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.

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Thank-You Gifts for Fall Member Drive
10:36 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The Ultra-Warm, WRTI Navy-Blue Hooded Sweatshirt

Time to think about bundling up! Pledge $150 during the Fall Member Drive and we'll thank you with this cozy, navy-blue hooded sweatshirt with the WRTI logo in white on the front.

It's available in men's and women's sizes: S, M, LG, and XL. Contribute Here or call 1-866-809-9784.

Thank-You Gifts for Fall Member Drive
5:48 am
Tue September 9, 2014

WRTI Word-Search Mugs!

Pledge $120 and we'll thank you with the WRTI Jazz Word-Search Mug.

And now for something really fun...a definite collector's item - it's our new ceramic mug with the names of classical and jazz composers that you can find in a word-search maze right on your classical or jazz mug. Each mug comes with a dry-erase marker.

Pledge $120 during the Fall Member Drive and we'll be happy to thank you with one of these amazing mugs.

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Fall Member Drive Thank-You Gifts
5:44 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The Perfect Present for Your Pet!

Here's the new WRTI collapsible bowl for your pooch or kitty. This red and black nylon bowl is great when you're on the go. Fold it easily and toss it in your car or bag. It's emblazoned with the WRTI logo and cute paw prints.

Pledge $90 during the WRTI Fall Member Drive and we'll thank you with this very useful gift. Your pet will love it!

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Fall Member Drive Thank-You Gifts
5:39 am
Tue September 9, 2014

The New Navy-Blue WRTI Baseball Cap!

Gabe looks awesome in his navy-blue WRTI baseball cap.

This is must-have logo item! Show your friends, family, and neighbors just how much you love WRTI when you wear this classic navy-blue baseball cap with the WRTI logo on the front, and the website address on the back. 

Pledge $90 during the Fall Member Drive and we'll thank you with this amazing cap. Contribute Here or call 1-866-809-9784.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:38 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Enduringly Dramatic Italian Soprano Magda Olivero Dies At 104

Magda Olivero performing Francis Poulenc's one-woman opera La voix humaine at San Francisco Opera in 1979.
Ron Scherl Redferns/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 7:53 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
7:17 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Great Expectations: A New Season Of New Music

Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain receives its world premiere at Santa Fe Opera in the coming season.
Ken Howard Santa Fe Opera

Originally published on Wed September 3, 2014 7:57 pm

Musicologist and pianist Charles Rosen once quipped: "The death of classical music is perhaps its oldest continuing tradition." But it's tough to see much gloom when faced with the diversity of premieres and provocative programming around the country in the 2014-2015 season.

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Crossover
8:42 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Violinist Nicola Benedetti: Coming Home to Scotland

Violinist Nicola Benedetti's new CD is filled with music from her homeland.

One of our favorite guests - and one of yours, as you've told us - returns to Crossover this week. Violinist Nicola Benedetti discusses her latest Decca CD, Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy.  

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
12:16 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! September 7, 1 PM

French conductor Stephane Deneve

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

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Creatively Speaking
11:08 am
Thu September 4, 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
9:15 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Glenn Gould In Rapture

Gordon Parks The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

What's going on here, I can only guess, but here's what you're about to see: In the video below, the great musician Glenn Gould, supreme interpreter of Bach, is sitting at his living room piano on a low, low chair, his nose close to the keys. He's at his Canadian country house in his bathrobe.

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