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

April 01, 2014

6:06 AM
Concerto Grosso in g Op 3
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin; Roy Goodman, violin
Album :
Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
6:18 AM
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in d
Artist : Andras Kiss, violin; Judit Kiss, cello
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
6:31 AM
Lucio Silla: Overture
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999963 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
6:42 AM
Hamlet Overture Op 4
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Composer : Joseph Joachim
Catalog : 27 CD
Conductor : Leon Botstein
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : IMP-Master
7:06 AM
Vocalise Op 34, No. 14
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 68025 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Warner Bro
7:15 AM
Orion
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Composer : William Rimmer
Catalog : 6565 CD
Conductor : Michael Antrobus
Orchestra : Black Dyke Mills Band
Label : Chandos
7:20 AM
Concerto No. 10 a cinque in B-Flat Op 7
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 4757757 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
7:28 AM
Harpsichord Concerto in G, Wq. 43
Artist : Peter Westermann, oboe
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Composer : Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Catalog : 77187 CD
Conductor : Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
7:42 AM
Judas Maccabaeus: See,the Conquering Hero Comes
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:46 AM
12 Variations on See, the conquering Hero Comes
Artist : Adrian Brendel, cello; Alfred Brendel, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 3958 CD
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Les Francs-Juges Op 3
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Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 80271 CD
Conductor : David Zinman
Orchestra : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:20 AM
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: 9. - Litany of Supplication to the Father Op 31
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 11109 CD
Conductor : Valery Polyansky
Orchestra : Russian State Sym. Capella
Label : HeartSpace
8:26 AM
I Laugh- Waltz Op 554
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Composer : Carl Michael Ziehrer
Catalog : 225172 CD
Conductor : Christian Pollack
Orchestra : Razumovsky Sinfonia
Label : MarcoPolo
8:35 AM
Joke Polka Op 72
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 474252 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:41 AM
Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna
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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
8:51 AM
Concerto for 2 trumpets in C
Artist : David Bilger, trumpet; Stephen Burnsa, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1035 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
9:06 AM
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 437934 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : D. Gramphn
9:18 AM
A Musical Joke, K. 522
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6617 CD
Orchestra : Lincoln Center Chamber Society
Label : Arabesque
9:40 AM
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22
Artist : Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 5113 CD
Conductor : Kirill Kondrashin
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label :
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso in D Op 3, No. 5
Artist : Andrew Manze, violin
Album :
Composer : Pieter Hellendaal
Catalog : 3492 CD
Conductor : Roy Goodman
Orchestra : European Community Baroque Orc
Label : Channel
10:18 AM
Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orch. in D
Artist : Christoph Eschenbach, piano; Midori, violin
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 89488 CD
Conductor : Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra : Sym Orch N. D. R. Hamburg
Label : CBS/Sony
10:48 AM
Variations for Orchestra
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 442427 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
11:02 AM
String Quartet in E-Flat Op 33, No. 2 Joke
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 11887 CD
Orchestra : Tatrai Quartet
Label : Hungaroton
11:21 AM
Symphony No. 1 in g Sinfonie Serieuse
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
1712 Overture
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Composer : Peter Schickele
Catalog : 80520 CD
Conductor : Peter Schickele
Orchestra : Greater Hoople Area Phil.
Label : Telarc
12:19 PM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op 6
Artist : Sarah Chang, violin
Album :
Composer : Nicolo Paganini
Catalog : 55026 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:54 PM
Vespers: Glory to God in the Highest Op 37
Artist : Shaw Chamber Singers
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 80519 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:04 PM
Symphony No. 2 in e Op 27
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 45678 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Impressions of Italy: Naples
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:14 PM
Turandot Suite Op 41
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 555373 CD
Conductor : Samuel Wong
Orchestra : Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch.
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
The Perfect Fool Ballet Music Op 39
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 61257 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:12 PM
Suite No. 2 for two pianos Op 17
Artist : Yefim Bronfman, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 61767 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
3:38 PM
The Incredible Flutist-ballet suite
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Composer : Walter Piston
Catalog : 61849 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
4:06 PM
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Op 10
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 5025 CD
Conductor : William Boughton
Orchestra : English String Orchestra
Label : Nimbus
4:33 PM
BARBER OF SEVILLE Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 63494 CD
Conductor : Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra : Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
4:42 PM
The Barber of Seville Goes to the Devil Overture
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Composer : Gordon Jacob
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : ASV
4:48 PM
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 707 CD
Conductor : Manfred Honeck
Orchestra : Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Label : Reference
5:06 PM
THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S comedy suite
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 294 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
5:16 PM
The Hot Canary
Artist : Patrick Sheridan, tuba
Album :
Composer : Paul Nero
Catalog : 241 CD
Label : Summit
5:21 PM
DIE FLEDERMAUS: Herr Chevalier/
Artist : Vienna Volksoper soloists; Chorus
Album :
Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 55691 CD
Conductor : Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:28 PM
Symphony No. 60 Il Distratto in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 54297 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
5:53 PM
To a Wild Rose Op 51, No. 1
Artist : Jascha Heifetz, violin; Jack Benny, violin; Emanuel Bay, piano
Album :
Composer : Edward MacDowell
Catalog : 118 CD
Label : Cembal d'amour

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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

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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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!
 

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:36 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Remembering Risë Stevens, A Star Of Opera And Pop Culture

The late American mezzo-soprano Risë Stevens in her signature role as Carmen.
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 10:59 am

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Videos We Love!
2:07 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Watch and Listen: J. S. Bach's St Matthew Passion

So beautiful! Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244 is performed here under the baton of Enoch Zu Guttenberg, founder of the prestigious Neabeuern Choral Society. Vocalists include: Jard Van Nes, Hermann Prey, Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo, Margaret Marshall, and Aldo Baldin. Listen to the entire St. Matthew Passion on WRTI on Good Friday, March 29th at 12 noon, and in a Philadelphia Orchestra live, concert recording on Sunday, April 28th.

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