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

February 19, 2014

6:06 AM
PRINCE IGOR Overture
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 439892 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
6:18 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D Op 11
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 75179 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Erato
6:31 AM
Waltz Fantasy in b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Guild
6:41 AM
Quintet for guitar and strings No. 4 in G Fandango
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Composer : Luigi Boccherini
Catalog : 126 CD
Conductor : Ophélie Gaillard
Orchestra : Pulcinella
Label : Ambroisie
7:06 AM
Adriano in Siria: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:14 AM
On the Campus
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559248 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
7:19 AM
Die Werber (The Suitors) Op 103
Artist : Willi Boskovsky, violin
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Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 8015 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Boskovsky Ensemble
Label : VangrdOmeg
7:28 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 421527 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:41 AM
BARTERED BRIDE Overture
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 63151 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in f
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 45495 CD
Conductor : Fabio Biondi
Orchestra : Europa Galante
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
EURYANTHE Overture Op 81
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 9066 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:17 AM
Orb & Sceptre
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:25 AM
Carmen Fantasy Op 25
Artist : Akiko Suwanai, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 464531 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:39 AM
Vienna Jubilation
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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
8:48 AM
Lied for Cello and Orchestra Op 19
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
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Composer : Vincent d'Indy
Catalog : 432084 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
9:06 AM
Balladein a Op 33
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
9:19 AM
Spirituals for Strings
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 49462 CD
Conductor : Kenneth Klein
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:41 AM
Divertissment de concert Op 204
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
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Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 5111 CD
Conductor : Paul Angerer
Orchestra : Southwest German Chamber Orch
Label : Vox/MMG
10:00 AM
RIENZI: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : LondonPhil
10:15 AM
Violin Concerto No. 2 Op 131
Artist : Chloe Hanslip, violin
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Composer : Benjamin Godard
Catalog : 570554 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : Naxos
10:42 AM
Carnival for Small Orchestra Op 5
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Composer : Leo Weiner
Catalog : 18 CD
Conductor : Tibor Varga
Orchestra : Budapest Chamber Symphony
Label : BudapestMu
10:42 AM
Concert Fantasy in G Op 56
Artist : Jerome Lowenthal, piano
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 9301 CD
Conductor : Sergiu Commissiona
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bridge
10:42 AM
Symphony No. 6 in d Op 104
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 8005 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
12:07 PM
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN: Suite
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Composer : Leos Janacek (arr. Talich)
Catalog : 9080 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
12:26 PM
THE KISS: Vendulka’s Lullaby
Artist : Renee Fleming, soprano
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 19033 CD
Conductor : Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:32 PM
Concert Overture Op 32
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 223144 CD
Conductor : Constantin Silvestri
Orchestra : Roumainian Radio/TV Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
12:44 PM
Serenade for Strings in E Op 22
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780119 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
1:16 PM
Brass Quintet No. 1 in b-Flat Op 5
Artist : David Bilger, trumpet; Jeffrey Curnow, tempuet; Jennifer Montone, horn; Nitzan Haroz, trombone; Carol Jantsch, tuba
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Composer : Victor Ewald
Catalog : 1150 CD
Label : Ondine
1:32 PM
The Lark Ascending
Artist : Hilary Hahn, violin
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 3026 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
1:50 PM
Pictures at an Exhibition: Hut on Fowl’s Legs, Great Gate of Kiev
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky (arr. Ravel)
Catalog : 468526 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
2:02 PM
Choral Fantasy in c Op 80
Artist : Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 3 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:23 PM
Why Fum’th in Fight?
Artist : Atlanta Symph. Chamber Chorus
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Composer : Thomas Tallis
Catalog : 80676 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Label : Telarc
2:25 PM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 62645 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:39 PM
Chimes of St. Genevieve
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Composer : Marin Marais
Catalog : 550750 CD
Orchestra : Spectre de la Rose
Label : Naxos
2:50 PM
Le Grand Tango
Artist : Emilio Colon, cello
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Composer : Astor Piazzolla
Catalog : 11125 CD
Label : Klavier
3:00 PM
Suite on Jewish Themes
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Composer : Louis Gesensway
Catalog : 403 CD
Orchestra : The New Philadelphia Quartet
Label : Weston Snd
3:16 PM
Shakespeare’s Tempest Symphonic Poem Op 31
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Composer : John Knowles Paine
Catalog : 559747 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:38 PM
Polyeucte
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Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 9225 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
The Viking Poem for Orchestra Op 32
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Composer : Joseph Holbrooke
Catalog : 777442 CD
Conductor : Howard Griffiths
Orchestra : Brandenburg St Orch/Frankfurt
Label : CPO
4:27 PM
NABUCCO: Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 68468 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Label : CBS/Sony
4:36 PM
NABUCCO: Gli Arredi festivi
Artist : Chicago Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4783641 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:43 PM
Variations on a Dublin Air
Artist : Ralph Holmes, violin
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Composer : Hamilton Harty
Catalog : 8386 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
Prospero Overture
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Composer : Frederick Corder
Catalog : 66515 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Hyperion
5:17 PM
Sursum Corda Op 11
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 6544 CD
Conductor : Norman Del Mar
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
5:26 PM
Phantasia- Based on themes from PHANTOM
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
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Composer : Andrew Lloyd Webber
Catalog : 58043 CD
Conductor : Simon Lee
Orchestra : The London Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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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

