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 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Moravian Dances
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 572695 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
6:17 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-Flat
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 550142 CD
Conductor : Matyas Antal
Orchestra : Hungarian State Orchestra
Label : Naxos
6:30 AM
The Winegrower’s Bride
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Composer : Oskar Nedbal
Catalog : 192 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
6:40 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 362 CD
Conductor : Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra : Avison Ensemble
Label : Linn
7:06 AM
Kamarinskaia
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 7042 CD
Conductor : Donald Barra
Orchestra : San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
7:14 AM
Manhattan Beach
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
Lyric Pieces: VIII-6 Wedding Day Op 65
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 550140 CD
Conductor : Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra : CSSR State Phil. (Kosice)
Label : Naxos
7:26 AM
Harpsichord Concertoin G
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
7:40 AM
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op 20
Artist : Joshua Bell, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 13372 CD
Conductor : Andrew Litton
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
7:51 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in e Op 72
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Walt Whitman Overture Op 7
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Composer : Gustav Holst
Catalog : 284 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
8:15 AM
Concerto for 2 flt. 2 salmoes 2 tpts
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 1022 CD
Conductor : Richard Kapp
Orchestra : Philharmonia Virtuosi
Label : ESS.A.Y
8:26 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37772 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
NORMA Overture (Sinfonia)
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Composer : Vincenzo Bellini
Catalog : 4776615 CD
Conductor : Louis Frémaux
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : D. Gramphn
8:47 AM
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Boris Berezovsky, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 1181 CD
Conductor : Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra : Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Simax
9:06 AM
Manfred Overture Op 115
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 2003 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
9:20 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1 in g Op 26
Artist : Nikolaj Znaider, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 899 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:48 AM
Intermezzo in c-Sharp Op 117
Artist : Lars Vogt, piano
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 57543 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 11 in A Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2065 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Handel & Haydn Society
Label : Avie
10:18 AM
Symphony No. 38 in D Prague
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 45581 CD
Conductor : Armin Jordan
Orchestra : Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Label : Erato
10:48 AM
Romance in f Op 11
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 46687 CD
Conductor : Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:01 AM
Polonaise No. 2 in E
Artist : Dmitry Paperno, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 37 CD
Label : Cedille
11:12 AM
Symphony No. 5 in D
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 80676 CD
Conductor : Robert Spano
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in A
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Composer : Johann (Jan Vaclav) Stamitz
Catalog : 553194 CD
Conductor : Richard Armstrong
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:19 PM
Piano Concerto in C Op 123
Artist : Christopher Hinterhuber, piano
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Composer : Ferdinand Ries
Catalog : 557638 CD
Conductor : Uwe Grodd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:53 PM
Bagatelles Op 5
Artist : Julia Zilberquit, piano
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Composer : Alexander Tcherepnin
Catalog : 570237 CD
Label : Naxos
1:09 PM
String Sextet No. 2 in G Op 36
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 45820 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
2:00 PM
Two English Idylls
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 47945 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:13 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in d Op 30
Artist : Santiago Rodriguez, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 82412 CD
Conductor : Paul Anthony McCrae
Orchestra : Lake Forest Symphony
Label : Elan
3:00 PM
Suite in F Op 33
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Composer : Albert Roussel
Catalog : 570529 CD
Conductor : Stéphane Deneve
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
3:16 PM
Violin Concerto in a Op 82
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 59 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
3:38 PM
Concertante for flute, oboe & orchestra in F
Artist : Mathieu Dufour, flute
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Composer : Ignaz Moscheles
Catalog : 80 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Czech National Symphony
Label : Cedille
4:06 PM
New Morning for the World
Artist : Raymond Bazemore, bass
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Composer : Joseph Schwantner
Catalog : 7293 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Oregon Symphony
Label : KOCH Intl.
4:31 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Overture
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:40 PM
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: La vita e inferno.
Artist : Placido Domingo, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 62978 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : Orchestra of La Scala
Label : Angel/EMI
4:48 PM
Petite Suite de Concert
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Composer : Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Catalog : 55 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
5:06 PM
PENELOPE: Prelude
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Composer : Gabriel Faure
Catalog : 97722 CD
Conductor : Michel Plasson
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
5:16 PM
Phidylé
Artist : Victoria de los Angeles,sopran
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Composer : Henri Duparc
Catalog : 45824 CD
Conductor : Georges Pretre
Orchestra : Orch. of Soc. of Cons. Conc.
Label : Angel/EMI
5:23 PM
Chanson triste
Artist : Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
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Composer : Henri Duparc
Catalog : 86652 CD
Conductor : John Pritchard
Orchestra : National Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:28 PM
Lyric for Strings
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Composer : George Walker
Catalog : 61 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : Chicago Sinfonietta
Label : Cedille
5:36 PM
PORGY AND BESS: Suite Catfish Row
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 15311 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : London/Dec

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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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