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 30, 2013

6:06 AM
Brigg Fair
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 420946 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:23 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 5 in A Op 46
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464601 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
6:29 AM
Let Thy Hand be Strengthened
Artist : Winchester Cathedral Choir
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 4758363 CD
Conductor : David Hill
Orchestra : Brandenburg Consort
Label : London/Dec
6:39 AM
Chamber Symphony in F
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Composer : Sir William Herschel
Catalog : 85612 CD
Conductor : Davis Jerome
Orchestra : The Mozart Orchestra
Label : Newport
7:06 AM
Overture No. 2 in A
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
7:14 AM
The Liberty Bell (1893)
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 47286 CD
Conductor : Lt. Colonel G.A.C. Hoskins
Orchestra : Band of H.M. Royal Marines
Label : Angel/EMI
7:19 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 5 Asturias Op 47
Artist : John Williams, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 45648 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
7:27 AM
RIENZI: Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Richard Wagner
Catalog : 312941 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Orfeo
7:41 AM
A Shropshire Lad
Artist :
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Composer : George Butterworth
Catalog : 436401 CD
Conductor : Grant Llewellyn
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Argo
7:53 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Act I Chorus
Artist : Prague Philharmonic Choir
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 911 CD
Conductor : Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Supraphon
8:06 AM
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in C
Artist : H†kan Hardenberger, trumpet
Album :
Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 426311 CD
Conductor : Elgar Howarth
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:18 AM
La Calinda
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 3303 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : Indianapolis Symphony Orch.
Label : Koss Class
8:24 AM
Petite Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 434306 CD
Conductor : Paul Paray
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Mercury
8:37 AM
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G Op 40
Artist : Maxim Vengerov, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 36403 CD
Conductor : Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
8:48 AM
TANCREDI Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 62653 CD
Conductor : Ralf Weikert
Orchestra : La Fenice orch.& Chor.(Venice)
Label : CBS/Sony
9:06 AM
Sinfonia: Adagio and fugue in d
Artist :
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Composer : Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Catalog : 62345 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:18 AM
Piano Concerto No. 3 in g Op 58
Artist : Michael Ponti, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignaz Moscheles
Catalog : 5065 CD
Conductor : Othmar Maga
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : Vox/MMG
9:45 AM
Carmen Fantasy Op 25
Artist : Itzhak Perlman, violin
Album :
Composer : Pablo Sarasate
Catalog : 423063 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : New York Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
10:00 AM
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat
Artist : Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
Album :
Composer : Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Catalog : 54897 CD
Conductor : Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
10:21 AM
Symphony No. 1 in e Op 21
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Composer : Howard Hanson
Catalog : 559700 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
10:52 AM
Aladdin Suite for Orchestra Op 34
Artist : Swedish Radio Choir
Album :
Composer : Carl Nielsen
Catalog : 44934 CD
Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra : Swedish Radio Symphony Orchest
Label : CBS/Sony
11:17 AM
Clarinet Concerto in A
Artist : Benny Goodman, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 68804 CD
Conductor : Charles Munch
Orchestra : Boston Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
11:47 AM
Church Sonata No. 2 for organ & strings in B-Flat
Artist : Janos Sebestyen, organ
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 550512 CD
Orchestra : Ferenc Erkel Chamber Orchestra
Label : Naxos
12:06 PM
Concerto for 2 horns, stringsin E-Flat
Artist : Hermann Baumann, horn
Album :
Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 412226 CD
Conductor : Iona Brown
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
12:24 PM
Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Op 99
Artist : Liat Cohen, guitar
Album :
Composer : Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Catalog : 2537 CD
Conductor : Rafi Kadishson
Orchestra : Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Label : Centaur
12:46 PM
The Incredible Flutist-ballet suite
Artist : Scott Goff, flute
Album :
Composer : Walter Piston
Catalog : 559160 CD
Conductor : Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra : Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
1:05 PM
Symphony No. 3 in a Op 56
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 81788 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Posthorn Serenade in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 53277 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
2:44 PM
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Op 49
Artist : Idil Biret, piano
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 571251 CD
Label : Naxos
3:00 PM
Violin Concerto in a Op 82
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
Album :
Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 59 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Russian National Orchestra
Label : Pentatone
3:22 PM
Bassoon Sonata in D Op 50
Artist : Benjamin Kamins, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Catalog : 1 CD
Label :
4:06 PM
Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Artist : Francois-Rene Duchable, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 88035 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Erato
4:23 PM
Maple Leaf Rag
Artist :
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Composer : Scott Joplin
Catalog : 4776115 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
4:28 PM
String Sonata No. 3 in C
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:41 PM
Fantasia on Russian Themes Op 33
Artist : Lydia Mordkovitch, violin
Album :
Composer : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Catalog : 10491 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Scottish National Orchestra
Label : Chandos
5:06 PM
L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 550061 CD
Conductor : Anthony Bramall
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:25 PM
South Pacific: Selections
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Composer : Richard Rodgers
Catalog : 555024 CD
Conductor : Richard Hayman
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:43 PM
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Medley
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Composer : Howard Shore
Catalog : 80664 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Label : Telarc

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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

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Jim Tuttle NPR

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 11:39 am

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2:44 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

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Abbey Oldham Abbey Oldham/NPR

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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

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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

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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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4:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Gil Shaham And When The World 'Got Much Smaller, Much Faster'

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Luke Ratray Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 8:02 pm

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