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.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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Playlist

December 04, 2012

6:06 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in g
Artist : Marc Schachman, baroque oboe
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 3108 CD
Conductor : Thomas Crawford
Orchestra : American Classical Orchestra
Label : Centaur
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 (after Scarlatti) in d
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 31 CD
Orchestra : Café Zimmermann
Label : Alpha
6:30 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 5031 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
6:42 AM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
7:06 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 80122 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:15 AM
Invercargill
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Frame Lithgow
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Colonel John R. Bourgeois
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:18 AM
The Londonderry Air
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:28 AM
Violin Concerto in C, RV 177
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 89362 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:43 AM
Overture in D
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2260 CD
Conductor : Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra : L'Ensemble Arion
Label : ATMA
7:50 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in f, BWV 1056
Artist : Hilda Huang, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in f
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 4780237 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
8:18 AM
Florentiner Op 214
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Composer : Julius Fucik
Catalog : 42337 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Teldec
8:28 AM
Divertimento No. 3 in F, K. 138
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412740 CD
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Label : Philips
8:42 AM
Symphony No. 4 in G, Wq. 183
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553289 CD
Conductor : Yoon K. Lee
Orchestra : Salzburg Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:50 AM
Lemminkainen’s Return Op 22, No. 4
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 22055 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 410899 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:23 AM
Piano Sonata in E-Flat Op 1
Artist : John O’Conor, piano
Album :
Composer : John Field
Catalog : 80290 CD
Label : Telarc
9:38 AM
John Field Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 6583 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:00 AM
Concerto No. 2 a due cori in F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 447280 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
10:19 AM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 11
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 741 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : The Queensland Symphony Orch.
Label : Ondine
10:55 AM
Rhapsodie d’Auvergne Op 73
Artist : Jean-Philippe Collard, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 49757 CD
Conductor : Andre Previn
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:08 AM
Elegy
Artist : Daniel Hope, violin; Simon Mulligan, piano
Album :
Composer : Gerald Finzi
Catalog : 5666 CD
Label : Nimbus
11:19 AM
Images for Orchestra
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 68327 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Overture di Ballo
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 4776118 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Violin concerto in d
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
Album :
Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:56 PM
Concerto Grosso in g Op 3, No. 1
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
1:09 PM
Scheherazade Op 35
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 470840 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:00 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 12 La Follia in d
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani (arr. Michi Wianko)
Catalog : 7784 CD
Orchestra : East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Label : E1 Music
2:15 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 35
Artist : Viktor Tretyakov, violin
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Mariss Jansons
Orchestra : USSR State Sym. Orch.
Label :
2:53 PM
Polka peu dansante Op 51, No. 2
Artist : Oxana Yablonskaya, piano
Album :
Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 553063 CD
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Selma Sedlak: Overture Op 37
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 7013 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
3:10 PM
Concierto Madrigal for 2 guitars & orch.
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar; Angel Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
3:43 PM
Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Op 13
Artist : Emanuel Ax, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63371 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orch of Age of Enlightenment
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
COX AND BOX Overture
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Composer : Sir Arthur Sullivan
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : Pro Arte Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:10 PM
With the Wild Geese (1910)
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8321 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:32 PM
Summer Night on the River
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 47610 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
4:40 PM
Variations on theme by Tchaikovsky Op 35
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Composer : Anton Arensky
Catalog : 1100301 CD
Conductor : Saulius Sondeckis
Orchestra : Chmb Orch of the Hermitage The
Label : Melodya
4:48 PM
GYPSY BARON: Treasure waltz Op 418
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 12569 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
MAY NIGHT overture
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 554843 CD
Conductor : Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
5:17 PM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 8947 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
5:30 PM
Malediction
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1210 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Moscow State Philharmonic Orch
Label : MSR
5:43 PM
Peyton Place Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Waxman
Catalog : 2283 CD
Conductor : Franz Waxman
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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1:44 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

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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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

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8:35 am
Sat July 26, 2014

War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown

Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of the productions that has been criticized by some as too costly.
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 1:32 pm

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon July 21, 2014

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Van Cliburn loved the Russian folk song, "Ducks are Flying," and asked for it to be performed at his funeral service. But no one in Texas could find the song.

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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

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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

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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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