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

September 12, 2012

6:06 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 2 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
6:19 AM
Valse di Bravura Op 33
Artist : Patrick Gallois, flute
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Composer : Franz & Karl Doppler
Catalog : 570378 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
Carnaval de Venise variations
Artist : John Wallace, trumpet
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Composer : Jean-Baptiste Arban
Catalog : 4113 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Trumpet Orchestra
Label : Cala
6:43 AM
Symphony in F
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Composer : Jose Nono
Catalog : 10488 CD
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : Capriccio
7:06 AM
Julius Caesar Overture Op 128
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 8649 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:15 AM
Daughters of Texas
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 87107 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:20 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 3 in c Op 39
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47206 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Symphony in D Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 540 CD
Conductor : Simon Standage
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Chandos
7:44 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in G
Artist : Andreas Staier, harpsichord
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 2908606 CD
Conductor : Petra Mullejans
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi
8:06 AM
Festive Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 223705 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
8:17 AM
Prague Waltzes
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 3166 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:28 AM
Federal Overture (1794)
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Composer : Carr, Benjamin
Catalog : 559654 CD
Conductor : Patrick Gallois
Orchestra : Sinfonia Finlandia
Label : Naxos
8:43 AM
Russian Easter Festival Overture Op 36
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 68132 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
9:06 AM
In the Fen Country
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 442427 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
9:23 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c Op 37
Artist : Richard Goode, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 480508 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Nonesuch
10:00 AM
Holberg Suite Op 40
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 44722 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Estonian National Symph Orch
Label : Vrgn Clscs
10:23 AM
Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in d
Artist : Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 47429 CD
Conductor : Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Angel/EMI
10:49 AM
A Song of Summer
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 65119 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:04 AM
Grand Duo Concertante for vln.& dbl.bassin A
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 60956 CD
Conductor : Hugh Wolff
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:21 AM
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 340 CD
Conductor : Gordan Nikolic
Orchestra : Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
12:06 PM
SEMIRAMIDE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 47118 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:19 PM
North Sea Pictures Waltz Op 390
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 52 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
12:30 PM
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Love Music
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:00 PM
Zadok the Priest
Artist : Vienna Choir Boys
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 462778 CD
Conductor : Peter Marschik
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orch.
Label : Philips
1:06 PM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
1:19 PM
TALES OF HOFFMANN: Barcarolle
Artist : Joan Sutherland, soprano
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 467632 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
1:23 PM
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Imperial March
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:26 PM
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Yoda’s Theme
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:30 PM
Sonata for Viola and Piano
Artist : Alexander Besa, viola
Album :
Composer : Rebecca Clarke
Catalog : 1 CD
Label : Artimus
1:43 PM
Blades of Grass (1945)
Artist : Geoffrey Deemer, English Horn
Album :
Composer : Romeo Cascarino
Catalog : 559266 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Philadelphia Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
1:55 PM
Freikugeln (Magic Bullets) Polka Op 326
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223233 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : MarcoPolo
2:01 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Tasmin Little, violin
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 73127 CD
Conductor : Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Teldec
2:17 PM
In the Steppes of Central Asia
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 412552 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : Philips
2:25 PM
Prelude No. 1 in F Op 2
Artist : Alessio Bax, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 264 CD
Label : Signum
2:29 PM
Exsultate, Jubilate: Exsultate, jubilate
Artist : Judith Blegen, soprano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 87771 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Mostly Mozart Festival Orch
Label : CBS/Sony
2:35 PM
Lawrence of Arabia: Overture
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Composer : Maurice Jarre
Catalog : 80168 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
2:40 PM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Eduardo Di Capua
Catalog : 10010 CD
Conductor : Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
2:45 PM
Requiem
Artist : Choir of Clare Coll.,Cambridge
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Composer : John Rutter
Catalog : 557130 CD
Conductor : Timothy Brown
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Suite Provencale Op 152
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 9072 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:17 PM
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434106 CD
Conductor : Maxim Shostakovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Philips
3:43 PM
Malediction
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1210 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Moscow State Philharmonic Orch
Label : MSR
4:06 PM
Andante Grazioso and Capriccio Op 63
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Composer : Robert Fuchs
Catalog : 2260 CD
Conductor : Manfred Mssauer
Orchestra : Moravian Philharmonic Orch
Label : Thorophon
4:28 PM
LUISA MILLER: Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:35 PM
LUISA MILLER: Quando le sere al placido
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 92845 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:42 PM
LES FEES DU RHIN: Suite
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 4776403 CD
Conductor : Marc Minkowski
Orchestra : Musicians of the Louvre
Label : D. Gramphn
5:06 PM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:16 PM
Two Symphonic Sketches
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Composer : Joaquim Serra
Catalog : 555871 CD
Conductor : Salvador Brotons
Orchestra : El Valles Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:28 PM
Show Boat: Scenario for Orchestra
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Composer : Jerome Kern
Catalog : 446404 CD
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orches
Label : Philips
5:51 PM
Prelude for Piano No. 2
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 57319 CD
Orchestra : Cellists of the Berlin Phil.
Label : Angel/EMI

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

Special Offer: Philly POPS! Holiday Concerts

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WRTI Spotlight
3:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Witches, Ghouls, and Scary Music on WRTI!

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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

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Gerard Julien AFP/Getty Images

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

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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

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

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Sir Simon Rattle

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CD Selections
5:46 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Banjos, Bartók And La Belle Époque: New Classical Albums

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Courtesy of the artist

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

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WRTI Spotlight
12:04 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

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The Votes Are In!
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Sat August 24, 2013

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Station Announcements
1:29 pm
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Chris Lee courtesy of Carnegie Hall

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