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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March 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto for 2 violins in D Op 35, RV 511
Artist : Viktoria Mullova, violin; Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777466 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:20 AM
Symphony No. 22 in C, K. 162
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
6:42 AM
TANNHAUSER Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 426271 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
Amahl and the Night Visitors: Dance Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
7:15 AM
Purple Pageant
Artist :
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Albert F. Schoepper
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
5 Variations on Rule Britannia in D, WoO 79
Artist : John Ogdon, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 85761 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Concerto No. 7 a cinque in A Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:48 AM
Morceau de concert in G Op 62
Artist : Dong-suk Kang,violin
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 550752 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:18 AM
Was I Not a Little Blade of Grass? Op 47, No. 7
Artist : Takako Nishizaki, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 555332 CD
Conductor : Peter Breiner
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
English Folk Song Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
8:42 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 5 in C Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:48 AM
Concerto for 3 Trumpets in D
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 42478 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
ELIZA Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 3072 CD
Conductor : Mary Terey-Smith
Orchestra : Capella Savaria
Label : Centaur
9:14 AM
Danish Folk Music Suite
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Joseph Kreines)
Catalog : 26 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
9:35 AM
In The South (Alassio) overture Op 50
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 16 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso in D, RV 562a
Artist : Adrian Chandler, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 2154 CD
Conductor : Adrian Chandler
Orchestra : La Serenissima
Label : Avie
10:15 AM
Violin Concerto in a Op 53
Artist : Josef Suk, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 1928 CD
Conductor : Karel Ancerl
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
10:48 AM
Concerto 3 harpsichords in d, BWV 1063
Artist : Robert Hill, harpsichord; Michael Behringer, harpsichord; Christoph Anselm Noll, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 554605 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:04 AM
Three Romances for piano Op 21
Artist : Susanne Grutzmann, piano
Album :
Composer : Clara Schumann
Catalog : 7065 CD
Label : Profil
11:18 AM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38 Spring
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
12:06 PM
Solemn Overture Op 73
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:17 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in a Op 85
Artist : Stephen Hough, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 8507 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:49 PM
Nocturne in B Op 40
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:59 PM
Swan Lake Highlights Op 20
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Romance Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5101 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
2:09 PM
Violin Concertos 1-4 The Four Seasons Op 8
Artist : Robert Atchison, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7375 CD
Orchestra : Altamira Chamber Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:00 PM
Sinfonietta Flamenca
Artist :
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Composer : Carlos Surinach
Catalog : 39 CD
Conductor : Robert Whitney
Orchestra : Louisville Orchestra
Label : FirstEditn
3:14 PM
Iberia: No. 10 Malaga
Artist :
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80470 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:22 PM
Fantasia Andaluza for Harp and Orchestra
Artist : soloist unknown
Album :
Composer : Salvador Bacarisse
Catalog : 118 CD
Conductor : Antoni Ros Marba
Orchestra : Seville Royal Symphony Orch
Label : Almaviva
3:41 PM
Malediction
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 5067 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : Southwest German Chamber Orch
Label : Vox/MMG
4:06 PM
Suite William Byrd
Artist :
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Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 2009 CD
Conductor : Col. Michael J. Colburn
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
4:26 PM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 433074 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
At Twilight Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
5:06 PM
Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:18 PM
The Bard Op 64
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1147 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
5:28 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Op 92
Artist : Pietro Massa, piano
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 5046 CD
Conductor : Alessandro Crudele
Orchestra : Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Label : Capriccio

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11:52 am
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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Three Must-Hear Commissions, June 1st, 1 to 4 PM

Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, Tan Dun

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4:21 pm
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Konstantin Sergeyev Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 8:22 pm

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"Frankly, the reason I do new music is I like a lot of it," Gilbert says.

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12:04 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
Simon Pauly Courtesy of the artist

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Creatively Speaking
9:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The Ney: An Ancient Flute Celebrated in a Modern Work

The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments, with its earliest versions found thousands of years ago in different cultures. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a recently composed flute concerto celebrates one of its ancient bamboo ancestors.

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Creatively Speaking
8:54 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Composer David Ludwig's Legacy

David Ludwig

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Creatively Speaking
8:39 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The Bassoon's Lyrical Beauty

Daniel Matsukawa

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On Sunday June 1, 2014, on WRTI, Daniel Matsukawa and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform David Ludwig’s Pictures from the Floating World.

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Creatively Speaking
8:30 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra in China 2014: Week One

Yannick discovers a huge poster for the Orchestra's concert in Shanghai
Jan Regan

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:58 pm
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Ennio Morricone became a fixture of global culture with his film music — but as a young composer, he was a radical.
Courtesy of Armonia AC

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 2:10 pm

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5:27 am
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A lone bugler plays "Taps" during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 8:52 am

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6:10 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

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