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

June 03, 2013

6:06 AM
Concerto for Oboe d’amore, str in A
Artist : Heinz Holliger, oboe
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 2229 CD
Conductor : Erich Hobarth
Orchestra : Bern Camerata
Label : ECM
6:21 AM
Suite Espanola: No. 6 Aragon Op 47
Artist : Xuefei Yang, guitar
Album :
Composer : Isaac Albeniz
Catalog : 80403 CD
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Barcelona/Catalonia Orch.
Label : Vrgn Clscs
6:29 AM
Three Small Tone Poems: No. 3 Spring
Artist :
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 7012 CD
Conductor : John Hopkins
Orchestra : Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : RecordsInt
6:39 AM
Tragic Overture Op 81
Artist :
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 60118 CD
Conductor : Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra : Bavarian Radio Symphony
Label : RCA/BMG
7:06 AM
Amahl and the Night Visitors:Dance Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Gian Carlo Menotti
Catalog : 6 CD
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic
Label : BuffaloPO
7:14 AM
Solid Men to the Front!
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 94141 CD
Conductor : Ronald Demkee
Orchestra : Allentown Band
Label : AMP Record
7:20 AM
Opferlied Op 121
Artist : Rundfunkchor Berlin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 91322 CD
Conductor : Helmut Koch
Orchestra : Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Label : Berlin
7:28 AM
Oboe Concerto in C
Artist : Brynjar Hoff, Oboe
Album :
Composer : Domenico Cimarosa
Catalog : 19083 CD
Conductor : Ian Watson
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : Victoria
7:41 AM
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Artist :
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Composer : Leonard Bernstein
Catalog : 11878 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:53 AM
PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba
Artist : Jan Peerce, tenor
Album :
Composer : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Catalog : 1709
Conductor : Joe Reisman
Orchestra : ...and His Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Vienna Blood Op 354
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 4763793 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:17 AM
Grand Tarantelle for piano & orchestra Op 67
Artist : Michael Gurt, piano
Album :
Composer : Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Catalog : 559320 CD
Conductor : Richard Rosenberg
Orchestra : Hot Springs Festival Sym Orch
Label : Naxos
8:26 AM
Danzas Latinoamericanas
Artist :
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Composer : Jose Elizondo
Catalog : 5820 CD
Conductor : Vit Micka
Orchestra : Moravian Philharmonic Orch
Label : Navona
8:39 AM
Symphony No. 5 in F Op 3
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 999268 CD
Conductor : Anthony Halstead
Orchestra : Hanover Band
Label : CPO
8:50 AM
EL CAPITAN: Waltzes
Artist :
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 559092 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : Royal Artillery Band
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in A
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Friedrich Fasch
Catalog : 191 CD
Conductor : Gunther Wich
Orchestra : Cappella Coloniensis
Label : PhoenixEd
9:17 AM
Tam O’Shanter
Artist :
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Composer : George W. Chadwick
Catalog : 9439 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:38 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 6: Mazeppa
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 9 CD
Conductor : Zsolt Hamar
Orchestra : Hungarian Natl. Philharmonic
Label : BudapestMu
10:00 AM
Pirogov Suite
Artist :
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 6603 CD
Conductor : Jose Serebrier
Orchestra : Belgian Radio & TV Symph Orch
Label : RCA/BMG
10:19 AM
Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Op 103
Artist : Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album :
Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 4758764 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : L'Orchestre delaSuisse Romande
Label : London/Dec
10:48 AM
Concerto for Orchestra
Artist :
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Composer : Zoltan Kodaly
Catalog : 6862
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : Philharmonia Hungarica
Label : London/Dec
11:06 AM
Cello Concerto in b Op 104
Artist : Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 65701 CD
Conductor : Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
12:06 PM
Theme and Variations in G
Artist : Karl-Otto Hartmann,bassoon
Album :
Composer : Antonin Reicha
Catalog : 170021 CD
Conductor : Milan Lajc¡k
Orchestra : Prague Chamber Orchestra
Label : Orfeo
12:20 PM
Fantasia para un gentilhombre
Artist : Andres Segovia, guitar
Album :
Composer : Joaquin Rodrigo
Catalog : 2130 CD
Conductor : Enrique Jorda
Orchestra : Symphony of the Air
Label : D. Gramphn
12:43 PM
Symphony No.100 in G
Artist :
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Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 80282 CD
Conductor : Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra : Orchestra of St. Luke's
Label : Telarc
1:07 PM
Don Quixote Op 35
Artist : Mischa Maisky, cello
Album :
Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 2054 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Concerto for harp in D
Artist : Sylvia Kowalczuk, harp
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 31550 CD
Conductor : Aristid von Wurtzler
Orchestra : Hungarian Virtuosi Chamb. Orch
Label : Hungaroton
2:15 PM
Violin Concerto in D Op 77
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
Album :
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 66 CD
Conductor : Yakov Kreizberg
Orchestra : Netherlands Philharmonic Orch
Label : Pentatone
3:00 PM
WILLIAM TELL Overture
Artist :
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 2414 CD
Conductor : Alfred Scholz
Orchestra : London Festival Orchestra
Label : GCH
3:14 PM
Serenade in d Op 44
Artist :
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 471613 CD
Conductor : Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:39 PM
Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. Posth.in E-Flat
Artist : Joshua Pierce, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 1154 CD
Conductor : Paul Freeman
Orchestra : State Symphony Orch, Russia
Label : MSR
4:06 PM
Lemminkainen in Tuonela Op 22
Artist :
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Composer : Jean Sibelius
Catalog : 65176 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:22 PM
PRINCE IGOR: Chorus of the Peasants
Artist :
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Composer : Alexander Borodin
Catalog : 45529 CD
Conductor : Lazar Gosman
Orchestra : Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
4:27 PM
Children’s Hour Suite Op 25
Artist : Melinda Zak, harp
Album :
Composer : Marcel Grandjany
Catalog : 2836 CD
Label : Centaur
4:40 PM
Children’s Corner
Artist :
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 444386 CD
Conductor : Charles Dutoit
Orchestra : Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G
Artist :
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 77364 CD
Conductor : Otto Klemperer
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:25 PM
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Artist :
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
5:42 PM
Aus Den Bergen Waltz Op 292
Artist :
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Composer : Johann Strauss II
Catalog : 544071 CD
Conductor : Franz Welser-Most
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:42 am
Wed February 19, 2014

We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too

Ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White visit the set of the NBC TODAY Show in Sochi on February 18, 2014.
Scott Halleran Getty Images

It's no secret that gold-winning American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have become favorite faces in Sochi. But it turns out that the charming White has done his share of woodshedding along with his hard work on the ice.

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