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.

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November 11, 2013

6:06 AM
Variations on America
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Composer : Charles Ives
Catalog : 4776115 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:16 AM
Masques et Bergamasques Op 112
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 391381 CD
Conductor : Jean-Bernard Pommier
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:30 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Lute Concerto in F
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
LO SPEZIALE (The Apothecary) Overture
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56535 CD
Conductor : Giuseppi Sinopoli
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Armed Forces Medley
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
South Pacific: Overture
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 434932 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Philips
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in e Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:42 AM
American Salute
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:48 AM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 49278 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Henry VIII (Shakespeare) Incidental
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:16 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in A-Flat Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 730 CD
Conductor : John Farrer
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
8:26 AM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 434308 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:39 AM
ZAIS Overture
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 4759107 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
8:46 AM
Symphony in E-Flat
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999487 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
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
From Foreign Lands- Suite for Orchestra Op 23
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Composer : Moritz Moszkowski
Catalog : 553989 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
9:42 AM
Concerto for 3 violins and strings in F
Artist : Simon Standage, violin
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 580 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
MASQUERADE Overture
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 46668 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
10:06 AM
Masquerade: Dance of the Cockerels
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 46668 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
10:13 AM
Symphony No.100 in G
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
10:39 AM
Suite in the Old Style in a Op 10
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 47167 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:52 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 37805 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:23 AM
Symphony No. 7 in c-Sharp Op 131
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Festival Ov. on The Star-Spangled Bannner
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Composer : Dudley Buck
Catalog : 49263 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Klein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:14 PM
Violin concerto in d
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:49 PM
American Rhapsody
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
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Composer : Kenneth Fuchs
Catalog : 559723 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:03 PM
Symphony No. 1 in d Op 13
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 5311 CD
Conductor : Tadaaki Otaka
Orchestra : BBC National Orch of Wales
Label : Nimbus
2:00 PM
Violin Concerto in e
Artist : Carmencita Lozada, violin
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Composer : Alfredo Buenaventura
Catalog : 220419 CD
Conductor : Alfredo Buenaventura
Orchestra : Philippine Philharmon Orchestr
Label : MarcoPolo
2:27 PM
Aphrodite a Symphonic Poem
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 74 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
3:00 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 80657 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
Todtenfeier- Symphonic Poem
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 8956 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
3:40 PM
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Siegfried’s Funeral Music
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 36715 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Blades of Grass (1945)
Artist : Dorothy Freeman, English horn
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Composer : Romeo Cascarino
Catalog : 745 CD
Conductor : James Freeman
Orchestra : Orchestra 2001
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4:16 PM
Chaconne ...In Memorium
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Composer : Ron Nelson
Catalog : 76 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
4:29 PM
Summon the Heroes
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:37 PM
Firebird Suite (1919)
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Agnus Dei
Artist : Robert Shaw Festival Singers
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 80503 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
5:18 PM
West Point Symphony for band
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 434320 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
5:41 PM
Victory at Sea: Symphonic Scenario
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:23 am
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JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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12:35 pm
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Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

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But an opera? He couldn't refuse.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

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Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 10:07 am

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Creatively Speaking
6:20 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Ocean City Pops Are Back For Summer!

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote his seventh symphony in the midst of Napoleon’s attempts to conquer Europe. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work, and its second movement in particular, is a tribute to freedom. Here, the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, performs:

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
12:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
4:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

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Station Announcements
3:25 pm
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Francesca's Letter

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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
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