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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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Playlist

June 13, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony Pastorella in D Op 5
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 9661 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : Chandos
6:21 AM
Armenian Dances
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 432754 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
6:29 AM
Norway’s Greeting to Theodore Roosevelt Op 31
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1207 CD
Conductor : Terje Mikkelsen
Orchestra : Latvian National Symphony
Label : Simax
6:39 AM
Solomon: Ouverture
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2569 CD
Conductor : Bernard Labadie
Orchestra : Les Violons du Roy, Quebec
Label : ATMA
6:49 AM
Danse Macabre Op 40
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 37769 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Adriano in Siria: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:14 AM
University of Pennsylvania Band March
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Composer : Roland Forrest Seitz
Catalog : 229 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:19 AM
Serenada Schizophrana: I Forget
Artist : and Chorus
Album :
Composer : Danny Elfman
Catalog : 89780 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Overture in C
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 64409 CD
Conductor : Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
7:41 AM
Cello Concerto in c
Artist : Raphael Wallfisch, cello
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 550908 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:53 AM
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
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Composer : John Adams
Catalog : 57691 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Ruy Blas Overture Op 95
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4758140 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
LAKME: Air des clochettes
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
Album :
Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4758366 CD
Conductor : Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 guitars in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
Symphony in D Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
8:52 AM
Tico-Tico- non fuba
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Composer : Zequinha (Paz) Abreu
Catalog : 8 CD
Orchestra : Wister Quartet
Label : 1807Friend
9:06 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 86549 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:22 AM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Gabriela Demeterova, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonin Vranicky
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
9:50 AM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA: Chernomor’s March
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 788114 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Fedoseyev
Orchestra : USSR Radio & TV Large Sym Orch
Label : SaisonRuss
10:00 AM
Organ concerto No. 1 in C
Artist : Roger Bevan Williams, organ
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 8604 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
10:17 AM
South Ostrobothnian Suite No. 1 Op 9
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Composer : Toivo Kuula
Catalog : 9605 CD
Conductor : Jorma Panula
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:44 AM
Piano Concertino in E-Flat Op 14
Artist : Mary Louise Boehm, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 7639 CD
Conductor : Kees Kooper
Orchestra : Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble
Label : Pantheon
10:57 AM
The Water Goblin (Symphonic Poem) Vodnik Op 107
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 550896 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
10:57 AM
Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Op 82
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 99963 CD
Conductor : Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Finlandia
12:06 PM
Bajka (The Fairy Tale)
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Composer : Stanislaw Moniuszko
Catalog : 369 CD
Conductor : Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Accord
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G
Artist : Leonard Bernstein, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 60734 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:55 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in c-Sharp
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 66874 CD
Label : Hyperion
1:09 PM
Suite No. 2 Suite Charact‚ristique in C Op 53
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 550644 CD
Conductor : Stefan Sanderling
Orchestra : RTE National Sym Orch Ireland
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Petrouchka: Suite
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:30 PM
Variations on a Nursery Song Op 25
Artist : Istvan Lantos, piano
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 121 CD
Conductor : Gyorgy Lehel
Orchestra : Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Label : WhiteLabel
3:00 PM
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat
Artist : Alan Civil, horn
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 464717 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
3:16 PM
Nights In the Gardens of Spain
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Manuel De Falla
Catalog : 63070 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
4:20 PM
Pavane Op 50
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 99 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
4:28 PM
I Vespri Siciliani: Le Quattro Stagioni:
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62651 CD
Conductor : Roberto Abbado
Orchestra : Munich Radio Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
Le Streghe Op 8
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
Album :
Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 570703 CD
Label : Naxos
4:53 PM
Concerto in D Op 4
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Fantastic Scherzo Op 25
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 572323 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
5:23 PM
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:28 PM
Carousel: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 80278 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:41 PM
Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op 33
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury

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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
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1:52 pm
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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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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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SUMMER SONNET

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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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