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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Playlist

March 20, 2013

6:06 AM
Spring Overture (Yar-Khmel) Op 1
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Composer : Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Catalog : 223629 CD
Conductor : Donald Johanos
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:17 AM
Wedding Scenes Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
6:30 AM
Concerto No. 5 for 2 oboes and stringsin C Op 7
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 553035 CD
Conductor : John Georgiadis
Orchestra : London Virtuosi
Label : Naxos
6:40 AM
Symphony No. 23 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550723 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : Northern Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) Op 410
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4775566 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Riders for the Flag
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 304 CD
Conductor : Leonard B. Smith
Orchestra : Detroit Concert band
Label : WalkingFro
7:18 AM
Rustle of Spring Op 32
Artist : Leonard Pennario, piano
Album :
Composer : Christian Sinding
Catalog : 63661 CD
Conductor : Miklos Rozsa
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:24 AM
Fruhlingslied Spring Song Op 71
Artist : Robert Silverman, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 82501 CD
Label : Marquis
7:28 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 15934 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Caprice-Valse Wedding Cake Op 76
Artist : Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 6026 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
7:49 AM
Trumpet Sinfonia Decima (No. 10) for 2
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bononcini
Catalog : 5017 CD
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
8:06 AM
Scherzo capriccioso Op 66
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49995 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:20 AM
4 Indian Love Lyrics: Kashmiri Love Song
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Amy Woodforde-Finden
Catalog : 59488 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
8:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
8:43 AM
Espana
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 8852 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:47 AM
Iberia: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
Artist :
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Composer : Isaac Albeniz (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 80338 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Violin Concerto Spring in A
Artist : Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Antonio Guido
Catalog : 213 CD
Orchestra : La Stravaganza
Label : ORF
9:20 AM
Kikimora Op 63
Artist :
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 442011 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:30 AM
Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Artist : N. Henriot-Schweitzer, piano
Album :
Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 6805 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
Three Spring Miniatures
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Composer : William S Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 9595 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
10:08 AM
blue cathedral
Artist :
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Composer : Jennifer Higdon
Catalog : 80596 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
10:22 AM
Cello Concerto in a Op 129
Artist : Truls Mork, cello
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 45664 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:49 AM
Springtime and Desire Op 93
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 1822 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 8 Fruhlingsklange in A Op 205
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223362 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
12:07 PM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758360 CD
Conductor : Karl Munchinger
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : London/Dec
12:24 PM
Bells Across The Meadows
Artist :
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : 553515 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony
Label : Naxos
12:28 PM
Slavonic Dance No. 7 in C Op 72
Artist : Katia Labeque, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 426264 CD
Label : Philips
12:31 PM
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in A-Flat Op 72
Artist : Katia Labeque, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 426264 CD
Label : Philips
12:47 PM
Vespers: Psalm 113
Artist : The Crossing
Album :
Composer : Kile Smith
Catalog : 5809 CD
Conductor : Donald Nally
Orchestra : Piffaro Renaissance Band
Label : Navona
12:57 PM
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in g Op 24
Artist : Michael Ludwig, violin
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
1:27 PM
Water Night
Artist : Eric Whitacre Singers
Album :
Composer : Eric Whitacre
Catalog : 14850 CD
Conductor : Eric Whitacre
Label : London/Dec
1:35 PM
Sonatina for violin & piano in G Op 100
Artist : Josef Suk, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 1078 CD
Label : Music&Arts
1:56 PM
Jerusalem
Artist : BBC National Chorus of Wales
Album :
Composer : Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Catalog : 10740 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : BBC National Orch of Wales
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
A Perfect Day
Artist : Carlo Curley, organ
Album :
Composer : Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Catalog : 1025 CD
Label : RLF
2:06 PM
Four Seasons: No.1 Spring (La Primavera) in E Op 8
Artist : Pina Carmirelli, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6778 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
2:18 PM
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
Album :
Composer : Rudolf Sieczynski
Catalog : 2469 CD
Conductor : Julius Rudel
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:24 PM
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON:
Artist : Shanghai National Orchestra
Album :
Composer : Tan Dun
Catalog : 93927 CD
Conductor : Tan Dun
Orchestra : Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:29 PM
Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565
Artist : Florence Mustric, organ
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 1271 CD
Label : MSR
2:30 PM
CARMEN: Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau.
Artist : Rise Stevens, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:40 PM
Rose of Tralee
Artist : John McCormack, tenor
Album :
Composer : TRADITIONAL
Catalog : 7892 CD
Orchestra : Studio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:49 PM
Folk Song Symphony: excerpt
Artist : American Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Roy Harris
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra : American Festival Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:57 PM
Mock Morris
Artist :
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 434330 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Mercury
3:00 PM
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:08 PM
Symphony No. 3 in c
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Composer : Florence Price
Catalog : 7518 CD
Conductor : Apo Hsu
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
3:39 PM
The Romance of Spring: Cantata Op 23
Artist : Prague Radio Chorus
Album :
Composer : Zdenek Fibich
Catalog : 3197 CD
Conductor : Frantisek Vajnar
Orchestra : Prague Radio Symphony
Label : Supraphon
4:06 PM
Brazilian Impressions
Artist :
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 557711 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:27 PM
Dream Children Op 43
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 1014 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
4:35 PM
A Winter’s Tale Op 18
Artist :
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 5157 CD
Conductor : Mario Bernardi
Orchestra : CBC Orchestra
Label : CBC(RCI)
4:47 PM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
5:06 PM
Sones de Mariachi
Artist :
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Composer : Blas Galindo
Catalog : 550838 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Festival Orchestra of Mexico
Label : Naxos
5:15 PM
Pan and the Birds Op 15
Artist : Marc Grauwels, flute
Album :
Composer : Jules Mouquet
Catalog : 555977 CD
Conductor : Andre Vandernoot
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : Naxos
5:23 PM
Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Suite
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Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 2367 CD
Conductor : Barry H. Kolman
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : Centaur

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7:25 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Mozart's Gran Partita: An Ambitious Serenade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Classical serenades by chamber ensembles were often light, outdoor entertainment in late 18th-century Vienna. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this week’s WRTI concert broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra features one of the more ambitious creations in the genre.

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Creatively Speaking
7:21 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Celebrating C.P.E. Bach: The Sentimental Rebel

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (March 8, 1714 – December 14, 1788)

J.S. Bach’s second-surviving son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), was a musical force in his own right. His fame, at least after the mid-1700s, overshadowed that of his now-legendary father. This year, six German cities with ties to C.P.E.’s musical footprint in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Leipzig, Potsdam, and Weimar are leading a celebration of the 300th anniversary of his birth.   

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Dirk Brosse's Life In Music...On Film!

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Music Director Dirk Brosse

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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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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

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11:28 am
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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

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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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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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