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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October 28, 2013

6:06 AM
Sinfonia in A
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 1201 CD
Orchestra : Ostrava Janacek Chamber Orch.
Label : Panton
6:18 AM
Cello concerto in a
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 34791 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : London Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:31 AM
LUCIO SILLA Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Sonata No.6 in c
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Jan Dismas Zelenka
Catalog : 1671 CD
Label : ECM
7:06 AM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : Michael Gurt, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 68757 CD
Conductor : John Anderson
Orchestra : Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Label : RCA/BMG
7:20 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 6 in D Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80497 CD
Conductor : Yoel Levi
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Notturno No. 3 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
7:41 AM
Andersen: Dance of the Porcelain Figures
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
7:48 AM
Concertino for Clarinet & Orch in E-Flat Op 26
Artist : Jon Manasse, clarinet
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 18005 CD
Conductor : Lukas Foss
Orchestra : Brooklyn Philharmonic Orch.
Label : XLNT Music
8:06 AM
Symphonie capricieuse in G
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 9919 CD
Conductor : Matthias Maute
Orchestra : Ensemble Caprice
Label : Analekta
8:16 AM
Italian Serenade in G
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
8:25 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Four Scottish Dances Op 59
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:49 AM
Konzertsatz for Piano and Orchestrain d
Artist : Florian Uhlig, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 93264 CD
Conductor : Christoph Poppen
Orchestra : German Radio Philharmonic
Label : Hanssler
9:06 AM
The Winegrower’s Bride
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 2012611 CD
Conductor : Kurt Woss
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Gram.Loden
9:15 AM
Slovak Suite Op 32
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Composer : Vitezslav Novak
Catalog : 3372 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Philharmonic
Label : Supraphon
9:44 AM
Piano Trio No. 10 HOB XV:35 in A
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 3126 CD
Orchestra : Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Label : Centaur
10:00 AM
Sinfonia in A-Flat
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Composer : Jan Krtitel (Baptist) Vanhal
Catalog : 557483 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Camerata
Label : Naxos
10:19 AM
Cello Concerto in a
Artist : Anner Bylsma, cello
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 90800 CD
Conductor : Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:47 AM
Serenade in E-Flat Op 7
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 438748 CD
Conductor : Edo de Waart
Orchestra : Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Label : Philips
10:58 AM
Sinfonia in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 1 in c The Bellsof Zlonice
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 94671 CD
Conductor : Otmar Suitner
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Berlin
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12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 553457 CD
Conductor : Bradley Creswick
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto in g Op 33
Artist : Rudolf Firkusny, piano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 60781 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:57 PM
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Op 101
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 93043 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
1:19 PM
Symphony No. 4 in C Op 60
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Composer : Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Catalog : 777469 CD
Conductor : Michael Alexander Willens
Orchestra : The Cologne Academy
Label : CPO
2:00 PM
A Summer’s Tale Op 29
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 45057 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:00 PM
Andante Religioso
Artist : Stephan Barratt-Due Jr.,violin
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 2 Romantic
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
3:39 PM
Suite from Smetana’s Sketchbook
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:06 PM
Springtime and Desire Op 93
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 1822 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:26 PM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 63151 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:37 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Kate Royal, soprano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 96666 CD
Conductor : Edward Gardner
Orchestra : English National Opera Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
4:46 PM
Sheherazade: Overture de Feerie
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 572887 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
A Night at Karlstein
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Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
5:17 PM
Three Pieces for Orchestra
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Composer : Kent Kennan
Catalog : 434307 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
5:27 PM
Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings Op 35
Artist : Alexa Still, flute
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 7063 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
5:35 PM
Praga Op 26
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 59318 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs

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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

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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.
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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

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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