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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Playlist

January 07, 2013

6:06 AM
NABUCCO Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
6:15 AM
Symphony No. 46 in C, K. 96
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5186113 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Pentatone
6:30 AM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
6:44 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1042
Artist : Pablo Valetti, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 13 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
7:05 AM
Boccaccio Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:15 AM
The Royal Welch Fusiliers
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
Pavane Op 50
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:41 AM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS Overture:
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Sinfonia Op 3
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 453435 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758075 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
8:11 AM
Airs écossais Op 34
Artist : Rachel Barton Pine, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 83 CD
Conductor : Alexander Platt
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Cedille
8:20 AM
Molly on the Shore
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:40 AM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 80320 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Festive Overture Op 96
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
9:14 AM
Flute & Harp Concerto in C, K. 299
Artist : Wolfgang Schulz, flute; Nicanor Zabaleta, harp
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5741 CD
Conductor : Karl Bohm
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:46 AM
Piano Trio No. 23 HOB XV:10 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 161 CD
Orchestra : Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
Label : PhoenixEd
10:00 AM
Symphony in G Op 131, No. 4
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Composer : Carl Stamitz
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
10:15 AM
Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Op 70
Artist : Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Paul Meyer, clarinet; Janos Rolla, violin
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Composer : Franz Krommer
Catalog : 75635 CD
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : Denon
10:49 AM
Toccata in C Op 7
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 436456 CD
Label : London/Dec
10:58 AM
Violin Concerto in E-Flat, RV 251
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 87733 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:11 AM
Serenade No. 1 in D Op 11
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 5041 CD
Conductor : Gunter Wand
Orchestra : Cologne Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Profil
12:06 PM
Divertimento No. 3 in F, K. 138
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412740 CD
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Label : Philips
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Artist : Byron Janis, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 432002 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Moscow Radio Symphony Orches.
Label : Mercury
12:41 PM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 623 CD
Conductor : Jeremy Barlow
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
12:50 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in b Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6165 CD
Conductor : George Malcolm
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : ASV
1:06 PM
Symphony No. 6 in b Op 74 Pathetique
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 37768 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
2:18 PM
Raymonda: Suite Op.57a
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61939 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Classics
3:00 PM
Les Francs-Juges Op 3
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80271 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:14 PM
Organ Concerto in g
Artist : Olivier Latry, organ
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Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 1094 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Ondine
3:41 PM
Guitar Concerto in e Op 140
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 426263 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
4:06 PM
Cello Concerto in A, Wq. 172
Artist : Timothy Hugh, cello
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553298 CD
Conductor : Richard Studt
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Naxos
4:29 PM
Serenade to a Beauteous Lady: March
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Composer : Louis Gruenberg
Catalog : 467 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Albany
4:36 PM
EMPORER JONES: Standin’ in the Need of Prayer
Artist : Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
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Composer : Louis Gruenberg
Catalog : 7808 CD
Conductor : Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:42 PM
Concertstucke for harp & orchin G-Sharp Op 39
Artist : Lily Laskine, harp
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 88069 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Erato
5:06 PM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 5479 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:15 PM
Matinees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 24
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
5:32 PM
Aurora
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Composer : William S. Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 420342 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:44 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos

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Opera on WRTI
1:11 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Cio Cio San and tenor Stefano Secco sings Pinkerton in Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY.

Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.

Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI. Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.

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Gianandrea Noseda Conducts The Philadelphians
12:42 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is a Grammy winner and a Juilliard graduate. He plays the "Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday at 1 pm opens with a collection of “Symphonic Fragments” from Alfredo Casella’s rarely performed opera La Donna Serpente (The Snake-Woman), based on an 18th-century fable-play by Carlo Gozzi, and is followed by one of Sergei Prok

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

A Freelance Classical Musician's Tell-All Memoir Becomes Amazon Series

Gael García Bernal plays the role of Rodrigo in the new Amazon Studios series, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE.

 

The way we watch television has altered radically in the past 10 years. So, too, has the classical music world. Yet now, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, a musician's memoir written a decade ago is being adapted for television...but not for any traditional TV station.

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Opera on WRTI
6:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Verdi's OTELLO, May 17, 1 PM

Ana María Martínez sings Desdemona and Johan Botha sings the title role in Verdi's OTELLO.

A new season of broadcasts from the Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off on Saturday with Giuseppe Verdi's OTELLO. Get set for eight opera broadcasts on WRTI!

Jealousy, betrayal, and murder—Shakespeare's drama finds new dimension in Verdi's blazing and revealingly expressive music. Otello seems unbeatable on the battlefield, but he's powerless against his insidious henchman Iago, who convinces him that his innocent wife has been untrue. Saturday, May 17, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:15 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

A Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique, Paris, in 2009.
Patrick Kovarik AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 8:00 pm

The Stradivarius violin gets its name from master craftsman Antonio Stradivari. When he died in 1737, his secrets died with him: No one has ever been able to duplicate the sound of the violins or violas he made.

His instruments have taken on a mythical quality. Today they fetch millions of dollars at auctions; Sotheby's will soon auction off a viola that it expects to sell for $45 million.

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Creatively Speaking
12:48 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A New Principal Guest Conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra

As Principal Guest Conductor, Stephane Deneve will be part of the creative planning process, and lead several subscription weeks, family programs, and summer concerts in Vail and Saratoga.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has named a Principal Guest Conductor for a three-year term beginning this fall. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on the appointment of the internationally known conductor Stephane Deneve, who has been a frequent guest since making his debut with the Orchestra in 2007.

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Chamber Orchestra of Philadlephia on WRTI
3:53 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

A Musical "Surprise" with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, May 18, 5 PM

Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in two works on this month's Applause! broadcast. Benjamin Britten's tribute to his teacher, the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, will open the program. The work, written in 1937, brought Britten international attention. Also on the program, Franz Joseph Haydn's "Surprise Symphony." Dave Conant hosts. Sunday, May 18th, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.

Program:

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It)

The vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 will disband after the 2015-16 concert season.
Dario Acosta

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 12:01 pm

In 1986, four women gathered in a casual setting to sing through a bit of medieval chant. Little did they know they were launching Anonymous 4, an a cappella ensemble that has spanned nearly 30 years, 20 albums, countless concerts and more than a millenium of music.

Today the group announced that the 2015-16 season will be its last together. But this isn't the first time Anonymous 4 has thought about calling it quits. The group bid a similar farewell in 2004.

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Creatively Speaking
7:41 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Graduation and Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"- What's the Connection?

Although you may not realize that it was first composed as a military march, you’ll instantly recognize one of Sir Edward Elgar’s most popular works, "Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D," - especially the nearly two-minute middle section so commonly associated with graduation.  

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Creatively Speaking
7:26 am
Mon May 12, 2014

The Philadelphians and Yannick in Asia: Not Your Typical Tour

Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts is on the itinerary for The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2014 Asia Tour, as well as some very unusual venues.

The Philadelphia Orchestra is going deeper into China than ever before, into the Hunan province where modern arts centers have only existed for a few years, and out of Macao's air-conditioned casinos for outdoor performing amid the ruins of a cathedral. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns will be there every step of the way.

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