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

June 10, 2013

6:06 AM
Russian Easter Festival Overture Op 36
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 45811 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
6:22 AM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: Moonrise
Artist : Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 4763793 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:29 AM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 5345 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
6:39 AM
Toy Symphony Op 169
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Composer : Cornelius Gurlitt
Catalog : 6116 CD
Conductor : Vladislav Czarnecki
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : EBS
7:06 AM
Colonial Song
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Composer : Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog : 117 CD
Conductor : Jerry Junkin
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
7:14 AM
New York Hippodrome
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 93149 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:20 AM
Polonaise in E-Flat
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 180891 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
7:27 AM
Ugrian Folk Melodies
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Composer : Aarre Merikanto
Catalog : 9601 CD
Conductor : George de Godzinsky
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
7:41 AM
Rhapsody Overture
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 2780 CD
Conductor : Dorrit Matson
Orchestra : New York Scandia Symphony
Label : Centaur
7:53 AM
Voluntary in C
Artist : Gerald Webster, trumpet
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Composer : Barrett, John
Catalog : 7057 CD
Label : Pro Organo
8:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto in C
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 80493 CD
Orchestra : Empire Brass
Label : Telarc
8:15 AM
PENELOPE: Prelude
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 97722 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:25 AM
Fair Melusina Overture Op 32
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 417541 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
Caprice Peruvien
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Composer : Lord Berners
Catalog : 223780 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : RTE Sinfonietta, Dublin
Label : MarcoPolo
8:50 AM
L’impresario - Overture
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Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 225181 CD
Conductor : Allesandro Amoretti
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
9:06 AM
Homecoming of the Exile Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 91079 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
9:15 AM
Symphony No. 48 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 419607 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:45 AM
Suite for Orchestra
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Composer : Aarre Merikanto
Catalog : 9601 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9 (after Scarlatti) in C
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:13 AM
Symphony No. 1 in g Op 7
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 8880 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
10:48 AM
Dance Rhapsody No. 2
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 9355 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:58 AM
Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 63151 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:40 AM
Symphonie Concertante for oboe & bassoon in F
Artist : Anthony Robson, oboe
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999537 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
12:06 PM
Concerto in C Op 2
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Composer : Andrea Zani
Catalog : 98158 CD
Orchestra : Compagnia De' Musici
Label : Symphonia
12:21 PM
Symphony No. 1 in c Op 4
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Composer : Alberic Magnard
Catalog : 927 CD
Conductor : Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
12:57 PM
Wind Quintet in g Op 56
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Composer : Franz Danzi
Catalog : 124 CD
Orchestra : Farkas Quintet Amsterdam
Label : Nederland
1:11 PM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 471490 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Op 44
Artist : Shura Cherkassky, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 93980 CD
Conductor : Walter Susskind
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Label :
2:38 PM
Flute Concerto No. 82 in D
Artist : Josep-Francesc Palou, flute
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Composer : Johann Joachim Quantz
Catalog : 109 CD
Orchestra : Hungarian Virtuosi Chamb. Orch
Label : ColumnaMus
3:00 PM
Trumpet Concerto Op 18
Artist : George Vosburgh, trumpet
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Composer : Oscar Bohme
Catalog : 3024 CD
Conductor : Arnie Roth
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Cham. Orch.
Label : FourWinds
3:18 PM
Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 550264 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
4:06 PM
Bassoon Quintet in B-Flat Op 52
Artist : Benjamin Coelho, bassoon
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Composer : Johann Evangelist Brandl
Catalog : 844 CD
Label : Crystal
4:26 PM
Romeo and Juliet: Suite
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 3210
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:36 PM
Symfonisk rapsodi
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 9287 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
4:45 PM
PRINCE IGOR: Polovtsian Dances
Artist : St. Academic Mariinsky Th. Cho
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:06 PM
FAUST: Ballet Music
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Composer : Charles Gounod
Catalog : 4758563 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : London/Dec
5:25 PM
The Lodger Filmscore
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Composer : Hugo Friedhofer
Catalog : 223857 CD
Conductor : William Stromberg
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:46 PM
Medley
Artist : Tracy J. Thomas, vocalist
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Composer : Cole Porter
Catalog : 93005 CD
Conductor : Lt. Cmmdr. Lewis J. Buckley
Orchestra : United States Coast Guard Band
Label : USCG

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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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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

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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.

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Creatively Speaking
12:02 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis Honored In Delaware

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis

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ENCORE!
2:11 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

A Benjamin Britten Celebration with the New York Philharmonic: March 30, 4 PM

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Join us for the Britten centenary celebrated on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, with two of the composer's best-loved works: the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and the choral Spring Symphony, Britten's celebration of winter's passing to spring. Sunday, March 30, 4 to 6 pm on WRTI. Alan Gilbert conducts.

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