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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November 04, 2013

6:06 AM
Athalia Overture Op 74
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
Concerto No. 11 in d Op 3
Artist : Igor Kipnis, harpsichord
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 8009 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
6:30 AM
D’Kernmad’ln (Original Styrian Dance) Op 58
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
6:41 AM
Concerto for 2 violins (Double Concerto) in d BWV 1043
Artist : Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 57440 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor and violin
Orchestra : New European Strings Ch. Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Zur Namensfeier Overture in C Op 115
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429762 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 88115 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:22 AM
Symphony No. 7 in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
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7:28 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 9366 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:42 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:51 AM
Symphonic Sketches: Jubilee
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 64 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
8:06 AM
Espana
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 63572 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:14 AM
Concert No. 3
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Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 1845 CD
Conductor : Christophe Rousset
Orchestra : Les Talens Lyriques
Label : London/Dec
8:28 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
8:42 AM
Jubilee March
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:47 AM
King Arthur Suite
Artist : Colin Tilney, Harpsichord
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Composer : Henry Purcell
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Froissart Concert Overture Op 19
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
9:21 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:36 AM
The Tempest: Suite No. 1 Op 109
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 115 CD
Conductor : Michael Stern
Orchestra : Kansas City Symphony
Label : Reference
10:00 AM
THE TROJANS: Royal Hunt & Storm
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 431624 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:11 AM
Violin Concerto No. 3 in b Op 61
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 425501 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:41 AM
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 in A-Flat Op 45
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 9002 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
11:01 AM
Lady Radnor’s Suite
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 550331 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
11:13 AM
Symphony No. 6 in F Op 68 Pastorale
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471489 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Catone in Utica: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
12:14 PM
String Quartet No. 17 in B-Flat, K. 458 The Hunt
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 79 CD
Orchestra : Bartok Quartet
Label : BudapestMu
12:39 PM
Intermezzo for String Quintet in d
Artist : Gil Sharon, viola
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 570788 CD
Orchestra : Fine Arts Quartet
Label : Naxos
12:45 PM
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Romantic
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 55119 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
String Quartet No. 1: Andante Cantabile Op 11
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 2392 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
2:10 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 68
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 2402 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:00 PM
Hamlet/Ophelia Op 22
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Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 559075 CD
Conductor : Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:15 PM
Concerto da Chiesa for strings
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Composer : Sir George Dyson
Catalog : 9076 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
3:38 PM
Concerto for Orchestra in D
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (arr. Maximilian Steinberg)
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
4:26 PM
Four Last Songs: 2. September
Artist : Dorothea Roschmann, soprano
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 1880 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
4:33 PM
INTERMEZZO: 4 Interludes
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 3052 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
5:06 PM
DER GOTTERGATTE Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
5:15 PM
The Nymphs (Symphonic Picture)
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Composer : Vassili Kalinnikov
Catalog : 1000170 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
5:28 PM
Eternal Songs Op 10
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Composer : Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Catalog : 570295 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos

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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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12:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

As JFK Died In Dallas, Music Was Born In Boston

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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

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Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 4:15 pm

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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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Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 6:20 pm

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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

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3:26 am
Thu November 21, 2013

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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

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Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 11:01 am

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10:49 am
Thu November 14, 2013

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3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

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