxos
2:14 PM
Grand Duo Symphony in C
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Composer : Franz Schubert (arr. Joseph Joachim)
Catalog : 7307 CD
Conductor : Leon Botstein
Orchestra : American Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:00 PM
Choral varié for saxophone and orchestra Op 55
Artist : Sigurour Flosason, saxophone
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 10585 CD
Conductor : Rumon Gamba
Orchestra : Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:12 PM
Nocturnes (for orchestra)
Artist : Montreal Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 425502 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:40 PM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 87 CD
Conductor : Massimo Freccia
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
4:06 PM
INVISIBLE CITY OF KITEZH: Symphonic Suite
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 553513 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovchin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:30 PM
The Presidential Polonaise
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559247 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
4:41 PM
Vathek
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Composer : Horatio Parker
Catalog : 9127 CD
Conductor : Karl Krueger
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic
Label : Bridge
4:54 PM
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Votes Waltz Op 250
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223215 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:18 PM
Fantasie Polonaise Op 19
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 85525 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Newport
5:35 PM
Of Thee I Sing: Wintergreen for president
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 4776115 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:37 PM
Second Rhapsody
Artist : Orion Weiss, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 559705 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos

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1:08 pm
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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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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

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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

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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

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

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