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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February 27, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 98918 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Hanssler
6:16 AM
Divertimento No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45471 CD
Conductor : Ton Koopman
Orchestra : Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Label : Erato
6:30 AM
Coriolan Overture in c Op 62
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416274 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
6:43 AM
Violin Concerto in E
Artist : Ariadne Daskalakis, violin
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 551243 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
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
Our Flirtations
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 97188 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Faust Quadrille Op 112
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 223664 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
7:28 AM
Oboe Concerto in d
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
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Composer : Alessandro Marcello
Catalog : 6610 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : D. Gramphn
7:41 AM
Flute Concerto No. 1 in F Op 10
Artist : Michel Debost, flute
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 69143 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
7:49 AM
Italian Serenade in G
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
8:06 AM
Sailors’ Dances
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Composer : Paul Gilson
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
8:13 AM
Symphony in D Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999752 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:28 AM
Four Seasons: No.3 Autumn (L’Autunno) in F Op 8
Artist : Pina Carmirelli, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6778 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
8:42 AM
The Lady Mistress Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
8:49 AM
I Got Rhythm Variations
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 68695 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
Wasps: Overture
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2419 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:18 AM
Wand of Youth Suite No. 1 Op 1
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
9:38 AM
An English Suite
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
10:00 AM
Overture No. 2 on Three Greek Themes in D Op 6
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220445 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
10:19 AM
Violin Concerto in a Op 54
Artist : Mark Lubotsky, violin
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 5174 CD
Conductor : Arvo Volmer
Orchestra : State Symp. Orch. of Estonia
Label : Globe
10:41 AM
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 8502 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:55 AM
Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G Op 92
Artist : Daniel Barenboim, piano
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 74755 CD
Conductor : Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 39
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 99963 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Finlandia
12:07 PM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4758502 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:28 PM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:35 PM
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Re dell’abisso
Artist : Marian Anderson, contralto
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
12:50 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 132 Mysterious Mountain
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Composer : Alan Hovhaness
Catalog : 90224 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Dorian
1:11 PM
Mass No. 2: Benedictus in G
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 80458 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:15 PM
Danzon No. 2
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Composer : Arturo Marquez
Catalog : 775555 CD
Conductor : Alondra de la Parra
Orchestra : Philharmonic Orch of Americas
Label : CBS/Sony
1:25 PM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 39785 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:35 PM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:02 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in b-Flat Op 23
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 5912 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:41 PM
Schicksalslied Op 54
Artist : Ambrosian Singers
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 69857 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:58 PM
TURANDOT: Nessun dorma
Artist : Franco Corelli, tenor
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 64192 CD
Conductor : Franco Ferraris
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 412552 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : Philips
3:11 PM
Symphony No. 8 in F Op 93
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 57449 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:39 PM
Baal Shem Suite
Artist : Vadim Gluzman, violin
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 1662 CD
Conductor : John Neschling
Orchestra : Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
4:06 PM
Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
4:30 PM
Alto Rhapsody Op 53
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 80176 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
4:44 PM
Elegy for Brahms
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Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 8955 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
The White Peacock
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 27 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Sheffield
5:14 PM
Tanzwalzer Op 53
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg Suite
Artist : Michel Legrand, piano
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Composer : Michel Legrand
Catalog : 35175 CD
Conductor : Michel Legrand
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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

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Crossover
2:12 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

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

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1:52 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Yannick Nezet-Seguin And His New Conducting Team

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11:28 am
Fri May 2, 2014

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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)

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1:24 pm
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ENCORE!
5:20 pm
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Bass-baritone Daniel Noyola and soprano Sydney Mancasola

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Alexei Kuznetsoff Courtesy of the artist

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

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British Pathé

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

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12:05 pm
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SUMMER SONNET

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

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