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 below.

Luca Piva

Former Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach is on the podium for this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is soloist.

The first book printed in North America was a book of psalms. Tune in at 90.1 to hear these psalms brought to life by a vocal quartet and musicology graduate student Emma Schnell Barnaby in a lunchtime performance and conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis on Tuesday, March 20th at 12:10 PM.

March 12, 2018. Fugue State highlights music from two centuries of keyboard composers from the High Baroque period.  Pianist Alan Feinberg interprets a musical range beginning with Danish-German composer Dieterich Buxtehude and concluding with Bach and Handel. 

Need some extra cheer during the workday? How about a little Mozart? We're now bringing you a Mozart favorite every weekday at 1 pm except for Wednesdays when we feature At Your Request Midday Mozart is the perfect pick-me-up to ward off those post-lunch doldrums.

Even before "talking pictures," a piano or small orchestra played a key role in the movies.  And long after the era of silent films, the importance of music remains. WRTI’s hosts and arts reporters recount some of the soundtracks and movie tunes that linger.

Robert Schaeffer

A fascinating first-hearing of a string quartet by Marcel Farago is the centerpiece of the live broadcast recorded on March 6th when the Wister Quartet performed the work. Jack Moore was host.

Our celebration of the 165th anniversary of Steinway & Sons pianos concludes on Monday, March 5th with a live in-studio performance by the Russian-born pianist Igor Resnianski. Kevin Gordon is host.

It's that time of year again. You're finished with the harsh winter wind, and dreaming of the warm summer sun on your face. If a trip to the Bahamas is not on your agenda, perhaps a visit to Antonio Vivaldi's "Summer" concerto from The Four Seasons will bring a little sunshine into your heart.

Our celebration of the 165th anniversary of Steinway & Sons pianos continues on Thursday, March 1 at 12:10 pm when Ching-Yun Hu plays four works by Sergei Rachmaninoff LIVE from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI’s Kevin Gordon is host.

Join us for the fifth live broadcast in our series celebrating the 165th anniversary of Steinway & Sons pianos, featuring Steinway artist Charles Abramovic. WRTI's Kevin Gordon is host.