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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February 20, 2014

6:06 AM
Victoria Waltzes
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Composer : Benjamin Bilse
Catalog : 777341 CD
Conductor : Christian Simonis
Orchestra : West German Radio Symphony
Label : CPO
6:17 AM
Sinfonia No. 2 in B-Flat, Wq. 182
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 553285 CD
Conductor : Christian Benda
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
6:31 AM
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Composer : Jose Pablo Moncayo
Catalog : 90227 CD
Conductor : Maximiano Valdes
Orchestra : Bolivar Symph.Orch./Venezuela
Label : Dorian
6:41 AM
Symphony in B-Flat Op 3
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Composer : Franz Ignaz Beck
Catalog : 570799 CD
Conductor : Kevin Mallon
Orchestra : Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Swan Lake: Act I: Waltz Op 20
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:14 AM
Black Jack
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Composer : Fred Huffer
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Die Romantiker Op 167
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Composer : Joseph Lanner
Catalog : 1564 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in F Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 74168 CD
Orchestra : I Solisti Italiani
Label : Denon
7:41 AM
Mein Jesu was fur Seelenweh befahlt dich
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:48 AM
Oboe Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Richard Woodhams, oboe
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Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
8:06 AM
Athalia Overture Op 74
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Moshe Atzmon
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:17 AM
Crown Imperial
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Composer : Sir William Walton
Catalog : 553981 CD
Conductor : Paul Daniel
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Piano Concerto No. 7 in F
Artist : Hae-Won Chang, piano
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 550713 CD
Conductor : Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra : Camerata Cassovia
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
L’Enfant prodigue (1850)
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:49 AM
Prelude Pastorale
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 447751 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:06 AM
Scene de Ballet Op 100
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:17 AM
BARBER OF SEVILLE arr. for winds
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini (arr. Wenzel Sedlak)
Catalog : 190 CD
Orchestra : Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Label : Pentatone
9:42 AM
Morceau de Concert in G Op 154
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 3019 CD
Conductor : Louis de Froment
Orchestra : Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Label : Vox/MMG
10:00 AM
Lieutenant Kije Suite Op 60
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Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 39783 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:22 AM
Violin Sonata in E-Flat
Artist : Gil Shaham, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 1 CD
Label : CanaryClas
10:35 AM
Introduction and Rondo Brillante in b-Flat Op 255
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
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Composer : Carl Czerny
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
10:52 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
11:20 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 125 CD
Conductor : Martin West
Orchestra : San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Label : Reference
12:06 PM
Symphony in d Op 3
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Composer : Franz Ignaz Beck
Catalog : 98610 CD
Conductor : Michael Hofstetter
Orchestra : Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Label : Hanssler
12:24 PM
String Quartet No. 11 Serioso in f Op 95
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 4758503 CD
Orchestra : Quartetto Italiano
Label : Philips
12:46 PM
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 47653 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Capriccio Espagnol Op 34
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 74518 CD
Conductor : Andre Cluytens
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Seraphim
2:17 PM
Symphony No. 1 in g
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Composer : Vassili Kalinnikov
Catalog : 8611 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
3:00 PM
Egmont Overture Op 84
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 105 CD
Conductor : David Parry
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
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3:09 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in b Op 32
Artist : Philippe Quint, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 570360 CD
Conductor : Kirk Trevor
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
3:40 PM
Rounds for String Orchestra
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Composer : David Diamond
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
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4:06 PM
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 553513 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovchin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:31 PM
Marche militaire no. 3 in E-Flat Op 51
Artist : Christoph Eschenbach, piano; Justus Frantz, piano
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 385853 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
4:39 PM
Drapa for large orchestra (1908)
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
4:51 PM
Capriccio for Bassoon and Orchestra
Artist : Andrea Magnani, bassoon
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4784916 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Concerto for 2 trumpets in C, RV 537
Artist : Bibi Black, trumpet; Jeffrey Kaye, trumpet
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 54620 CD
Conductor : Claudio Scimone
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
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Composer : Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski
Catalog : 369 CD
Conductor : Grzegorz Nowak
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Accord
5:30 PM
Once upon a time in America: Main theme
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Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:37 PM
Piano Concerto (Concerto Soiree)
Artist : Benedetto Lupo, piano
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 901864 CD
Conductor : Josep Pons
Orchestra : City of Granada Orchestra
Label : Harm Mundi


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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:49 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Carnegie Hall's Barnstorming Youth Movement

Cellist Angelique Montes, resident advisor Melissa Willams and clarinetist Tom Jeon arrive at Purchase College, State University of New York to begin their NYO-USA adventure.
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.


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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

This Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, Guest Conductor Jaap van Zweden takes the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Russian program from mid-April, which offers two major works. Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy, was originally scored for string sextet. We’ll hear it performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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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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