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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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Station Announcements
12:24 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

High Marks Received For WRTI In Recent Philadelphia Inquirer Article

This image of Jack Moore and Dave Conant appeared in the Sunday, July 7th edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer along with Peter Dobrin's article.

In this article from Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer, Music Critic Peter Dobrin shares his views about the current state of classical music radio and WRTI's role in bringing this format to listeners throughout our region.

Read the article here...

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:19 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Revved-up Vivaldi, Persian Bamboo And Soaring Spirituals: New Classical Albums

album cover for Corps Exquis

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 7:41 am

It's a brave new musical world. Between downloads, iPods, music sharing websites and the good old CD, we have more easy access to the songs and symphonies we love than ever before.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
10:44 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Hit The Road And Hear Some Music: Summer Classical Festivals 2013

At the Moab Festival in Utah, patrons can hike to a secret spot to hear concerts.
Richard Bowditch Moab Music Festival

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 8:55 am

Summer is heating up and so are dozens of classical music festivals all around the country. We couldn't possibly list them all, but here's a sampling of some of the best events, from open-air venues and seaside spots to historic concert halls. Been to a great summer festival we've missed? Feel free to pass along your own reviews in the comments section.

EAST

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Station Announcements
8:08 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Can We End The Fiscal Year Successfully?

Support the music you love!

With contributions from listeners like you - before June 30th - we'll raise the money needed to end the year successfully. What's success, you ask?  It's the ability to pay for all the things you'd expect: electricity, maintenance, equipment, salaries, supplies, and the like. BUT, it's also having the money to create new and exciting programming, like our new radio series featuring live, recorded performances of The Philadelphia Orchestra, our Diamond Sessions broadcasts, and our new Knight Foundation-funded "Music Makers" series. 

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Maestro Jaap van Zweden, Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev
5:10 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Two Popular Russian Works!

Maestro Jaap van Zweden

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:56 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Remembering Colin Davis, A Conductor Beloved Late In Life

The late Colin Davis conducting the last night of Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall in September 1968.
George Freston Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:59 am

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
7:57 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Chopin's 'Mad Men' Cameo

Dr. Arnold Rosen (Brian Markinson) and Sylvia Rosen (Linda Cardellini) celebrate New Year's Eve with Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) as the sixth season of Mad Men opens.
Michael Yarish/AMC

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 6:02 pm

Mad Men's music is as important as its plot and costumes. While attention has been lavished on its pop songs, the show's occasional use of classical music has gone largely unrecognized.

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Happy Easter!
4:35 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Good Friday on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Listen to our annual broadcast of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 on Good Friday, March 29th, a few minutes after 12 noon.

The recording features Karl Richter conducting the Munich Bach Orchestra, Munich Bach Choir, and Regensburg Cathedral Choir. Edith Mathis (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), and Matti Salminen (Bass).

Happy Easter from WRTI!
 

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