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.

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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
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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
1:22 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
2:29 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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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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