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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July 23, 2014

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in B-Flat Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 31 CD
Conductor : Simon Murphy
Orchestra : New Dutch Academy Chamber Orch
Label : Pentatone
6:18 AM
Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) Op 9
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 87062 CD
Conductor : Patrick Peire
Orchestra : New Flemish Symphony Orchestra
Label : R. Gailly
6:31 AM
Orchesographie-Other Dances
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Composer : Thoinot Arbeau
Catalog : 6514 CD
Orchestra : New York Renaissance Band
Label : Arabesque
6:41 AM
Othello Overture Op 93
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 794 CD
Conductor : John Farrer
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
7:06 AM
Tantalus’s Torment Overture
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 54056 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:14 AM
Bugles and Drum
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Composer : Edwin Franko Goldman
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49567 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:27 AM
Symphony No. 4 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4790718 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:41 AM
Lyric Pieces: VIII-6 Wedding Day Op 65
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 550140 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : Naxos
7:49 AM
Sinfonia in D
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Composer : Nicola Piccinni
Catalog : 2020 CD
Conductor : Enzo Amato
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Naples
Label : Concerto
8:06 AM
The Planets: Op 32
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 417553 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:16 AM
Danzon Cubano
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 81498 CD
Conductor : Eduardo Mata
Orchestra : Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:25 AM
Concerto for 2 oboes, violin and strings
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Conrad Hurlebusch
Catalog : 92037 CD
Orchestra : Musica Ad Rhenum
Label : Nederland
8:39 AM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 1171 CD
Conductor : Jorg Faerber
Orchestra : Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
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8:47 AM
Schwanda the Bagpiper
Artist : and others
Album :
Composer : Jaromier Weinberger
Catalog : 80595 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 65617 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:17 AM
Symphony No. 86 in D
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 62976 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
9:46 AM
Flute Quartet in A
Artist : Lisa Beznosiuk, flute
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 2108 CD
Label : Avie
10:00 AM
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 4785092 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Mercury
10:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A
Artist : Leon Fleisher, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 743505 CD
Conductor : Leon Fleisher
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : CBS/Sony
10:46 AM
Sonata in G
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
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Composer : Domenico Scarlatti
Catalog : 84172 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
10:52 AM
Sonata in E
Artist : Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Album :
Composer : Domenico Scarlatti
Catalog : 419499 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:58 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 (after Scarlatti) in A
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
11:13 AM
Rustic Wedding Symphony in E-Flat Op 26
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 61836 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony


Lots of Fun!
10:49 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Special Offer: Philly POPS! Holiday Concerts

We're delighted to offer all WRTI listeners a special discount to upcoming Philly POPS’ Holiday Pops! Christmas Spectacular concerts at the Kimmel Center: *$10 off all remaining concert tickets. Use promo code LASTCHANCE.

HOLIDAY POPS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR is now bigger and better than ever with over 300 musicians on stage under the direction of internationally acclaimed guest conductor David Charles Abell, including vocalist Angela Brown, spectacular choirs, the largest concert hall organ in the nation, and a toe-tapping program.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Witches, Ghouls, and Scary Music on WRTI!

Don't miss a minute of Halloween on WRTI.  You'll hear all sorts of creepy music inspired by witches, ghosts, the supernatural, and horror. Composers throughout history have never been able to resist the chance to frighten their listeners. Join us if you dare!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:36 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Verdi's Gift: Wringing Catchy Music From Touchy Subjects

In his operas, Giuseppe Verdi had a knack for empowering marginalized people — like the title character of Aida, who is an enslaved Ethiopian princess (played in this 2011 French production by American soprano Indra Thomas).
Gerard Julien AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:24 pm

Two hundred years ago this week, Giuseppe Verdi was born in an Italian town midway between Bologna and Milan. On the occasion of his bicentennial, All Things Considered wanted to know what makes the great opera composer so enduring — why his work is still so frequently discussed and performed these two centuries later. The answer, says conductor and arranger John Mauceri, is that Verdi had a knack for making thorny topics accessible.

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Station Announcements
8:18 am
Tue September 17, 2013

WRTI's York Frequency 90.7 FM Has Relocated To 99.7 FM

New frequency coming for York, PA listeners. Service is switching soon from 90.7 FM to 99.7 FM

Great news for our York, PA listeners! As promised, we have successfully relocated our 90.7 FM frequency to 99.7 FM. Please spread the word to your family and friends! And thank you so much for listening to and supporting WRTI.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
3:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven, Rattle Conducts

Sir Simon Rattle

Join us this Sunday, September 15th at 2 pm on WRTI as Sir Simon Rattle taps into an historic connection that The Philadelphia Orchestra has enjoyed with the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, conducting his final two symphonies without interruption, right after intermission. 

Before intermission, Curtis grad and piano superstar Lang Lang will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

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CD Selections
5:46 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums

Caleb Burhans debut album as a composer is called Evensong.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 12:34 pm

People ask why I thrive on classical music, and I tell them it's all about discovery. The possibilities for finding incredible music, both old and new, are endless as the oceans.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:04 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

2013 Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown

Join us for this year's classical countdown! It's your 30 favorite classical works on WRTI thorughout the holiday weekend. Listen on Friday, August 30 from noon to 6 pm, Saturday, August 31 from 6 to 11:30 am, and Monday, September 2nd from 6 am to 6 pm. Check out the list below! And have a wonderful holiday!

The Votes Are In!
10:06 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Coming Up: 2013 Listener-Favorite Classical and Jazz Countdowns Over Labor Day Weekend!

You voted...listen for the results! It's your favorite 30 classical works and 100 jazz songs on WRTI. Start listening on Friday, August 30th at noon and through Monday, September 2nd to hear your favorites. Don't miss a moment!

Station Announcements
1:29 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Happy 60th WRTI!

Thank you for supporting 60 years of broadcast service on WRTI. Together we make great music!

Every day the staff here at WRTI works hard to live up to the mission of giving you the best classical music and jazz experience public media can deliver.  Personally, I want you to know how gratifying it is to work with such a talented and dedicated group of people.  Moreover, I want to share how proud I am of the work they do.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:49 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Carnegie Hall's Barnstorming Youth Movement

Cellist Angelique Montes, resident advisor Melissa Willams and clarinetist Tom Jeon arrive at Purchase College, State University of New York to begin their NYO-USA adventure.
Chris Lee courtesy of Carnegie Hall

This is the kind of opportunity most classical musicians can only dream about: to be invited to spend part of the summer with an orchestra touring the world — Washington, Moscow, St. Petersburg and London — with two of the biggest names in classical music, conductor Valery Gergiev and violinist Joshua Bell.

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