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

January 02, 2013

6:06 AM
Cello Concerto in G
Artist : Raphael Wallfisch, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 550908 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Rondo Brilliant for piano and orchestra in E-Flat Op 29
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 1196 CD
Conductor : Bystrik Rezucha
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MSR
6:29 AM
Oboe Concerto in f
Artist : Han de Vries, oboe
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 50905 CD
Conductor : Lucy van Dael
Orchestra : Alma Musica Amsterdam
Label : Angel/EMI
6:39 AM
Serenade No. 6 in D
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 79633 CD
Conductor : Gidon Kremer
Orchestra : Kremerata Baltica
Label : Nonesuch
7:06 AM
Silvana Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 570296 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
The Squealer
Artist :
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Composer : Will Huff
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
7:26 AM
Four Seasons: No.3 Autumn (L’Autunno) in F Op 8
Artist : Alan Loveday, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 6627 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
The Lady Mistress Overture
Artist :
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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
7:49 AM
Trumpet Concerto in D
Artist : Stephen Burns, trumpet
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1004 CD
Orchestra : American Concerto Orchestra
Label : DCD
8:06 AM
THIEVING MAGPIE (LA GAZZA LADRA)Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:17 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 in G Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 553457 CD
Conductor : Bradley Creswick
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Concerto for 2 guitars in G
Artist : Pepe Romero, guitar
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 4780192 CD
Conductor : Victor Alessandro
Orchestra : San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:39 AM
Symphony No. 3 in C
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
8:46 AM
Jeux d’enfants Children’s Games Op 22
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 6048 CD
Conductor : Enrique Batiz
Orchestra : Mexico City Philharmonic
Label : ASV
9:06 AM
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Overture
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 64456 CD
Conductor : Bruno Walter
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:19 AM
Grande Fantaisie on Russian Folksongs Op 4
Artist : Anastasia Seifetdinova, piano
Album :
Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 570396 CD
Conductor : Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra : Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:39 AM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 423492 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 5 in A
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
10:20 AM
Concerto for Fortepiano and Viola in E-Flat
Artist : Robert Hill, fortepiano
Album :
Composer : Johann Christoph Frederic Bach
Catalog : 471579 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Musica Antiqua Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
10:48 AM
THE DEMON: Ballet Music
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 220451 CD
Conductor : Michael Halasz
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
11:05 AM
Symphony No. 1 in C
Artist :
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 47505 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
12:07 PM
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN: Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Czech State Philharmonic Brno
Label : Reference
12:26 PM
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 414187 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
12:47 PM
Fandangos
Artist :
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Composer : Roberto Sierra
Catalog : 2005 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : National Sym Orch/Wash.,D.C.
Label :
12:58 PM
Mother and child
Artist : Tenebrae
Album :
Composer : John Tavener
Catalog : 501 CD
Conductor : Nigel Short
Label : Signum
1:14 PM
Poet and Peasant Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 150127 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Ch. Orch
Label : Novalis
1:24 PM
Symphony No. 4 in a Op 63
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 445865 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
1:37 PM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : John Digney, oboe
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 7124 CD
Conductor : Ronald Thomas
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
1:47 PM
H.M.S. PINAFORE: When I was a lad
Artist : Richard Stuart, baritone
Album :
Composer : Gilbert & Sullivan
Catalog : 80374 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:51 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in d
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
2:06 PM
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Artist : Benno Moiseivich, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 2326 CD
Conductor : Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : Guild
2:29 PM
DON CARLO: Dio che nell’alma infondere
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 47275 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Angel/EMI
2:35 PM
Amahl and the Night Visitors:Dance Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 7005 CD
Conductor : Andrew Schenck
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:46 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 61
Artist : Vadim Repin, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 9663 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
2:56 PM
Messiah: Let All the Angels of God
Artist : Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 5247 CD
Conductor : Ivars Taurins
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : CBC(RCI)
3:00 PM
Romance Op 62
Artist : Julian Lloyd Webber, cello
Album :
Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 47622 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
3:08 PM
Symphony No. 2 Op 16
Artist :
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 8880 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Chandos
3:40 PM
The Merchant of Venice Overture Op 76
Artist :
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Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 572501 CD
Conductor : Andrew Penny
Orchestra : West Australian Symphony Orch.
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in d
Artist : Glenn Gould, piano
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 60211 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:32 PM
In the Well: Moonrise
Artist :
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Composer : Vilem Blodek
Catalog : 101429 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Smetacek
Orchestra : Prague Symphony Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
4:40 PM
RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 80403 CD
Conductor : Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:47 PM
Tintagel
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Arnold Bax
Catalog : 65110 CD
Conductor : Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Banks of Green Willow
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
5:14 PM
La Valse
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 8903 CD
Conductor : Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:28 PM
Symphony No. 2 (1937-39-41/1975) in F
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Composer : Nino Rota
Catalog : 970 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:03 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

