Classical Weekdays

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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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January 16, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Morning Papers Op 279
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 416819 CD
Conductor : Franz Bauer-Theussl
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Outdoor Overture
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 62401 CD
Conductor : Louis Lane
Orchestra : Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:40 AM
Ma Vlast: No. 1 Vysehrad
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3465 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
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
The Belle of Chicago
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 95163 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 332 CD
Conductor : Carlo Ponti
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
7:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:40 AM
Symphony No. 1in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:06 AM
Concerto for harp in D
Artist : Sylvia Kowalczuk, harp
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 31550 CD
Conductor : Aristid von Wurtzler
Orchestra : Hungarian Virtuosi Chamb. Orch
Label : Hungaroton
8:21 AM
Fanfare for the Common Man
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
8:25 AM
Organ Concerto No. 2 in G
Artist : Roger Bevan Williams, organ
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 8604 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
8:39 AM
La Dame Blanche Overture
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 434332 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:48 AM
Bamboula (Danse de negres)
Artist : Eugene List, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4050 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
9:06 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 Op 17
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 570322 CD
Conductor : Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra : South Jutland Symphony Orch
Label : Naxos
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 85770 CD
Conductor : Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:44 AM
SALOME: Dance of the Seven Veils
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 7890 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Sinfonia in D
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Composer : Nicola Piccinni
Catalog : 2020 CD
Conductor : Enzo Amato
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Naples
Label : Concerto
10:10 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a Op 28
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:48 AM
Fantasiestucke Op 73
Artist : Matt Haimovitz, cello
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2002 CD
Label : Oxingale
10:48 AM
A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:48 AM
Symphony No. 8 in G Op 88
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
12:07 PM
Wind Quintet in g Op 56
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 124 CD
Orchestra : Farkas Quintet Amsterdam
Label : Nederland
12:21 PM
BARTERED BRIDE: Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3163 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:30 PM
Nell Gwyn: Overture
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
12:41 PM
Rhapsody No. 1 for violin & piano
Artist : Gyorgy Pauk, violin
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 558200 CD
Label : Naxos
12:54 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 59285 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:07 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80403 CD
Conductor : Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
1:14 PM
Crisantemi for strings
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64766 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:23 PM
Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King Op 46
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 4776121 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:27 PM
Etude Symphonique
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Composer : Vaclav Nelhybel
Catalog : 8155 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
1:41 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja lied
Artist : Boje Skovhus, baritone
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 4776525 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:45 PM
Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95: Largo
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780115 CD
Conductor : Witold Rowicki
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:56 PM
Exsultate, Jubilate: Alleluia
Artist : Kathleen Battle, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 48235 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : CBS/Sony
2:06 PM
Serenade Op 6
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Composer : Enrico Toselli
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:10 PM
THAIS: Meditation
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:18 PM
Empire March (1924)
Artist : Peter Richard Conte, organ
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 49247 CD
Label : Gothic
2:26 PM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1849 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:37 PM
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2:
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Composer : Heitor Villa-Lobos
Catalog : 557460 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra : Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
2:43 PM
THE MERRY WIDOW: Vilja-Lied
Artist : Ana Maria Martinez, soprano
Album :
Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 557827 CD
Conductor : Steven Mercurio
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
2:50 PM
Nocturne and Tarantella Op 28
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Composer : Karol Szymanowski
Catalog : 557981 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
3:11 PM
TANNHAUSER: Overture and Bacchanale
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 2369 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
3:39 PM
Concerto for Trump,Oboe d’a,vln,Strings in E
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Carl Fredrich Christian Fasch
Catalog : 5121 CD
Conductor : Simon Wright
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
4:06 PM
Moscow-Cheryomushki: Suite
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 452597 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:27 PM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 473171 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
4:38 PM
I LITUANI: Si, questa estrema grazia
Artist : Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Album :
Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 15463 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome
Label : London/Dec
4:43 PM
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 4027 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Cala
5:06 PM
Overture on Hebrew Themes Op 34
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8800 CD
Conductor : Yuli Turovsky
Orchestra : I Musici de Montreal
Label : Chandos
5:17 PM
Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 9
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
5:30 PM
Grande Vitesse Galop Op 146
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Composer : Emile Waldteufel
Catalog : 5264 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
5:35 PM
NOTRE DAME: Intermezzo
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Composer : Franz Schmidt
Catalog : 412236 CD
Conductor : Silvio Varviso
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
5:42 PM
Les Miserables
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Composer : Arthur Honegger
Catalog : 223134 CD
Conductor : Adriano
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:04 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Hear Hans Zimmer's Bid For The Next Great Screen Composer

Hans Zimmer.
Zoe Zimmer Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 4, 2014 1:06 pm

Crimson Tide, The Lion King, Inception, Gladiator — that's just a handful of the many movies that feature award-winning scores by Hans Zimmer. Lately, Zimmer has lent his ear to soundtracks written by a new generation of aspiring film composers.

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Crossover
2:12 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

A Virtuoso Violinist With A Legendary Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers Makes History

The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album is violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' newly released CD.

Virtuoso violinist Anne Akiko Meyers tells the story of seeing an old Jack Benny routine on TV. Mr. Benny had two violins: an el cheapo model, and an expensive Stradivarius. He wanted to show the difference between the two instruments.  The comedian launches into Mendelssohn on the el cheapo and gets, "...squeak, SQUEAK, SQUONK, squeal..." Benny then picks up the Strad and plays the same piece. "...Squeak, SQUEAK, SQUONK, squeal..."   Yes, comedy. But Meyers' point was that it's not really the instrument that makes the artist.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:52 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Yannick Nezet-Seguin And His New Conducting Team

The Philadelphia Orchestra has a new "dream team" of conducting talent! From left: Cristian Măcelaru, conductor-in-residence; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director; Stéphane Denève, principal guest conductor; and Lio Kuokman, assistant conductor.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced a new roster of conductors, selected by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, to lead the ensemble in a growing number of artistic endeavors and collaborations across seasons and venues.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:28 am
Fri May 2, 2014

10 Can't-Miss Classical Music Festivals

Some performances during the Bard Music Festival in the Hudson Valley take place at the Fisher Center, designed by Frank Gehry.
Peter Aaron/Esto

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 9:32 am

  • Stravinsky: Firebird - 'Infernal Dance' (from the 2013 Aspen Music Festival)

In much of the country it still feels like summer is a long way off, but it's not too early to plan on hitting the road and hearing great music. From bucolic college campuses in New England to musical rafting trips down the Colorado, these are 10 of the most intriguing classical festivals. And below them is a listing, by region, of many of the best fests. Been to one we missed? Pass along your own advice in the comments section or via Facebook or Twitter.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
1:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

A Feast for Organ and Brass: The Philadelphians on WRTI, May 4th, 1 PM

Conductor Alain Altinoglu

What a program! It's The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, May 4 at 1 pm. The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ and organist Michael Stairs are two of the biggest stars in a firmament of many! Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin had to withdraw from this performance in March, but it brought conductor Alain Altinoglu to Verizon Hall at Yannick’s recommendation, and was he ever in his element!

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ENCORE!
5:20 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Massenet's MANON, May 4 at 3 PM

Bass-baritone Daniel Noyola and soprano Sydney Mancasola

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3:39 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

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Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 7:15 pm

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9:14 am
Fri April 25, 2014

A Trove Of Celluloid, Primed For The Public

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British Pathé

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 9:42 am

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WRTI Spotlight
12:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

SUMMER from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Closer Look

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work. Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto. Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

SUMMER SONNET

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

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