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

March 31, 2014

6:06 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
6:19 AM
Notturno No. 2 in F
Artist : ...and various soloists
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 999741 CD
Conductor : Dieter Klocker
Orchestra : Consortium Classicum
Label : CPO
6:31 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 37859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:41 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Op 6
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 75517 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
DIE SCHONE GALATEA: Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
7:14 AM
Sound Off
Artist :
Album :
Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 30082 CD
Conductor : Jack T. Kline
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label :
7:19 AM
Anna Magdalena Notebook: Little Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 39431 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:28 AM
Concerto for 2 celli and strings in g
Artist : Christina Mahler, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9811 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:41 AM
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 75736 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Concentus Musicus Wien
Label : RCA/BMG
7:51 AM
King Kong: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Max Steiner
Catalog : 136 CD
Conductor : Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
PLATEE Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 557490 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Baroque Soloists
Label : Naxos
8:12 AM
Italian Concerto in F
Artist : Murray Perahia, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 82429 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
8:27 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:40 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:49 AM
Orb & Sceptre
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
9:17 AM
L’Horloge de Flore
Artist : John Delancie, oboe
Album :
Composer : Jean Francaix
Catalog : 1045 CD
Conductor : Max Wilcox
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : Boston
9:34 AM
Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3 in D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69879 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Korsholma Castle
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Armas Jarnefelt
Catalog : 9701 CD
Conductor : Ulf Soderblom
Orchestra : Finnish Radio Symphony Orch
Label : YLE
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A
Artist : Pamela Frank, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 72104 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Label : ArteNova
10:48 AM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore stgs,& bcin D
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 9815 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
11:06 AM
Symphony No.100 in G
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 4778117 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Label : D. Gramphn
11:31 AM
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:06 PM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 19032 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
12:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 7948 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra : Moscow Virtuosi
Label : RCA/BMG
12:43 PM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
1:02 PM
The Planets Op 32
Artist : Manchester Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 5086 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
2:00 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 69877 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
2:23 PM
Piano Trioin D Op 70
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9296 CD
Orchestra : Borodin Trio
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
Serenade from the String Quartet in F Op 3
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 57541 CD
Orchestra : Alban Berg Quartet
Label : Angel/EMI
3:07 PM
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Op 38
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 4780037 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec
3:39 PM
From a Moonlit Ceremony
Artist :
Album :
Composer : George McKay
Catalog : 559052 CD
Conductor : John McLaughlin Williams
Orchestra : Ukrainian National Symphony Or
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
PLATEE: Suite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Jean-Philippe Rameau
Catalog : 557490 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Baroque Soloists
Label : Naxos
4:30 PM
DON PASQUALE Overture
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 791631 CD
Conductor : Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra : NBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
DON PASQUALE: Tournami a dir (Notturno)
Artist : Beverly Sills, soprano
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 86317 CD
Conductor : Sarah Caldwell
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:44 PM
Symphony No. 22 in E-Flat
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 45972 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Love Song Op 7
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Josef Suk
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
5:15 PM
RUSALKA: Polonaise
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780117 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:21 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:30 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha: Suite
Artist : Yo Yo Ma, cello
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 70636 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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WRTI In The News
11:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine

WRTI General Manager Dave Conant at the station.

Check out this recently published article about WRTI General Manager Dave Conant and the station.

You can read it here!

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:26 am
Thu November 21, 2013

The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623).
Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:55 am

If you're going to be cooking Thanksgiving dinner next week, you've probably already started gathering the traditional ingredients — but your ingredients are most likely very different from those that made up the first Thanksgiving meal in 1621. (Marshmallows with those sweet potatoes, anyone?)

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
9:13 am
Sun November 17, 2013

'The Biggest Jazz Riff Ever Written:' Jeremy Denk's 'Goldberg Variations'

Jeremy Denk played Mozart at Carnegie Hall Wednesday with the San Francisco Symphony.
Eric Thayer for NPR Music

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 11:01 am

In the classical music world right now, many eyes are focused on Jeremy Denk.

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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!

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