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

March 18, 2013

6:06 AM
Fra Diavolo Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
6:15 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D Op 6
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 423626 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
6:29 AM
String Quartet movement (1924)
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Composer : Rebecca Clarke
Catalog : 2847 CD
Orchestra : Julstrom String Quartet
Label : Centaur
6:39 AM
Rondo in A, D. 438
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 420168 CD
Conductor : Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra : Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:06 AM
THE TSAR’S BRIDE Overture
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 572788 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:15 AM
The World’s Progress
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 92036 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:18 AM
Suite Bergamasque: No. 3 Clair de Lune
Artist : Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, vln
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 35177 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
7:28 AM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 50013 CD
Conductor : Karsten Andersen
Orchestra : Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Label : NKF
7:42 AM
Sylvia: Procession of Bacchus
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Composer : Leo Delibes
Catalog : 65616 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:48 AM
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Artist : Janine Jansen, violin
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 475011 CD
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
8:06 AM
ITALIAN IN ALGIERS Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Gabriele Ferro
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : CBS/Sony
8:16 AM
Serenade for Sring Orchestra
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Composer : Peter Warlock
Catalog : 8808 CD
Conductor : Vernon Handley
Orchestra : Ulster Orchestra
Label : Chandos
8:28 AM
LA JOLIE FILLE DE PERTH Suite
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 64869 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Angel/EMI
8:42 AM
La Vierge: Le Dernier Sommeil de la Vierge
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Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 99 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Label : Reference
8:46 AM
Concerto for 2 violins or flute & violin in c
Artist : Isaac Stern, violin; David Oistrakh, violin; William Smith, harpsichord
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 66472 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Baba-Yaga Op 56
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Composer : Anatol Liadov
Catalog : 5160 CD
Conductor : Tugan Sokhiev
Orchestra : Orch du Capitole de Toulouse
Label : Naive
9:11 AM
Sinfonietta on Russian Themes
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 550812 CD
Conductor : Andre Anichanov
Orchestra : St. Petersburg State Symphony
Label : Naxos
9:35 AM
Caprice Russe Op 102
Artist : Grigorios Zamparas, piano
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Composer : Anton Rubinstein
Catalog : 3204 CD
Conductor : Jon Ceander Mitchell
Orchestra : Bohuslav Martinu Philh., Zlin
Label : Centaur
10:00 AM
Symphony No. 1 in D
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Composer : Johann Christoph Vogel
Catalog : 735 CD
Conductor : Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra : Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic
Label : OehmsCl
10:22 AM
Violin Concerto No. 24 in b
Artist : Mark Kaplan, violin
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Composer : Giovanni Battista Viotti
Catalog : 6691 CD
Conductor : David Golub
Orchestra : Veneto/Padua Chamber Orchestra
Label : Arabesque
10:49 AM
Concerto No. 6 in A Op 1
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Composer : Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri
Catalog : 77352 CD
Conductor : Gottfried von der Goltz
Orchestra : Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Label : Deut Harmo
11:02 AM
Scheherazade Op 35
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 47023 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Concerto Grosso in d Op 2, No. 3
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Composer : Francesco Geminiani
Catalog : 553019 CD
Conductor : Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra : Capella Istropolitana
Label : Naxos
12:14 PM
Piano Concerto Op 45
Artist : Joanne Polk, piano
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Composer : Amy Marcy Cheney Beach
Catalog : 6738 CD
Conductor : Paul Goodwin
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Arabesque
12:54 PM
Gregorian Chant for String Orchestra
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Composer : Paul Creston
Catalog : 4076 CD
Conductor : Arthur Lief
Orchestra : New York Chamber Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg
1:08 PM
Symphony 00 Study Symphony in f
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Composer : Anton Bruckner
Catalog : 920 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra : Deutsches Symph.-Orch, Berlin
Label : Ondine
2:00 PM
Allegro from The Fridays for string quartet
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 1 CD
Orchestra : Liebesfreud
Label : Liebsfreud
2:14 PM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Pieter Wispelwey, cello
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 25807 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Channel
3:00 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in e
Artist : Cyprien Katsaris, piano
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 41 CD
Label : Piano21
3:09 PM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-Sharp Op 1
Artist : Vardan Mamikonian, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 497001 CD
Conductor : David Stahl
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : Orfeo
3:39 PM
Violin Sonata in g
Artist : Maria Bachmann, violin; Adam Neiman, piano
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 9394 CD
Label : Bridge
4:06 PM
Harp Concerto in C
Artist : Catherine Michel, harp
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Composer : F. A. Boieldieu
Catalog : 135 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch
Label : Pentatone
4:28 PM
AIDA: Sinfonia (1872 version)
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 1090 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : Orch. Sinf. di Milano G. Verdi
Label : London/Dec
4:41 PM
AIDA: Celeste Aida
Artist : Enrico Caruso, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 69766 CD
Conductor : Gottfried Rabl
Orchestra : Vienna Radio Symphony Orch
Label : RCA/BMG
4:48 PM
Third Essay Op 47
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 49463 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:06 PM
Sadko (Musical Picture) Op 5
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Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 5082 CD
Conductor : Milton Katims
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
5:18 PM
Irish Rhapsody
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Composer : Victor Herbert
Catalog : 559027 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : Naxos
5:36 PM
Old New York Nostalgia
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Composer : Alla Pavlova
Catalog : 557674 CD
Conductor : Rossen Milanov
Orchestra : Moscow Philharmonic
Label : Naxos

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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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