Paco Pena performs at the Tiny Desk in April 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 10:07 am

Eliot Fisk looks like the happiest man on the planet. Watch that face as he plays guitar. Between performing music by J.S. Bach and partnering with the world's best flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, Fisk can barely control his joy. I find his exuberance and their performance undeniably brilliant, inspiring and so completely universal.

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Creatively Speaking
6:20 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Ocean City Pops Are Back For Summer!

As summer approaches, WRTI's Jim Cotter takes us down the shore to the Ocean City Music Pier. There have been concerts on the music pier since 1929, when it hosted performances by the new Municipal Orchestra. Since then, what is today the Ocean City Pops, has operated under a variety of names and conductors. In 1987, the orchestra appointed a new music director; William (Bill) Scheible has led the Pops since then.

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Creatively Speaking
6:01 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Very Political Ludwig van Beethoven

The second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 is "kind of a march," says Christoph von Dohnanyi, "in respect for all the victims who suffered by Napoleon's attacks."

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote his seventh symphony in the midst of Napoleon’s attempts to conquer Europe. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work, and its second movement in particular, is a tribute to freedom. Here, the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, performs:

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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
12:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

It's Beethoven, Shostakovich, and The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: June 8, 1 PM

Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Philadelphians on WRTI, June 8 at 1 pm

This season, The Philadelphia Orchestra juxtaposed Beethoven’s path-breaking symphonies and concertos with those of the great orchestral master of the 20th century Dmitri Shostakovich...we’ll be treated to such a pairing Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.

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Creatively Speaking
4:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians "At Play" on their Asia Tour

The Philadelphia Orchestra's "Team Firebird" about to challenge the baseball team from the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s current 2014 tour of Asia and Japan has been rough and tumble enough with moldering halls in remote Chinese capitals and residency activities amid challenging acoustics and blistering heat. Is that what drives some of them to jump off the top of the 700-foot Macau Tower? The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports what orchestra members are going to some extremes to get a break from night after night of concerts.

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Station Announcements
3:25 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Francesca's Letter

Francesca Martinez (center) and her family

Last Wednesday, I read a moving letter on the air from Francesca Martinez when I inducted her family into the Sousalarm Club. So many of you responded to her heartfelt message, and asked if you could read it online, that we have posted it here (see below), with Ms. Martinez's consent. It's a poignant reminder of how transcendent the power of music can be, and of why this work, this station, and this art form matter so much.

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Creatively Speaking
3:53 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider's Beethoven Odyssey

Ludwig van Beethoven tried certain musical forms only once. One opera, one violin concerto, was all he wrote.

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider says he spent years preparing to take on, what he says is, one of the most difficult pieces for his instrument. It took age, and its attendant personal and artistic growth, for him to get beyond what he describes as "mere graphical representation of the music, those black dots on white paper."

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Creatively Speaking
12:56 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Great Composers Memorialized in Fairmount Park

Bust of Franz Schubert by Henry Baerer, 1891 in West Fairmount Park, east of Horticultural Hall. Bronze sculpture with limestone base and granite with bronze plaque.

Among the hundreds of outdoor sculptures that dot Philadelphia’s urban landscape are three classical music masters. But they're not where you might expect to find them.

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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Written in Secret Musical Codes: Shostakovich's 10th Symphony

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who had been in and out of favor with Soviet authorities for decades, wrote his 10th symphony in 1953 - the year Stalin died. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the work is both political and personal, with parts written in musical code.

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, on WRTI, Stephane Deneve leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich's 10th Symphony and Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

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Creatively Speaking
11:51 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Teaching the Art of Listening: Temple's Steven Kreinberg Opens Doors to Classical Music and Jazz

The highest aspiration for those who teach is to do it in a way that transforms lives. Professor Steven Kreinberg, a faculty member at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, reveals what happens in his popular course "The Art of Listening."  It’s a special kind of class that opens the door for college students to the world of classical music, jazz, opera, and musicals.

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