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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October 12, 2012

6:06 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 37859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:17 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 1in G
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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
6:32 AM
Valse de Concert No. 1in D Op 47
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Guild
6:44 AM
String Sonata No. 5in E-Flat
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Waltz Fantasyin b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:17 AM
THE MUSIC MAN: Seventy-Six Trombones
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Composer : Meredith Willson
Catalog : 62 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
7:23 AM
Sailors’ Dances
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Composer : Paul Gilson
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
7:32 AM
Symphonyin D
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Composer : Frederick the Great
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Helicon
7:46 AM
Symphony No. 39in C
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 481 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Bis
8:06 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:16 AM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:26 AM
RIGOLETTO: La Donna e Mobile
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 89209 CD
Conductor : Emerson Buckley
Orchestra : Symphonic Orch. of Emilia Roma
Label : CBS/Sony
8:31 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 6in e
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:46 AM
Sinfoniain C
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:57 AM
Piano Sonata No. 11: Rondo alla Turcain A
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9349 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Concertoin F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:19 AM
Harp Concertoin A
Artist : Claudia Antonelli, harp
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Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 350246 CD
Conductor : Hans Ludwig Hirsch
Orchestra : Innsbruck Chamber Ens.
Label : EuropaMusi
9:41 AM
Adagio on Celtic Themesin e Op 56
Artist : Julius Berger, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6060 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : EBS
9:52 AM
Great Mass:in c
Artist : ASMF Chorus
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416273 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 414595 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1in g Op 26
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4764092 CD
Conductor : Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:45 AM
Harpsichord Suite No. 4in e
Artist : Lisa Smirnova, piano
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2213 CD
Label : ECM
11:02 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 4: Orpheus
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 66834 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 3in E-Flat Op 10
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:06 PM
Concerto for lute and flutein F
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
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Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
12:20 PM
Piano Concertoin a Op 17
Artist : Felicia Blumenthal, piano
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Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 28 CD
Conductor : Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Brana
12:57 PM
Trumpet Voluntary
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 66244 CD
Conductor : Anthony Newman
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:57 PM
A Tribute Op 56
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Composer : Edmund Rubbra
Catalog : 6599 CD
Conductor : Hans-Hubert Schonzeler
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
12:57 PM
Symphony No. 2
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47213 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Hymn of the Nations
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:16 PM
Symphony No. 4in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 400037 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Duet Concertino
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 5186060 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Pentatone
3:21 PM
Variations on a theme of Corelli Op 42
Artist : Xiayin Wang, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 10724 CD
Label : Chandos
3:42 PM
Serenade No. 6in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 91122 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Prometheus Bound Overture Op 38
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
La Grotta di Tronofrio Overture
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Composer : Antonio Salieri
Catalog : 223381 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:34 PM
CARMEN: Flower Song; La fleur que tu m’
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 10170 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:42 PM
TURANDOT: Nessun dorma
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 10014 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:48 PM
Catari, Catari. Core Ingrato
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Salvatore Cardillo
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:48 PM
DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT:
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 417011 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Ballet
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:18 PM
Hungarian Rhapsodyin D Op 68
Artist : Maria Kliegel, cello
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 554657 CD
Conductor : Gerhard Markson
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
5:29 PM
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
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Composer : Elmer Bernstein
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:54 PM
La maja de Goya
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 56730 CD
Label : Angel/EMI

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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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9:08 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

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Creatively Speaking
9:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

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6:03 pm
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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
2:01 pm
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2:32 pm
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Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

Look, Ma! Behind our backs!
Courtesy of the artists

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12:52 pm
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2:07 pm
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7:08 am
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Synopsis

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Library of Congress

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