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 30, 2012

6:06 AM
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80594 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
6:16 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 6, No. 3
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:30 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D, K. 412
Artist : Jacek Muzyk, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 570419 CD
Conductor : Agnieszka Duczmal
Orchestra : Amadeus Chmb Orch/Polish Radio
Label : Naxos
6:43 AM
Russian Easter Festival Overture Op 36
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572788 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Cello concerto in D, RV 403
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 34791 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
The Washington Post March (1889)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 87107 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Crown Imperial
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Composer : Sir William Walton (arr. Joseph Kreines)
Catalog : 9011101 CD
Conductor : Jay Friedman
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orch Brass
Label : CSOR
7:28 AM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4781525 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
7:43 AM
IL VIAGGIO A REIMS Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 47118 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:50 AM
Elfenspiel
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes and 2 oboes in B
Artist : Elizabeth Mann, flute
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 60210 CD
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : MusicMaste
8:18 AM
Balletti a cinque: Introduzione Prima
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 32006 CD
Conductor : Pal Nemeth
Orchestra : Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
8:28 AM
Indigo und die 40 Rauber: Ballet Music
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223247 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:42 AM
Catalonia - Suite Populaire
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 1607 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : IMG-Pickwi
8:50 AM
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
9:06 AM
Sarabande et Rigaudon Op 93
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
9:17 AM
Piano Quintet in A Op 114, D. 667 "Trout"
Artist : Frank Braley, piano; Renaud Capucon, violin; Gerard Causse, viola; Gautier Capucon, cello; Alois Posch, Bass
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 45563 CD
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in A Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 80688 CD
Conductor : Martin Pearlman
Orchestra : Boston Baroque
Label : Telarc
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto Pastoral in D Op 120
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 572088 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:50 AM
Sonata No. 13 for violin and Guitar in E
Artist : Moshe Hammer, violin
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Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 553143 CD
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
Concerto for 2 Oboes in d, RV 535
Artist : Neil Black, oboe; Celia Nicklin, oboe
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6627 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 1 in b Op 12
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Composer : Sergey Liapunov
Catalog : 172 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
12:06 PM
Sinfonia No. 4 in A, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat
Artist : Leonard Bernstein, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60734 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:51 PM
Symphony No. 3 in d
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
2:00 PM
Un Chapeau de paille: Divertissment
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 62644 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:18 PM
Symphony No. 8 in G Op 88
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
3:00 PM
Serenade for Violin and Orchestra Op 6, No. 2
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
3:08 PM
Symphony No. 4
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Composer : Bohuslav Martinu
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
3:42 PM
Poeme for Violin & Orchestra Op 25
Artist : Philippe Graffin, violin
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Composer : Ernest Chausson
Catalog : 2091 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
4:05 PM
Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Op 74
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 67989 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
4:30 PM
DON PASQUALE Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
MARIA STUARDA: O nube
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 471766 CD
Conductor : Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:47 PM
Symphonie Concertante for 2 flutes,in G
Artist : Rachel Brown, flute
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999628 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
5:06 PM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 550999 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:17 PM
Romeo and Juliet Incidental Music
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:30 PM
Harp Concerto (2004)
Artist : Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp
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Composer : Dan Locklair
Catalog : 559337 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:50 PM
Bouquet for Harp Solo (Medley of songs)
Artist : Sylvia Kowalczuk, harp
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 31550 CD
Label : Hungaroton

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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

Eliot Fisk looks like the happiest man on the planet. Watch that face as he plays guitar. Between performing music by J.S. Bach and partnering with the world's best flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, Fisk can barely control his joy. I find his exuberance and their performance undeniably brilliant, inspiring and so completely universal.

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6:20 am
Mon June 9, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
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The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

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12:05 pm
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Creatively Speaking
4:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians "At Play" on their Asia Tour

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The Philadelphia Orchestra’s current 2014 tour of Asia and Japan has been rough and tumble enough with moldering halls in remote Chinese capitals and residency activities amid challenging acoustics and blistering heat. Is that what drives some of them to jump off the top of the 700-foot Macau Tower? The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports what orchestra members are going to some extremes to get a break from night after night of concerts.

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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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Violinist Nikolaj Znaider's Beethoven Odyssey

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Creatively Speaking
12:56 pm
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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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