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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January 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony Pastorella in D Op 5
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 9661 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Serenade for Sring Orchestra
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 5227 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
6:30 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in E-Flat
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
6:40 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op 1
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Eduard van Beinum
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
7:06 AM
Concerto for 2 Flutes in C
Artist :
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 150074 CD
Conductor : Martin Haselbock
Orchestra : Wiener Akademie
Label : Novalis
7:14 AM
Under the Double Eagle
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Franz Wagner
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:19 AM
CLO, CLO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 (after Scarlatti)in C
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:41 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orch in E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 67989 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
7:52 AM
Legend No. 4 in C Op 59
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3533 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:06 AM
El Salon Mexico
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 42429 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:19 AM
The Merrymakers
Artist :
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 223445 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:26 AM
String Symphony No. 1 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 553161 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
DON GIOVANNI Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5149 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
8:48 AM
Concerto for 2 flutes, oboes, vn, string in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Orestia Overture Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 8953 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:25 AM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Sol Gabetta, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 75951 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:46 AM
THE MAGIC MIRROR: excerpts
Artist : Sergei Stadler, violin
Album :
Composer : Arsenyi Koreshchenko
Catalog : 58 CD
Conductor : Aleksander Lazarev
Orchestra : The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Label : Melodya
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso in b Op 2
Artist :
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 638 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
10:14 AM
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A
Artist : Maria Joao Pires, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4776607 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:42 AM
Rondeau for glass harmonica & strings in B-Flat
Artist : Thomas Bloch, glass harmonica
Album :
Composer : Johann Friedrich Reichardt
Catalog : 555295 CD
Label : Naxos
10:51 AM
THE MAID OF PSKOV: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 553513 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovchin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:15 AM
Symphony No. 4 in c Op 12
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 2005 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orch. of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Concerto IX - Victoria Maesta in c
Artist :
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Composer : Georg Muffat
Catalog : 555743 CD
Conductor : Peter Zajicek
Orchestra : Musica Aeterna Bratislava
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Baryton Trio No. 97 in D
Artist : David Geringas, baryton
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999094 CD
Label : CPO
12:40 PM
Oracion del Torero (Bullfighter’s Prayer) Op 34
Artist :
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Composer : Joaquin Turina
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:53 PM
Symphony in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Juan Crisostomo Arriaga
Catalog : 10488 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : Capriccio
1:21 PM
La Boite a Jou-Joux (Marionette Ballet)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 45819 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : Basel Symphony Orchestra
Label : Erato
2:00 PM
Duet for soprano and tenor after the
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Sergei Taneyev
Catalog : 9034 CD
Conductor : Peter Tiboris
Orchestra : Moscow Radio/TV Symphony Orch.
Label : Bridge
2:14 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Op 75
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label :
2:48 PM
Serenade Melancolique in b-Flat Op 26
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 56966 CD
Conductor : Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Minuet in G Op 14
Artist : Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 80491 CD
Label : Telarc
3:05 PM
Piano Concerto in a Op 17
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 82266 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Elan
3:40 PM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 48272 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto
Artist : Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano
Album :
Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 22045 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:29 PM
MANON: En fermant les yeux: Le Reve/ Il
Artist : Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 75915 CD
Conductor : Hans Muller-Kray
Orchestra : Bavarian State Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:34 PM
MANON: Je suis encor toute etourdie
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 467049 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:40 PM
MANON LESCAUT: Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
4:47 PM
Swedish National Airs with Variations Op 52
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
Album :
Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557844 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
In Italien Overture Op 49
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 12552 CD
Conductor : Andras Korodi
Orchestra : Budapest Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Hungaroton
5:20 PM
Polonaise No. 2 in e-Flat Op 26
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
5:31 PM
Charge of the Light Brigade (film score)
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 223608 CD
Conductor : Richard Kaufman
Orchestra : Brandenburg Philharm. Potsdam
Label : MarcoPolo

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12:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston

Composer William Jay Sydeman, whose first major orchestral premiere was with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963.
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Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it's still shocking to hear Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Erich Leinsdorf announce the horrific news to a stunned audience.

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11:16 am
Tue November 26, 2013

After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback

Conductor James Levine in rehearsal with Russian virtuoso Evgeny Kissin.
Cory Weaver Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 4:15 pm

An extended ovation greeted conductor James Levine last May when he returned to performing after a two-year absence. In 2011, he resigned as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and cancelled his performances at the Metropolitan Opera. He'd been plagued by health problems, injuries and operations, and it was painful for him to move. Many of his admirers, even he himself, feared he might never conduct again.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:06 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Making Music To Be Useful, And For The Living

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A singer takes the stage during the first performance of "Grimes on the Beach," an outdoor production of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes, on June 17, 2013 in Aldeburgh, England.
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Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Composer Benjamin Britten was born 100 years ago today, and the occasion is being marked by performances of his music around the world, from Carnegie Hall in New York to Memorial Hall in Tokyo.

Britten was a central figure of 20th-century classical music: He was a conductor, pianist and festival producer, as well as a composer. His best-known works include the opera Billy Budd, his War Requiem and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

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6:07 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

A Sound Of Fear, Forged In The Shadow Of War

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Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 12:09 pm

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11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

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3:26 am
Thu November 21, 2013

The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623).
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Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:55 am

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9:13 am
Sun November 17, 2013

'The Biggest Jazz Riff Ever Written:' Jeremy Denk's 'Goldberg Variations'

Jeremy Denk played Mozart at Carnegie Hall Wednesday with the San Francisco Symphony.
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Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 11:01 am

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Lots of Fun!
10:49 am
Thu November 14, 2013

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3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

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4:36 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

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Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:24 pm

Two hundred years ago this week, Giuseppe Verdi was born in an Italian town midway between Bologna and Milan. On the occasion of his bicentennial, All Things Considered wanted to know what makes the great opera composer so enduring — why his work is still so frequently discussed and performed these two centuries later. The answer, says conductor and arranger John Mauceri, is that Verdi had a knack for making thorny topics accessible.

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