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 14, 2013

6:06 AM
Consecration of the House Overture in C Op 124
Artist :
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 107 CD
Conductor : Christoph Spering
Orchestra : Das Neue Orchester
Label : PhoenixEd
6:17 AM
Horn Concerto in D
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 86558 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Overture No. 5 in F
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
6:40 AM
Symphony in E-Flat Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Jota de Pablo Op 52
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572216 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
Invercargill
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Frame Lithgow
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:18 AM
Boccaccio Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:27 AM
Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
7:40 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 436737 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : New World Symphony
Label : Argo
7:48 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Jean-Baptiste Accolay
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Tom Brown’s School Days Overture
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Composer : Richard Addinsell
Catalog : 223732 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
8:15 AM
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fantasy
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Composer : Frank Churchill
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Selma Sedlak: Overture Op 37
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
8:49 AM
Love Song Op 7
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:06 AM
Symphony in G
Artist :
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Composer : Leopold Mozart
Catalog : 570499 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:20 AM
Rondo in a, K. 522
Artist : Christian Zacharias, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3400961 CD
Label : MD+G
9:31 AM
Suite No. 4 in G Op 61 Mozartiana
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80676 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:18 AM
Concerto for Piano, Violin & Orchestra in G Op 17
Artist : Sergei Krylov, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 151 CD
Conductor : Vladislav Czarnecki
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Agora
10:46 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 422370 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
11:02 AM
Symphonie Concertante for fl, oboe & bsn in E-Flat
Artist : Rachel Brown, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999627 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 4 in c Tragic
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 340 CD
Conductor : Gordan Nikolic
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
12:06 PM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:18 PM
String Quartet in E-Flat
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Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 1149 CD
Orchestra : Lafayette String Quartet
Label : CBC(RCI)
12:41 PM
Symphony in d
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Composer : Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Catalog : 10628 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
1:06 PM
Scheherazade Op 35
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 80568 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:00 PM
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 74007 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : Teldec
2:19 PM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat Drumroll
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
3:00 PM
King Charles Hunt Overture
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Composer : Fredrik Pacius
Catalog : 9502 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 3 in A Op 55
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Composer : Leevi Madetoja
Catalog : 9036 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
3:43 PM
Pastoral Suite Op 13
Artist : ...and various soloists
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Composer : Gunnar De Frumerie
Catalog : 553715 CD
Conductor : Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Duet Concertino
Artist : Manfred Weise, Clarinet
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64342 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:35 PM
LE POSTILLON DE LONJUMEAU: Mes amis,
Artist : Nicolai Gedda, tenor
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Orchestre National de la RDF
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Don Juan Op 20
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 64106 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
5:15 PM
Fantasie for viola and orchestra
Artist : Gerard Causse, viola
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 54817 CD
Conductor : Gerard Causse
Orchestra : Solistes de Montpellier-Moscou
Label : Angel/EMI
5:24 PM
Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra
Artist : John McLaughlin, guitar
Album :
Composer : John McLaughlin
Catalog : 45578 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:08 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

Some Steinway company representatives and employees — like Wally Boot, pictured here — have been working for the company for decades. Boot is the last person to touch every piano that leaves the factory in Queens, N.Y.
Craig Warga Bloomberg/Getty

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:30 am

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency? Paulson, who owns several Steinways himself, says nothing will change.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
2:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Jingle All The Way! WRTI's Classical Holiday Schedule

It's classical music for the holidays on WRTI, from Saturday, December 14th to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. WRTI celebrates the season with a carefully chosen selection of holiday favorites.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

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

From left: Video director Joe Sabia, bassist Michael Thurber and recording engineer Matt McCorkle of CDZA.
Courtesy of the artist

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

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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.
Bethany Clarke Getty Images

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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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.
Archive Photos Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 12:09 pm

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WRTI In The News
11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

WRTI General Manager Dave Conant at the station.

Check out this recently published article about WRTI General Manager Dave Conant and 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.
Eric Thayer for NPR Music

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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