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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December 03, 2012

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999268 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:16 AM
Suite from Studentenmusik in C
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Composer : Johann Rosenmuller
Catalog : 907179 CD
Conductor : David Douglass
Orchestra : The King's Noyse
Label : Harm Mundi
6:30 AM
Phaeton - Symphonic Poem Op 39
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 53979 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:43 AM
Symphony No. 30 in D
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 999179 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
Sinfonia for 2 horns, strings and bass in D
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Composer : Johann Philipp Kirnberger
Catalog : 61903 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : RCA/BMG
7:15 AM
New York Hippodrome
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559092 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:18 AM
Grand choeur dialogue
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
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Composer : Eugene Gigout
Catalog : 80218 CD
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
7:28 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 94615 CD
Conductor : Helmut Rilling
Orchestra : Oregon Bach Festival Chmb Orch
Label : Hanssler
7:43 AM
AIDA: Ballet music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:50 AM
THAIS: Meditation
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Virginia Symphony
Label : HamptonRds
8:06 AM
EURYANTHE Overture Op 81
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 63053 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:15 AM
Two Icelandic melodies
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
RIENZI: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 36699 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:42 AM
Trumpet Sonata in D
Artist : David Bilger, trumpet
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1035 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
8:53 AM
Adagio in g
Artist : Oxford New College Choir
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 21659 CD
Conductor : Edward Higginbottom
Label : Erato
9:06 AM
Overture No. 4 in D
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
9:15 AM
Octet in E-Flat Op 20
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 8 CD
Orchestra : Sejong Soloists
Label : CanaryClas
9:47 AM
Andante and Rondo Op 25
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute; Kazunori Seo, flute
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Composer : Albert Franz Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 78 in c
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45972 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:20 AM
Guitar Concerto No. 3 in F Op 70
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
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Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 4780220 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
10:51 AM
Danzas Fantasticas Op 22
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Composer : Joaquin Turina
Catalog : 555955 CD
Conductor : Max Bragado Darman
Orchestra : Orchestra of Castille & Leon
Label : Naxos
11:10 AM
Fantasia for piano in g Op 77
Artist : Jonathan Biss, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 85894 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
11:22 AM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Op 55
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61434 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
Ramuntcho Suite No. 2
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Composer : Gabriel Pierne
Catalog : 10633 CD
Conductor : Juanjo Mena
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:23 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op 18
Artist : Lang Lang, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 3902 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Orch. of the Mariinsky Theatre
Label : D. Gramphn
1:03 PM
Hymn to Apollo
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Composer : Sir Arthur Bliss
Catalog : 8818 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
1:17 PM
Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 "Prague"
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 426231 CD
Conductor : Frans Bruggen
Orchestra : Orchestra of the 18th Century
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
The Poisoned Kiss Overture
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 6545 CD
Conductor : George Hurst
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
2:09 PM
Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Op 55
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
3:00 PM
Cassation in E-Flat
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Composer : Leopold Anton¡n Kozeluch
Catalog : 442981 CD
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : Orfeo
3:12 PM
Sonata Arpeggione in a
Artist : Matt Haimovitz, cello; Itamar Golan, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 2002 CD
Label : Oxingale
3:43 PM
Swanwhite Suite Op 54
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Iberia: Book III
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80470 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:30 PM
Minuetto I in A
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 73871 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Orchestre D'Auvergne
Label : Denon
4:36 PM
Minuetto II in A
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 73871 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Orchestre D'Auvergne
Label : Denon
4:38 PM
Minuetto III
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 73871 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Orchestre D'Auvergne
Label : Denon
4:42 PM
TOSCA: Vissi D’Arte
Artist : Maria Callas, soprano
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 70879 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Orch. of Soc. of Cons. Conc.
Label : Angel/EMI
4:45 PM
Poema Autunnale for violin and
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 15535 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Overture on a Street Vendor’s Ditty
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Composer : A. Louis Scarmolin
Catalog : 2620 CD
Conductor : Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Centaur
5:17 PM
Siegfried Idyll
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 65208 CD
Conductor : William Steinberg
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:30 PM
Two Waltzes in C
Artist : Katia & Marielle Labeque,piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 74729 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
5:39 PM
On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 415253 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn

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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.

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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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