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 06, 2013

6:06 AM
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat
Artist : Barry Tuckwell, horn
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 5737 CD
Conductor : Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
6:20 AM
Pavane for a Dead Princess
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 62367 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
6:29 AM
Four Scottish Dances Op 59
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Composer : Malcolm Arnold
Catalog : 8867 CD
Conductor : Bryden Thomson
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Chandos
6:39 AM
Bolero
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Composer : Maurice Ravel
Catalog : 472798 CD
Conductor : Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
7:06 AM
Allegro for strings in C
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Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 550621 CD
Conductor : Andras Kiss
Orchestra : Rossini Ensemble Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:14 AM
Sabre and Spurs
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
Capricho árabe
Artist : Sharon Isbin, guitar
Album :
Composer : Francisco Tarrega
Catalog : 23419 CD
Label : Erato
7:27 AM
My Heart is Inditing
Artist : Chorus of St-Martin-in-the-Fld
Album :
Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 412733 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
7:40 AM
Swedish Dances Op 63
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 420932 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Philips
7:52 AM
Transylvanian Dances
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Composer : Bela Bartok
Catalog : 4784614 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
8:06 AM
Carmen Suite No. 1
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Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 3208 CD
Conductor : James DePreist
Orchestra : Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orch
Label : Delos
8:19 AM
Don Juan: Dance of the Phantoms & Furies
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Composer : Christoph Willibald Gluck
Catalog : 5036 CD
Conductor : Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra : Il Giardino Armonico, Milano
Label : Naive
8:26 AM
Symphony in b
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Composer : Claude Debussy
Catalog : 572583 CD
Conductor : Jun Markl
Orchestra : National Orchestra of Lyon
Label : Naxos
8:39 AM
Marche Slave Op 31
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 415379 CD
Conductor : Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra : Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
8:50 AM
Bailero
Artist : Veronique Gens, soprano
Album :
Composer : Joseph Canteloube
Catalog : 557491 CD
Conductor : Jean-Claude Casadesus
Orchestra : Lille National Orchestra
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Prelude in c-Sharp Op 3
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 46271 CD
Label : CBS/Sony
9:12 AM
Lermontov Suite
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 946 CD
Conductor : Loris Tjeknavorian
Orchestra : Armenian Philharmonic Orchestr
Label : ASV
9:37 AM
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat
Artist : Philippe Entremont, piano
Album :
Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 48167 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
10:00 AM
Trio for piano, violin & viola in G
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Composer : Johann Christoph Frederic Bach
Catalog : 777087 CD
Orchestra : Camerata Koln
Label : CPO
10:17 AM
Symphony No. 10: Adagio
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Composer : Gustav Mahler
Catalog : 1995 CD
Conductor : Bernard Haitink
Orchestra : Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Label : Nederland
10:44 AM
Spring (Vesna) Op 34
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 553838 CD
Conductor : Igor Golovschin
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
11:00 AM
Violin Concerto in D
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Album :
Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 51352 CD
Conductor : Andrea Marcon
Orchestra : Venice Baroque Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat
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Composer : Franz Schubert
Catalog : 39676 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
12:06 PM
Passacaglia and Fugue in c
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Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 43 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
12:20 PM
Symphony No. 5 for strings
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Composer : Vincent Persichetti
Catalog : 80370 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : New World
12:41 PM
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Op 137
Artist : Michael Murray, organ
Album :
Composer : Josef Rheinberger
Catalog : 80136 CD
Conductor : Jahja Ling
Orchestra : Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Op 55
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 439900 CD
Conductor : John Elliot Gardiner
Orchestra : Orch Revolutionnaire et Romant
Label : D. Gramphn
2:00 PM
Symphony No. 8 Fruhlingsklange in A Op 205
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Composer : Joachim Raff
Catalog : 223362 CD
Conductor : Urs Schneider
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : MarcoPolo
2:43 PM
Youth Symphony in d
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 7130 CD
Conductor : Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra : St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Label : Vox/MMG
3:00 PM
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 1085 CD
Conductor : Ole Kristian Ruud
Orchestra : Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Label : Simax
3:14 PM
Symphony No. 3 Simfonia-Poema
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Composer : Aram Khachaturian
Catalog : 62516 CD
Conductor : Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra : Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG
3:39 PM
Symphony No. 15 in G
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 220540 CD
Conductor : Adam Fischer
Orchestra : Danish Radio Sinfonietta
Label : Da Capo
4:06 PM
Symphony No. 2 (1814) in D
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Composer : Louis Joseph F. Herold
Catalog : 282 CD
Conductor : Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
Orchestra : Orch. della Svizzera Italiana
Label : Dynamic
4:26 PM
Overture No. 1 in e
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Composer : Thomas Augustine Arne
Catalog : 4759117 CD
Conductor : Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra : Academy of Ancient Music
Label : London/Dec
4:36 PM
Aladdin Overture
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Composer : Christian Frederik Horneman
Catalog : 1018 CD
Conductor : Johan Hye-Knudsen
Orchestra : Royal Danish Orchestra
Label : Sterling
4:48 PM
LA JUIVE: Pantomime et Ballet
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Composer : Jacques Halevy
Catalog : 420190 CD
Conductor : Antonio de Almeida
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Philips
5:06 PM
Symphonic Poem No. 7: Festklange
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 68598 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Angel/EMI
5:25 PM
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
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Composer : Bernard Herrmann
Catalog : 443899 CD
Conductor : Bernard Herrmann
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : London/Dec
5:36 PM
The Irish Suite
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 7892 CD
Conductor : Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : RCA/BMG

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:35 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Andrew Stenson plays Pvt. Danny Chen in An American Soldier, a new opera about the hazing and death of the Chinese-American soldier from New York City.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

About two years ago, playwright David Henry Hwang turned down an offer to write a play about the brief life and suicide of Army Pvt. Danny Chen.

But an opera? He couldn't refuse.

"This is a story with big emotions, big primary colors in a way, and big plot events," says Hwang, who wrote the libretto for An American Soldier, a new hourlong opera commissioned by Washington National Opera.

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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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