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

June 06, 2013

6:06 AM
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5737 CD
Conductor : Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:20 AM
Pavane for a Dead Princess
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 62367 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
6:29 AM
Four Scottish Dances Op 59
Artist :
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:39 AM
Bolero
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 472798 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
Allegro for strings in C
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 550621 CD
Conductor : Andras Kiss
Orchestra : Rossini Ensemble Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Sabre and Spurs
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
Capricho árabe
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 23419 CD
Label : Erato
7:27 AM
My Heart is Inditing
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:40 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63
Artist :
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
7:52 AM
Transylvanian Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Carmen Suite No. 1
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 3208 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Delos
8:19 AM
Don Juan: Dance of the Phantoms & Furies
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 5036 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
8:26 AM
Symphony in b
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572583 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 415379 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
Bailero
Artist : Veronique Gens, soprano
Album :
Composer : Joseph Canteloube
Catalog : 557491 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra : Lille National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Prelude in c-Sharp Op 3
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 46271 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
9:12 AM
Lermontov Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 946 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV
9:37 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 48167 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Trio for piano, violin & viola in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christoph Frederic Bach
Catalog : 777087 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : CPO
10:17 AM
Symphony No. 10: Adagio
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 1995 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Label : Nederland
10:44 AM
Spring (Vesna) Op 34
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 553838 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovschin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:00 AM
Violin Concerto in D
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 51352 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 39676 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 43 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
12:20 PM
Symphony No. 5 for strings
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Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 80370 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : New World
12:41 PM
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Op 137
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
Album :
Composer : Josef Rheinberger
Catalog : 80136 CD
Conductor : Jahja Ling
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 55
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 439900 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Orch Revolutionnaire et Romant
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 8 Fruhlingsklange in A Op 205
Artist :
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223362 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:43 PM
Youth Symphony in d
Artist :
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 7130 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
3:00 PM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1085 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Simax
3:14 PM
Symphony No. 3 Simfonia-Poema
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 62516 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
Symphony No. 15 in G
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 220540 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Label : Da Capo
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 (1814) in D
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
4:26 PM
Overture No. 1 in e
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
4:36 PM
Aladdin Overture
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Composer : Christian Frederik Horneman
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:48 PM
LA JUIVE: Pantomime et Ballet
Artist :
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Composer : Jacques Halevy
Catalog : 420190 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:06 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 7: Festklange
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 68598 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Angel/EMI
5:25 PM
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Artist :
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
5:36 PM
The Irish Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 7892 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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Baritone Liam Bonner sings the title role of Billy Budd, the perfect British seaman.

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6:01 am
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Here are several ensembles presenting the Russian folk song performed at Van Cliburn's funeral service.

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

Legendary Man of Music: Lorin Varencove Maazel, 1930-2014

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WRTI Spotlight
11:49 am
Wed July 16, 2014

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

How a Mentor Inspired A Life In Music: Blanche Burton-Lyles Keeps Marian Anderson’s Memory Alive

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Jessica Kourkounis

A classical pianist considered Marian Anderson’s protégé was the beneficiary of the opera star’s generous encouragement and wisdom.  As a child, Blanche Burton-Lyles lived in South Philadelphia near the home that Marian Anderson called her "dream home."  Anderson knew Blanche’s parents, and would invite the young prodigy to her home to play the living-room piano. It was a life-long relationship. And even in her later years, Burton-Lyles and Anderson kept up through letters after Anderson moved to the West Coast. 

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Crossover
11:23 am
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Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch

Diana Damrau, Forever: Unforgettable Favorites from Vienna, Broadway and Hollywood

Soprano Diana Damrau usually sticks with her forte of mainstream opera. Indeed, she's made her name in such demanding roles as Mozart's Queen of the Night, Strauss' Zerbinetta, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi's Violetta. But not long ago, she had this itch that needed scratching. And scratch she did, to excellent result.

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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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The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

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Creatively Speaking
12:05 pm
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Yannick Conducts His Alma Mater Choir...and The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Westminster Symphonic Choir

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