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 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 5 in F Op 3
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999268 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:17 AM
Overture in F
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:30 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 432147 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:40 AM
Fantasie sur des themes populaires Op 31
Artist : Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 4782564 CD
Conductor : Mathias Monius
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:06 AM
Kamarinskaia
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 7042 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
7:14 AM
Chimes of Liberty
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 80266 CD
Conductor : Richard Franko Goldman
Orchestra : The Goldman Band
Label : New World
7:19 AM
Concerto for trumpet, oboe, str & b.c.
Artist : Alexis Basque, trumpet
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9995 CD
Conductor : Matthias Maute
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
Label : Analekta
7:27 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 5 Tabor
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Lotos
7:41 AM
Tom Jones Waltz
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:46 AM
Rigoletto Fantasy
Artist : Sabine Meyer, clarinet
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Composer : Alamiro Giampieri
Catalog : 56137 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Zurich Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
A NIGHT IN VENICE Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:15 AM
Suite for Trumpet and Orchestrain D
Artist : Bibi Black, trumpet
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 54620 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:26 AM
Concerto grosso in B-Flat
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
8:40 AM
Sinfonia in C
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 45557 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : I Solisti Veneti
Label : Erato
8:48 AM
Concert Piece for Clarinet & Basset Hn. in d Op 114
Artist : Ludmila Peterkova, clarinet
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 3554 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Supraphon
9:06 AM
Overture in A
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
9:17 AM
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Op 101
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 56535 CD
Conductor : Giuseppi Sinopoli
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
9:45 AM
Nocturne in B Op 40
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9391 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Scenes Poétiques Op 46
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Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 570554 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 96 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 48904 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:44 AM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
11:01 AM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
11:17 AM
Symphony No. 1 Slavyanskaya in E Op 5
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 68904 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:07 PM
Rule Britannia
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 48473 CD
Conductor : Major Colin Reeves
Orchestra : Band of the Life Guards
Label : CBS/Sony
12:10 PM
Our Town
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 42429 CD
Conductor : Aaron Copland
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:24 PM
Danses Sacree et Profane
Artist : Lisa Wellbaum, harp
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 2121 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:38 PM
Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 36692 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
1:13 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
1:21 PM
Terpsichore Op 54
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Composer : Marcel Farago
Catalog : 2394 CD
Conductor : Gergely Kesselyak
Orchestra : Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Centaur
1:29 PM
Nocturne No. 1 in b-Flat Op 9
Artist : William Kapell, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 68991 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
1:38 PM
Hymn to the Virgin
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 80461 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
1:43 PM
South Pacific: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 555024 CD
Conductor : Richard Hayman
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:02 PM
Three Places in New England
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Composer : Charles Ives
Catalog : 7025 CD
Conductor : James Sinclair
Orchestra : Orchestra New England
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:15 PM
Suite Symphonique Paris
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 85531 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Newport
2:31 PM
RIGOLETTO: Quartet: Bella figlia d’amore
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758366 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:41 PM
Sonata for cello & pianoin g Op 19
Artist : Mischa Maisky, cello
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 58472 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:49 PM
Hary Janos Suite
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 875 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : Bis
2:55 PM
Pavane for a Dead Princess
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 80601 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Praeludium and Allegro
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Composer : Vittorio Giannini
Catalog : 570130 CD
Conductor : Tom Bennett
Orchestra : Univ. of Houston Wind Ensemble
Label : Naxos
3:09 PM
Cello Concerto
Artist : Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 61498 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:40 PM
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op 40
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 73279 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
4:06 PM
Symphony No.2 A Montevideo
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
4:19 PM
An American Port of Call (1985)
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Composer : Adolphus Hailstork
Catalog : 61 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
4:29 PM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 504 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
4:47 PM
Hungarian Nocturne Op 28
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Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 7191 CD
Conductor : James Sedares
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:06 PM
GYPSY BARON: Treasure waltz Op 418
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 474250 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:17 PM
Dreams Op 6
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10481 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:30 PM
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN: Suite
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
5:53 PM
Adagio for cello and orchestra
Artist : Steven Isserlis, cello
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Composer : Woldemar Bargiel
Catalog : 63665 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : RCA/BMG

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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.

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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'

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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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