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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February 27, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 98918 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Hanssler
6:16 AM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45471 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
6:30 AM
Coriolan Overture in c Op 62
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416274 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
6:43 AM
Violin Concerto in E
Artist : Ariadne Daskalakis, violin
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 551243 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia for 2 horns, strings and bass in D
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Composer : Johann Philipp Kirnberger
Catalog : 61903 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
Our Flirtations
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 97188 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Faust Quadrille Op 112
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 223664 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
7:28 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 6610 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : D. Gramphn
7:41 AM
Flute Concerto No. 1 in F Op 10
Artist : Michel Debost, flute
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Italian Serenade in G
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
8:06 AM
Sailors’ Dances
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Composer : Paul Gilson
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
8:13 AM
Symphony in D Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999752 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:28 AM
Four Seasons: No.3 Autumn (L’Autunno) in F Op 8
Artist : Pina Carmirelli, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6778 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
8:42 AM
The Lady Mistress Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:49 AM
I Got Rhythm Variations
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 68695 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Wasps: Overture
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2419 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:18 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 1 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
9:38 AM
An English Suite
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
10:00 AM
Overture No. 2 on Three Greek Themes in D Op 6
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220445 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Mark Lubotsky, violin
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 5174 CD
Conductor : Arvo Volmer
Orchestra : State Symp. Orch. of Estonia
Label : Globe
10:41 AM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:55 AM
Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G Op 92
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 74755 CD
Conductor : Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 99963 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Finlandia
12:07 PM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4758502 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:28 PM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:35 PM
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Re dell’abisso
Artist : Marian Anderson, contralto
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:50 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132 Mysterious Mountain
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 90224 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Dorian
1:11 PM
Mass No. 2: Benedictus in G
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 80458 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:15 PM
Danzon No. 2
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Composer : Arturo Marquez
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
1:25 PM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:35 PM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:02 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 5912 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:41 PM
Schicksalslied Op 54
Artist : Ambrosian Singers
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 69857 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:58 PM
TURANDOT: Nessun dorma
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64192 CD
Conductor : Franco Ferraris
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 412552 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : Philips
3:11 PM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 57449 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:39 PM
Baal Shem Suite
Artist : Vadim Gluzman, violin
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 1662 CD
Conductor : John Neschling
Orchestra : Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
4:30 PM
Alto Rhapsody Op 53
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 80176 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:44 PM
Elegy for Brahms
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 8955 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 27 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Sheffield
5:14 PM
Tanzwalzer Op 53
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Suite
Artist : Michel Legrand, piano
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Composer : Michel Legrand
Catalog : 35175 CD
Conductor : Michel Legrand
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:03 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year.
Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 3:47 pm

One of the world's oldest and most iconic piano makers, Pleyel, will close its factory doors in Paris at the end of 2013.

The French press characterized the bankruptcy as inevitable in the face of cheaper competition from China. But many disagree: They say Pleyel could have survived by adapting better to the times.

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2:08 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

Some Steinway company representatives and employees β€” like Wally Boot, pictured here β€” have been working for the company for decades. Boot is the last person to touch every piano that leaves the factory in Queens, N.Y.
Craig Warga Bloomberg/Getty

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:30 am

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency? Paulson, who owns several Steinways himself, says nothing will change.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
2:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Jingle All The Way! WRTI's Classical Holiday Schedule

It's classical music for the holidays on WRTI, fromΒ Saturday, December 14th to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.Β WRTI celebrates the season with a carefully chosen selection of holiday favorites.

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6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It

From left: Video director Joe Sabia, bassist Michael Thurber and recording engineer Matt McCorkle of CDZA.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 12:14 pm

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12:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston

Composer William Jay Sydeman, whose first major orchestral premiere was with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963.
YouTube

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it's still shocking to hear Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Erich Leinsdorf announce the horrific news to a stunned audience.

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11:16 am
Tue November 26, 2013

After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback

Conductor James Levine in rehearsal with Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin.
Cory Weaver Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 4:15 pm

An extended ovation greeted conductor James Levine last May when he returned to performing after a two-year absence. In 2011, he resigned as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and cancelled his performances at the Metropolitan Opera. He'd been plagued by health problems, injuries and operations, and it was painful for him to move. Many of his admirers, even he himself, feared he might never conduct again.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:06 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Making Music To Be Useful, And For The Living

A singer takes the stage during the first performance of "Grimes on the Beach," an outdoor production of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes, on June 17, 2013 in Aldeburgh, England.
Bethany Clarke Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Composer Benjamin Britten was born 100 years ago today, and the occasion is being marked by performances of his music around the world, from Carnegie Hall in New York to Memorial Hall in Tokyo.

Britten was a central figure of 20th-century classical music: He was a conductor, pianist and festival producer, as well as a composer. His best-known works include the opera Billy Budd, his War Requiem and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

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6:07 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

A Sound Of Fear, Forged In The Shadow Of War

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining strikes its terrifying tone with help from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose music underscores several of its tensest scenes.
Archive Photos Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 12:09 pm

The Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki turned 80 on Saturday. You may think you've never heard Penderecki's music, but I'm guessing you have β€” because I'm guessing you've seen The Shining.

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WRTI In The News
11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

WRTI General Manager Dave Conant at the station.

Check out this recently published article about WRTI General Manager Dave Conant and the station.

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3:26 am
Thu November 21, 2013

The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623).
Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:55 am

If you're going to be cooking Thanksgiving dinner next week, you've probably already started gathering the traditional ingredients β€” but your ingredients are most likely very different from those that made up the first Thanksgiving meal in 1621. (Marshmallows with those sweet potatoes, anyone?)

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