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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March 31, 2014

6:06 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
6:19 AM
Notturno No. 2 in F
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
6:31 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 37859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:41 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
DIE SCHONE GALATEA: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:14 AM
Sound Off
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Anna Magdalena Notebook: Little Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 39431 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Concerto for 2 celli and strings in g
Artist : Christina Mahler, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:41 AM
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75736 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : RCA/BMG
7:51 AM
King Kong: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 136 CD
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
PLATEE Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 557490 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Baroque Soloists
Label : Naxos
8:12 AM
Italian Concerto in F
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:40 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:49 AM
Orb & Sceptre
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
9:17 AM
L’Horloge de Flore
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
Album :
Composer : Jean Francaix
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:35 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Korsholma Castle
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Armas Jarnefelt
Catalog : 9701 CD
Conductor : Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A
Artist : Pamela Frank, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 72104 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : ArteNova
10:48 AM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore stgs,& bcin D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
11:06 AM
Symphony No.100 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
11:31 AM
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 19032 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 7948 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Label : RCA/BMG
12:43 PM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
1:02 PM
The Planets Op 32
Artist : Manchester Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 5086 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69877 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
2:23 PM
Piano Trioin D Op 70
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9296 CD
Orchestra : Borodin Trio
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
Serenade from the String Quartet in F Op 3
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 57541 CD
Orchestra : Alban Berg Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
3:07 PM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4780037 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
3:39 PM
From a Moonlit Ceremony
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George McKay
Catalog : 559052 CD
Conductor : John McLaughlin Williams
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
PLATEE: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 557490 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Baroque Soloists
Label : Naxos
4:30 PM
DON PASQUALE Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
DON PASQUALE: Tournami a dir (Notturno)
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 86317 CD
Conductor : Sarah Caldwell
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Symphony No. 22 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45972 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Love Song Op 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:15 PM
RUSALKA: Polonaise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780117 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:21 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha: Suite
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:22 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Marches Madness: John Philip Sousa's 'Washington Post'

Circa 1910: A program advertising John Philip Sousa and his band.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 1, 2013 3:25 pm

It's Marches Madness! Throughout this month, we're posting some of our favorite marches — from the concert hall, opera stage and parade ground. Got one we should hear? Played any yourself? Let us know in the comments section.

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Gregg's Classical Thoughts
6:15 am
Tue January 15, 2013

What's So Great About Franz Schubert? Gregg Whiteside Knows...

Gregg describes his awe-filled experience visiting the house where Schubert was born in Vienna.

It's so easy to find oneself attracted to the music of Franz Schubert. His unmatched gift for lyricism makes him so approachable, so comprehensible; and we feel ourselves being pulled into his musical world – in my case, at a very early age.  But now, with the wisdom of my years, my appreciation for Schubert has deepened.  For lying within this musical world of color and melodic beauty is a powerful undertow of mystery, of light and dark, of profundity beyond the years of a young genius who lived only until the age of 31. January 31st, 2013 marks the 215th anniversary of Schubert's birth - so I thought it was an opportune time to share my thoughts on one of my all-time favorite composers.

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From Le Poisson Rouge in NYC!
8:37 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Live Webcast on WRTI.org: Daniel Barenboim & The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Jan. 29 at 8 pm

Don't miss what promises to be a fabulous concert brought to you live from the intimate Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward W. Said in 1999, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra brings together young musicians from Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt – joined by a number of musicians from Iran, Turkey and Spain – to perform music and promote mutual understanding, non-violence and reconciliation.

This will be a live webcast, right here on WRTI.org, on Tuesday, January 29th at 8 pm. Join us!

In Memoriam
12:17 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Remembering Three Composers Who All Died At Auschwitz On This Date in 1944

Composer Viktor Ullmann perished on October 17, 1944

Three of the 20th century's greatest musicians all died on October 17, 1944 - and all at the hands of the Nazis.  Czech composers Viktor Ullmann, Pavel Haas, and Hans Krasa all perished at Auschwitz (see videos of their music below); they were all taken there just three days after their final concert together on October 14, 1944 at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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Big News!
4:32 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

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