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 02, 2014

6:06 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 107 CD
Conductor : Christoph Spering
Orchestra : Das Neue Orchester
Label : PhoenixEd
6:17 AM
Sinfonia No. 1 in G, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:31 AM
Symphony No. 32 in D, P. 23
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
6:41 AM
Irish Rhapsody No. 5
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8545 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Op 7, RV 465
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 50905 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti di Zagreb
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Belle of Chicago
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Fuga con Pajarillo
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Composer : Aldemaro Romero
Catalog : 11340 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : S. Bolivar Youth Orch of Venz.
Label : D. Gramphn
7:27 AM
Emperor Waltz Op 437
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 971016 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Komische Oper
Label : Vision
7:41 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1201 CD
Orchestra : Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orch.
Label : Panton
7:50 AM
La Catedral
Artist : Manuel Barrueco, guitar
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Composer : Augustin Barrrios Mangore
Catalog : 56578 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Hungarian Fantasy Op 45
Artist : Robert McDuffie, violin
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 80402 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 recorders, 2 ob, 2 vln in d, RV 566
Artist : Matthias Maute, recorder
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9995 CD
Conductor : Matthias Maute
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
Label : Analekta
8:26 AM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Prelude Act I
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 58006 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
Crown Imperial
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
8:51 AM
Konigspolonaise Op 26
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
9:06 AM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat, K. 137
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45471 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
9:20 AM
Symphony No. 1 in C Op 21
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 57446 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:47 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 172 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
10:00 AM
Waltz Fantasy in b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:10 AM
Concert Piece for Piano & Orchestra Op 9
Artist : Liisa Pohjola, piano
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Composer : Ernst Mielck
Catalog : 1035 CD
Conductor : Hannu Lintu
Orchestra : Turku Philharmonic
Label : Sterling
10:37 AM
Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 62979 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:04 AM
String Trio in B-Flat, D. 471
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 1159 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Players of Canada
Label : CBC(RCI)
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Op 32
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Composer : Franz Lachner
Catalog : 7004 CD
Conductor : Choo Hoey
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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.

You can read it here!

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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