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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September 11, 2013

6:06 AM
Valse-Scherzo in C Op 34
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 457064 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:17 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 443848 CD
Conductor : Benjamin Britten
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:30 AM
LUCIO SILLA Overture, K. 135
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4779445 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : La Cetra Baroque Orch., Basel
Label : D. Gramphn
6:40 AM
Symphony in D Op 12, No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 218 CD
Conductor : Guy Van Waas
Orchestra : Les Agrémens
Label : Ricercare
7:06 AM
Nocturnes: No. 2 Fetes
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 471627 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Manhattan Beach
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
SAMSON ET DELILA: Bacchanale Op 47
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:42 AM
Towards a New Life Op 35
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:49 AM
Prague Waltzes
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 414370 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 64103 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 12 in C Op 8, RV 178
Artist : Pietro Borgonovo, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1520 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
8:28 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410897 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
8:42 AM
Agnus Dei
Artist : Crouch End Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 3015 CD
Conductor : David Temple
Label : Silva
8:47 AM
The Armed Man: Benedictus
Artist : Nat Youth Choir/Great Britain
Album :
Composer : Karl Jenkins
Catalog : 11015 CD
Conductor : Karl Jenkins
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
Der Beherrscher der Geister Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:13 AM
Suite for brass
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce (arr. Howard Cable)
Catalog : 2618 CD
Orchestra : Norem Brass
Label : Centaur
9:27 AM
Symphony No. 4 in A Op 90 Italian
Artist :
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 37760 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
10:21 AM
Symphony No. 2 in a Op 55
Artist :
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 94360 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre National de O.R.T.F.
Label :
10:45 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 8 in c Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410898 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
11:01 AM
Capriol Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 65101 CD
Conductor : Neville Dilkes
Orchestra : English Sinfonia
Label : Angel/EMI
11:16 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Op 73 Emperor
Artist : Rudolf Serkin, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 47520 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:07 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:26 PM
Quiet City
Artist : Philip Smith, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:40 PM
Requiem
Artist : Choir of Clare Coll.,Cambridge
Album :
Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 557130 CD
Conductor : Timothy Brown
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
12:53 PM
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : Central Band of the Royal A.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
1:06 PM
La Calinda
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 3303 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
1:10 PM
Fanfare for the Common Man
Artist :
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 63888 CD
Conductor : Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
1:15 PM
Stabat Mater: Virgo virginum praeclara
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80506 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:24 PM
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Artist : Jacqueline DuPre, cello
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 57750 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:39 PM
MANON: Je suis seul..Ah! Fuyez douce
Artist : Richard Crooks, tenor
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 68921 CD
Conductor : Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:45 PM
Requiem
Artist : Serendipity
Album :
Composer : Karl Jenkins
Catalog : 57966 CD
Conductor : Karl Jenkins
Orchestra : West Kazakhstan Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
1:54 PM
Ave Verum Corpus
Artist : Bryn Terfel, baritone
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4772 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:55 PM
Piano Sonata No. 11: Rondo alla Turca in A
Artist : Arkady Volodos, piano
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Volodos)
Catalog : 62691 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:03 PM
THE MISSION: Gabriel’s Oboe
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 93456 CD
Conductor : Ennio Morricone
Orchestra : Roma Sinfonietta
Label : CBS/Sony
2:07 PM
Symphonic Dances from Heritage
Artist :
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Composer : John Duffy
Catalog : 630 CD
Conductor : Richard Williams
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
2:26 PM
Anchors Aweigh
Artist :
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Composer : Cap. Alfred Miles C. Zimmerman
Catalog : 557545 CD
Conductor : Jerker Johansson
Orchestra : Royal Swedish Air Force Band
Label : Naxos
2:29 PM
Mass: Meditation No. 3
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:38 PM
Four Last Songs
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 59408 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:00 PM
Andante cantabile
Artist :
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Composer : Joseph Sciani
Catalog : 434347 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
3:08 PM
Trinity Requiem
Artist : Trinity Choir
Album :
Composer : Robert Moran
Catalog : 244 CD
Conductor : Robert Ridgell
Orchestra : Trinity Wall Street
Label : Innova
3:43 PM
Night Ride & Sunrise Op 55
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 1202 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : VangrdWelk
4:06 PM
Norwegian Dances Op 35
Artist :
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9028 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Iceland State Symphony Orch.
Label : Chandos
4:28 PM
Concerto for Piano, Violin & Orchestra
Artist : Sergei Krylov, violin
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Battista Viotti (arr. T. Latour)
Catalog : 151 CD
Conductor : Vladislav Czarnecki
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Agora
4:44 PM
In a Summer Garden
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
William Shakespeare Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Friedrich Kuhlau
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:17 PM
Victoria Waltzes
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
5:29 PM
The Bad and the Beautiful suite
Artist :
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Composer : David Raksin
Catalog : 1490 CD
Conductor : David Raksin
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:47 PM
Cinema Paradiso film score
Artist :
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Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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12:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Bach's St. John Passion for Good Friday on WRTI

Valentin Radu conducts the Philadelphia-based Ama Deus Ensemble with soloists in this performance of The Passion According to St. John.

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Valentin Radu conducts his Ama Deus Ensemble and features soprano Megan Monaghan, alto Jody Kidwell, tenor Kenneth Garner, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, and The Philadelphia Boys Choir. This performance is sung in English.

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3:34 am
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Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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French conductor Stephane Deneve

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5:14 pm
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Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

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Creatively Speaking
3:27 pm
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French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

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4:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 3:49 pm

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4:20 pm
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 Synopsis

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