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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April 12, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 (after Scarlatti) in d
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
6:18 AM
Concertino for flute and orchestra in D
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Music for his Majesty’s Sagbutts
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Composer : Matthew Locke
Catalog : 807 CD
Orchestra : Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Label : London/Dec
6:40 AM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Francois-Joel Thiollier, piano
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 550754 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
THE CAPTURE OF KARS: Solemn March
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 3402 CD
Conductor : James Stobart
Orchestra : Locke Brass Consort
Label : CRD
7:15 AM
Semper Fidelis (1888)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
Ankunfts-Walzer Op 34
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Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 223470 CD
Conductor : Mika Eichenholz
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
7:28 AM
Youth Symphony in d
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 7130 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
7:41 AM
GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 5303 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
7:48 AM
Havanaise Op 83
Artist : Howard Zhang, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 555093 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
8:06 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 4 in f
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
8:19 AM
DON CARLO: Spuntato ecco il di
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 80152 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:26 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:40 AM
Concerto for guitar, two horns & strings in A Op 140
Artist : Karl Scheit, guitar
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Composer : Ferdinando Carulli
Catalog : 1020 CD
Conductor : Wilfried Boettcher
Orchestra : Vienna Soloists
Label : Omega
8:51 AM
Pavane for a Dead Princess
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 80601 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Fantasy on Serbian Themes Op 6
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 553513 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovchin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:16 AM
Prelude No. 17 in a-Flat Op 64
Artist : Jeffrey Biegel, piano
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Composer : Cesar Cui
Catalog : 223496 CD
Label : MarcoPolo
9:22 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
LES FEES DU RHIN: Suite
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
10:16 AM
Symphonie Espagnole for violin & orch. in d Op 21
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Edouard Lalo
Catalog : 425501 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:52 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in b Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
11:05 AM
Souvenir de Moscow Op 6
Artist : Marat Bisengaliev, violin
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Composer : Henryk Wieniawski
Catalog : 550744 CD
Label : Naxos
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 38 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 426231 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Die Mozartisten Waltz Op 196
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Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 4775566 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:17 PM
Piano Concerto (1917/19)
Artist : Arto Satukangas, piano
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Composer : Ilmari Hannikainen
Catalog : 9703 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
12:53 PM
Skogsraet The Wood Nymph Op 15
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1147 CD
Conductor : John Storgards
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
1:19 PM
Souvenir de Florence,sextet in D Op 70
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9708 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Konzertstuck for piano & orch in f Op 79
Artist : Robert Casadesus, piano
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 4226 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : Urania
2:17 PM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 44
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 45678 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
CLAUDINE VON VILLA BELLA Overture
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570328 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 1 in f Op 10
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 62642 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Op 27
Artist : Leonardo Le San, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 22948 CD
Label : IonianProd
4:06 PM
An American in Paris
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 426404 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
4:26 PM
DIE WALKURE: Ride of the Valkyries
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 74762 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:31 PM
DIE WALKURE: Wotan’s Farewell & Magic Fire Music
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
4:50 PM
Marien-Walzer (Maria Waltz) Op 143
Artist : Willi Boskovsky, violin
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Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 8015 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Boskovsky Ensemble
Label : VangrdOmeg
5:06 PM
My Home Overture Op 62
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 8510 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Der alte Brummbar Op 210
Artist : Alan Pendlebury, bassoon
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:24 PM
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice in A-Flat
Artist : Gabriela Imreh, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4225 CD
Label : Conn Soc
5:34 PM
Spartacus-Excerpts from ballet
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 47348 CD
Conductor : Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining strikes its terrifying tone with help from the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose music underscores several of its tensest scenes.
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Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 12:09 pm

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WRTI In The News
11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

WRTI General Manager Dave Conant at the station.

Check out this recently published article about WRTI General Manager Dave Conant and the station.

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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

If you're going to be cooking Thanksgiving dinner next week, you've probably already started gathering the traditional ingredients — but your ingredients are most likely very different from those that made up the first Thanksgiving meal in 1621. (Marshmallows with those sweet potatoes, anyone?)

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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

In the classical music world right now, many eyes are focused on Jeremy Denk.

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

Special Offer: Philly POPS! Holiday Concerts

We're delighted to offer all WRTI listeners a special discount to upcoming Philly POPS’ Holiday Pops! Christmas Spectacular concerts at the Kimmel Center: *$10 off all remaining concert tickets. Use promo code LASTCHANCE.

HOLIDAY POPS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR is now bigger and better than ever with over 300 musicians on stage under the direction of internationally acclaimed guest conductor David Charles Abell, including vocalist Angela Brown, spectacular choirs, the largest concert hall organ in the nation, and a toe-tapping program.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Witches, Ghouls, and Scary Music on WRTI!

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4:36 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Verdi's Gift: Wringing Catchy Music From Touchy Subjects

In his operas, Giuseppe Verdi had a knack for empowering marginalized people — like the title character of Aida, who is an enslaved Ethiopian princess (played in this 2011 French production by American soprano Indra Thomas).
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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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