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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April 18, 2014

6:06 AM
Concerto No. 11 in d Op 3
Artist : Igor Kipnis, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 8009 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : (private ensemble)
Label : Vanguard
6:19 AM
Gloriana: Courtly Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 69422 CD
Conductor : Uri Segal
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:31 AM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 930 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
6:41 AM
Chamber Symphony in F
Artist :
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Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
EZIO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Alan Curtis
Orchestra : Il Complesso Barocco
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Dale Harpham
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:29 AM
Flute Concerto in b
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
7:43 AM
Cantata No. 4: Chorale:
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 6532 CD
Conductor : Robert Pikler
Orchestra : Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:48 AM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Schwanda the Bagpiper
Artist : and others
Album :
Composer : Jaromier Weinberger
Catalog : 80595 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:16 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2882 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Intersound
8:26 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 61503 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:39 AM
Concerto for trpt, 2 ob,str,co. in D
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
8:48 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4807898 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
9:19 AM
The Plow That Broke the Plains
Artist :
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Composer : Virgil Thomson
Catalog : 385 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : VangrdWelk
9:34 AM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 62605 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
PARSIFAL: Good Friday Spell
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
10:13 AM
PARSIFAL: Act III Synthesis
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
10:32 AM
Simple Symphony Op 4
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 6592 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
10:50 AM
Symphony No. 26 in d Lamentatione
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 4 Easter Eve in c
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 1822 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:06 PM
St.John Passion
Artist : Megan Monaghan, soprano; Jody Kidwell, mezzo; Kenneth Garner, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass-baritone; Philadelphia Boys Choir
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 2593 CD
Conductor : Valentin Radu
Orchestra : The Amadeus Ensemble
Label :
2:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Olga Kern, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 907402 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Harm Mundi
3:00 PM
Suite of Scottish Dances
Artist :
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : ASV
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 3 Simfonia-Poema
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 62516 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:34 PM
Liebeslieder Walzer Op 52
Artist : Ensemble Vocal Michel Piquemal
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45457 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
4:06 PM
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2
Artist : Choir of St. Olaf College
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 7142 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:26 PM
KATCHEN VON HEILBRONN Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hans Pfitzner
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
4:44 PM
ARABELLA: Ich danke, Fraulein...
Artist : Felicity Lott, soprano
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 41933 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:55 PM
Two Aquarelles
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Jubel Overture in C Op 103
Artist :
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223638 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:22 PM
BEN HUR: Choral Suite
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album :
Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 80631 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:45 PM
King of Kings: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 63735 CD
Conductor : Miklos Rozsa
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
1:08 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM

French conductor Stephane Deneve

Guest conductor Stephane Deneve leads the Philadelphians in a program from last month at Verizon Hall, dedicated to Russian dance music.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.

The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.

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Creatively Speaking
3:27 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Poulenc's Aubade: A Still-Unique Choreographic Concerto

French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

In 1929, an unusual work by a versatile 20th-century French composer premiered at the home of his wealthy patrons. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this piece, still unique in the classical repertoire, is part piano concerto and part ballet, in a chamber music setting.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A Time Capsule From A Soviet-Era Childhood

Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Corey Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 3:49 pm

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Opera on WRTI
4:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Puccini's LA BOHEME! April 5, 1 PM

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo sings Rodolfo

Giacomo Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most-performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo in the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Saturday, April 5, 1 to 4 pm.

 Synopsis

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
11:34 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: All Rachmaninoff! April 6, 1 PM

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Join us for an all-Rachmaninoff program this Sunday at 1 pm, on the radio at 90.1 FM and around the world at wrti.org. The Philadelphians perform Rachmaninoff’s choral-symphonic setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting poem, The Bells, which received its U.S. premiere here in Philadelphia in 1920 with Leopold Stokowski conducting.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:14 am
Thu April 3, 2014

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

Was playing a much-maligned instrument — or writing about it beautifully — part of Kwasi Enin's secret? (Not that he is playing the 'Archinto' Stradivarius pictured here.)
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

By now, you may have heard about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three campuses of the State University of New York.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Valkyries Ride All Night To Save Opera Company

Gods, monsters and Rhinemaidens populate Richard Wagner's 16-hour epic Ring cycle.
Marco Secchi Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 5:33 pm

(Happy April Fools 2014. See you next year.)

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Creatively Speaking
4:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Meet The Met Opera's New Mimi!

Soprano Anita Hartig

Soprano Anita Hartig made her Metropolitan Opera debut this week as Mimì in Puccini's classic work, La Boheme.  If singing one of opera's most iconic roles at America's foremost opera house is not pressure enough, the Romanian soprano will also be performing for millions in movie theaters around the world in the Met Live in HD series, and on the radio via the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Matinee B

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Creatively Speaking
3:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Do You Know The First Figaro?

Neal Bledsoe as Count Almaviva, Adam Green as Figaro, and Naomi O'Connell as Rosine in Stephen Wadsworth's Beaumarchais adaptations, THE FIGARO PLAYS, at Princeton's McCarter Theatre through April, 2014.

Figaro, the wily barber of Seville, is portrayed in two great operas - the popular Rossini work that bears his name, and Mozart’s account of his marriage. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns takes us to Princeton's McCarter Theatre and rehearsals for two of the plays by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais that originated the Figaro character.

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