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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July 08, 2013

6:06 AM
Julius Caesar Overture Op 128
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G, Wq. 43
Artist : Andreas Staier, harpsichord
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
6:31 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
6:41 AM
Symphonic Poem in Memory of Chopin in b Op 37
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Composer : Sergey Liapunov
Catalog : 173 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:06 AM
Irish Tune from County Derry: Danny Boy
Artist : Mary Preston, organ
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 112 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
7:15 AM
Hands Across the Sea (1899)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 137 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Washington Winds
Label : WalkingFro
7:19 AM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
MANON LESCAUT: Intermezzo
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 3763 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Prague National Theatre Orch
Label : Supraphon
7:47 AM
Cakewalk Ballet after Gottschalk: Suite
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Composer : Hershy Kay
Catalog : 80144 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Karelia Overture Op 10
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 85785 CD
Conductor : Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:15 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 55475 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Abbey Road Ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in e Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
8:43 AM
Saltarello
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 550087 CD
Conductor : Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
8:47 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat, K. 107
Artist : Malcolm Bilson,fortepiano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 67116 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : Old Fairfield Academy Orch
Label : MusicMaste
9:06 AM
Leonore Overture No. 2 Op 72
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:23 AM
Symphony No. 92 in G Oxford
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 94237 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
9:50 AM
Two Elegiac Melodies: The Last Spring Op 34, No. 2
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 44722 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:00 AM
Overture (Suite) in B-Flat
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 512 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum
Label : Chandos
10:16 AM
Cello Concerto
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:43 AM
Chacony a 4 in g
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Composer : Henry Purcell (arr. Benjamin Britten)
Catalog : 557753 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : Naxos
10:52 AM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : Kathleen Rudolph, flute
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Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
11:07 AM
Serenade in F Op 31
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Composer : Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog : 310 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
12:06 PM
Linconshire Posey
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 432754 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
12:22 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in g Op 22
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:47 PM
Le Chasseur Maudit
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Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 87 CD
Conductor : Massimo Freccia
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chesky Rec
1:03 PM
Symphony No. 5 in d Op 47
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
2:00 PM
Alleluia
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
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Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 80519 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Label : Telarc
2:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 in e
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Composer : Randall Thompson
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:35 PM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in a Op 37
Artist : Misha Keylin, violin
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Composer : Henri Vieuxtemps
Catalog : 557016 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4776404 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:10 PM
BORIS GODUNOV: Symphonic Synthesis
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Leopold Stokowski)
Catalog : 557645 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:37 PM
Baal Shem Suite
Artist : Vadim Gluzman, violin
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 1662 CD
Conductor : John Neschling
Orchestra : Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orch.
Artist : Martin Frost, clarinet
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 893 CD
Conductor : Lan Shui
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:25 PM
Summer Night on the River
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 7047 CD
Conductor : Henry Adolph
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:34 PM
Colonial Song
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 434330 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Mercury
4:42 PM
Shepherd’s Hey
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 117 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
4:46 PM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 7058 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:06 PM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Rakoczy March Op 24
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:13 PM
Legend for Piano & Orchestra (1933)
Artist : John Lenehan, piano
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Composer : John Ireland
Catalog : 572598 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
FERAMORS: Bridal Procession
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 550328 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:34 PM
Dance Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 964 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV

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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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11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

WRTI General Manager Dave Conant at 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

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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

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3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

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4:36 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Verdi's Gift: Wringing Catchy Music From Touchy Subjects

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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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