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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February 21, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 2 in C
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 5265 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch
Label : Nimbus
6:17 AM
Rapsodia Argentina for piano and orch.
Artist : Thomas Tirino, piano
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Composer : Ernesto Lecuona
Catalog : 774 CD
Conductor : Michael Bartos
Orchestra : Polish National Radio Orchestr
Label : Bis
6:30 AM
Concerto for 2 trumpets in C
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 414588 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : L'Oiseau
6:41 AM
Octet No. 1 for winds in E-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 777377 CD
Conductor : Carin van Heerden
Orchestra : L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble
Label : CPO
7:06 AM
LA SCALA DI SETA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 60387 CD
Conductor : Fritz Reiner
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
7:14 AM
Cyrus the Great
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Composer : Karl King
Catalog : 5 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : US Air Force Band
Label : USAF
7:18 AM
BORIS GODUNOV: Polonaise
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 1000179 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
7:27 AM
String Symphony No. 2 in D
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:40 AM
MAGIC FLUTE Overture
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4775789 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:48 AM
Four Seasons: No.4 Winter (L’Inverno) in f Op 8
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 66472 CD
Conductor : Isaac Stern
Orchestra : Jerusalem Music Centre Ch.Orch
Label : CBS/Sony
8:06 AM
Concert Overture No. 17 in f Op 242
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Composer : Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Catalog : 777469 CD
Conductor : Michael Alexander Willens
Orchestra : The Cologne Academy
Label : CPO
8:15 AM
Invitation to the Dance Op 65
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 430201 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:26 AM
Coppelia: Ballet Suite
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 75221 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:39 AM
Concerto for trumpet and 2 oboes in D
Artist : Albert Calvayrac, trumpet
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 67425 CD
Conductor : Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Angel/EMI
8:49 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Persian Slaves’ Dance
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 15621 CD
Conductor : Rouslan Raichev
Orchestra : Plovdiv Philharmonic
Label : LaserLight
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D Op 3
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 907415 CD
Conductor : Richard Egarr
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : Harm Mundi
9:16 AM
Concertone for 2 violins in C
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5740 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
9:47 AM
Elfenspiel
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Composer : Franz Berwald
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Ulf Bjorlin
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:00 AM
OBERON Overture
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 504 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : OehmsCl
10:11 AM
Violin Concerto in e Op 64
Artist : Zino Francescatti, violin
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 62339 CD
Conductor : Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:39 AM
Symphony No. 7 in A Op 92
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 49176 CD
Conductor : Joshua Bell
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : CBS/Sony
11:20 AM
Todtenfeier- Symphonic Poem
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 8956 CD
Conductor : Leif Segerstam
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
12:16 PM
Concierto del Sur (1941)
Artist : Andres Segovia, guitar
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Composer : Manuel Ponce
Catalog : 2130 CD
Conductor : Enrique Jorda
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Op 137
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
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Composer : Josef Rheinberger
Catalog : 80136 CD
Conductor : Jahja Ling
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:08 PM
Rustic Wedding Symphony in E-Flat Op 26
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 10 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
2:00 PM
The Enchanted Lake Op 62
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 777174 CD
Conductor : Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra : Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra
Label : CPO
2:11 PM
Symphony No. 6 in c Op 58
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 1000026 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
2:51 PM
String Quartet No. 1: Andante Cantabile Op 11
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 64107 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
3:00 PM
Flute Concerto in G
Artist : William Bennett, flute
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Catalog : 391378 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
3:13 PM
Symphony No. 8 in b
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 4775324 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:39 PM
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Artist : Artur Rubinstein, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 63043 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 6579 CD
Conductor : Emmanuel Krivine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Denon
4:28 PM
LA SOURCE: Suite No. 2
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 553356 CD
Conductor : Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
4:44 PM
LAKME: Viens, Malika...Dome epais
Artist : Anna Netrebko, soprano
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 4777177 CD
Conductor : Marco Armiliato
Orchestra : S.W. Rad. Sym Orch Baden-Baden
Label : D. Gramphn
4:53 PM
Suite Algerienne: Op 60
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 1015 CD
Conductor : Geoffrey Simon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Cala
5:06 PM
Danzas espanolas No. 5in e Op 37
Artist : Andres Segovia, guitar
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Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 2130 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
5:13 PM
Serenade in G
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Composer : E. J. Moeran
Catalog : 64721 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : Northern Sinfonia of England
Label : Angel/EMI
5:29 PM
Le Boeuf sur le Toit Op 58
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Composer : Darius Milhaud
Catalog : 45809 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : National Orchestra of France
Label : Angel/EMI
5:51 PM
Jack-in-the-box
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 421395 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : London Festival Players
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

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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.

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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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