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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March 01, 2013

6:06 AM
Symphony No. 24 in B-Flat, K. 182
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 412954 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:18 AM
Horn Concerto Concerto da Caccia in D
Artist : Bruce Atwell, horn
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 3221 CD
Conductor : Jeffery Meyer
Orchestra : St Petersburg Chamber Phil
Label : Centaur
6:30 AM
Serenade in E-Flat Op 7
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 438748 CD
Conductor : Edo de Waart
Orchestra : Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Label : Philips
6:43 AM
Concerto in F
Artist : Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Pierre Pierlot, oboe
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 39772 CD
Conductor : Janos Rolla
Orchestra : Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:06 AM
Overture No. 7 in D
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:15 AM
Jack Tar
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 1 CD
Conductor : (Colonel) Lowell E. Graham
Orchestra : ACC Heritage of America Band
Label : USAF
7:19 AM
Symphony in B-Flat Op 6, No. 4
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999298 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
7:27 AM
Spanish Lady Suite
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 7761 CD
Orchestra : Guildhall String Ensemble
Label : RCA/BMG
7:43 AM
Concertino Op 107
Artist : Susan Milan, flute
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Composer : Cecile Chaminade
Catalog : 8840 CD
Conductor : Richard Hickox
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Label : Chandos
7:50 AM
Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in B-Flat, K. 269
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 61842 CD
Conductor : Stephan Tetzlaff
Orchestra : Deutsche Kammerphil. Bremen
Label : Vrgn Clscs
8:06 AM
DER FREISCHUTZ Overture Op 77
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 65617 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:17 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in d Op 3
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Composer : Francesco Manfredini
Catalog : 553891 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
8:28 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 777385 CD
Conductor : Werner Andreas Albert
Orchestra : S.W. German Radio Symph. Orch.
Label : CPO
8:42 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in a Rakoczy March
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 61497 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:48 AM
Song of the Nightingale Op 29
Artist : Tianwa Yang, violin
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Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 572216 CD
Conductor : Ernest Martinez Izquierdo
Orchestra : Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX Overture
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 8 CD
Conductor : Tullio Serafin
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Medici
9:15 AM
Symphony No.103 in E-Flat Drum Roll
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 60022 CD
Conductor : Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : WienerPhil
9:50 AM
Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 66870 CD
Conductor : David Honeyball
Orchestra : London Brass Virtuosi
Label : Hyperion
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Op 6
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 6584 CD
Conductor : Karl Richter
Orchestra : Munich Bach Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:18 AM
Cello Concerto in e Op 85
Artist : Paul Watkins, cello
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 4777352 CD
Conductor : Jiri Belohlavek
Orchestra : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
10:47 AM
Symphony No. 8 in d
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 46 CD
Conductor : Antonio Janigro
Orchestra : I Solisti Zagreb
Label : VangrdOmeg
10:58 AM
Pastoral Suite Op 19
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Composer : Lars-Erik Larsson
Catalog : 570 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Label : Bis
11:23 AM
Symphonic Dances Op 64
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 9113 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Chandos
12:06 PM
Hebrides Overture in D Op 26
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 391372 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:17 PM
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Symphony of a Thousand
Artist : Christine Brewer, soprano; Birgit Remmer, contralto; Jon Villars, tenor; David Wilson-Johnson, baritone Birmingham Sym. Orch.Chorus
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 721 CD
Conductor : Simon Rattle
Orchestra : City of Birmingham Symph Orch
Label : Angel/EMI
1:37 PM
Fantasia in c, K. 475
Artist : Alicia de Larrocha, piano
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 417372 CD
Label : London/Dec
2:00 PM
Concerto in E
Artist : Elizabeth Mann, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Louise Schulman, viola
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 60210 CD
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : MusicMaste
2:17 PM
Florida Suite
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 553535 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : English Northern Philharmonia
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody in D Op 68
Artist : Matthew Allen, cello
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Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 80745 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
Petrouchka
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Composer : Igor Stravinsky
Catalog : 64139 CD
Conductor : Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra : Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:44 PM
Concerto Grosso No. 3 for woodwinds, brass and strings
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Composer : William Alwyn
Catalog : 570145 CD
Conductor : David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Naxos
4:06 PM
PARSIFAL: Act III Synthesis
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Composer : Richard Wagner (arr. Stokowski)
Catalog : 9024 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Houston Symphony Orchestra
Label : Everest
4:25 PM
PARSIFAL: Good Friday Spell
Artist : Peter Hofmann, tenor; Hans Sotin, bass
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 4780234 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:31 PM
Andante and Hungarian Rondo Op 35
Artist : Gerard Causse, viola
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Composer : Carl Maria Von Weber
Catalog : 54817 CD
Conductor : Gerard Causse
Orchestra : Solistes de Montpellier-Moscou
Label : Angel/EMI
4:42 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Water Lily
5:06 PM
L’Enfant Prodigue: Cortege, Air de Danse
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572297 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
5:12 PM
Interplay - American Concertette for piano and orchestra
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Composer : Morton Gould
Catalog : 61651 CD
Conductor : Morton Gould
Orchestra : Morton Gould Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:29 PM
Palladio
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Composer : Karl Jenkins
Catalog : 62276 CD
Conductor : Karl Jenkins
Orchestra : London Philharmnic Strings
Label : CBS/Sony
5:48 PM
Cinema Paradiso film score
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Composer : Ennio Morricone
Catalog : 60706 CD
Conductor : Henry Mancini
Orchestra : Henry Mancini's Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:35 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Andrew Stenson plays Pvt. Danny Chen in An American Soldier, a new opera about the hazing and death of the Chinese-American soldier from New York City.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

About two years ago, playwright David Henry Hwang turned down an offer to write a play about the brief life and suicide of Army Pvt. Danny Chen.

But an opera? He couldn't refuse.

"This is a story with big emotions, big primary colors in a way, and big plot events," says Hwang, who wrote the libretto for An American Soldier, a new hourlong opera commissioned by Washington National Opera.

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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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