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

August 28, 2013

6:06 AM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in A
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
6:17 AM
Symphony No. 4 in D, K. 19
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2018 CD
Conductor : Tamas Veto
Orchestra : Odense Symphony Orchestra
Label : Unicorn
6:31 AM
Spring Song Op 16
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 97689 CD
Conductor : Paavo Berglund
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:41 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D Op 25 Classical
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 8931 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
7:06 AM
March Medley
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Composer : Richard Hayman
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
On the Campus
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559248 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:19 AM
Fancy Free Ballet: Dances
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 68550 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:27 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 61901 CD
Conductor : Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:41 AM
Symphony in A
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Composer : Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Catalog : 777112 CD
Conductor : Johannes Goritzki
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : CPO
7:49 AM
Symphony No. 26 in E-Flat, K. 184
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:06 AM
FAUST: Ballet Music
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 62530 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:18 AM
DAMNATION OF FAUST: Menuet des Follets
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 2008 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Nederland
8:26 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in D
Artist : Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet
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Composer : Johann Melchior Molter
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:38 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA)Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 431653 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
8:49 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
LOHENGRIN Prelude to Act I
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 99595 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
9:18 AM
Concerto for 2 pianos in d
Artist : Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano; Anne Queffelec, piano
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Composer : Francis Poulenc
Catalog : 22045 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:40 AM
Morceau de Concert in G Op 154
Artist : Elizabeth Hainen, harp
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 2221 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Avie
10:00 AM
Russian Easter Festival Overture Op 36
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 434308 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
10:17 AM
Symphony No. 104 in D London
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Istvan Kertesz
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label :
10:44 AM
Scenes from Faust: Overture
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 550608 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Naxos
10:55 AM
Nouvelle Fantaisie on Gounod’s FAUST Op 13
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572275 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 4 in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:08 PM
Fountains of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 37676 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:26 PM
Maple Leaf Rag
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 47193 CD
Conductor : Gunther Schuller
Orchestra : New England Consservatory Ragtime Ensemble
Label : Angel/EMI
12:30 PM
Prelude and Allegro for Organ and Orch.
Artist : David Schrader, Organ
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Composer : Walter Piston
Catalog : 63 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kalmar
Orchestra : Grant Park Orchestra
Label : Cedille
12:45 PM
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat, K. 447
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5737 CD
Conductor : Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
1:01 PM
Notte sul mare
Artist : Beniamino Gigli, tenor
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Composer : Nunzi-di Veroli
Catalog : LM-2095 LP
Conductor : Enrico Sivieri
Orchestra : Orchestra and Chorus
Label : RCA Red Seal
1:06 PM
Bolero
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 472798 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:22 PM
Danzon No. 2
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Composer : Arturo Marquez
Catalog : 13458 CD
Conductor : Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra : Simon Bolivar Youth Orch of Venezuela
Label : D. Gramphn
1:32 PM
In a Monastery Garden
Artist : Ambrosian Singers
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Composer : Albert W. Ketelbey
Catalog : London/Dec
Conductor : Eric Rogers
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label :
1:40 PM
Song Without Words I/1 in E Op 19
Artist : Andras Schiff, piano
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 4780107 CD
Label : London/Dec
1:45 PM
SALOME: Dance of the Seven Veils
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
1:56 PM
Etude No. 12 in d-Sharp Op 8
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Alexander Scriabin
Catalog : 419499 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
2:03 PM
PEARL FISHERS: Au fond du temple saint
Artist : Jussi Bjoerling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 61440 CD
Conductor : Renato Cellini
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
2:08 PM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Brangane’s Warning
Artist : Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4780232 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:14 PM
Nocturne No. 18 in E Op 62
Artist : Rafal Blechacz, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 10870 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
2:20 PM
Canzon in the 7th tone No. 2
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Composer : Giovanni Gabrieli
Catalog : 62353 CD
Orchestra : Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Label : CBS/Sony
2:24 PM
Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Ballade
Artist : Frederick Riddle, viola
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 2419 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
2:31 PM
On the Campus
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559248 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
2:35 PM
Misa Criolla: excerpts
Artist : Jose Carreras, tenor; Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
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Composer : Ariel Ramirez
Catalog : 420955 CD
Conductor : Jose Luis Ocejo
Orchestra : Coral Salve de Laredo
Label : Philips
2:47 PM
Carousel: You’ll never walk alone
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Placido Domingo, tenor; Jose Carreras, tenor
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 83110 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Atlantic
2:51 PM
Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565
Artist : Wolfgang Rubsam, organ
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 572181 CD
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 2: Tasso, lamento e trionfo
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
3:22 PM
Horn Concerto in c
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Franz Strauss
Catalog : 6249 CD
Conductor : Istvan Kertesz
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:38 PM
String Sonata No. 1 in G
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 550621 CD
Conductor : Andras Kiss
Orchestra : Rossini Ensemble Budapest
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Hermann and Dorothea Overture Op 136
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 59 CD
Conductor : Stewart Robertson
Orchestra : Atlantic Classical Orchestra
Label : Artek
4:17 PM
Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth
Artist : David Burge, piano
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
4:31 PM
MEFISTOFELE: Prologue
Artist : Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
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Composer : Arrigo Boito
Catalog : 2013 CD
Conductor : Stefano Ranzani
Orchestra : Orch.of Teatro Massimo,Palermo
Label : Naxos
4:55 PM
FAUST: Valse
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 4758563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
DER GOTTERGATTE Overture
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 999891 CD
Conductor : Michail Jurowski
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : CPO
5:15 PM
AIDA: Ballet music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 572818 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:26 PM
AIDA: Celeste Aida
Artist : Richard Tucker, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 89209 CD
Conductor : Nello Santi
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:33 PM
Emeralds
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 79135 CD
Conductor : Robert Irving
Orchestra : New York City Ballet Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch

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12:52 pm
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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
8:45 am
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Library of Congress

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

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Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

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University of Pennsylvania

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

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