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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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August 27, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony in D Op 18, No. 4
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999753 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:16 AM
Flute Concerto in C
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
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Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
6:30 AM
The Planets, Op. 32, No. 4: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 47417 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:40 AM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Yuval Waldman, violin
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 85517 CD
Conductor : Johannes Somary
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
Allegro Appassionato Op 70
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Gilmore’s Triumphal March
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Composer : Thomas P. Brook
Catalog : 92036 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Concerto for trpt, 2 oboes,strings, and continuo in D
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
7:27 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 4 in f
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
7:40 AM
LA GIOCONDA: Dance of the Hours
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Composer : Amilcare Ponchielli
Catalog : 47600 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
From the Bohemian Forest: Silent Woods Op 68
Artist : James Kreger, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7235 CD
Conductor : Djong Victorin Yu
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Guild
8:06 AM
The Merrymakers
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 9106 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : BBC Concert Orchestra
Label : BBC
8:12 AM
Pineapple Poll Suite
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 434322 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
8:25 AM
La Valse
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 80601 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:39 AM
RUSLAN AND LUDMILA Overture
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 400071 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:46 AM
Adagio and Rondo for clarinet and orch
Artist : Dieter Klocker, clarinet
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Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 223431 CD
Conductor : Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
9:06 AM
Concerto for 3 Oboes and stringsin B-Flat
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 580 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Collegium Musicum 90
Label : Chandos
9:17 AM
Violin Concerto (Adelaide) in D, K. 294a
Artist : Mela Tenenbaum, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (attr.)
Catalog : 1076 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : ESS.A.Y
9:38 AM
Rhapsody Op 14
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
10:00 AM
Scenes Poétiques Op 46
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Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 570554 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : Naxos
10:21 AM
Concerto Variations on an English Theme Op 71
Artist : Margaret Fingerhut, piano
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Composer : Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Catalog : 8736 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:49 AM
Concerto No. 1 a due cori in B-Flat
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 411721 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
11:05 AM
Violin Sonata in A, Op 12, No. 2
Artist : Barbara Govatos, violin; Marcantonio Barone, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9389 CD
Label : Bridge
11:27 AM
Symphony No. 8 in G Op 88
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:06 PM
Overture
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Composer : Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel)
Catalog : 7169 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : The Women's Philharmonic
Label : KOCH Intl.
12:18 PM
Piano Trio No. 1 in F Op 18
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 90187 CD
Orchestra : The Rembrandt Trio
Label : Dorian
12:47 PM
Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Artist : N. Henriot-Schweitzer, piano
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 6805 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:14 PM
Symphony No. 3 (1943)
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Composer : Marcel Tyberg
Catalog : 572236 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
2:00 PM
Manfred Symphony Op 58
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 8535 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
El Salon Mexico
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 37257 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
3:12 PM
Flute Concerto Op 39
Artist : James Galway, flute
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Composer : Lowell Liebermann
Catalog : 63235 CD
Conductor : Lowell Liebermann
Orchestra : London Mozart Players
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
Escales
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Composer : Jacques Ibert
Catalog : 62644 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Piano Concerto for left hand in D
Artist : Aldo Ciccolini, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75526 CD
Conductor : Jean Martinon
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
Dimitry Donskoy Overture
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 223320 CD
Conductor : Horia Andreescu
Orchestra : Enescu State Philharmonic
Label : MarcoPolo
4:40 PM
Capriccio Espagnol Op 34
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 42248 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
By the Sleepy Lagoon
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 553515 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:11 PM
London Again Suite
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 223445 CD
Conductor : Adrian Leaper
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
5:30 PM
Concerto Folklorico
Artist : John Carmichael, piano
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Composer : John Carmichael
Catalog : 442374 CD
Conductor : David Measham
Orchestra : Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Label : ABC

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
2:01 pm
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2:32 pm
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Courtesy of the artists

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12:52 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song

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Creatively Speaking
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Don Is Back!

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Opera on WRTI
7:08 am
Sat April 12, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM

Soprano Patricia Racette sings Maddalena, and tenor Marcelo Alvarez sings the title role in ANDREA CHENIER.

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Synopsis

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5:07 am
Sat April 12, 2014

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

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Library of Congress

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 10:55 am

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12:00 pm
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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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