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

January 16, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Morning Papers Op 279
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 416819 CD
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Outdoor Overture
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 62401 CD
Conductor : Louis Lane
Orchestra : Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:40 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 1 Vysehrad
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3465 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
7:06 AM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : Michael Gurt, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
The Belle of Chicago
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 95163 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 332 CD
Conductor : Carlo Ponti
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
7:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Symphony No. 1in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:06 AM
Concerto for harp in D
Artist : Sylvia Kowalczuk, harp
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 31550 CD
Conductor : Aristid von Wurtzler
Orchestra : Hungarian Virtuosi Chamb. Orch
Label : Hungaroton
8:21 AM
Fanfare for the Common Man
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
8:25 AM
Organ Concerto No. 2 in G
Artist : Roger Bevan Williams, organ
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 8604 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
8:39 AM
La Dame Blanche Overture
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:48 AM
Bamboula (Danse de negres)
Artist : Eugene List, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4050 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:06 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 Op 17
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 570322 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : South Jutland Symphony Orch
Label : Naxos
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 85770 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:44 AM
SALOME: Dance of the Seven Veils
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 7890 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Sinfonia in D
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Composer : Nicola Piccinni
Catalog : 2020 CD
Conductor : Enzo Amato
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Naples
Label : Concerto
10:10 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 28
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:48 AM
Fantasiestucke Op 73
Artist : Matt Haimovitz, cello
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2002 CD
Label : Oxingale
10:48 AM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:48 AM
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
12:07 PM
Wind Quintet in g Op 56
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 124 CD
Orchestra : Farkas Quintet Amsterdam
Label : Nederland
12:21 PM
BARTERED BRIDE: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:30 PM
Nell Gwyn: Overture
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
12:41 PM
Rhapsody No. 1 for violin & piano
Artist : Gyorgy Pauk, violin
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 558200 CD
Label : Naxos
12:54 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:07 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80403 CD
Conductor : Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:14 PM
Crisantemi for strings
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64766 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:23 PM
Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King Op 46
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:27 PM
Etude Symphonique
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Composer : Vaclav Nelhybel
Catalog : 8155 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
1:41 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja lied
Artist : Boje Skovhus, baritone
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 4776525 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:45 PM
Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95: Largo
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780115 CD
Conductor : Witold Rowicki
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:56 PM
Exsultate, Jubilate: Alleluia
Artist : Kathleen Battle, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 48235 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : CBS/Sony
2:06 PM
Serenade Op 6
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Composer : Enrico Toselli
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:10 PM
THAIS: Meditation
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:18 PM
Empire March (1924)
Artist : Peter Richard Conte, organ
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 49247 CD
Label : Gothic
2:26 PM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:37 PM
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2:
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Composer : Heitor Villa-Lobos
Catalog : 557460 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra : Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:43 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja-Lied
Artist : Ana Maria Martinez, soprano
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 557827 CD
Conductor : Steven Mercurio
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
2:50 PM
Nocturne and Tarantella Op 28
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Composer : Karol Szymanowski
Catalog : 557981 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
3:11 PM
TANNHAUSER: Overture and Bacchanale
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 2369 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:39 PM
Concerto for Trump,Oboe d’a,vln,Strings in E
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Carl Fredrich Christian Fasch
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
4:06 PM
Moscow-Cheryomushki: Suite
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 452597 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:27 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 473171 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
4:38 PM
I LITUANI: Si, questa estrema grazia
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Album :
Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 15463 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
4:43 PM
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 4027 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
5:06 PM
Overture on Hebrew Themes Op 34
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8800 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 9
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
5:30 PM
Grande Vitesse Galop Op 146
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Composer : Emile Waldteufel
Catalog : 5264 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
5:35 PM
NOTRE DAME: Intermezzo
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Composer : Franz Schmidt
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
5:42 PM
Les Miserables
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Composer : Arthur Honegger
Catalog : 223134 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo

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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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