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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July 11, 2013

6:06 AM
Le Corsaire Overture Op 21
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Composer : Hector Berlioz (arr. Gunther Schuller)
Catalog : 15 CD
Conductor : Gunther Schuller
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
6:17 AM
Symphonie Concertante for fl, oboe & bsn in E-Flat
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999627 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:31 AM
String Quartet No. 2: Nocturne
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Composer : Alexander Borodin (arr. Nikolai Tcherepnin)
Catalog : 435757 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:41 AM
Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 3179 CD
Orchestra : Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Label : Centaur
7:06 AM
Violin Concerto in D, RV 370 L’Inquietudine
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4777463 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
7:15 AM
Recognition March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Overture in B-Flat, D. 570
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 570328 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
7:27 AM
Flute Concerto in b
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
7:41 AM
Danse- Tarantelle Styrienne
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy (arr. Maurice Ravel)
Catalog : 2671 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : Quebec Symphony Orchestra
Label : ATMA
7:49 AM
Concerto (with 2 hunting horns) in F
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Composer : Johann David Heinichen
Catalog : 437549 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 6698 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Long Beach (CA) Symphony Orch.
Label : LongBeach
8:17 AM
Norwegian Artists’ Carnival Op 14
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Composer : Johan Svendsen
Catalog : 50009 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
8:26 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57220 CD
Conductor : Placido Domingo
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
8:38 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 6509 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : JVC
8:50 AM
Zadok the Priest
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
PALESTRINA: Prelude to Act III
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Composer : Hans Pfitzner
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
9:15 AM
DER ROSENKAVALIER: Concert Suite Op 59
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 41720 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:40 AM
Malediction
Artist : Jorges Bolet, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 414079 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:00 AM
Little Suite in a Op 1
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 4524862 CD
Conductor : Ulf Schirmer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : London/Dec
10:17 AM
Piano Concerto No. 4 in d Op 70
Artist : Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Album :
Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 67508 CD
Conductor : Michael Stern
Orchestra : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestr
Label : Hyperion
10:50 AM
Hebrew Suite for violin and orchestra
Artist : Hyman Bress, violin
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Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 3169 CD
Conductor : Jindrich Rohan
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
11:03 AM
Andante and Hungarian Rondo Op 35
Artist : Mark Gigliotti, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 20126 CD
Conductor : Felix Chiu-Sen Chen
Orchestra : Taipei Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bravo
11:15 AM
The Seasons Ballet Op 67
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61434 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
Festmusik der Stadt Wien
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 12 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in a Op 15
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
Album :
Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 2149 CD
Conductor : Vasil Kazandzhiev
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Centaur
12:49 PM
Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes Op 47
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Composer : Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Catalog : 572779 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Lande
Orchestra : St. Petersburg State Symphony
Label : Naxos
1:04 PM
Symphony No. 2 in c Op 29
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 49859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Barcarolle No. 5 Op 90
Artist : Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 80491 CD
Label : Telarc
2:06 PM
NERO: Ballet Music
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220451 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:42 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Op 10
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 64329 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
OBERON Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:10 PM
Concert Piece for Piano & Orchestra Op 9
Artist : Liisa Pohjola, piano
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Composer : Ernst Mielck
Catalog : 9604 CD
Conductor : Petri Sakari
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
3:38 PM
Romantic Pieces Op 75
Artist : Ivan Zenaty, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90171 CD
Label : Dorian
4:06 PM
Hungarian Melodies
Artist : Charles Erwin, cornet
Album :
Composer : Vincent Bach
Catalog : 1998 CD
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
4:12 PM
Symphony No. 3 Slavyanskaya
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Composer : Boris Kozhevnikov
Catalog : 11 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
4:29 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: Overture
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Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 68793 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:39 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL: I dreamed I dwelt
Artist : Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
Album :
Composer : Michael W. Balfe
Catalog : 14777 CD
Conductor : Karel Mark Chichon
Orchestra : Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, Rome
Label : D. Gramphn
4:46 PM
Irish Rhapsody No. 2 in f Op 84
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 9049 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
Show Boat: Scenario for Orchestra
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Composer : Jerome Kern
Catalog : 446404 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Philips
5:27 PM
GOYESCAS: Intermezzo
Artist :
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:33 PM
Carnival of the Animals
Artist : Hugh Downs, narrator
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 68131 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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LA Opera on WRTI: Britten's BILLY BUDD, August 2, 1 PM

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

James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus for one of Benjamin Britten's masterpieces. Based on Herman Melville’s classic American tale, adapted into a libretto by English novelist E.M. Forster and writer Eric Crozier, Billy Budd tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a pure-hearted sailor by a predatory master-at-arms. It's a tragedy of "sexual discharge gone evil," as Forster described it, and a work that has captivated audiences around the world since its 1951 world premiere.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (who later became an American citizen) lost an arm in World War I. He commissioned composers including Maurice Ravel to write pieces for the left hand alone.
Bettmann/CORBIS

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

One hundred years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. The conflict drew in country after country and grew to an unprecedented scale. An estimated 9 million combatants lost their lives and more than 21 million were wounded in what came to be known as The Great War and, eventually, World War I.

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

How a Russian-Born Philadelphian Helped Give New Life to a Song Van Cliburn Loved

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When American pianist Van Cliburn died in 2013, funeral organizers in Texas couldn’t locate an obscure piece of music he’d requested for the service. But as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, thanks to a Philadelphia connection, the Russian folk song was found, and is now enjoying new life in America.

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The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)

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4:25 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM

Carmen (Patricia Bardon) expresses her love for the matador Escamillo (Ildebrando D'Arcangelo) as he prepares to enter the bullring.

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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

Pianist Blanche Burton-Lyles, the first African American woman to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music, was mentored by Marian Anderson.
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
Tue July 15, 2014

Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch

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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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2:01 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies

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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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 would have been the 80th birthday of celebrated American pianist Van Cliburn,  who died in 2013. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his 1958 win in the Soviet Union’s first International Tchaikovsky Competition was a welcome sign of warmth in the midst of Cold War tensions.

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