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 26, 2013

6:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 69857 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
New Federal Overture (1796)
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Composer : James Hewitt
Catalog : 559654 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat, K. 184
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 69818 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
Gipsy Suite
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Composer : Edward German
Catalog : 223419 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
7:06 AM
Hejre Kati: Scene from the Czarda Op 32
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Composer : Jeno Hubay
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The Kilties
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Composer : Samuel Morris
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
Marche Ecossaise
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 9129 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Sinfonia No. 3 in C, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
7:41 AM
WALZERTRAUME (Waltz Dreams)
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Composer : Oscar Straus
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:49 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 2in F Op 50
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 37204 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Carnival Overture Op 92
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
8:17 AM
Concerto No. 9 for oboe and strings in F Op 7
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 579 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat, K. 16
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
8:41 AM
LA VIE PARISIENNE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 65616 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
8:46 AM
Sinfonia in a
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Composer : Nicola Fiorenza
Catalog : 2020 CD
Conductor : Enzo Amato
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Naples
Label : Concerto
9:06 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
9:20 AM
Trio for clarinet, viola and piano in E-Flat, K. 498 Kegelstatt
Artist : Georg Schmid, viola; Gerd Starke, clarinet; Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1282 CD
Label : KOCHSchwan
9:42 AM
Symphony Fragment in E
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Felix Mottl)
Catalog : 56165 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25 Classical
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:14 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat, D. 125
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 412176 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:44 AM
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Op 11
Artist : Dennis Brain, horn
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 47834 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:01 AM
Rondo in a, K. 511
Artist : Alfred Brendel, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1195 CD
Label : VangrdOmeg
11:14 AM
Symphony No. 7 in d Op 70
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 49948 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in b Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
12:19 PM
Sonata for Violin & Piano in E-Flat Op 18
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin; Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 56870 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
12:49 PM
Nachtmusik
Artist : Capella Bavariae
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:55 PM
Symphony No. 6 in A
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 80264 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:00 PM
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F
Artist : Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 1232 CD
Conductor : Nicholas McGegan
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : MSR
2:24 PM
Symphony in C
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 80224 CD
Conductor : Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Choral Fantasy in c Op 80
Artist : Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano; The Philadelphia Singers
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
3:20 PM
Dolly Op 56
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 423089 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:40 PM
Tapiola Op 112
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 65176 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
4:06 PM
Oboe Concerto in D
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
4:32 PM
In the Well: Moonrise
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Composer : Vilem Blodek
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:41 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 (after Scarlatti)in d
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
4:53 PM
The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
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Composer : Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Catalog : 3099 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
5:06 PM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
5:18 PM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 55026 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:29 PM
Footlights, a Concert Waltz
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2070 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
5:37 PM
Beatles Concerto for two pianos and orch
Artist : Rostal & Schaefer, piano duo
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Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 1821 CD
Conductor : John Rutter
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec

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5:00 am
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Bettmann/CORBIS

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 2:37 pm

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8:35 am
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Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of the productions that has been criticized by some as too costly.
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 1:32 pm

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

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The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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4:25 pm
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Crossover
3:43 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

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11:49 am
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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
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Jessica Kourkounis

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Crossover
11:23 am
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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:01 pm
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Lorin Maazel conducing the Vienna Philharmonic in March 2010.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:58 am

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