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 below.

Love. It smacks us in the head, simmers when it’s cooking, and smolders when it’s over. The music we associate with love does too. We asked WRTI hosts and reporters to give us their takes on the classical music and jazz that fuels the many emotions of love.

Are you an ecstatic fan of the Philadelphia Eagles? Heading to the big Super Bowl victory parade on Thursday? Well, we're celebrating, too...with our top 10 classical works that will leave you flying high!

The Philadelphia Eagles, my childhood team, last went to the Super Bowl in 2005—just months after my arrival in Philadelphia, after twenty years in New York City. My timing was amazing; four years later the Phillies would win the World Series.

Join us on Friday at 12:10 pm to hear mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams, winner of Astral’s 2014 National Auditions, singing LIVE from WRTI’s Performance Studio.

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

WRTI 90.1 was proud to present the world-renowned Daedalus Quartet LIVE in our performance studio, on Friday, February 2, at 12 noon, for a program of Beethoven’s String Quartets—they're among the most profound works of chamber music ever written. Watch on the WRTI Facebook page!

Craig Schwartz

This Sunday, February 4th at Penn's Harold Prince Theatre, the world-renowned Daedalus Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 131 after a staged reading of Michael Hollinger’s award-winning play, Opus. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder spoke with playwright Michael Hollinger and Dr. Marcia Ferguson, who directs the play, about this unique production, and what the audience can expect.

It's so easy to find oneself attracted to the music of Franz Schubert. His unmatched gift for lyricism makes him so approachable, so comprehensible; and we feel ourselves being pulled into his musical world—in my case, at a very early age. 

Classical music and the gridiron? Definitely NOT mutually exclusive! In fact, this Saturday, the night before the Eagles meet the New England Patriots in the land of the Vikings, the Fabulous Philadelphians will sound off with another full throttle rendition of the "Eagles Victory Song."

Join us for a fabulous concert broadcast from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2015 St. Petersburg Festival, celebrating the great master of the third generation, Dmitri Shostakovich. Sunday, January 28th at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, January 29th at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.