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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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May 17, 2013

6:06 AM
Flute Concerto in F
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Composer : Christoph Graupner
Catalog : 3162 CD
Conductor : Genevieve Soly
Orchestra : L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses
Label : Analekta
6:17 AM
Gymnopedies
Artist : Catherine Wilson, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 71111 CD
Label : DOREMI
6:29 AM
School for Scandal Overture
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 49463 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:39 AM
Symphonie Concertante for violin & cello in A
Artist : Anna McDonald, violin
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999538 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:05 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nocturne Op 61
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:14 AM
National Emblem March
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Composer : Edwin E. Bagley
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Lt. Cmmdr. Lewis J. Buckley
Orchestra : United States Coast Guard Band
Label : USCG
7:19 AM
Moments Musicaux No. 6 in A-Flat Op 94
Artist : Jeno Jando, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 550259 CD
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Una aventura de Don Quijote
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Composer : Jesus Guridi
Catalog : 557110 CD
Conductor : Juan José Mena
Orchestra : Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Sinfonia in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Xaver Dussek
Catalog : 572683 CD
Conductor : Aapo Hakkinen
Orchestra : Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Fanfare for the Common Man
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 60983 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Sinfonia melodica in C
Artist : Albrecht Mayer, oboe
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 5761 CD
Conductor : Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra : Berlin Baroque Soloists
Label : D. Gramphn
8:18 AM
Pavane Op 50
Artist : The King’s Singers
Album :
Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 62146 CD
Conductor : Carl Davis
Orchestra : Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:26 AM
Sinfonia No. 1
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 2115 CD
Conductor : Silvano Frontalini
Orchestra : Minsk Philharmonic
Label : Bongiovann
8:39 AM
Divertimento for winds in F
Artist : Danzi Quartet
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60115 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:50 AM
Waltz from Delibe’s Coppelia
Artist : Ilona Prunyi, piano
Album :
Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 31910 CD
Label : Hungaroton
9:06 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11
Artist : Dennis Brain, horn
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 47834 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:23 AM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49487 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:50 AM
Gnossienne No. 3
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 473620 CD
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 65204 CD
Conductor : William Steinberg
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:19 AM
Symphonie concertante for 2fl, 2vln, vnc in D
Artist : Janos Balint, flute
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 7005 CD
Orchestra : Budapest Strings
Label : Capriccio
10:35 AM
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite Op 60
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
10:35 AM
Hungarian Pictures
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 5309 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
10:35 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 462321 CD
Conductor : Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:06 PM
Overture to King Lear
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 1000153 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
12:19 PM
Symphony No. 6 in d Op 58
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Composer : Johann Wilms
Catalog : 2998 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:52 PM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op 58
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
12:52 PM
Symphony No. 2 in a Op 55
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 790 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Tapiola Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
2:00 PM
Alexander Nevsky Op 78
Artist : Scottish National Orch Chorus
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 10482 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:42 PM
Concerto for 2 mandolins in G
Artist : Castellani-Andriaccio,guitrDuo
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 57952 CD
Conductor : Arie Lipsky
Orchestra : Israel Chamber Orchestra
Label : FleurdeSon
3:00 PM
Fantasia para un gentilhombre
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 61627 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:24 PM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Joseph Martin Kraus
Catalog : 553734 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:39 PM
Sleeping Beauty: Highlights Op 66
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2139 CD
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
4:06 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45 CD
Conductor : Hans Vonk
Orchestra : Netherlands Radio Symph Orch
Label : Pentatone
4:26 PM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:39 PM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:53 PM
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 80493 CD
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Symphony No. 31 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416490 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
5:25 PM
Spharenklange-Walzer Op 235
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 1849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:37 PM
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix:
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Composer : Nicholas Hooper
Catalog : 148156 CD
Conductor : Alexander King
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
5:49 PM
Dances with Wolves: Suite
Artist : Louise DiTullio, flute
Album :
Composer : John Barry
Catalog : 1194 CD
Conductor : Ronald Royer
Orchestra : Sinfonia Toronto
Label : Cambria

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2:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Jingle All The Way! WRTI's Classical Holiday Schedule

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6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It

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Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 12:14 pm

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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

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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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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