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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Playlist

November 13, 2012

6:06 AM
Oboe Concerto in a, RV 461
Artist : Alex Klein, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7003 CD
Conductor : Anthony Newman
Orchestra : New Brandenberg Collegium
Label : Cedille
6:16 AM
Sinfonia in A
Artist :
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Knight Templar Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 91079 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:44 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A, BWV 1055
Artist : David Fray, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 213064 CD
Conductor : David Fray
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:06 AM
Saltarello
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The Directorate
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 305 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Roumanian Folk Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 432005 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:28 AM
Suite No. 2 in F Op 28
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : Central Band of the Royal A.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:42 AM
ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, K. 384: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Concerto No. 11 in d Op 3, RV565
Artist : Kristina Mascher, horn; Kerry Turner, horn
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Dariusz Wisniewski
Orchestra : Sinfonietta Cracovia
Label : MSR
8:06 AM
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:16 AM
Marien-Walzer (Maria Waltz) Op 143
Artist : Willi Boskovsky, violin
Album :
Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 8015 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Boskovsky Ensemble
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410897 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:42 AM
Symphonyin A
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 570499 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 2in F Op 50
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471349 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64456 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:20 AM
Piano Concerto No. 7 in F, K. 242 Lodron
Artist : Leonard Bernstein, Gold & Fizdale, pians
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60598 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:46 AM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60571 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Karelia Overture Op 10
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:10 AM
Karelia Suite Op 11
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:28 AM
Symphony in A
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Composer : Friedrich Witt
Catalog : 572089 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
10:53 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in g Op 40
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 41 CD
Conductor : Jascha Horenstein
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
11:20 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Op 21
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9334 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Adagio in g
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Karl Ristenpart
Orchestra : Saar Chamber Orchestra
Label : Erato
12:18 PM
Piano Trio No. 2 in c Op 66
Artist : Nicholas Angelich, piano; Renaud Capucon, violin; Gautier Capucon, cello
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 58472 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
12:52 PM
Violin Sonata in a Op 4
Artist : Fabio Biondi, violin
Album :
Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 45588 CD
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:05 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
1:22 PM
Symphony No. 6 in F Op 68 Pastoral
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429036 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Holberg Suite Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 60105 CD
Conductor : Scott Yoo
Orchestra : Metamorphosen
Label :
2:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in f Op 21
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 11654 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 2392 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:11 PM
Symphony No. 3 in C
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1062 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Simax
3:43 PM
Intro and Dance of Salome Op 90
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220445 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto in C
Artist : Felicia Blumenthal, piano
Album :
Composer : Muzio Clementi
Catalog : 5111 CD
Conductor : Alberto Zedda
Orchestra : Prague New Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:28 PM
Navarra (Danza Espagnole) Op 33
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 7 CD
Conductor : Alejandro Posada
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : CanaryClas
4:39 PM
La Rosa y el Sauce
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Carlos Guastavino
Catalog : 12217 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : D. Gramphn
4:45 PM
Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite Op 57
Artist :
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 550726 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
5:19 PM
Rondo Brilliant for piano and orchestrain E-Flat Op 29
Artist : Ian Hobson, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6688 CD
Conductor : Ian Hobson
Orchestra : Sinfonia da Camera
Label : Arabesque
5:28 PM
London Calling- March
Artist :
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2112 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : ASV
5:33 PM
The Woman in White Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Laurence Roman)
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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8:03 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

Paco Pena performs at the Tiny Desk in April 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

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

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6:20 am
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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
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12:05 pm
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Creatively Speaking
4:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

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Station Announcements
3:25 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Francesca's Letter

Francesca Martinez (center) and her family

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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
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Creatively Speaking
12:56 pm
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Bust of Franz Schubert by Henry Baerer, 1891 in West Fairmount Park, east of Horticultural Hall. Bronze sculpture with limestone base and granite with bronze plaque.

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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

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Creatively Speaking
11:51 am
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