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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April 18, 2014

6:06 AM
Concerto No. 11 in d Op 3
Artist : Igor Kipnis, harpsichord
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 8009 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : (private ensemble)
Label : Vanguard
6:19 AM
Gloriana: Courtly Dances
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 69422 CD
Conductor : Uri Segal
Orchestra : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:31 AM
Finlandia Op 26
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 930 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Helsinki Philharmonic
Label : Ondine
6:41 AM
Chamber Symphony in F
Artist :
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Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
EZIO Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Alan Curtis
Orchestra : Il Complesso Barocco
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1998 CD
Conductor : Dale Harpham
Orchestra : United States Marine Band
Label : USMC
7:19 AM
The Planets: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity Op 32
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 98555 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Los Angeles Philharmonic
Label : Angel/EMI
7:29 AM
Flute Concerto in b
Artist : Laurence Dean, flute
Album :
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 77228 CD
Orchestra : Hanover Court Orchestra
Label : Christopho
7:43 AM
Cantata No. 4: Chorale:
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 6532 CD
Conductor : Robert Pikler
Orchestra : Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:48 AM
Blue Danube Waltz Op 314
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 10611 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
Schwanda the Bagpiper
Artist : and others
Album :
Composer : Jaromier Weinberger
Catalog : 80595 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:16 AM
Brook Green Suite Op 190
Artist :
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 2882 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Intersound
8:26 AM
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Op 11
Artist :
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Composer : Georges Enesco
Catalog : 61503 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:39 AM
Concerto for trpt, 2 ob,str,co. in D
Artist : John Wilbraham, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 5042 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : D. Gramphn
8:48 AM
LE ROI MALGRE LUI: Fete Polonaise
Artist :
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 4807898 CD
Conductor : Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
9:06 AM
Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Artist :
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Composer : Thomas Canning
Catalog : 9004 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
9:19 AM
The Plow That Broke the Plains
Artist :
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Composer : Virgil Thomson
Catalog : 385 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : VangrdWelk
9:34 AM
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Artist :
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 62605 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : RCA Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
10:00 AM
PARSIFAL: Good Friday Spell
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
10:13 AM
PARSIFAL: Act III Synthesis
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
10:32 AM
Simple Symphony Op 4
Artist :
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 6592 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
10:50 AM
Symphony No. 26 in d Lamentatione
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 4 Easter Eve in c
Artist :
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Composer : Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Catalog : 1822 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
12:06 PM
St.John Passion
Artist : Megan Monaghan, soprano; Jody Kidwell, mezzo; Kenneth Garner, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass-baritone; Philadelphia Boys Choir
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 2593 CD
Conductor : Valentin Radu
Orchestra : The Amadeus Ensemble
Label :
2:20 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in e Op 11
Artist : Olga Kern, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 907402 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Harm Mundi
3:00 PM
Suite of Scottish Dances
Artist :
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 2116 CD
Conductor : Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra : Royal Ballet Sinfonia /Birming
Label : ASV
3:09 PM
Symphony No. 3 Simfonia-Poema
Artist :
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 62516 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:34 PM
Liebeslieder Walzer Op 52
Artist : Ensemble Vocal Michel Piquemal
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45457 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
4:06 PM
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2
Artist : Choir of St. Olaf College
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 7142 CD
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
4:26 PM
KATCHEN VON HEILBRONN Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Hans Pfitzner
Catalog : 449571 CD
Conductor : Christian Thielemann
Orchestra : Orchester der Deutschen Oper
Label : D. Gramphn
4:44 PM
ARABELLA: Ich danke, Fraulein...
Artist : Felicity Lott, soprano
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 41933 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:55 PM
Two Aquarelles
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
5:06 PM
Jubel Overture in C Op 103
Artist :
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223638 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
5:22 PM
BEN HUR: Choral Suite
Artist : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Album :
Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 80631 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:45 PM
King of Kings: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 63735 CD
Conductor : Miklos Rozsa
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI

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Creatively Speaking
12:02 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis Honored In Delaware

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis

Philadelphia-area native Aaron Jay Kernis is among the most successful and prolific living American composers. The 54-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner has written music in almost every form except opera and ballet. WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports on a master of melody who this week receives a prestigious local award.

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ENCORE!
2:11 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

A Benjamin Britten Celebration with the New York Philharmonic: March 30, 4 PM

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Join us for the Britten centenary celebrated on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, with two of the composer's best-loved works: the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and the choral Spring Symphony, Britten's celebration of winter's passing to spring. Sunday, March 30, 4 to 6 pm on WRTI. Alan Gilbert conducts.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:09 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

Anne Akiko Meyers, with her recently acquired Guarneri violin, at NPR's Studio 1.
Jim Tuttle NPR

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 11:39 am

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:44 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.
Abbey Oldham Abbey Oldham/NPR

Malta, the island nation 50 miles south of Sicily, may be small, but it's home to one of the biggest stars in opera, tenor Joseph Calleja. And like his country's name, which may originate in the Greek word for honey, Calleja's voice is a potent mix of Italianate passion and sweetness. Just listen to how he pulls the volume back to a slender golden ray of tone several times in Tosti's gorgeous "Ideale," and especially the word "disciogliea" in the Puccini aria that closes this performance.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:15 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

John Adams' Psychedelic Oratorio Gives Voice To 'The Other Mary'

Composer John Adams.
Margaretta Mitchell

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 10:36 am

For the millennium, in 2000 American composer John Adams completed a compelling, large-scale oratorio based on the nativity story called El Niño. Now he's composed a companion piece, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, a Passion oratorio mounted with his usual collaborator, the stage director and librettist Peter Sellars.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:52 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

In The First Violins — At Least For One Night

Conductor Jeffrey Grogan led a motley — but very happy — assembly of professional, student and amateur musicians at the New Jersey Symphony's #OrchestraYou project in Newark, N.J. Saturday.
Fred Stucker Courtesy of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 8:24 pm

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Special Offers
5:31 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Special Offer: Philly POPS - Marvin Hamlisch Musical Tribute

Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Here's a singularly sensational special offer! Discounted tickets are available for all WRTI listeners to experience the Philly POPS special presentation: Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute.

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Cristian Macelaru Conducts The Philadelphians
1:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cellist Hai-Ye Ni

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky celebration from this past January continues on WRTI this Sunday at 1 pm with Associate Conductor Cristian Macelaru joined by Principal Cellist Hai-Ye

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Egyptian singer-songwriter Ramy Essam, in the heady early days at Tahrir Square in 2011.
Mark LeVine Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 10:06 am

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Gil Shaham And When The World 'Got Much Smaller, Much Faster'

Star violinist Gil Shaham, whose newest recording project surveys the wildly different violin concertos of the 1930s.
Luke Ratray Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 8:02 pm

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