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

May 08, 2013

6:06 AM
La Caza del Joven Enrique -Gran overture for 5 pianos and orchestra
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
6:19 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 5 in B-Flat
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:30 AM
Gold and Silver Waltz Op 79
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Composer : Franz Lehar
Catalog : 150127 CD
Conductor : Johannes Wildner
Orchestra : Vienna Johann Strauss Ch. Orch
Label : Novalis
6:40 AM
Flute Quartet in D
Artist : Samuel Baron, flute
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 142 CD
Orchestra : Fine Arts Quartet
Label : Boston Sky
7:06 AM
Impressions d’Italie: On the Hill-Tops
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Composer : Gustave Charpentier
Catalog : 65618 CD
Conductor : Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra : Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:15 AM
U.S. Field Artillery
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:18 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80600 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
7:26 AM
Giselle: ballet suite
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Composer : Adolph Adam
Catalog : 46341 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:40 AM
DIE FLEDERMAUS Overture
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 45564 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:49 AM
WALZERTRAUME (Waltz Dreams)
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Composer : Oscar Straus
Catalog : 80547 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Aleko: Intermezzo
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1000144 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:11 AM
Aleko: Men’s Dance
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 1000144 CD
Conductor : Evgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra : USSR Symphony Orchestra
Label : Melodya
8:17 AM
Islamey - Oriental Fantasy Op 18
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Composer : Mily Balakirev
Catalog : 470840 CD
Conductor : Valery Gergiev
Orchestra : Kirov Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:28 AM
Violin Concerto in C
Artist : Erno Sebestyen, violin
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 1614 CD
Conductor : Erno Sebestyen
Orchestra : RIAS-Sinfonietta Berlin
Label : KOCH Intl.
8:41 AM
L’ETOILE Overture
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Composer : Emmanuel Chabrier
Catalog : 27333 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
Scene de Ballet Op 100
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
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Composer : Charles Auguste de Beriot
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
9:06 AM
Serenade for String Orchestra Op 1
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Composer : Samuel Barber
Catalog : 1717 CD
Conductor : Mikhail Gurewitsch
Orchestra : Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
Label :
9:18 AM
Appalachian Spring
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Composer : Aaron Copland
Catalog : 759978 CD
Conductor : Eric Jacobsen
Orchestra : The Knights
Label : CBS/Sony
9:45 AM
Grand Fantasia Triumfal
Artist : Eugene List, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 5009 CD
Conductor : Samuel Adler
Orchestra : Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
10:00 AM
Prometheus Bound Overture Op 38
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:19 AM
Konzertstuck in D Op 12
Artist : Janos Starker, cello
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Composer : Ernst von Dohnanyi
Catalog : 3095 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Delos
10:45 AM
Polonaise No. 1 in c-Sharp Op 26
Artist : Maurizio Pollini, piano
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Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 413795 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:55 AM
Six German Dances
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416484 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
11:09 AM
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Op 83
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 61939 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Royal Scottish National Orch
Label : Warner Bro
12:06 PM
1812 Overture Op 49
Artist : University of Minn. Brass Band
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 434360 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
12:24 PM
Brass Quintet No. 1 in b-Flat Op 5
Artist : David Bilger and Jeffrey Curnow, trumpets; Jennifer Montone. horn; Nitzan Haroz, trombone; Carol Jantsch, tuba
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Composer : Victor Ewald
Catalog : 1150 CD
Label : Ondine
12:38 PM
Violin Concerto Pilgramage of the Soul
Artist : Christian Tetzlaff, violin
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Composer : Leos Janacek
Catalog : 91506 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:50 PM
Organ Symphony No. 5: Toccata Op 42
Artist : Mary Preston, organ
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Composer : Charles-Marie Widor
Catalog : 113 CD
Label : Reference
1:02 PM
German Requiem: Wie lieblich sind deine
Artist : Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 80119 CD
Conductor : Robert Shaw
Orchestra : Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:07 PM
Victory at Sea: Allies on the March
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : LSC 2206 LP
Conductor : Robert Russell Bennett
Orchestra : RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA
1:14 PM
Winds of War
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Composer : Robert Cobert
Catalog : 80175 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:23 PM
Le Tombeau de Couperin
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 75 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : ClevelandO
1:42 PM
TOSCA: Te Deum (Finale of Act I)
Artist : Ruggero Raimondi, bass; Chorus of the Roy. Opera House
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Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 57173 CD
Conductor : Antonio Pappano
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : Angel/EMI
1:47 PM
Rose Without a Thorn-Suite
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Composer : Henry VIII of England
Catalog : 807 CD
Orchestra : Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Label : London/Dec
2:04 PM
Divertimento
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Composer : Walter Piston
Catalog : 11120 CD
Orchestra : Chamber Music Palm Beach
Label : Klavier
2:20 PM
String Quartet in g Op 27: Finale
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 6340 CD
Orchestra : Emerson String Quartet
Label : D. Gramphn
2:28 PM
Ragtime Dance
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin; Andre Previn, piano
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 47170 CD
Label : Angel/EMI
2:33 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 61: Finale
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 457861 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:46 PM
THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S comedy suite
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 294 CD
Conductor : Douglas Bostock
Orchestra : Munich Symphony Orchestra
Label : Classico
2:55 PM
Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves: main theme
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Composer : Michael Kamen
Catalog : 80342 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:00 PM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : William Tritt, piano
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 80112 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc
3:09 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A Op 30
Artist : John Williams, guitar
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Composer : Mauro Giuliani
Catalog : 63385 CD
Conductor : Richard Tognetti
Orchestra : Australian Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
3:41 PM
Helios Overture Op 17
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Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 9287 CD
Conductor : Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra : Danish Radio Symph Orch
Label : Chandos
4:06 PM
Variations for Orchestra and Piano
Artist : Emili Brugalla, piano
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Composer : Joaquim Serra
Catalog : 555871 CD
Conductor : Salvador Brotons
Orchestra : El Valles Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
4:26 PM
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
4:35 PM
Alven-fran fjallen till havet Op 33
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Composer : Kurt Atterberg
Catalog : 999913 CD
Conductor : Ari Rasilainen
Orchestra : NDR Radiophilharmonie
Label : CPO
5:06 PM
LE PRE AUX CLERCS: Overture
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
5:14 PM
In Nature’s Realm Overture Op 91
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 794 CD
Conductor : John Farrer
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : ASV
5:29 PM
Cuban Overture
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Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : 62698 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
5:41 PM
Symphony No. 1 La Nuit des Tropiques
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Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 4051 CD
Conductor : Maurice Abravanel
Orchestra : Utah Symphony Orchestra
Label : VangrdOmeg

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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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