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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November 13, 2013

6:06 AM
Austrian Peasant Dances
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Composer : Various
Catalog : 2677 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
6:17 AM
Havanaise Op 83
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49276 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : New York Chamber Symphony
Label : Angel/EMI
6:30 AM
Concerto Grosso in e Op 3
Artist : Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 77010 CD
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Deut Harmo
6:41 AM
Piano Concerto Movement in D
Artist : Linnea Bardarson, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 2640 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
7:05 AM
Faust Quadrille Op 277
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223247 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:15 AM
Glory of the Yankee Navy
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
Crown Imperial
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 73326 CD
Conductor : Thomas Fueri
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : Denon
7:41 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA)Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
7:52 AM
Danse- Tarantelle Styrienne
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
8:06 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434305 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:18 AM
Gypsy-caprice
Artist : Julia Krasko, violin
Album :
Composer : Fritz Kreisler
Catalog : 3249 CD
Label : Delos
8:26 AM
Eine Faust Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 62403 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Baden Maiden Waltz Op 257
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Composer : Karel Komzak
Catalog : 799111 CD
Conductor : Friedemann Riehle
Orchestra : Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CPClassics
8:49 AM
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
9:06 AM
Rip Van Winkle Overture
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 13 in f-Sharp
Artist : Friedemann Eichhorn, violin
Album :
Composer : Pierre Rode
Catalog : 570469 CD
Conductor : Nicolas Pasquet
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : Naxos
9:40 AM
Symphony No. 39 in g
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 557093 CD
Conductor : Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Orchestra : Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:00 AM
Karelian Legend Op 99
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 220444 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : MarcoPolo
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in e Op 60
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
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Composer : Nikolai Medtner
Catalog : 5068 CD
Conductor : Pierre Cao
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
10:51 AM
Scherzo Capriccioso Op 5
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
11:04 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 10 in C Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
11:19 AM
La Boutique Fantasque
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 41 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
12:05 PM
Ma Vlast: No. 2 Vltava (The Moldau)
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 3392 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:24 PM
Eternity’s Sunrise
Artist : Patricia Rozario, soprano
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Composer : John Tavener
Catalog : 907231 CD
Conductor : Paul Goodwin
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
12:39 PM
Tales From Vienna Woods Op 325
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 1663 CD
Conductor : Lorin Maazel
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:52 PM
Rodeo: Hoe-Down
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 70047 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:55 PM
Bugler’s Holiday
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Rochester Pops Orch
Label : Mercury
1:01 PM
Finlandia Op 26
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 555773 CD
Conductor : Jorma Panula
Orchestra : Turku Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
1:10 PM
Ave Verum Corpus
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 80119 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:12 PM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 38527 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
1:36 PM
Prelude No. 2 in B-Flat Op 23
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 85779 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
1:39 PM
Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Op 9
Artist : Van Cliburn, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 40723 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
1:45 PM
Donna Diana: Overture
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Composer : Emil von Reznicek
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Rudolph Kempe
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:50 PM
L’AMICO FRITZ: Suzel, buon di
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Cecelia Bartoli, mezzo; London Voices
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Composer : Pietro Mascagni
Catalog : 10170 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
2:03 PM
Eclogue for piano and string orchestra Op 10
Artist : Martin Jones, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5366 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
2:15 PM
I sat down under his shadow
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Composer : Edward Bairstow
Catalog : 7093 CD
Conductor : Gerre Hancock
Orchestra : St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:19 PM
Crisantemi for strings
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 73871 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Orchestre D'Auvergne
Label : Denon
2:25 PM
The Lamb
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album :
Composer : John Tavener
Catalog : 6188 CD
Conductor : Craig Jessop
Label : MTC
2:30 PM
Four Last Songs
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 11851 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:53 PM
CANDIDE: Make Our Garden Grow
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:56 PM
On The Town: New York, New York
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 89358 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:00 PM
Vardar, a Bulgarian Rhapsody Op 16
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Composer : Pantscho Vladigerov
Catalog : 777125 CD
Conductor : Horia Andreescu
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
3:11 PM
Symphony No. 2 Psalms
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Composer : Richard Yardumian
Catalog : 1232 CD
Conductor : Lan Shui
Orchestra : Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
3:41 PM
St. Paul’s Suite Op 29
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 5032 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
4:06 PM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 2327 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
4:26 PM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:39 PM
Variations Symphoniques
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
Album :
Composer : Cesar Franck
Catalog : 81783 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Melpomene Overture
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:19 PM
Nocturne No. 14 in f-Sharp Op 48
Artist : Earl Wild, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 70701 CD
Label : Ivory Clas
5:28 PM
LA STRADA: Symphonic suite from the film
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 74987 CD
Conductor : Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Angel/EMI

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7:25 am
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Mozart's Gran Partita: An Ambitious Serenade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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7:21 am
Mon May 5, 2014

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6:00 am
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Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Music Director Dirk Brosse

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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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Peter Aaron/Esto

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

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

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