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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May 16, 2013

6:06 AM
Violin Concerto (School Concerto) No. 2 Op 13
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Friedrich Seitz
Catalog : 56750 CD
Conductor : Lawrence Foster
Orchestra : Juilliard Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
6:17 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 4 (after Scarlatti)in a
Artist :
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Composer : Charles Avison
Catalog : 438806 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
6:30 AM
Das Spitzentuch der Konigin
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 223249 CD
Conductor : Alfred Walter
Orchestra : Slovak State Philh., Kosice
Label : MarcoPolo
6:40 AM
Keyboard Concerto No. 7in g
Artist : Andrei Gavrilov, piano
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 81482 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 5in C Op 39
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 557273 CD
Conductor : James Judd
Orchestra : New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Bennett’s Triumphal
Artist :
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Composer : John H. Ribble
Catalog : 432019 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Eastman Wind Ensemble
Label : Mercury
7:18 AM
Overture No. 8in D
Artist :
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Composer : William Boyce
Catalog : 6531 CD
Conductor : Adrian Shepherd
Orchestra : Cantilena
Label : Chandos
7:27 AM
Harpsichord Concerto No. 3in e
Artist : Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord
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Composer : Alessandro Scarlatti
Catalog : 470650 CD
Conductor : Ottavio Dantone
Orchestra : Accademia Bizantina
Label : London/Dec
7:40 AM
My Home Overture Op 62
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 8510 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
7:51 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dance of the
Artist :
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 180891 CD
Conductor : Vaclav Neumann
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
8:06 AM
KHOVANSHCHINA: Prelude
Artist :
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Composer : Modest Moussorgsky
Catalog : 90 CD
Conductor : Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra : The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
8:13 AM
Tzigane: Rhapsodie de concert
Artist : Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Album :
Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 437544 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:26 AM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2in c-Sharp
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 447415 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
8:39 AM
MEDEA Overture
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Composer : Luigi Cherubini
Catalog : 350221 CD
Conductor : Donato Renzetti
Orchestra : Orchestra della Toscana
Label : EuropaMusi
8:48 AM
Miroirs: 4. Alborada del gracioso
Artist :
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 39439 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 9in F Op 6
Artist :
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Composer : Archangelo Corelli
Catalog : 434110 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Philips
9:16 AM
Violin Concertoin e Op 64
Artist : Andres Cardenes, violin
Album :
Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 39 CD
Conductor : Ian Hobson
Orchestra : Sinfonia Varsovia
Label : Artek
9:46 AM
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Artist : Yuja Wang, piano
Album :
Composer : Paul Dukas
Catalog : 16606 CD
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Jeux (Poeme dansee)
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 60972 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1in c
Artist : Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden,pian
Album :
Composer : Arthur DeGreef
Catalog : 65075 CD
Conductor : Pierre Bartholomee
Orchestra : Liege Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:53 AM
Gran Duo Passione Amorosa
Artist : Boguslaw Furtok, double bass
Album :
Composer : Giovanni Bottesini
Catalog : 999665 CD
Conductor : Stephen Tetzlaff
Orchestra : Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orch
Label : CPO
11:08 AM
Piano Sonata No. 22in F Op 54
Artist : Annie Fischer, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 31634 CD
Label : Hungaroton
11:20 AM
Symphony No. 3in E-Flat Op 97
Artist :
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 452214 CD
Conductor : Christoph Von Dohnanyi
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
12:06 PM
Octet No. 3 for windsin B-Flat
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 777377 CD
Conductor : Carin van Heerden
Orchestra : L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble
Label : CPO
12:16 PM
Piano Quintetin A Op 5
Artist : Ivan Klansky, Piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 555377 CD
Orchestra : Vlach Quartet, Prague
Label : Naxos
12:42 PM
Symphony No. 5in c-Sharp
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 430443 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:00 PM
Suite Modale for flute and strings
Artist : Alexa Still, flute
Album :
Composer : Ernest Bloch
Catalog : 7063 CD
Conductor : Nicholas Braithwaite
Orchestra : New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Label : KOCH Intl.
2:14 PM
Piano Concerto No. 5in E-Flat Op 73
Artist : Claudio Arrau, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 416215 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Staatskapelle Dresden
Label : Philips
3:00 PM
Balletti a cinque: Introduzione Sesta
Artist :
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Composer : Tomasso Albinoni
Catalog : 32006 CD
Conductor : Pal Nemeth
Orchestra : Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Label : Hungaroton
3:08 PM
Verklarte Nacht Op 4
Artist :
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Composer : Arnold Schoenberg
Catalog : 11004 CD
Conductor : Pierre Boulez
Orchestra : Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Label : Nederland
3:42 PM
Symphonyin D Op 12
Artist :
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Composer : Francois Joseph Gossec
Catalog : 218 CD
Conductor : Guy Van Waas
Orchestra : Les Agrémens
Label : Ricercare
4:06 PM
Variations on La ci darem la manoin B-Flat Op 2
Artist : Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Album :
Composer : Frederic Chopin
Catalog : 6702 CD
Conductor : Kazimierz Kord
Orchestra : Warsaw Philharmonic
Label : Arabesque
4:26 PM
Gymnopedies Nos. 1 & 3
Artist :
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Composer : Erik Satie
Catalog : 466710 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:35 PM
In The South (Alassio) overture Op 50
Artist :
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Composer : Sir Edward Elgar
Catalog : 57973 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : La Scala Philaharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
5:06 PM
Poet and Peasant Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Von Suppe
Catalog : 434309 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
5:17 PM
Concertino for Oboe and Orchestrain F
Artist : Josef Kiss, oboe
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 557492 CD
Conductor : Laszlo Kovacs
Orchestra : Camerata Budapest
Label : Naxos
5:27 PM
Violin Concertoin D Op 35
Artist : Renaud Capucon, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 694589 CD
Conductor : Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Vrgn Clscs
5:55 PM
Adventures of Robin Hood: Marian & Robin
Artist : Angele Dubeau, violin
Album :
Composer : Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Catalog : 8733 CD
Conductor : Angele Dubeau
Orchestra : La Pieta
Label : Analekta

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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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