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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May 29, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 1 in G
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:20 AM
From the Bohemian Forest: Silent Woods Op 68
Artist : Han-na Chang, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 57052 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:29 AM
ERMIONE: Sinfonia with chorus
Artist : Prague Philharmonic Choir
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 570933 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Prague Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:39 AM
Polonia Symphonic Prelude Op 76
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Cantos de Espana: No.1 Preludio Asturias Op 232
Artist : Friedemann Wuttke, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 7073 CD
Conductor : Tilmann Koster
Orchestra : S.W.German Ch.Or. of Pforzeim
Label : Profil
7:14 AM
Washington Grays
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Composer : Claudio Grafulla
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Dale Harpham
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:20 AM
Faust Quadrille Op 112
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Composer : Josef Strauss
Catalog : 223664 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
7:28 AM
Sonata for 2 violins & opt. continuo in G
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 502 CD
Orchestra : The Purcell Quartet
Label : Chandos
7:41 AM
Symphony in G
Artist :
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Composer : Jose Pons
Catalog : 10488 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : Capriccio
7:51 AM
Olympic Hymn
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 62592 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:20 AM
The Seasons: Fall: Hort das laute Geton
Artist : Flanders Opera Choir
Album :
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 61891 CD
Conductor : Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra : La Petite Bande
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:26 AM
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in g
Artist : Robert Bloom, oboe
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 1031 CD
Conductor : Paul Wolfe
Orchestra : Sarasota Music Festival Orch.
Label : Boston
8:39 AM
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Op 28
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 40471 CD
Conductor : Imogen Holst
Orchestra : Central Band of the Royal A.F.
Label : Angel/EMI
8:51 AM
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 10009 CD
Conductor : Pierino Gamba
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
MACBETH: Act III: Ballet Music
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 47274 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 78
Artist : Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 1607 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : IMG-Pickwi
9:44 AM
Flute Concerto in C
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
10:00 AM
Organ Concerto No. 5 in D
Artist : Stephen Farr, organ
Album :
Composer : James Hook
Catalog : 84295 CD
Orchestra : London Bach Consort
Label : Meridian
10:16 AM
Ballet Suite No. 4
Artist :
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 8630 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
10:31 AM
Concertpiece for 4 horns & orchestra Op 86
Artist : Seattle Sym. Horn Section
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 3084 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
10:52 AM
Serenade No. 1 in D Op 11
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57973 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
11:42 AM
Concerto in B-Flat Op 4
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 557905 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs Op 4
Artist : Anastasia Seifetdinova, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 570396 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:20 PM
Piano Sonata No. 8 in c Op 13
Artist : John Owings, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 6081 CD
Label : Owings
3:40 PM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bass in A
Artist : Ovidiu Badila, double-bass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 210 CD
Conductor : Marco Zuccarini
Orchestra : Orch. I Pomeriggi Musicali/Mil
Label : Dynamic
4:06 PM
Siegfried Idyll
Artist : Members of...
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4758502 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:26 PM
Ballade No. 1 in g Op 23
Artist : Evgeny Kissin, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 63259 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:38 PM
Adagio on Celtic Themes in e Op 56
Artist : Julius Berger, cello
Album :
Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6060 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : EBS
4:48 PM
Recorder Concerto in C
Artist : Matthias Maute, recorder
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 9173 CD
Conductor : Jörg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra : REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Label : Bridge
5:06 PM
Divertimento No. 1 in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 69865 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
5:26 PM
Captain Blood Film Score: Suite
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Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 557704 CD
Conductor : Richard Kaufman
Orchestra : Brandenburg Philharm. Potsdam
Label : Naxos
5:47 PM
Serenada Schizophrana: Bells & Whistles
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Composer : Danny Elfman
Catalog : 89780 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony


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!

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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